North Carolina is home to small and large publishing companies that publish works from a wide range of topics and genres.
Carolina Wren Press (Durham) - This non-profit organization's mission is to publish quality writing, especially by writers historically neglected by mainstream publishing, and develop diverse and vital audiences through publishing, outreach, and educa-tional programs.
Cave Wall Press (Greensboro) - Cave Wall, published twice a year, is a national literary magazine
dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry. Each issue includes black & white art.
Duke University Press (Durham) - Duke University Press publishes approximately 120 books annually and more than 30 journals. The books publishing program is among the twenty largest at American university presses, and the journals publishing program is among the five largest. It publishes primarily in the humanities and social sciences, and issues a few publications for professional audiences (e.g., in law or medicine).
John F. Blair, Publisher (Winston-Salem) - John F. Blair has been publishing books since 1954. It focuses on general trade books about the South-eastern U.S, with a strong emphasis on coastal N.C., S.C., GA and the Appalachian region. It primarily publishes nonfiction titles in the areas of travel, history, biography, folklore, and cooking.
McFarland (Jefferson) - McFarland is one of the leading U.S. publishers of scholarly, reference and academic books. It publishes works from a variety of fields such as performing arts, sport and leisure, history, pop culture, interdisciplinary studies, the humanities, etc.
Parkway Publishers (Boone) - Parkway Publishers is a regional North Carolina publisher of books about the history, literature, culture, travel, and tourism of Western N.C. It features N.C. authors, books from the N.C. High Country, and authors of Southern fiction.
University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill) - This was the first university press in the South and one of the first in the nation. It publishes non-fiction books for academic and general audiences. It has a special interest in trade and scholarly titles about this region (N.C. and the south). Topics include American studies, business/economic history, gender and race studies, civil war history, religious studies, urban and rural studies, and many more fields.
Wake Forest University Press (Winston-Salem) - This is the major publisher of Irish poetry in North America.
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