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 May 1st and May 31st of each year. Please address any queries to the editor of the New Poetry and Prose series:


Appalachian Studies, Civil Rights, Film Studies, General Interest Books about Kentucky and the Region

Specialized Series: Screen Classics, Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century, Film & History, Religion in the South, Race and Sports

Acquisitions Editor

Southern History, Appalachian Studies, Ecology and Conservation, Fiction and Poetry, Scholarly Books about Kentucky and the Region, Nature and Environmental History

Specialized Series: Culture of the Land: A Series in the New Agrarianism, Horses in History, New Directions in Southern History, The University Press of Kentucky New Poetry and Prose Series, Fireside Industries

Acquisitions Editor

African American Studies, American Cultural Studies, Kentucky History, Military History, Media & Popular Culture, Women’s Studies

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

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 (Microsoft Word Format)
· Marketing Guide for Authors (Microsoft Word Format)
· Permission to reprint artwork (Microsoft Word Format)
· Permission to reprint text (Microsoft Word Format)
· Summary of Permissions (Microsoft Word Format)