UNT Press Mission Statement

The University of North Texas Press was founded in 1987 and published its first book in 1989. Though we are the newest university press in North Texas (following SMU Press and TCU Press), we have quickly become a leading press with the most titles in print (more than 300) and published (15 to 16 each year). We are fully accredited members of the Association of American University Presses. Our books are distributed and marketed nationally and internationally through the Texas A&M University Press Consortium.

The University of North Texas Press is dedicated to producing the highest quality scholarly, academic, and general interest books for the Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton metroplex, state, national, and international communities as part of an outreach activity. As a part of the largest and most comprehensive research university in North Texas, UNT Press holds to the philosophy that university presses should be on the cutting edge of publishing and thus is not adverse to the different and unusual in its publishing agenda. We are committed to serving all peoples by publishing stories of their cultures and their experiences that have been overlooked. We seek to nurture the development of writers by publishing first books and by publishing poetry and short story collections. We strive to advance understanding and appreciation of the historical, intellectual, scientific, and cultural milieu through our publications. Through sales, advertisements, and reviews of UNT Press books nationally and internationally, we strive to enhance and support the University of North Texas as an academic presence in education and community life

Editorial Program

The University of North Texas Press publishes approximately fifteen books a year, with an emphasis on Texana, military history, and multicultural topics. Our mandate runs parallel to the mandate of any university, which is to teach, to support scholarly research, and to reach out to the community. We do that by publishing both academic and popular interest books useful to the student and general reader alike. To ensure the highest quality publications, everything we publish is peer reviewed and approved by a faculty Editorial Board. We welcome manuscripts from all authors that fit our editorial program:

Humanities and social sciences, with special emphasis on Texas history and culture, military history, western history, criminal justice, folklore, multicultural topics, music, natural and environmental history, culinary history, and women's studies. Submissions in poetry and fiction are invited only through the Vassar Miller and Katherine Anne Porter Prize competitions.