About UI Press

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, and theatre studies.

For general readers, we publish the winners of the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the Iowa Poetry Prize, poetry anthologies, books on archaeology and the natural history of the Midwest, cookbooks, letters and diaries, biographies, memoirs, regional history, and collections of historic and contemporary photographs.

The Press reports to the Graduate College and is a member of the Association of American University Presses and Green Press Initiative.

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 uipress@uiowa.edu, or write us at the University of Iowa Press, 119 West Park Road, 100 Kuhl House, Iowa City IA 52242-1000

Make a Donation

The University of Iowa Press has a strong program and a dedicated staff, but like other nonprofit organizations, we need a steady source of funding. Outside funding directly supports copyediting and design, artwork, typesetting and printing, and marketing activities for individual titles and for books in the Press's well-regarded series. To make an online donation to the Press, visit the University of Iowa Foundation's online giving site at www.givetoiowa.org. For more information please contact:

James McCoy
Director, University of Iowa Press
119 West Park Road
100 Kuhl House Iowa City IA 52242-1000


Susan Hagan
Director of Gift Planning
University of Iowa Foundation
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City IA 52244-4550