Author Information

We welcome inquiries about The University Press of Kentucky and our publishing program. We are active in the humanities and social sciences and seek quality manuscripts for our list in those areas. If you are working on a manuscript or have completed one in the fields of our interest, we encourage you to contact one of our editors about your work.

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited drama, translations, children's books, or memoirs.

Submissions for books of poetry, fiction, and short stories 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:

Senior Acquisitions Editor
American Studies, American & Southern History, African American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Film Studies, General Interest and Scholarly Books about Kentucky and the Region, Popular Culture
Ph. (859) 257-8434
Fax (859) 257-1873

Specialized Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century, Film & History, Horses in History, New Directions in Southern History, Religion in the South, Screen Classics, Southern Landscapes

Senior Acquisitions Editor
American History, Asian Studies, Foreign Policy & Diplomatic History, International Studies, Military History, Political Science, Political Theory, Public Policy
Ph. (859) 257-8150
Fax (859) 323-1873

Specialized Series: American Warriors, Asia in the New Millennium, Aviation & Air Power, Battles and Campaigns, Foreign Military Studies, Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace

Acquisitions Editor
Agrarian Studies, Ecology and Conservation, Fiction and Poetry, General Interest and Scholarly Books about Kentucky and the Region, Nature and Environmental History
Ph. (859) 257-9492
Fax (859) 323-1873

Specialized Series: Culture of the Land: A Series in the New Agrarianism, The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series

Address all correspondence to the appropriate editor at:
The University Press of Kentucky
663 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40508-4008


Author Forms

· Guidelines for Prospective Authors (pdf)

· Author Guide (For Approved Final Manuscripts Only) (Microsoft Word Format)

· Marketing Questionnaire Part 1 (Completed after your book has been confirmed for publication in the next season)

· Marketing Questionnaire Part 2 (Completed after your book has been announced in our newest catalog)

· Marketing Guide for Authors (pdf)

· Permission to reprint artwork (Microsoft Word Format)

· Permission to reprint text (Microsoft Word Format)

· Summary of Permissions (Microsoft Word Format)