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Northern Illinois University Press: Mission Statement
Since its founding in 1965, Northern Illinois University Press’s mission has been to support and enhance the reputation and research mission of the University by publishing outstanding works of scholarship for a global audience. NIU Press also promotes understanding of the Midwest through books on regional history and culture.
What the NIU Press Publishes
NIU Press, with more than 600 books currently in print, publishes scholarly and trade books on a variety of topics in the humanities and social sciences. In fulfilling its educational mission, the Press publishes books for both specialists and general readers.
The Press has long published major works in its series on Slavic and East European studies. In addition to its Orthodox Christian Studies series the Press has informal series in religion and philosophy, drugs and alcohol, and Southeast Asian studies. NIU Press also publishes books about American and European history and the Midwest region of the United States. Under its Switchgrass Book imprint, the Press publishes a limited number of novels with Midwestern settings and themes.
How to Submit a Manuscript
We at Northern Illinois University Press welcome book proposals and inquiries concerning manuscripts appropriate for our list. An author should submit (preferably via email) a brief prospectus, consisting of a table of contents, an introduction, a sample chapter, and vita to the appropriate editor. We cannot accept unsolicited manuscripts sent by e-mail or return unsolicited manuscripts sent via mail. Please note that our authors usually have professional credentials and that we do not publish unsolicited poetry.
Russian Studies, European History, Religion, History of Religion, and Philosophy:
U.S. and General History, Literature, Regional Trade, and Asian Studies:
Orthodox Christian Series. While NIU Press has a long-standing tradition of publishing books about the Russian Orthodox faith, this series will offer a global view of Orthodox Christianity—from East-West relations to studies of the faith in Churches around the world. The series editor is Roy Robson, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Members of the editorial board includ: Predrag Metejic (Ohio State University), Vera Shevzov (Smith College), Stephen J. Shoemaker (University of Oregon), Theofanis Stavrou (University of Minnesota), and Christine Worobec (Northern Illinois University). Please contact Amy Farranto regarding manuscript submissions. The first book in this series will be published in Fall 2009.
Switchgrass Books. Switchgrass Books is committed to enhancing the cultural landscape of the Midwest by offering a forum for publishing dynamic, original voices of literary fiction. With its roots in the rich soil of the Midwest, Switchgrass will be the premier publisher for authors and readers of novels grounded in the region.
Over the years NIU Press has published numerous award-winning books. Following is a list of books and awards earned since 2000.
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