Publications Unit

Type Of Organization
(309) 438-7481
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Publications Unit is a service and instructional branch of the Department of English that provides editorial, technical, marketing/advertising, and desktop publishing/production support associated with several affiliated literary publications and scholarly journals, including the award-winning Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review), the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter, as well as the small presses FC2 (Fiction Collective 2), Downstate Legacies, and the teaching chapbook press and workshop, PRESS 254. The Publications Unit serves the mission of advancing contemporary literature and scholarship; developing and promoting equitable and inclusive praxes in literary and scholarly publishing; serving as a community resource for scholarship, research, and publishing; educating students in publishing studies and creative writing; and engaging the community through partnerships, activities, and events.

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter (@PubUnit_ISU), Facebook, Instagram (@pubunit)
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
If Yes, Please Name
Illinois State University
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Steve Halle
Contact Title
Submissions Policy
The submissions policy varies depending on the affiliated press or journal's policies.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Year Founded
Number Of Books Published Per Year
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