5 Things You Didn’t Know About Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor is known as being one of the great southern writers to come out of the twentieth century. Here at the Press, we honor her memory and amazing short-story-telling ability every year with the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In honor of women’s history month, we decided to highlight five facts about Flannery…

RIP Zell Miller

  Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller passed away last Friday at the age of 86. Miller was elected Georgia’s seventy-ninth governor in 1990 and served as lieutenant governor before that for sixteen years—the longest anyone has held that post in Georgia. It’s probably fair to say that no other occupant of the governor’s mansion had as much appreciation…

New Installment of Annotations

On today’s installment of Annotations, Dr. Barbara McCaskill’s English 4810 class discusses the 2013 winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, Thieves I’ve Known, and interviews author Tom Kealey. In these wondrously strange and revealing stories, Kealey chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the young and marginalized as they discover many ways of growing…

UGA Press at AWP

The UGA Press is heading down to Tampa, FL, this week for the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. The conference starts on March 8. Below is the AWP Author Signings Schedule: Melissa Tuckey When: Thursday, March 8 from 2-3 p.m. Where: Booth 432 at the 2018 AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair Book:…

Let’s Stay Together: A Taxonomy of Relationships between American University Presses and their Host Institutions

University of Georgia Press Director Lisa Bayer recently shared the opening keynote with Timothy Wright, Director of Edinburgh University Press at the University Press Redux 2018, hosted by UCL Press and ALPSP at the British Library in London, February 13-14. Here is the transcription of Lisa’s talk:  A few years ago Peter Berkery, the then-new…

Rosa Lane Wins 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce Rosa Lane as winner of the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press established the Georgia Poetry Prize in 2015 as a national competition that celebrates excellence in…

Now Hiring: 2018-2019 University Press Diversity Fellowship

The University of Georgia Press is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program. The University Press Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing year-long fellowships in the acquisitions departments of four university presses – the University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, MIT Press, and the University…