About the Press

Established in 2015, the Colorado State University Open Press extends work begun with the WAC Clearinghouse in 1997. Its mission is to support open-access publishing in disciplines across the university. To accomplish that mission, the Press offers support to scholars who share its interest in open-access publishing. All of its publications are made available without charge to readers via the web. The Press also works with traditional publishing partners to make selected open-access publications available in print for readers who prefer that medium.

The Colorado State University Open Press receives support from the Colorado State University Department of English, the Office of the Provost, and the University Libraries.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

The Press is strongly committed to the values of and practices promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Colorado State University Land Acknowledgment

The university acknowledges, with respect, that Colorado State University is built on land that is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and peoples.


The University Press of Colorado (UPC) is a nonprofit cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by Adams State University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, Utah State University, and Western State Colorado University. UPC supports print publication of most of the book series published by the WAC Clearinghouse and supports efforts to market the CSU Open Press catalogue. It also supports our partnership on the book series, Utah State University Press on WAC.

Parlor Press is an independent publisher and distributor of scholarly and trade books in high quality print and digital formats. Parlor Press is a partner in two books series and a journal published on the WAC Clearinghouse.

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is a membership-based professional organization that works to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events. The CSU Open Press works with NCTE on three of its open-access book series.

Contact Information

Please direct any proposals, queries, suggestions, or reports of problems with this site to Mike Palmquist at

To contact the Department of English, visit their contact page, send email to, or call (970) 491-6428.

To contact the Office of the Provost, visit their contact page or call (970) 491-6614.

To contact the University Libraries, visit their contact page or call (970) 491-1841.


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