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Do you have a project that you would like to submit for consideration by the University of Wisconsin Press? Are you interested in our annual Brittingham and Felix Pollak poetry prizes? Would you like more information on one of our special series? Follow the links below for guidelines and further information.

To learn more about the Press and our mission, see About UW Press.

Guidelines for submitting proposals

Guidelines for submitting to the Brittingham and Felix Pollak Poetry Competitions

Book series


To inquire about potential interest in your project, you may submit a brief e-mail query of 1-3 paragraphs describing your project, or you may proceed directly to a proposal. Do not submit a whole manuscript unless an editor invites it.

If someone has referred you to the University of Wisconsin Press, or if you are approaching our editors as a follow-up to a conversation with our staff at a conference or other event, please be sure to mention this connection in your first contact with us.

The Review Process

Once we receive your materials, we will review them carefully. If your project is a good fit for our list, we will notify you of our interest and request any additional materials.

Owing to the sheer volume of proposals we receive, it may take up to four months for us to respond. During the waiting period, our editors do not accept phone queries regarding the status of your proposal, but please feel free to send a follow-up query via email.

Whom to Contact

Direct inquiries in the areas of African studies; Jewish studies; modern European history; Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies; Southeast Asian studies; and Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest to:

Nathan MacBrien, Editor in Chief


Direct inquiries in the areas of classical studies; folklore; and human rights to:

Amber R. Cederström, Acquisitions Editor
(608) 263-0766


Direct inquiries in the areas of film studies to:

Dennis Lloyd, Director
(608) 263-1101


Poetry Submissions
Brittingham & Felix Pollak Poetry Prize Contest Guidelines


Fiction Submissions