UWI Press is looking for authors!
I'm an editor at large for the University of the West Indies Press, an award-winning academic and general interest publisher based in Kingston, Jamaica, but serving the entire region and the wider world. The Press publishes about and for people with an interest in the Caribbean and its wide-reaching influence.
Have a book idea?
I'm happy to chat and answer questions about whatever book project you might have in mind. I'd love to help you work towards the submission of a proposal. You can read UWI Press's submission guidelines here. I'm particularly interested in books in the following subject areas:
music and art
media and communications
In 2003, after previously working at ECW Press, I travelled to Jamaica to work at in University of the West Indies' library as part of the Caribbean Disaster Information Network. While in Jamaica, I met the wonderful people of UWI Press, a publisher that has been responsible for some of my favourite books. I started working with the Press, and over the past 15 years have had the pleasure of reviewing manuscripts and copy editing books ranging from Donna Hope's Inna di Dancehall: Popular Culture and the Politics of Identity in Jamaica and Obika Gray's Demeaned but Empowered: The Social Power of the Urban Poor in Jamaica, to Kelvin Singh's British-Controlled Trinidad and Venezuela: A History of Economic Interests and Subversions, 1830–1962 and Horace Levy’s edited collection The African-Caribbean World View and the Making of Caribbean Society. I also have copy edited the Journal of West Indian History, and the journal Social and Economic Studies from the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute at UWI Mona, and acted as an article reviewer for the International Journal of African Historical Studies, Journal of West Indian History, Small Axe, Souls and others. I've lectured at UWI in cultural studies and taught Caribbean literature for over a decade at Vanier College in Montreal. I'm passionate about books and writing--and specifically work about the Caribbean.
About UWI Press
The University of the West Indies Press is a not-for-profit scholarly publisher of books in fourteen academic disciplines. It is particularly well known for its work in Caribbean history, Caribbean cultural studies, Caribbean literature, gender studies, education and political science. Founded in 1992, the press has over 350 books in print. Its books are peer-reviewed and approved by an editorial committee composed of local and international scholars. For orders and customer service in the United States, Caribbean and Latin America please contact Longleaf Services Inc by phone (919) 966-7449, (800)848-6224 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of the West Indies Press’s mission is to be the premier scholarly book publisher in the Caribbean, to enhance and encourage research and publication of Caribbean scholarship, to promote the global reputation of the University of the West Indies by empowering the scholarly community it serves, and to disseminate Caribbean scholarship to the world within a cost-effective environment.