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
- 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literature that might otherwise not be published.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
We promote books and literary culture in our Lubbock community through
author events and outreach engagement opportunities.