About Us

Texas Tech University Press Mission Statement:

Texas Tech University Press (TTU Press) has been the book publishing arm of Texas Tech University since 1971 and a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1987. The mission of TTU Press is to disseminate the fruits of original research by publishing rigorously peer-reviewed 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 15-20 new titles each year and has approximately 450 titles in print. In addition to a diverse list of nonfiction titles focused on the history and culture of Texas, the Great Plains, and the American West, the Press publishes in the areas of natural history, border studies, and peace and conflict studies. Additionally, the Press publishes select titles in literary genres ranging from biography and memoir to young adult and children's titles. It also publishes the annual winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Competition in Poetry.

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As a university press, we make available works of scholarship and literature that might otherwise not be published.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