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University of Massachusetts Press

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University of Massachusetts Press
Parent companyUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationAmherst, Massachusetts
DistributionChicago Distribution Center (US)
University of British Columbia Press (Canada)
Eurospan (EMEA)[1]
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.umasspress.com

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 is currently a member of the Association of University Presses.[2]

Juniper Prizes[edit]

The press also publishes fiction and poetry through its annual Juniper Prizes.[3] The Juniper Prize was named in honor of local poet Robert Francis and his house ('Fort Juniper').[4] The Juniper Prizes include:

  • 2 prizes for poetry: one for a previously published poet, one for a poet not previously published[5]
  • 2 prizes for fiction: one for a novel, one for a collection of short stories[6]
  • creative non-fiction[7]

The poetry award began in 1975, the fiction award in 2004, and the award for creative non-fiction in 2018.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ordering Information
  2. ^ "Our Members". Association of University Presses. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  3. ^ Herman (2007)
  4. ^ Fort Juniper in The Literary Map of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Center for the Book
  5. ^ "Juniper Prize for Poetry". University of Massachusetts Press. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  6. ^ "Juniper Prize for Fiction". University of Massachusetts Press. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  7. ^ a b "About the Juniper Prizes". University of Massachusetts Press. Retrieved 2022-05-24.


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