Established in 1979, Mercer University Press has published more than 1,600 books. Operated by a five-member staff, the Press publishes 35-40 books annually in the genres of Southern Studies, History, Civil War History, Biography & Memoir, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Literary Criticism, African American Studies, Appalachian Studies, Religion, Biblical Studies, and Philosophy.
Publishing authors from across the United States and abroad, Mercer University Press focuses on topics related to the culture of the South. Always mindful of our Georgia roots, the Press is proud to work with some of the finest Southern writers in all genres. The reputation of the Press significantly enhances the academic environment of Mercer University and carries the name of Mercer and Macon, Georgia throughout the world.
Mercer University Press maintains several active series, including the International Kierkegaard Commentary, The James N. Griffith Endowed Series in Baptist Studies, Sports & Religion Series, Baptists in Early North America Series, Early English Baptist Texts Series, Perspectives on Baptist Identities Series, Flannery O’Connor Series, Carson McCullers Series, Mercer Commentary on the Bible, Mercer Kierkegaard Studies, Mercer Tillich Studies, Music and the American South Series, Food and the American South Series, The Melungeons, America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Series, and Voices of African Diaspora.
Mercer University Press supports the work of the University in achieving excellence and scholarly discipline in the fields of liberal learning, professional knowledge, and regional investigation by making the results of scholarly investigation and literary excellence available to the worldwide community.
To this end, the Press:
(1) seeks and acquires manuscripts that contribute to the advancement of knowledge;
(2) publishes monographs and other texts in the humanities, primarily in history, philosophy, religion, and Southern studies; and
(3) disseminates these publications internationally to students, scholars, libraries, and general readers.