UGA Press Announces a New Short-Fiction Anthology Collection

The University of Georgia Press announces a new collection of thematic short-fiction anthologies that draw on the rich backlist of its Flannery O’Connor Award series. The collection is titled Stories from the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In spring 2019, the Press will begin regular publication of anthologies with contents drawn from the many…

#TurnItUP Week Begins: Arts and Culture

The Association of University Presses is celebrating the 7th Annual University Press Week with a blog tour! This year’s theme is #TurnItUP. University presses provide a critical role in publishing voices outside the mainstream, and we are turning up the voices that would normally be overlooked by the publishing community. Each day this week is going…

New Annotations: Exploded View and Dustin Parsons

In addition to our spotlight on Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction, we are also posting Dustin Parsons’s Decatur Book Festival discussion panel. Parsons’s Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams is a novel view of fathers and the gadgets that make up childhood. In the book “graphic” essays play with the conventions of telling a life story and…

Celebrating Creative Nonfiction!

Nonfiction isn’t always dry, dusty textbooks that feel like they take ten years to read. At the University of Georgia Press, our series Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction publishes works that are as accessible as they are informative. They take the form of personal and lyric essays, memoirs, cultural meditations, and literary journalism.  Fire…

Call for Submissions: Georgia Poetry Prize

  Attention all poets: we are currently accepting manuscripts for the Georgia Poetry Prize! In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press has established the Georgia Poetry Prize, a national competition that will celebrate excellence in poetry. Supported by the Bruce and…

Kicking off National Novel Writing Month!

Get your pens and notebooks out, the coffee maker turned on, and your phone locked away because National Novel Writing Month is in full swing! For those of you who don’t know, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a world-wide event where participants write a 50,000 word novel in the span of 30 days. It…

Evening @ Skidaway Program Examines Oyster Revival on Georgia’s Coast with André Joseph Gallant

On Friday evening, November 16, The Book Lady Bookstore, The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Coastal WildScapes, and The UGA Willson Center of Humanities and Arts will present a special lecture as part of the Skidaway Institute’s Evening @ Skidaway Series. André Joseph Gallant, author of…

New Installment of Annotations: A High Low Tide

New this week on Annotations: André Gallant at the Decatur Book Festival. Gallant is the author of A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster. He uses the bivalve as a jumping-off point to tell the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area…