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As colleges and universities across the nation move to remote instruction for the final weeks of the semester, UMass Press is working with Project MUSE to make nearly 400 of its ebooks freely available to students and instructors. It is our hope to support learning, teaching, and scholarship at this unprecedented time.

Wendy Queen, director of Project MUSE, notes that, “The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in enormous and rapid changes to the lives of all our constituents,... More


Over the coming months, UMass Press will publish two works that shed light on the histories of pandemics. Katherine A. Foss’s Constructing the Outbreak: Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory (September 2020) and Charles Allan McCoy’s Diseased States: Epidemic Control in Britain and the United States (July 2020) offer much needed... More


UMass Press and the MFA for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the Juniper Literary Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. All five works will be published in the spring of 2021.

Juniper Prize for Creative Nonfiction

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Since all of our spring conference travel has now been canceled and we will not have the opportunity to connect in person over the next few months at NCPH, OAH, C19, ASEH, Veterans in Society, and the Big Berks, we would like to extend our conference discount to everyone. From now until June 15, you can save 30% and free shipping on all of UMass Press's paperbacks and hardcovers.

Just enter the promo code S770 at checkout to save.


It's been a challenging few weeks for us all, and we are continuing to adapt to this rapidly changing landscape. Following the closure of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Massachusetts Boston due to COVID-19, our staff is working remotely. If you need to contact us for any reason, please reach out via email. You'll find full contact information on our staff page.

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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!

Browse our newest titles here.

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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.

“Working together... More


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