History & Mission
Established in 1969, the University of Iowa Press is a well-regarded academic publisher serving scholars, students, and readers throughout the world with works of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. As the only university press in the state, Iowa is also dedicated to preserving the literature, history, culture, wildlife, and natural areas of the Midwest.
For scholars and students, we publish reference and course books in the areas of archaeology, American studies, American history, literary studies, theatre studies, and the craft of writing.
For general readers, we publish the winners of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the Iowa Poetry Prize, poetry anthologies, books on the archaeology and natural history of the Midwest, cookbooks, letters and diaries, biographies, memoirs, regional history, and collections of historic and contemporary photographs.
In the Kuhl House on the University of Iowa campus, a small but energetic staff handles acquisitions, manuscript editing and proofreading, design, production, and marketing. Constructed around 1840 using limestone that was quarried nearby, the Kuhl House is the oldest house still standing in Iowa City.
The UI Press is a place where first-class writing matters, whether the subject is Whitman or Shakespeare, prairie or poetry, memoirs or medical literature. We are committed to the vital role played by small presses as publishers of scholarly and creative works that may not attract commercial attention. For more information, please call us at 319-335-2000, fax us at 319-335-2055, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write us at the University of Iowa Press, 119 West Park Road, 100 Kuhl House, Iowa City IA 52242-1000