University Press Week: New Voices

Happy University Press Week! Help us celebrate university presses Nov. 9-15. Since 2012, members of the Association of University Presses have participated in an annual celebration of University Press Week. Following the example of the first University Press Week, proclaimed by US President Jimmy Carter in the summer of 1978, this event recognizes the impact that a global community of university presses has on every one of us.

The #UPweek blog tour starts today featuring New Voices. Visit the following press blogs to learn how they are amplifying new voices:

University of Illinois Press: An interview with newly promoted Acquisitions Editor Alison Syring

Georgetown University Press: An interview with newest GUP Acquisitions Editor Hilary Claggett

Duke University Press: Acquisitions and journal editors discuss why we value working with first-time authors

University of Wisconsin Press: Press committee members share their perspectives and experiences

Wilfrid Laurier University Press: Digital Project Coordinator Maia Desjardins is new to publishing and shares her experience and perspective on working at the press and on newer ventures like audiobooks and podcasting

University of Toronto Press: Jodi Litvin, Inside Sales Representative, is new to publishing and shares her experience working at UTP for the last two months

University of Missouri Press: Amy Laurel Fluker is a first-time author whose blog about Kansas City’s Veteran Company A provides further insight into her recently published book, Commonwealth of Compromise: Civil War Commemoration in Missouri, on Civil War memory and the collaborative commemoration efforts undertaken in Missouri

Bucknell University Press: Guest blogger Shanee Stepakoff, author of the forthcoming poetry collection Testimony: Found Poems from the Special Court for Sierra Leone, will share her experience working with a UP for the first time

University of Manitoba Press: Amanda Buessecker, new marketing coordinator for the University of Toronto Press Journals, discusses her thoughts on the role of academic publishing in Art History and public art

Amherst College Press: An introduction to ACP’s internship program and new community page featuring blog posts and resources created by Amherst undergrads

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