Wesleyan University Press has an editorial program that focuses on poetry, music, dance, science fiction studies, film-TV, and Connecticut history and culture. Publishing in its current form since 1957, the press has published an internationally renowned poetry series, collecting five Pulitzer Prizes, a Bollingen, and three National Book Awards in that one series alone. The mission of the press is to develop and maintain a sound and vigorous publishing program that serves the academic ends and intellectual life of the university and beyond. 

In 2018 Wesleyan acquired titles published by Paris Press (1995–2018). Paris Press was founded with the mission of publishing groundbreaking yet overlooked literature by women and educating the public about its books and authors. Wesleyan is proud to keep these important books in print. 

Wesleyan titles are distributed by Hopkins Fulfillment Services.

A candid and comical memoir about disability and siblinghood

A candid and comical memoir about disability and siblinghood

"As sister to Chris, a sassy, gender-fluid, rule-bending extrovert with Down syndrome, Dianne Bilyak—a thoughtful, shy, occasional rebel drawn to the page and the stage—spent her life experiencing a vast array of emotions, from loyalty and admiration to feeling lost in the shadows and bereft of identity. In Nothing Special, her highly readable, cliche-free memoir, Dianne shares her fifty-year journey of siblinghood and self-discovery. Rich in character, humor, hard-earned insights, and love, Dianne's story will surprise the uninitiated, be revelatory to parents, and, for those who also walk in her shoes, resemble a friend whose words shine with truth." —Rachel Simon, author of Riding the Bus with My Sister

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AWP 2021 Conference and Book Fair

AWP 2021 Conference and Book Fair

The AWP conference is virtual this year! From March 3rd through the 5th, AWP will be hosting hundreds of sessions, all online! Wesleyan University Press is pleased to announce we are participating as an exhibitor. View our Exhibitor Page here. Please visit to learn more about our press and some of our new books and our…
Once in a blue moon, a love like this comes along

Once in a blue moon, a love like this comes along

buy from HFS Books buy from Bookshop.org This collection of love poems draws us into the sacred liminal space that surrounds death. With her beloved gravely ill, poet and activist Minnie Bruce Pratt turns to daily walks and writing to find a way to go on in a world where injustice brings so much loss…
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