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.

We will not accept manuscripts over one hundred thousand words in length.

Submissions for books of poetry, fiction, and short stories must be submitted between May 1st and May 31st of each year. Please address any queries to the editor of the New Poetry and Prose series: [email protected]

Senior Acquisitions Editor
[email protected]

Appalachian Studies, Creative Nonfiction/Memoir, Music

Specialized Series: Appalachian Futures

Senior Acquisitions Editor
[email protected]

Appalachian Studies, Fiction and Poetry, General Books about Kentucky and the Region, Nature and Environmental History

Specialized Series: Horses in HistoryNew Directions in Southern HistoryThe University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose SeriesFireside Industries

Acquisitions Editor
[email protected]

African American Studies, American Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Veteran Studies, Media & Popular Culture, Scholarly Books about Kentucky and the Region

Specialized Series: Screen Classics

Associate Acquisitions Editor and Rights Coordinator
[email protected]

Cocktails, Food


Civil Rights, Sports

Specialized Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality, Race and Sports

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

· Guidelines for Prospective Authors (pdf)