- Ohio and the surrounding region
- U.S. history, especially the Civil War era and abolitionism
- true crime
- Literary Studies:
- C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings
We do not publish fiction.
We do not publish poetry, except for the winners of the Wick Poetry Prize and Wick chapbook competitions.
- A three- to six-page description of the project, its purpose, its importance and uniqueness, its contribution to scholarship, its suitability to KSU Press’s publishing program, any competing book(s), and the target audience;
- A table of contents in which each chapter is described by a short paragraph;
- Two or three sample chapters (one of these should be the introduction), if available, or a sample of your published work;
- Your current c.v. or résumé
Direct inquiries to:
The Kent State University Press
1118 University Library
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242–0001
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