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About UPNE - Frequently Asked Questions

About UPNE

Founded in 1970, University Press of New England (UPNE) is an award-winning publisher supported by a consortium of member institutions including Brandeis University and Dartmouth College. UPNE has earned a reputation for excellence in scholarly, instructional, reference, literary and artistic, and general interest books. Many of these are published cooperatively with one of the member institutions and carry a joint imprint. General interest books for a national audience are published under our ForeEdge imprint, and regional books are published under the University Press of New England imprint.

The publishing program reflects strengths in the humanities, liberal arts, fine, decorative, and performing arts, literature, New England culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The Press publishes about 60 titles annually and distributes another 140 or so through its Book Partners program. A professional staff of twenty-five maintains high standards in editorial, design and production, marketing and sales, order fulfillment, and business operations.

UPNE Book Partners

UPNE Book Partners offers a variety of publishing services to small and medium-sized publishers (minimum four titles per year). Our customizable suite of services include: editing, design and production; marketing and publicity; print and digital sales and distribution; order fulfillment; customer service; and tools for inventory management. We pride ourselves on providing a personal service with high quality and attention to detail. Please contact Director Mike Burton to discuss partnering with UPNE (

UPNE Book Partners distributes all titles published by:

Academia Press 
Bauhan Publishing
Carnegie Mellon University Press
CavanKerry Press
Chipstone Foundation
Four Way Books
International Polar Institute Press
Nightboat Books
Northeastern University Press
Oberlin College Press
Omnidawn Publishing
Peter E. Randall Publisher
Saturnalia Books
The Sheep Meadow Press
Tagus Press
University of New Hampshire Press
Wesleyan University Press

UPNE Book Partners distributes selected titles published by:

Art Services International
Boston Athenaeum
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Middlebury College Museum of Art
New Britain Museum of American Art
Peabody Essex Museum
Shelburne Museum
Vermont Folklife Center
Wadsworth Atheneum

UPNE is a member of the Association of American University Presses and the Greater Lebanon (NH) Chamber of Commerce.

What We Publish

University Press of New England publishes books for scholars, teachers, students, and the general public. The Press concentrates in American studies, literature, history, and cultural studies; art, architecture, and material culture; ethnic studies  Jewish Studies; nature and the environment; New England history and culture; military history; contemporary politics and law; health and medicine. General-interest works of narrative nonfiction for a national audience are published under our ForeEdge imprint. We accept queries and proposals with sample manuscript directly from authors or from their literary agents.

Submitting Your Book Proposal

Submissions should be sent to the appropriate acquisitions editor by email. Hard copies of materials are acceptable, but must be accompanied with a self-addressed stamped envelope or some form of return postage. For University Press of New England (UPNE) and its Member Presses, please see our complete submission guidelines and list of acquisitions editors and their areas of responsibility.

Manuscripts for consideration by UPNE Book Partners distribution clients should be sent directly to their offices.

How We Select Books

UPNE judges manuscripts first for their scholarly or artistic merit, their contribution to knowledge, and their cultural value. We also consider how well a project fits our areas of specialization, its originality, its style, and its likely reception in the marketplace. Projects considered for publication undergo a rigorous peer review, and they are evaluated by leading experts, publication editors, and an editorial board of distinguished scholars.

How We Edit and Market Books

UPNE edits, produces, and markets books according to the highest professional standards. We pride ourselves on the close, personal attention we give authors and manuscripts.

Experienced copy and production editors work closely with authors in helping to shape distinguished books. Our award-winning production department is widely known for its exquisite design work.

Each book is marketed according to a comprehensive, individually designed plan by six in-house staff members, eighteen North American sales representatives, and four international sales groups. Books are promoted through publicity, exhibits, reviews, advertising, direct mail, catalogs, electronic and in-print data bases, telemarketing, Web sites, and Internet marketing. UPNE sells books through independent and chain retailers, wholesalers and distributors, and directly to institutions, libraries, and individuals.

Contact Us

Staff Directory

Design & Production

University Press of New England
1 Court St Ste 250
Lebanon, NH 03766

603-448-7006 (fax)

Customer Service email here

University Press of New England
1 Court St
Lebanon, NH 03766

800-421-1561 (orders & order inquiries only)
603-448-9429 (Fax)


UPNE Fulfillment
c/o Maple Logistics Solutions
Lebanon Distribution Center
704 Legionaire Dr
Fredericksburg, PA 17026

603-448-1533 ext. 503
603-448-9429 (Fax)

Review Copies for Media

UPNE provides complimentary copies of titles as available to bona fide members of the media for review. To submit your request, please contact:

Barbara Briggs , Publicity & Subsidiary Rights Manager
University Press of New England
1 Court St Ste 250
Lebanon, NH 03766
603-448-1533, ext. 233 (tel)
603-448-9429 (fax)

Sorry, but we are generally unable to honor requests for review copies from freelancers.

Desk Copies for Faculty

College and university professors may request a complimentary desk copy if 10 or more copies of a book have been ordered for your course. Requests should be on institutional letterhead and accompanied by book order information giving the name of the class, whether the book is required or recommended, the number enrolled, and where you have placed your book order. Requests may be mailed, faxed, or emailed (as attachment).

Send to:

Customer Service
University Press of New England
1 Court St
Lebanon, NH 03766
Fax 603-448-9429
or email here

Examination Copies

Professors and instructors at colleges and universities in the United States may request exam copies of eligible books (indicated on individual book pages) for consideration in their courses. You may order online by clicking the Exam Copy button on individual book pages.

Requests may also be submitted by mail or fax to Customer Service at the address above. Mail or fax requests must be on institutional letterhead. Please include:

  1. Name and email address of lead instructor
  2. Name of Institution and Department
  3. Course Title, estimated enrollment, and start date
    ...and $5.00 per title (limit 3 titles, please)

Ebook examination copies are also available for many titles. Use the links on individual book pages or visit our Digital Comps site to make your request.

Guidelines for Permissions Requests

For permission to reprint material from UPNE-distributed presses, contact the appropriate publisher.

For classroom use of UPNE material, send requests for permission directly to Copyright Clearance Center.

For permission to reprint UPNE material, contact our Permissions Department (please put "Permissions Request" in the subject line) and provide all of the following information:

• Title of UPNE book to be excerpted
• Name of author or editor

• Title of poem or illustration, and/or page numbers of text to be used
• Title of your publication or proposed use (note if this includes electronic distribution)
• Publisher name
• Total number of pages in your publication
• Projected print run and/or size of electronic distribution
• Projected list price
• Projected publication or distribution date

Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for permission requests to be returned. Permission is granted and becomes effective only upon receipt of fee.

Permissions cannot be given over the telephone. You may send your request via e-mail, mail, or fax.

Permissions Department
University Press of New England
1 Court St Ste 250
Lebanon, NH 03766

603-448-7006 9429 (fax)
Email: Permissions Department
Please ensure that "Permissions Request" is in the subject field

Subsidiary Rights
For inquiries regarding subsidiary rights, please contact:

Barbara Briggs , Publicity & Subsidiary Rights Manager
University Press of New England
1 Court St Ste 250
Lebanon, NH 03766
603-448-1533, ext. 233
603-448-7006 9429 (fax)