Elizabeth Crowley Webber

LCW Profile

Regional Trade Editor

on leave through January 2024, please contact Beth Snead, Acquisitions Editor

Subjects: regional general interest books on Georgia and the greater Southeast, including food and cooking, music, literature, arts and architecture, natural history, field guides, and the outdoors.


The interests of Georgians and the Southeast are broad and diverse, and it’s my goal as the regional editor to ensure that our books reflect that complexity. From food and cooking, music and film, arts and architecture, to nature and field guides, many subjects can find a home on the University of Georgia Press’s trade list.

I am also proud to be the editor of NewSouth Books, a trade imprint of the University of Georgia Press that specializes in books on southern history and culture, particularly in the area of civil and human rights. I am actively looking for books about the intersection of race, gender, and class in this history.

Some notable recent trade books from UGA Press and NewSouth Books include A Beachcomber’s Guide to Fossils, Afternoons with Harper Lee, Smokelore, The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails, and Eat, Drink, Delta.

I have a background in design, and art-forward projects are always welcome for consideration. The University of Georgia Press has an award-winning design and production department and I enjoy collaborating with my colleagues to showcase photographs, historic plates, and other images so that they receive as much attention as the story on the page.

I received my M.A. from Georgetown University and B.A. from the University of Georgia, both in English with an emphasis in media studies. While at the University of Georgia, I became a member of Pi Beta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key, and the Hesperia Society.