Shortwood Press

Shortwood Press is an exclusive press that publishes quality books on topics of historical interest. It was created as a forum for sharing scholarly discourse among the growing community of researchers who strive quietly and diligently to recover Virginia’s past to inform today’s understanding in preparation for tomorrow.

With Shortwood Press you keep 100 percent of your intellectual rights and 100 percent of your royalties. Shortwood works with you to format your book for publishing in print and electronic forms, and manages the process of submitting the book to a print-on-demand printing service, so that you can concentrate on what you do best — writing and researching! Services available include: editing, indexing, and formatting.

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Tracing Their Steps (2019), by Bernice Alexander Bennett

Winner of the 2019 Phillis Wheatley Book Award for Historical Nonfiction – Family Histories from the Sons and Daughters of the United States Middle Passage; and the 2020 International Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society Book Award for Non-Fiction, Short Story.

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