Yale University Press
Yale University Press is a book publisher founded in 1908 by George Parmly Day. It became an official department
Academic department
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 of Yale University
Yale University
Yale University is a private, Ivy League university located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States...

 in 1961, but remains financially and operationally autonomous.

, Yale University Press published approximately 300 new hardcover
A hardcover, hardback or hardbound is a book bound with rigid protective covers...

 and 150 new paperback
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 books annually and has more than 6,000 books in print. Its books have won five National Book Award
National Book Award
The National Book Awards are a set of American literary awards. Started in 1950, the Awards are presented annually to American authors for literature published in the current year. In 1989 the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization which now oversees and manages the National Book...

s, two National Book Critics Circle Award
National Book Critics Circle Award
The National Book Critics Circle Award is an annual award given by the National Book Critics Circle to promote the finest books and reviews published in English....

s, and eight Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City...


Yale maintains an office in the United Kingdom. Yale University Press, London, serves the international book market and contributes nearly one third of the Press’s title output.

Series and publishing programs

Yale Series of Younger Poets

Since its inception in 1919, the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition has published the first collection of poetry by new poets. The first winner was Howard Buck
Howard Buck (poet)
-Life:He graduated from Yale University in 1916.He was in the American Expeditionary Forces.-Works: * A Study in Smollett: chiefly "Peregrine Pickle", Howard Swazey Buck, Philip Hamilton, Yale university press, 1925...

; the 2011 winner was Katherine Larson
Katherine Larson
Katherine Larson is an American poet.In 2003, she won a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship.She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in creative writing at University of Virginia.She won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition, selected by Louise Glück....


Yale Drama Series

Yale University Press and Yale Repertory Theatre
Yale Repertory Theatre
The Yale Repertory Theatre at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut was founded by Robert Brustein, dean of the Yale School of Drama in 1966, with the goal of facilitating a meaningful collaboration between theatre professionals and talented students. In the process it has become one of the...

 jointly sponsor the Yale Drama Series, a playwriting competition. The winner of the annual competition is awarded the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Yale Rep. The Yale Drama Series and David C. Horn Prize are funded by the David Charles Horn Foundation.

Anchor Yale Bible Series

In 2007, Yale University Press acquired the Anchor Bible Series
Anchor Bible Series
The Anchor Bible project, consisting of a Commentary Series, Bible Dictionary, and Reference Library, is a scholarly and commercial co-venture begun in 1956, when individual volumes in the commentary series began production...

, a collection of more than 115 volumes of biblical scholarship, from the Doubleday Publishing Group. New and backlist titles are now published under the Anchor Yale Bible Series name.

Future of American Democracy Series

Yale University Press is publishing the Future of American Democracy Series, which "aims to examine, sustain, and renew the historic vision of American democracy in a series of books by some of America's foremost thinkers", in partnership with the Future of American Democracy Foundation
Future of American Democracy Foundation
The Future of American Democracy Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy foundation dedicated to research and education, working in partnership with the Yale University Press to clarify and analyze contemporary domestic and foreign policy. Board members include distinguished scholars...


The Lamar Series in Western History

The Lamar Series in Western History (formerly the Yale Western Americana series) was established in 1962 to publish works that enhance the understanding of human affairs in the American West and contribute to a wider understanding of why the West matters in the political, social, and cultural life of America.

Terry Lectures Series

The Dwight H. Terry Lectureship
Dwight H. Terry Lectureship
The Dwight H. Terry Lectureship, also known as the Terry Lectures, was established at Yale University in 1905 by a gift from Dwight H. Terry of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Its purpose is to engage both scholars and the public in a consideration of religion from a humanitarian point of view, in the...

 was established in 1905 to encourage the consideration of religion in the context of modern science, psychology, and philosophy. Many of the lectures, which are hosted by Yale University, have been edited into book form by the Yale University Press.

Yale Publishing Course

In 2010, following the end of the Stanford
Stanford University
The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university on an campus located near Palo Alto, California. It is situated in the northwestern Santa Clara Valley on the San Francisco Peninsula, approximately northwest of San...

 Publishing Course for Professionals, former Yale University Press publishing director Tina Weiner convinced Yale to establish the Yale Publishing Course
Yale Publishing Course
Yale Publishing Course , located on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, is an intensive program for magazine, book and online publishing professionals. The course focuses on teaching leadership skills for today's increasingly global, increasingly digital environment. YPC's...

 under the aegis of Yale's international-studies program at the Yale School of Management
Yale School of Management
The Yale School of Management is the graduate business school of Yale University and is located on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. The School offers Master of Business Administration and Ph.D. degree programs. As of January 2011, 454 students were enrolled in its MBA...


Muhammad cartoon controversy

In August, 2009, officials at the Press ignited a controversy when they decided to expunge reproductions of the cartoons involved in the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
The Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy began after 12 editorial cartoons, most of which depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad, were published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on 30 September 2005...

, along with all other images of Muhammad, from a scholarly book entitled The Cartoons that Shook the World
The Cartoons that Shook the World
The Cartoons that Shook the World is a 2009 book by Brandeis University professor Jytte Klausen about the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. Klausen contends that the controversy was deliberately stoked up by people with vested interests on all sides, and argues against the view that it...

, by professor Jytte Klausen
Jytte Klausen
Jytte Klausen is a Danish-born scholar of politics who teaches at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.Klausen is a graduate of the University of Aarhus who earned her doctorate at the New School for Social Research in New York....


Political bias

A 2010 study by John B. Parrott of the Political Science book published by Yale University Press in the categories "American government" and "American political history" in 2009 concluded that "it is more concerned with purveying the progressive, left-wing opinions of its authors, and less with demanding fealty to facts and scholarly standards".

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