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The University of South Carolina Press publishes original works of outstanding scholarship in print and digital formats in the fields of southern history, African American studies, civil rights, rhetoric and communication, and literary studies. USC Press also publishes a dynamic list of regional general interest nonfiction titles addressing South Carolina and the American South.
Our publications vary in length and purpose, from scholarly digital shorts to research monographs and reference works to colorful and culturally rich coffee-table volumes. These offerings appeal to a range of audiences, including scholars, students, and the general public. All projects undergo rigorous external peer review and must be approved by the Press Committee before publication.
To have a project considered by USC Press, please submit a book proposal as a Word document to one of our acquisitions editors via the form below. For Southern history, African American studies, and civil rights, submit your proposal to Ehren Foley. For literary studies, rhetoric/communication, and regional general interest, submit your proposal to Auora Bell. It should include the following:
We do not accept paper submissions. Please submit your proposals to the appropriate acquisitions editor via the form below:
Please allow four to six weeks for USC Press to respond to your proposal. Note that the USC Press no longer publishes poetry, children's books, fiction, or Festschriften. We thank you for your interest in the University of South Carolina Press and we look forward to hearing from you.
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