Thursday, May 06, 2010

SMU Press

SMU Press is in trouble and you can help. See the letter below. All you have to do is send an email of support for the press, which has published some wonderful books.Write to


Dear Friend of SMU Press:

Last Thursday Keith Gregory, director; George Ann Ratchford, production and marketing manager; and I, acquisitions and developmental editor, were summoned to a meeting with the SMU Provost, at which we were told that the operations of the SMU Press would be closed down on June 1, 2010. We had no hint or prior warning that this was coming. We have fifteen stranded new projects under contract and 130 other titles in print, effectively unsupported if this should come to pass.
Would you please e-mail me a statement in support of the Press ASAP (today, if possible, for us to take to our editorial board meeting—and later this week, if not)?

Many thanks,

Kathryn Lang
Senior Editor, SMU Press

1 comment:

Pamela said...

This is dreadful--will definitely write.