University of Akron Press

University of Akron Press

We are a small university press based in Akron, Ohio, at The University of Akron We are a small university press based in Akron, Ohio, at The University of Akron.

We have been publishing books since 1988. We have a wide range of titles—ranging from local topics and memoirs to poetry (including our annual Akron Poetry Prize) and cookbooks and everything in between. Our page provides the latest updates on new releases, events, and general news.

Mission: The University of Akron Press seeks manuscripts of interest to our readers. For our readers in and of Northeast Ohio, we are always looking for new books on our history and culture. We've published books on our people and neighborhoods, our institutions, our sports teams, our parks, and through our cookbooks, on our food. For readers all over the world, we publish peer-reviewed books and collections on the history and culture of Akron and Ohio. In our Bliss Institute series, we publish scholarship on applied politics. With the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, we publish books and textbooks on the history of psychology. The Akron Series in Poetry brings forth at least two new books of poetry every year, mainly through our prestigious and long-running Akron Poetry Prize. We also publish scholarship on poetics. We are not considering poetry anthologies at this time. The University of Akron Press is a member of the Association of University Presses. We maintain high standards through peer review. Each of our books are carefully made with individualized attention to every aspect of production, from copyediting to page and cover design. We do not typeset books with templates or recycle generic cover designs. Our books are reasonably priced, distributed worldwide, and also available in digital formats.

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Book talk: Former Kenmore coach examines his life, race and career

Check out this review of on of our latest books! It might be a good gift for the sports fan in your life. In his new book, former Akron resident Ray Green talks about race and his coaching career that began in 1963 at Kenmore High.

Hail We Akron! – UA Press Catalog

The book created to celebrate The University of Akron's sesquicentennial, Hail We Akron!: The Third Fifty Years of The University of Akron, 1970 to 2020, is now available for pre-order.

Pre-order now for November delivery, and use code ZIPPY to save 30%.

A celebratory collection rather than a chronicle, Hail We Akron! gathers memories, impressions and opinions of alumni, friends, stakeholders and donors about Akron’s hometown college since its achievement of state status. Edited by Mark Auburn, Hail We Akron! is a collaboration between dozens of Zips, University Libraries at The University of Akron's Archival Services, The University of Akron Press, and Myers School of Art's designxnine student design studio. Hail We Akron! gathers memories, impressions, and opinions of alumni, friends, stakeholders, and donors about Akron’s hometown college since its achievement of state status, the third phase of its transformation from Buchtel College and the municipal university. A celebratory collection rather tha...

Akron Poetry & Poetics

University of Akron Press poet Heather Green over at Poetry Daily. We're so excited for her forthcoming collection, No Other Rome! #poetrylives #uakronpress #poetrydaily

Book talk: Glimpse Goodyear through its early years in new photo collection

Check out the review of our #Goodyear book in the Akron Beacon Journal! You can stop by @northsidemarketplace to pick up your very own copy or buy it online at our site. New books of local interest include a visual journey through Goodyear's early years and a look into the lives of early Cuyahoga Valley settlers.

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A Look At Goodyear's Past

Check out this interview with Vic Fleischer where he discusses his new book about #Goodyear! In the last week, Goodyear has been on the minds of many due to a boycott called by President Trump. But today, Ray Horner delves into Goodyear’s past. Ray sat down with Victor Fleischer, the author of the book The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company: A Photographic History, 1898-1951. It is a comprehe...

The Rumpus

"I began writing THE SOFT PATH when I knew I’d be leaving Poughkeepsie, but before I’d settled anywhere else, and so in that sense it’s almost a record of placelessness, of being 'in between,' as the book has it."

Don't miss JA Tyler talking with Joshua Harmon about his third collection of poetry THE SOFT PATH, out now from University of Akron Press!

If you'd like to learn more about how #Goodyear made America great, check out our latest book release! (link in comments)

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company visually chronicles the rich and fascinating history of Goodyear, highlighting the products that helped make Goodyear a household name and Akron the “Rubber Capital of the World”: tires that shod winning race cars in first Indy 500s; blimps that advertised the Goodyear brand; figure balloons that graced the Macy’s parades; conveyors used to build the Shasta and Grand Coulee dams; and balloons and airplane components that were critical assets in both world wars.

Available atNorthside Marketplacee!

Terms of Agreement by Mary Biddinger

Akron Series in Poetry Editor Mary Biddinger has a poem Verse Daily today! Verse Daily, a quality online web anthology of poetry. A poem a day, along with our complete archives, and poem selections from the web.

Inkubator: Publishing Your Poetry Collection - Crowdcast

Tonight! #poetrylives Register now for Literary Cleveland's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Tuesday July 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT.

Hirt Finds Her Way Home - NewPages Blog

A nice review of Jen Hirt's Hear Me Ohio up at New Pages.

"Insightful and contemplative, this collection of short meditations is a beautiful and thought-provoking compilation of memoir essays."

