Policy Press

Publishing with a purpose

Meet Senior Commissioning Editor, Paul Stevens

Bristol University Press specialises in books that seek to address contemporary global social challenges, from climate change to the consequences of technology and digital data.

We are also proud to support Futures of Work, a scholar-led online space for radical critiques of the changing world of work.

We are currently expanding our publishing programme, and we invite authors to submit proposals for authored monographs, edited collections, student textbooks and ’shorts’ of between 20-50,000 words in length. We also welcome proposals for trade titles that are written for general readers.

If you would like to discuss ideas for your next book, please contact our Senior Commissioning Editor Paul Stevens at paul.stevens@bristol.ac.uk.

Paul Stevens

Paul Stevens, Senior Commissioning Editor

I joined Bristol University Press in 2017, having spent several years publishing psychology and linguistics books with Palgrave Macmillan. I started my career at Cambridge University Press and have worked in a variety of publishing roles across the social sciences and humanities.

While every book is the product of an author’s vision and perseverance, I firmly believe that good publishing is about collaboration. Starting with the initial pitch and proposal, I enjoy working closely with my authors to help shape their ideas and ensure that the books realise their full potential. It’s a privilege to be able to do this at a press which values quality over quantity, and that’s unafraid to try some different things along the way.