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COVID-19

UPDATE: April 3, 2020

Added conference book collection links to the March 11 update.

 

UPDATE: March 26, 2020

https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Ordering/50th-Anniversary-Sale

50th Anniversary Sale

30% and free freight on domestic website orders now through May 31

Several events we had planned to celebrate our 50th anniversary will have to be postponed or cancelled in order to ensure the safety of our staff and community during COVID-19. We know you know that feeling. We’re thinking a good read might be a perfect celebration right now. At Bookshop.orgIndiebound.org, and your favorite independent bookstore's website there's much to explore. Many stores are offering curbside and delivery specials. Of course, you may not be able to travel at all. So we're starting our 50th anniversary website sale early and doing something we've never done before—we're offering 30% off our ENTIRE website. On top of that, domestic shipping is free with no minimum purchase required. Well... you’ll have to buy at least one book. This is for website orders only and cannot be combined with any other offer. May is our 50th anniversary month, so the sale runs through May 31, and it applies to the scholarly conferences that we had to miss, too. Please, everyone, stay safe and well! 

UPDATE: March 18, 2020

UPM staff is working from home and can only accept digital submissions at this time. Please review our staff listing and contact via e-mail the editor best suited for your project. Be sure to follow our submission guidelines.

UPDATE: March 16, 2020

As stated in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, “Don't Panic.”

On March 14th the Governor of Mississippi declared a state of emergency. 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.

The spread of COVID-19 can be slowed by practicing social distancing. Though it seems like a drastic measure, we believe it's necessary for 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.

UPM is committed to publishing books, even during these unusual times. Please bear with us as our staff adjusts to working from home and adapts to new processes. And remember, always carry a towel, and there are few things in the universe better than a solid cup of tea.

UPDATE: March 15, 2020

Due to the cancellation of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, all UPM travel has now been suspended through the end of April.

March 11, 2020

University Press of Mississippi suspends travel in response to pandemic coronavirus COVID-19

University Press of Mississippi (UPM) has been monitoring the rapid spread of COVID-19. Like many of you, we have been considering the safety of our staff and their families and weighing our options going forward.

In the interest of staff health and safety, UPM has decided to cancel all travel until April 15, 2020. Our offices remain open, though we will take cues from the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Institutions of Higher Learning and will take further steps, if necessary. We will assess travel for the latter half of April and May on an ongoing basis.

Signings and other events will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and if cancelled, our website and social media will be updated as soon as possible.

Business will continue, and we will keep you informed.

We will no longer be exhibiting at or attending the following meetings:

Society for American Music, March 25–29  View the book collection here.

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, April 1–3  View the book collection here.

Society for Cinema and Media Studies, April 1–5  View the book collection here.

Southern States Communication Association, April 1–5  View the book collection here.

Organization of American Historians, April 2–5  View the book collection here.

Society for the Study of Southern Literature, April 2–5  View the book collection here.

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, April 15–18  Book collection coming soon.

In the coming days, we will be holding virtual sales for each of these conferences. We will also be looking for other ways to engage and connect with everyone we would normally see in person, so keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.

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 and conference discounts, email Kristin Kirkpatrick.

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