#uakronpress Guest Post by Shannon Frystak Jen Hirt is first and foremost a nature writer. Having grown up in her family’s greenhouse in Ohio, her latest essay collection, Hear Me Ohio takes us on a journey from Iowa to Idaho to Pennsylvania and Maine, as she grapples with the meaning of her varied and often m...

Inkubator: Publishing Your Poetry Collection - Crowdcast

Next Tuesday our Akron Series in Poetry editor Mary Biddinger will be offering a workshop on creating and publishing a poetry collection, as part of this year's Literary Cleveland Inkubator conference. #poetrylives #literarycleveland Register now for Literary Cleveland's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Tuesday July 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT.

BookMark: "Hear Me Ohio" By Jen Hirt

Check out this review of "Hear Me Ohio" by Jen Hirt “Hear Me Ohio” begins with horseradish and ends with unicorns. This far-ranging collection of essays by Jen Hirt provides access into a curious mind

Upcoming Contest Deadlines

Our Akron Poetry Prize deadline is this Monday June 15 Pass the early days of summer by submitting to contests with a deadline of June 15. These poetry, fiction, and nonfiction awards include a special opportunity for writers in Maryland and several small press awards. All offer a cash prize of $1,000 or more.Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book...

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University Libraries at The University of Akron

University Libraries stands against racism, because black lives matter. As The University of Akron President Gary Miller advocated in a university statement, "We, in our local communities and across the nation, must do better." During this heartbreaking time, we reiterate the Library’s mission to fight ignorance, provide understanding through learning and unlearning, and support all of our communities. #blackouttuesday

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12-foot sculpture honoring Akron rubber workers completed, will be placed downtown

We're looking forward to seeing the photo from the cover of "Wheels of Fortune" come to life down the street from our office! (Link to book in comments.) An imposing 12-foot sculpture that pays tribute to Akron’s tire and rubber workers is complete and will be bronzed by the end of summer, a city

Happy birthday #Zippy! #poetrylives

The Best of the University Presses: 100 Books to Escape the News

In case you've made it through your reading material, here are a few suggestions! #readUP #uakronpress #poetrylives #washyourhands The university press community has compiled an “Escape the News Reading List,” the brainchild of Cate Fricke, associate marketing director for publicity and promotions at Penn State University Pres…

Akron Poetry & Poetics

✨Happiest Poem in Your Pocket Day wishes from the University of Akron Press!✨ We hope you enjoy these poems from our recent collections—perfectly sized for both literal and figurative pockets. #poetrylives #uakronpress #PoemInYourPocketDay #NationalPoetryMonth

The Oatmeal

Happy World Book Day!

Ohio native calls home in book of essays

Nice to see this review of Jen Hirt's latest book, Hear Me Ohio In locations as far-reaching as Idaho and Maine, Jen Hirt hears the voice of Ohio calling her. The Valley View native calls back in “Hear Me Ohio,

Akron Poetry & Poetics

We're thrilled to see Kimberly Quiogue Andrews and A Brief History of Fruit (University of Akron Press 2020) featured by Sarah Blake in this interview for Chicago Review of Books. Check out "How Do Poets Choose a Collection’s Final Poem?" here! #poetrylives #uakronpress

Submissions open tomorrow!!!

Submissions for the 2020 University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize competition open on April 15th. This year our final judge is Philip Metres. Full details on our website; submissions via Submittable. Poetry lives! #poetrylives #uakronpress #akronpoetryprize

Yay! Publication day for sensorium and Witch Doctrine!

It's publication day for sensorium by Emily Corwin and Witch Doctrine by Annah Browning. Get a special 40% discount with the code STAYHOME. Links to each book in comments below. #poetrylives #yaynewbooks

Update! We are working hard on your books remotely. #poetrylives #yaynewbooks The University of Akron Press remains open, at work on your books, on a complete work-from-home basis. We are all healthy, too. It has been an adjustment, but we are doing okay.

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Congratulations to Oliver de la Paz! The Boy in the Labyrinth is on the longlist for the Massachusetts Book Awards!! #poetrylives #uakronpress

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Akron Poetry & Poetics

It's National Poetry Month! #poetrylives #shelterinpoems #uakronpress #matildamissesyou

National Poetry Month is here! Please check out our gorgeous poetry titles. 🤩 #poetrylives #uakronpress

Akron Poetry & Poetics

The submission window for the University of Akron Press Akron Poetry Prize competition will open on April 15th, and runs through June 15th. Our final judge this year is Philip Metres. We look forward to reading your book-length poetry manuscript! #poetrylives #uakronpress

Aren't they pretty? Don't you just want to scoop them up? #poetrylives #uakronpress #newbooks #dontlickthebooks

Looking for an addition to your reading list? Please consider one of these stunning new poetry collections from the University of Akron Press. #poetrylives #uakronpress #newbooks

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Thanks for a great #AWP20 everybody! Matilda the velocireader will see you next year in Kansas City!! #poetrylives #creativenonfictionlives #uakronpress #thanksjon #velocireader

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