Submission 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. See below for their contact information and acquiring subject areas.

For general submission guidelines, review our guide for prospective authors here.

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited drama, translations, children’s books, memoirs, or any manuscript over one hundred thousand words in length.

Senior Acquisitions Editor
[email protected]

Appalachian Studies, Creative Nonfiction/Memoir, Music

Specialized Series: Appalachian Futures

Senior Acquisitions Editor
[email protected]

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

Specialized Series: Screen Classics

Acquisitions Editor
[email protected]

Bourbon, Food & Drink, Poetry/Fiction

Specialized Series: Horses in History, New Poetry & Prose, Screen Door Press


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)