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Texas Tech University Press Mission Statement:

The book publishing arm of Texas Tech University since 1971 and a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1987, Texas Tech University Press advances knowledge and the preservation of research and scholarship by publishing books and journals. The mission of TTU Press is to disseminate the fruits of research and scholarship by publishing, in accordance with rigorous peer review, works that compel scholarly exchange and that entertain and enlighten the University’s broadest constituency throughout the state, the nation, and the world.

TTU Press publishes up to 30 new titles each year and has approximately 450 titles in print. In addition to the nonfiction titles within its publishing scope, TTU Press publishes several scholarly and open access journals, books for middle readers, and the annual winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry.

TTU Press Publishing Scope: 

  • All subject areas relating to Texas, West Texas, the Great Plains, and the American West, particularly history, biography, and memoir
  • American Indian studies
  • American legal studies
  • American roots music
  • Border studies
  • Environmental history and sustainability studies
  • Jewish literature, culture, and history
  • Latin American and Latina/o studies
  • Military history, particularly Vietnam and Southeast Asian studies
  • Natural history and natural science
  • Photography
  • Sport in the American West
  • Women’s studies and gender studies

The Importance of TTU Press:

As a university press, we make available works of scholarship and literature that might otherwise not be published.

We have a large list in topics showcasing and investigating West Texas, a historically underserved region.

Our imprint extends the reach of Texas Tech University both nationally and globally.

We promote books and literary culture in our Lubbock community through author events and outreach engagement opportunities.

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