Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
Scroll through our newest releases!
If you are not able to be with us at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.
From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with one of our acquisitions editors Lucas Church or Cate Hodorowicz, and more.
We have exciting news — we’re launching a new book series, Great Circle Books!
Great Circle Books publishes literary nonfiction—including memoir, literary journalism, personal and lyric essays, and work that defies easy classification—by emerging writers. The Great Circle is the intersection of lines on the celestial sphere—lines overlapping and creating new entryways of understanding. In that spirit, Great Circle Books seeks, through innovative work, to merge the human experience with our relationship to place.
For more information, visit our Great Circle Books series page.
UNC Press has partnerships with four journals that publish creative writing.
Formerly Appalachian Heritage, this journal showcases the work of emerging and established writers throughout Appalachia and beyond.
North Carolina Literary Review
Publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by NC writers, as well as interviews, articles, and essays about the state’s literary culture.
The Greensboro Review
Faculty- and student-run journal from UNC Greensboro showcasing writers whose work may be risk-taking or overlooked.
This award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South.
Recent events continue to bring new attention to subjects like police brutality, institutionalized racism, protests and activism, and more. These subjects are among the pillars of the UNC Press publishing program, and have cast new light on some of our newest books, and some of our classic bestselling titles.
Some of these books are highlighted in our Justice, Power, and Politics series.
You can also check out our full listing of new and classic books in African American Studies.
All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent AWP conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.
Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.
Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.
A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina
Notes on Fandom and Pain in Professional Wrestling
Meditations on Killing and Eating
The Rise of the Hip-Hop South
Patients Talk about Money with Their Doctor
Prose and Poetry
Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands
Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia
A Noncombat Veteran on War and Its Aftermath
Essays on Motherhood from the New South
The Civil War Comes to North Carolina
LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina
Rediscovering the Carolinas along the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition
The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship
Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text
A Southern Mountain Childhood
The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling
What North Carolina Means to Writers
Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds
A Portrait in the Words of Those Who Knew Him
A Story from the Edge of America
A Carolinian's Sound Country Chronicle
Flash Fiction by Sixty-five of North Carolina’s Finest Writers