University of Massachusetts Press
|Parent company||University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Amherst, Massachusetts|
|Distribution||Chicago Distribution Center (US)|
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The University of Massachusetts Press is a university press that is part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The press was founded in 1963, publishing scholarly books and non-fiction. The press imprint is overseen by an interdisciplinary faculty committee.
The press also publishes fiction and poetry through its annual Juniper Prizes. The Juniper Prize was named in honor of local poet Robert Francis and his house ('Fort Juniper'). The Juniper Prizes include:
- 2 prizes for poetry: one for a previously published poet, one for a poet not previously published
- 2 prizes for fiction: one for a novel, one for a collection of short stories
- creative non-fiction
The poetry award began in 1975, the fiction award in 2004, and the award for creative non-fiction in 2018.
- Ordering Information
- Herman (2007)
- Fort Juniper in The Literary Map of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Center for the Book
- "Juniper Prize for Poetry". University of Massachusetts Press. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
- "Juniper Prize for Fiction". University of Massachusetts Press. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
- "About the Juniper Prizes". University of Massachusetts Press. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
- Herman, Jeff (2007). Jeff Herman's Guide to book publishers, editors, & literary agents 2008 - Who they are! What they want! How to win them over!. Stockbridge, MA: Three Dog Press. p. 981. ISBN 978-0-9772682-2-1.