University Press of Kansas to host seminar for six state university communities

The University Press of Kansas (UPK) will host a virtual spring publishing seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. The event, aimed to increase knowledge of the academic publishing industry, is open to the communities of the six state regent universities.

Event itinerary:

  • 1-1:40 p.m. – “All About UPK: Who We Are, What We Do,” Kelly Chrisman Jacques, managing director
  • 1:45-2:25 p.m. – “Researching Publishers and Preparing a Proposal,” Joyce Harrison, editor in chief
  • 2:30-3:10 p.m. – “Revising Your Dissertation,” David Congdon, senior editor
  • 3:15-4 p.m. – “Contracts, Copyright, and Permissions,” Joyce Harrison and Andrea Laws, administrative assistant and permissions coordinator

Each presentation will be followed by Q&A. There will be a five-minute break between sessions.

The University Press of Kansas publishes scholarly books that advance knowledge and regional books that contribute to the understanding of Kansas, the Great Plains and the Midwest. Founded in 1946 and reorganized in 1967 and again in 1976, it represents the six state universities: Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State University. The press is located on the west campus of the KU.

For more information about the publishing seminar, or the University Press of Kansas, contact Derek Helms, director of marketing & publicity, at 785- 864-9170 or at