Established in 1969, the University of Iowa Press is a well-regarded academic publisher serving scholars, students, and readers throughout the world with works of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. As the only university press in the state, Iowa is also dedicated to preserving the literature, history, culture, wildlife, and natural areas of the Midwest. For their general readers, the UI Press publishes the winners of their Iowa Short Fiction Award and the Iowa Poetry Prize, among poetry anthologies and books on various subjects.