GUP was founded in 2023. It is an umbrella organization publishing conference proceedings, newsletters of GUST research centers, handbooks, and, occasionally, fiction and poetry. It plans to publish various monographs on local history and local culture. Books and newsletters are published as e-books and in print.

Link to the Meridian Newsletter published by GUP

Submission Guidelines

Monographs as well as edited volumes are welcome. ​The word count for monographs should be around 60000 words but can be different for proceedings and literature. Your proposal should contain a “table of contents,” a summary (800–1400 words), a CV and the book proposal form. Please indicate when you expect the final manuscript to be ready. Also specify how many chapters have already been published beforehand (typically we limit it to two). All final manuscripts must come in perfect English. The complete manuscript will be double-blind peer reviewed. Manuscripts will not be accepted on the basis of proposals. The manuscript should not be simultaneously submitted to another press.

When preparing the final manuscript please use this style guide:

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Kan Ya Makan: Tales From Kuwait

Shahd Alshammari (editor)

This is a collection of short stories and narratives written by English literature students at the Gulf University of Science and Technology. The narratives range from the gothic to the surreal and to satire. Themes explored include identity, love, loss, and issues of belonging. At times experimental, these narratives challenge our understanding of Kuwaiti Anglophone writing. The book celebrates the youth’s creativity and offers a platform for sharing these texts with the world.