The University Press of Mississippi is a nonprofit publisher that serves an academic and general audience. We receive approximately 800 submissions and publish an average of 80 books a year. Our editorial program focuses on African American studies; American studies, literature, history, and culture; art and architecture; biography and memoir; children's literature studies; ethnic studies; film and television studies; folklore and folk art; military history; music; natural sciences; photography; popular culture; reference; Southern studies; sports; women's studies; other liberal arts.
Special series: American Made Music; Caribbean Studies; Chancellor Porter L. Fortune Symposium in Southern History; Children's Literature Association; Conversations with Comics Artists; Conversations with Filmmakers; Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha; Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World; Great Comics Artists; Hollywood Legends; Literary Conversations; Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies; Race, Rhetoric, and Media; Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography.
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Mark Saunders would remind us: It’s all about the authors
By Steve Yates The recent death of friend, colleague, and fellow novelist Mark Saunders has knocked me flat. We are about the same age—I will turn 51 next week; Mark was 52 when he died suddenly at home. We were both sales managers, marketing directors, and then assistant directors, and we struggled with those demands at about the same time. In addition to all that, we were both MFA(read more...)