Frequently Asked Questions


Who are we?

We are the University of Texas Press, a scholarly publisher that is part of the University of Texas at Austin. We publish books that are scholarly and a large selection of books that are for a more general audience.

What is your privacy policy, for the website and otherwise?

Please visit our privacy policy page.

How do I change my address?

If you are one of our authors or readers, please contact the editorial department. For journals, please contact

How do I submit a manuscript?

Please see our submission guidelines page.

How do I get permission to use material from your books/journals?

For permission to use materials from a book, please use the books permission form or contact Gloria Castillo,, for additional questions.

For permission to use materials from a journal, please use the journals permission form or contact Gloria Castillo,, for additional questions.


How do I apply for a job at the Press?

The university’s Office of Human Resources oversees employment at the Press. Please check the UT employment page for opportunities.

What if I am interested in freelance work?

While we do hire freelance copyeditors, we strongly prefer people who live in the Austin area, and we currently have a backlog of candidates at this time. To be considered for freelance copyediting work, you must have previous experience copyediting scholarly books. If you have such experience, contact Robert Kimzey (; he will respond only if we are hiring new freelance copyeditors.

We are not currently hiring new freelance proofreaders.

We do not hire freelance indexers ourselves, but we do keep a list of indexers in case our authors inquire. If you are interested in being on our list, please send a resume to Robert Kimzey, P.O. Box 12866, Austin, TX 78711-2866.

Many people write to ask about reading manuscripts for us. While our review process does require outside readers, these readers evaluate content as well as style and therefore must have strong qualifications in the specific subject area of the manuscript — usually a PhD plus several years of research, or the equivalent. We do not use general readers.

Do you have internships or other training programs?

We offer the UT Press Fellowship, a one-year program in which the Fellow is intensively trained in one area of publishing. Note that in some years the Fellowship is limited to UT-Austin graduates.

Our Books

I’m having problems with an order. Whom do I contact?

For book orders, please email the Chicago Distribution Center at, or call 1-800-252-3206 between 8 am – 5 pm (Central time) Monday through Friday. (Outside the U.S. call 1-512-471-4034.)

Why didn’t this hardcover come with a jacket?

Many of our hardcover editions are intended mainly for library use, and therefore we do not print jackets for them.

I want to review one of your books. How do I request a copy?

Review copies are available to members of the media for the purpose of reviewing books in a print or online format. Please call (512) 232-7634 or email the publicity office at

How do I get in touch with an author?

The Press does not give out author home addresses or phone numbers. Authors may have a university affiliation or link to a personal website on their book page which you can use to contact them. Otherwise, you may send an email to and we will forward your request to the author.

I’m an instructor. How do I get an examination copy of a book that I want to consider for a course, or a desk copy of a book I’ve adopted for a course I’m teaching?

Please see our examination and desk copy options.

This book is out of print; can I still get a copy?

It’s unlikely that we have copies anymore. A number of people have had luck finding our out-of-print titles on the internet.