The University of Wisconsin Press, founded in 1936, publishes books of general interest, scholarly books, and regional books about Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.

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University of Wisconsin Press Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

1930 Monroe Street, Third Floor
Madison WI 53711-2059

Phone: (608) 263-1062

Submitting Your Work to University of Wisconsin Press

Before submitting to University of Wisconsin Press

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or comfirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work. To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with University of Wisconsin Press by reading a sample issue before submitting.


If you have recently submitted to University of Wisconsin Press or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the University of Wisconsin Press guidelines:

Our editors seek work that originates in questions worth exploring, builds on careful research and reflection, and leads the reader through a genuinely thoughtful process of creative and critical inquiry—offered, ideally, in a presentation that is clear, articulate, and free of jargon. More broadly, we seek work that engages with important ideas, reflects diverse views, enlightens the general public, and sustains a literate culture.

To inquire about potential interest in your project, you may submit a brief e-mail query of a paragraph or two, or you may proceed directly to a full proposal (mailed in hard copy, unless we invite you to submit it via e-mail).

Do not submit a complete manuscript unless specifically requested. Instead, send a curriculum vitae or resume, the table of contents, the introduction, a representative chapter, and a statement 3–5 pages in length that speaks to the questions below (you may disregard any questions not relevant to your particular project). Briefly, your proposal should give Press staff, most of whom will not be specialists in your area, a clear idea of what your planned book will achieve, what audiences it will appeal to, and what its publication will entail.

Submission Guidelines Details for University of Wisconsin Press

Market Type: Book

Contact: Raphael Kadushin, Senior Acquisitions Editor (autobiography/memoir, biography, classical studies, dance and performance studies, film, food, gender studies, GLBT studies, Jewish studies, Latino/a memoirs, travel and modern Western European history);

Gwen Walker, Acquisitions Editor (African studies, anthropology, environmental studies, human rights, Irish studies, Latin American studies, Slavic studies, Southeast Asian studies, and U.S. History)


Accepts: African studies, anthropology, biography, dance, environment, film, food, gender studies, gay/lesbian, historical fiction, history, human rights, Irish studies, Latin American studies, memoirs, modern Western European studies, mystery, performance studies, regional, short story collections, Slavic Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, travel

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