News & Press Releases

What to wear to the wetlands: Paul Johnsgard reveals his sartorial philosophy to Esquire

Pick up the September issue of Esquire Magazine to see the author of A Chorus of Cranes featured in "Fifty Men Looking Their Best"! Paul Johnsgard was selected for his singular personal style! Read the backstory here.

Upcoming interview: Tim Sullivan & Ways to the West on Utah Public Radio

This Wednesday, 9am: Tune in to Access Utah for a conversation with Tim Sullivan about his exciting new book, Ways to the West: How Getting Out of Our Cars Is Reclaiming America's Frontier.  

University of Iowa Press announces new annual award

The University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program and the University of Iowa Press have announced a new annual prize for literary nonfiction, to be awarded in the spring of 2016. More information can be found on the UI Press Facebook page. 

"It’s sometimes said that UPs don’t publish books, they curate lists."

Baker & Taylor discusses the restructuring of University of Akron Press and the role and fate of academic publishing with the president of AAUP and director of the University Press of Florida, Meredith Babb.

Tom Cech weighs in on the Animas River contamination

Tom Cech, director of One World One Water Center MSU-Denver and author of Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers, has been a go-to expert for media coverage of the Gold King Mine spill and resulting contamination of the Animas River: Fox 31  9 News  The Daily Mail   

Thiefing a Chance, by Rebecca Prentice, wins the 2015 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize!

Press release from the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize Committee, American Anthropological Association The book prize committee of the Society for the Anthropology of Work has selected Rebecca Prentice's Thiefing A Chance: Factory Work, Illicit Labor, and Neoliberal Subjectivities in Trinidad (University Press of Colorado) as the…

50th Anniversary Sale! Get 50% off any book...

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the University Press of Colorado, and we're celebrating with a 50% off sale! Through the rest of this year, individual customers can use promo code 50FOR50 at checkout and get a 50% discount off any book, any quantity, any time. . . So start shopping!

“University presses exist to do what wouldn’t otherwise get done"

Listen to UPC director Darrin Pratt's interview on KGNU radio about our 50 years of publishing groundbreaking books and the future of academic publishing.

The Verging Cities is a Top 9 Summer Read by Latino Authors

The Verging Cities, by Natalie Scenters-Zapico, has been selected by NBC News' Rigoberto González as one of 9 Great New Books by Latino Authors.

The Denver Artists Guild book release and exhibit

Works by the Denver Artists Guild's original 52 members will be exhibited at the Byers-Evans House Gallery, June 26–September 26, in conjunction with the release of The Denver Artists Guild: Its Founding Members; An Illustrated History. More details about the exhibit can be found in this article from Westword.

Marta Effinger-Crichlow celebrated Juneteeth at the African Burial Ground National Monument in NYC...

Marta Effinger-Crichlow celebrated Juneteeth at the African Burial Ground National Monument in NYC with a standing-room-only talk on her book Staging Migrations toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones. Check out details on her Facebook page!

Marta Effinger Crichlow on CUNY Radio

Marta Effinger-Crichlow talks about her book, Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones, on CUNY Radio, listen here!

Fawn-Amber Montoya on Colorado Matters

Fawn-Amber Montoya talks about her book Making an American Workforce on Colorado Matters. Listen here.

Marta Effinger-Crichlow to speak at the annual Juneteenth celebration in NYC

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The African Burial Ground National Monument will celebrate Juneteenth with a special guest lecture by Marta Effinger-Crichlow, author of Staging Migrations toward an American West, on Friday, June 19,…

James Whiteside interviewed on Access Utah!

James Whiteside, author of Old Blue's Road, was interviewed on Utah Public Radio's Access Utah. Listen here!

Man on the Moon is a 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist!

Man in the Moon: Essays on Fathers and Fatherhood, edited by Stephanie G'Schwind has been selected by INDIEFAB as a finalist for the 2015 Book of the Year! "Every entry—each exploring the relationship between fathers and children—is equally strong, and picking the best is a fruitless endeavor. . . . these seventeen…

Michael Amundson on WPR

Michael Amundson talks about his newest book, Wyoming Revisited on Wyoming Pulic Radio  

AAUP to Serve in Advisory Capacity on Mellon-funded Study of Monograph Costs

AAUP to Serve in Advisory Capacity on Mellon-funded Study of Monograph Costs: A Task Force of AAUP Board and staff members, including UPC director Darrin Pratt, under the aegis of a Mellon-funded planning grant, worked with ITHAKA's Nancy Maron to think through and craft a grant proposal for the full…

New Approach to Book Reviews

UPC and four other university presses are working with the American Anthropological Association on a new approach to book reviews. See this article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, featuring our illustrious director Darrin Pratt!

NEA Grant will support two upcoming titles for Mountain West Poetry Series

The Center for Literary Publishing is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant, which will help support two upcoming titles in the Mountain West Poetry Series. For more info, download the Colorado State Press Release.

USU Press Joins University Press of Colorado

Books Will Continue with USU Press Imprint A merger between USU Press at Utah State University and the University Press of Colorado has been finalized and approved. As proposed, the agreement allows USU Press to remain in Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State, continuing the tradition of academic publishing and retaining…