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Founded in 2001 and launched as the University of Chester Press in 2011, the aim is to disseminate excellent original research, professional practice and creative work associated with the University, and then to prioritise publications with a significant relationship to the history, life and culture of Cheshire and the wider region.

Managed by an Editorial Board and supported by a critical peer review process, the University of Chester Press seeks to ensure that the University’s core value of excellence in learning, teaching, research and innovation is evident throughout its list of books. The Press aims to provide authors with a cost-effective means of publishing their work, together with a personal approach. Prospective authors and editors are welcome to read the Advice for prospective authors and editors for more information on the approval process and then to contact the Managing Editor. If you would like to proceed, please complete the proposal form with as much detail as possible. This, together with a sample chapter, will form the first part in the approval process. These Guidelines for PhD conversion to a book give more information for those considering this option. See Reviews and recommendations for a range of University of Chester Press publications and view a slideshow of images featuring the authors, editors and guests from the Cheshire Prize for Literature anthology launch in 2023.

Our forthcoming titles include: Bruce Ing, Biodiversity in the North West: Puffballs, Earthballs and other Gasteroid Fungi, Sheena Evans, Bloomsbury, Belsen, Oxford: Janet Vaughan – Medical Pioneer and the 2023 Cheshire Prize for Literature anthology.

Our latest titles are: William Horbury, Biblical Voices and Echoes: The People and the BooksHumankind: Writing from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2022The Neston Collieries, 1759–1855: An Industrial Revolution in Rural Cheshire (second edition); Looking at the Landscape: Glimpses into the History of Cheshire and BeyondGeorge Cuitt (1779–1854) – 'England's Piranesi': His Life and Work and a Catalogue Raisonné of His EtchingsIt Means the World to Us: Writing from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2021; Biodiversity in the North West: The Rusts and Smuts of Cheshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and the Isle of Man; Becoming Urban Cyclists: From Socialization to SkillsThe Widening Circle of Us: A Theological MemoirTalking Bodies III: Transformations, Movements and Expression; Reflective Practice Groups for Clergy: Offering Pastoral Supervision, Well-Being Support and Spiritual Formation in Community; Trauma-Informed Mindfulness: A Practitioner's Guide for One-to-One Work and From the Welsh Border to the World: Travels in Minority Languages. Orders can also be placed for Peter M. Gubi's From the Sanctuary: Spiritual Reflections from the Everyday.

Print titles can be ordered online directly from the publisher and through a range of booksellers and distributors. Other means of payment for the print version are institutional purchase orders and cheques made payable to the University of Chester. Please email any ordering queries or call +44(0)1244 513305. Ebook versions for most titles (in PDF format) are available through Google Play and library collections such as EBSCO, Ebook Central and Gardners.  

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