Who We Are


Since its founding in 1938, the primary mission of the University of Georgia Press has been to support and enhance the University’s place as a major research institution by publishing outstanding works of scholarship and literature by scholars and writers throughout the world.

The University of Georgia Press is the oldest and largest book publisher in the state. We currently publish 70 new books a year and have a long history of publishing significant scholarship, creative and literary works, and books about the state and the region for general readers.

Publishing Program

The kinds of books published by the Press fall into the following categories:

Works of scholarship. The Press is committed to publishing important new scholarship in the following areas: Atlantic World and American history, American literature, African American studies, American studies, Southern studies, environmental studies, geography, urban studies, international affairs, and security studies. Go here for a full list of our interest areas.

Creative and literary works. This nationally recognized area of the Press’s list includes books published in conjunction with the following literary competitions and series: The Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction, and the National Poetry Series. It also includes the series Georgia Review Books, and our newest poetry competition series the Georgia Poetry Prize.

Regional books. The Press has a long history of publishing books about the state and region for general readers. Recent publications have included books about the region’s history and literature, architectural and artistic heritage, field guides to the plants, trees, and wildlife of the southeastern states, nature photography, biographies of major Southern figures, books about southern food traditions, and selected original fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by established Georgia and southern authors.