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Mercer University Press
Parent companyMercer University
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationMacon, Georgia
Publication typesBooks

Mercer University Press, established in 1979, is a publisher that is part of Mercer University. Mercer University Press has published more than 1,600 books, releasing 35-40 titles annually with a 5-person staff.

Mercer is the only Baptist-related institution with an active continuous full-time publishing program over the past thirty years.

In 2019, Gov. Brian Kemp recognized Mercer University Press as a recipient of the eighth annual Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities.[1]

Mercer University Press is a member of the Association of University Presses and The Green Press Initiative.[2]

Mercer University Press awards the Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction annually. It is "given to the best manuscript that speaks to the human condition in a Southern context. This category includes both novels and short stories.[3]

Active scholar series published by Mercer University Press

Notable authors that Mercer University Press has published

James Dickey

Samuel Pickering

President Jimmy Carter

Terry Kay

Bill Curry

Mary Ann Harris Gay

Cathryn Hankla

Paul Hornsby

Don Reid of The Statler Brothers

Willie Perkins, tour manager for The Allman Brothers Band

William Rawlings

News Anchor at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia John Pruitt

Timothy H. Scherman[4]

See also