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We're pleased to announce that Tagus Press's 2019 translation of Poems in Absentia & Poems from The Island and the World has been longlisted for the 2020 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Founded in 1996, the award recognizes the best book-length translations of poetry into English and seeks to honor dynamic,... More


Still searching for beautiful holiday gifts? Looking for inspiration to read more in the New Year? You're in luck, since UMass Press's holiday sale is on now. We're offering 30% off all of our paperbacks from now until January with code S754. The best part? All orders ship free!

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We are excited to announce that Greenhouse Studios at the University of Connecticut, in partnership with University of Massachusetts Press, has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the research and testing of peer review, publishing, and preservation workflows for digital scholarship.

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UMass Press and the MFA for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are excited to announce the 2019 winners of the Juniper Literary Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. This year, we have the distinct pleasure of announcing the winner of the inaugural Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction.


Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction

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We are excited to announce a new partnership with the University of New Hampshire Press. As of December 1, UMass Press will distribute and market UNH Press titles. The University of New Hampshire Press is known for publishing thoughtful and influential books on a wide range of topics, including maritime and coastal studies, American studies, environmental studies, Native American studies, and the history of dress. As a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, UNH is not... More


Still on the hunt for holiday gifts? Looking to turn over a new (book-reading) leaf in the New Year? You're in luck, since UMass Press's December sale is on now. Save 30% on all of our paperbacks from now until 2019 with code S719.

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The University of Massachusetts Press is delighted to announce a new partnership with Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. As of July 1, UMass Press will distribute and market Tagus’s distinctive scholarly and trade series, as well as their textbook series and peer-reviewed journal, ... More


This month, University of Massachusetts Press and UMass Amherst Libraries are set to release a brand new edition of W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black FolkPublished in honor of the 150th anniversary of Du Bois's birth, Souls is packaged with a new introduction from Shawn Leigh Alexander, the director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of... More


We're pleased to announce that Michael Soto’s Measuring the Harlem Renaissance and Peter Benes’s For a Short Time Only were selected as “Choice Outstanding Academic Titles” for 2017. Choice recognizes "outstanding works for their excellence in presentation and scholarship, the significance of their contribution... More


Mary Kuryla's Freak Weather, the winner of the AWP's 2016 Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, has been generating a good deal of buzz since its publication this November. Rising up from the underbelly of Los Angeles, the thirteen stories in this debut collection feature a cast of provocative and unapologetic women—from would-be rodeo queens and mail order brides to pediatric ICU nurses and hippie housewives. 

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