Books - Series Description

The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series

Edited by Lisa Williams

Sponsored by Centre College

The University Press of Kentucky seeks manuscripts of contemporary poetry and fiction that exhibit a profound attention to language, strong imagination, formal inventiveness, and awareness of one’s literary roots. 


Submissions for books of poetry or fiction (novels, short stories, etc) must be submitted between March 15th and May 1st of each year.
Please address any queries to the editor of the New Poetry and Prose series at:

Include the following with all submissions:


–Please send full manuscripts only. Proposals are not eligible for selection.
–Please send a cover letter, author bio or CV, and complete contact information with your submission.


Click here for full submission Guidelines.


Advisory Board: Camille Dungy, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Silas House, Davis McCombs, & Roger Reeves