University Press of Mississippi
Parent companyMississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Headquarters locationJackson, Mississippi
Distributionself-distributed (US)
Eurospan Group (EMEA, Asia, Latin America)
UBC Press (Canada)[1]
Publication typesBooks

The University Press of Mississippi (UPM), founded in 1970, is a university press that is sponsored by the eight state universities in Mississippi (i.e., Alcorn State University, Delta State University, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, University of Mississippi, and the University of Southern Mississippi),[2] making it one of the few university presses in the United States to have more than one affiliate university.[3]

A member of the Association of University Presses since 1976,[4][5] the University Press of Mississippi issues around 85 new books each year,[6] and as of 2022, it has published over 2000 titles.[7] The press is best known for its works pertaining to African American history, children's literature, pop culture media (e.g., film, television, and comic books), and regional studies.[5][8]


Major book series published by the University Press of Mississippi include:[9]

See also


  1. ^ "Ordering". University Press of Mississippi. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  2. ^ "About the Press". University Press of Mississippi. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  3. ^ Parsons, Paul (1989). Getting Published: The Acquisition Process at University Presses. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-87049-611-5.
  4. ^ "Our Members". Association of University Presses. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  5. ^ a b The Association of American University Presses Directory 2016. Washington, DC: Association of American University Presses. 2016. ISBN 9780945103356.
  6. ^ "University Press of Mississippi". Organization of American Historians. Retrieved February 3, 2023.
  7. ^ Ownby, Ted (February 16, 2022). "Book Publishing". Mississippi Encyclopedia. Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  8. ^ Smith, Carl (2022). "UPM director: 'We publish to, for and about the people of Mississippi'". Mississippi State University. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  9. ^ Association of University Presses (2020). "University Press of Mississippi". Directory 2021. Washington, DC: Association of University Presses. pp. 118–119. ISBN 9780945103455.