Indiana University Press
Indiana University Press has published books on the Midwest as an integral part of its mission since its founding. Indiana and the Midwest have featured in important series such as Midwestern History and Culture edited by James H. Madison and Andrew R.L. Cayton and A History of the Trans-Appalachian West edited by Malcolm Rohrbough and Walter Nugent, and in major reference works such as The Encyclopedia of the Midwest, the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, and Women Building Chicago: A Biographical Dictionary. The Press publishes both trade and scholarly titles about the Midwest, including books on history, religion, race, and gender; art, photography, and crafts; wildlife, flora, and fauna; as well as biography, creative nonfiction, and regional fiction. Follow this link to visit the IU Press website.
Michigan State University Press
Michigan State University Press is the scholarly publishing arm of historic Michigan State University (1855), the nation’s pioneer land-grant university and the prototype for the institutions established under the Morrill Act of 1862. Although a formal Press was not established at MSU until the mid-20th century, scholarly publishing was an important part of the institution’s mission from early on; significant and influential technical publications were regularly issued from the colleges as early as the mid 1870s. Since its founding in 1947, the mission of the Michigan State University Press has been to be a catalyst for positive intellectual, social, and technological change through the publication of research and intellectual inquiry, making significant contributions to scholarship in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Information for authors can be found here.
Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society Press (MNHS Press) publishes books on the history and culture of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. Our areas of specialty include Native American studies, Scandinavian studies, environment and the land, popular culture, food, war and conflict, and women’s and ethnic studies. We are interested in books that address themes or issues that are important to understanding life in this region, incorporate a strong sense of place, and offer new interpretations that are of interest to general and academic audiences. Submission guidelines can be found under the “For Authors” link at www.mnhspress.org.
MNHS Press also publishes the richly illustrated Minnesota History magazine, a quarterly publication that features articles and edited documents dealing with the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the state and surrounding region. New and timely topics or new approaches to older subjects are welcome. Articles range from 1,500 to 5,000 words and should be written for an intelligent but non-specialist audience, including proper citation for any primary and secondary sources used. Author guidelines can be found at www.mnhs.org/mnhistory.
Ohio University Press
In addition to its mission of disseminating scholarly research, Ohio University Press is deeply committed to publishing books about our region. Our list of titles about Ohio and the Midwest covers topics as heady as contemporary craft beers and as darkly illuminating as fugitive slave studies. Three dedicated series bring new work to Midwest studies: New Approaches to Midwestern Studies, The Civil War in the Great Interior, and the Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest. But it’s the large majority of stand-alone books that play individual roles in documenting the rich cultural heritage of the region: books about art and architecture, trail guides, gardening guides, literary works, sport histories, biographical studies, political studies, books about quilts, about race, religion, food, children’s books, and more. Please visit ohioswallow.com for more information and to find our submission guidelines.
Southern Illinois University Press
SIU Press publishes a variety of books that focus on the history of the Illinois Territory and on the Midwest today. Topics of special interest include the early history of the land now known as Illinois, particularly from the French Colonial era through the Civil War era; urban studies, especially those of Chicago and St. Louis; local studies in southern and central Illinois; Illinois politics; legal, religious, cultural, and ethnic studies; and natural history and biology. Their Midwestern Studies section includes stand-alone books as well as those in five regional series: Shawnee Books and Shawnee Classics, which focus primarily on southern Illinois; Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland; the Illustrated Flora of Illinois; and Celebrating the Peoples of Illinois. They are also known for their books on two important Midwesterners: Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Please visit their website at www.siupress.com for more information and look under the Authors tab for guidelines on submitting a proposal.
University of Iowa Press - Iowa and the Midwest Experience series
This series publishes innovative books on the social, cultural, economic, political, and geographical issues that have shaped the history of Iowa and other Midwestern states. In addition to presenting current research and suggesting future directions for scholars, the series aims to make Midwestern history more accessible to the general public.
Wayne State University Press - Made in Michigan, Painted Turtle, and Great Lakes Books Series
Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting its parent institution's core research, teaching, and service mission by generating high quality scholarly and general interest works of global importance. Through its publishing program, the Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University."
Please send inquiries and proposals to Kristina Stonehill, Promotions Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the Press's guidelines for prospective authors.
Wisconsin Historical Society Press
The mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press supports that of the Wisconsin Historical Society: to collect, preserve, and share the stores of Wisconsin people. Founded in 1855, the WHS Press creates publications of enduring value that appeal to a broad audience of general readers, with an emphasis on lively narratives about interesting people, events, and places; fresh and engaging explorations of well-examined topics; and stories that speak to the regional community but also reach across borders. Through its Wisconsin history textbook and other publications for young readers and educators, the WHS Press brings history to life for new generations. Guidelines for submitting a book proposal to the WHS Press are found here.
The Wisconsin Historical Society Press produces the Wisconsin Magazine of History, a full-color quarterly. Since its first issue, published in 1917, the isconsin Magazine of History has documented the state's rich social, economic, and political history. In 2000 the magazine was redesigned in a new, highly illustrated format, featuring photographs, cartoons, posters, drawings, and artifacts from the Society's collections and from many other sources. Recent articles reflect the magazine's broad range, examining the cancellation of the Wisconsin Badger football gates of 1957 and 1958 due to racism, Milwaukee politics in the early 20th century, a study of a Civil War Army hospital along the Mississippi River, and the development of gay rights legislation in the 1980s. The Wisconsin Magazine of History received the American Association of State and Local History's 2010 Award of Merit. Contributor guidelines for the Wisconsin Magazine of History are located here.