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Under the advisement of the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Institutions of Higher Learning, University Press of Mississippi (UPM) employees will be working remotely for the foreseeable future to help ensure the safety and health of our staff and our community.

Working remotely will impact processes and procedures, but we intend business to continue. The first big impact will be in how you reach us. Going forward, we will be unable to respond to phone calls. If you need to connect with the staff, please send an email message to the appropriate staff member at CONTACT. We’re here to answer your questions.

Please note that because we're working remotely, we can only accept digital submissions at this time. If you're interested in submitting a manuscript for publication, please review our staff listing and contact via e-mail the editor best suited for your project. Be sure to follow our submission guidelines.

Several events we had planned to celebrate our 50th anniversary have had to be postponed or cancelled in order to ensure the safety of our staff and community during COVID-19. Since we can't celebrate in person, we're thinking a good read might be the perfect thing right now. At, and your favorite independent bookstore's website there's much to explore. Many stores are offering curbside and delivery specials.

In the interest of health and safety, UPM has temporarily suspended all staff travel, and the meetings that we had planned to attend in 2020 have been officially canceled.

Prospective authors hoping to meet with editors at cancelled meetings, please visit our website to review names and subject areas and contact the appropriate party.

For questions about exhibits, email Kristin Kirkpatrick.

For questions about signings and events, email Steven B. Yates.

Please, everyone, stay safe and well!