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Next 50

Next 50

The year 2020 was a complicated one for celebrating an anniversary, especially one as momentous as a fiftieth. Despite tumult, University Press of Mississippi staff and authors took the time, when possible, to reflect on all the Press has accomplished since its founding in 1970. Those accomplishments deserve celebration, and we are proud of the work we have done.

As we look to the next fifty years, I am confident that the Press will adapt and thrive in an ever-changing publishing world, as it has done since its founding. That confidence rests in the dedicated staff, past and present, who put in the hard work every day to keep the Press going as a business and a cultural force, and in our authors and editors, without whom none of this would be possible. I am proud to be the sixth director in the history of University Press of Mississippi, and I am eager to see what comes next.

—Craig W. Gill, Director

Now, we look forward to all that will be accomplished over the Next 50 years. Here's to the #Next50!



We appreciate your support over our first 50 years and the support to come in our Next 50! As a big THANK YOU, we are keeping our 50th anniversary shipping special: free US shipping on all orders of $50 or more on our website! Discount will be reflected automatically at checkout.