Mission Statement

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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 and published (approximately 20-25 each year). We are fully accredited members of the Association of 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 and general interest publications with enduring value. As a part of the largest and most comprehensive research university in North Texas, UNT Press strives to enhance and support the University of North Texas as an academic presence in education and community life. We seek to advance understanding and appreciation of the historical, intellectual, scientific, and cultural milieu through our publications. Through sales, advertisements, and reviews of UNT Press publications, we extend the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service to a global audience.

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.

Editorial Program

UNT Press publishes up to 25 publications a year (print and corresponding ebook) in the humanities and social sciences, with special emphasis on Texas history and culture, military history, western history, music, folklore, multicultural topics, literary nonfiction, natural and environmental history, and culinary history. Poetry and fiction books are invited and published only in the Vassar Miller and Katherine Anne Porter Prize competitions.

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