For Current Authors

Current authors will find the following information helpful when doing business with UNC Press.

Questions about your royalties?

Here’s some information you’ll need when preparing your manuscript for publication.

A Short Guide to Manuscript Formatting and Materials
STET: A Handbook for Authors
Permissions Materials
Submitting Digital Art
Author’s Guide to Marketing
Author’s Guide to Author Appearances (PDF)

A Short Guide to Manuscript Formatting and Materials

A Short Guide to Manuscript Formatting and Materials (PDF)
A Short Guide to Manuscript Formatting and Materials (DOC)
This brief guide highlights the matters you should attend to first as you begin to focus your attention on questions of style, formatting, and file management. The guidance that follows is geared specifically to your FINAL manuscript that will be transmitted for copyediting; manuscripts submitted for peer review are not required to follow all the standards below. Nevertheless, because formatting and file naming can involve many small details, we urge you to begin this work as soon as possible. A more extensive guide to the Press’s formatting and other editorial preferences is our in-house style guide, STET.

STET: A Handbook for Authors

STET: A Handbook for Authors (PDF)
This handbook provides authors with basic guidelines for manuscript preparation and a general outline of the editorial process that lies ahead. While every book is different and no guide can cover every situation, following the guidelines presented within STET will expedite the copyediting and production of your book.

Permissions Materials

Permissions Guide (PDF)
This document is meant to guide you through the world of text and image permissions. It also explains the other permissions documents and forms listed below. Please download the permissions guide as soon are you’re able, and contact your editor early and often with any questions.

Letter for Permission Requests

Reprint Permission Request (PDF)
Reprint Permission Request (DOC)

Permission Log for Illustrations

Art Permission Log (XLSX)

Permission Log for Text

Text Permission Log (XLSX)

Submitting Digital Art

Digital Art Guidelines (pdf)
In a digital world, keeping guidelines up-to-date can often be a challenge. If you have any questions about the information here, or if you want to confirm that the information here is current, please contact our Director of Design and Production, Kim Bryant.

Questions about your royalties?

For information or questions on royalties or royalty statements, please contact Jami Clay in the UNC Press accounting department.