Contact us

Canterbury University Press

Canterbury University Press
University Bookshop
University Drive
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Postal Address

Canterbury University Press 
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140 
New Zealand

Phone: (03) 369 3372

Canterbury University Press

Catherine Montgomery

Publisher - Canterbury University Press
University Bookshop 2nd Floor.
Internal Phone: 93371

Katrina McCallum

University Bookshop 2nd Floor.
Internal Phone: 93372

All orders of Canterbury University Press titles are made through our distributors, Nationwide Book Distributors (New Zealand orders) or Independent Publishers Group (overseas orders).

New Zealand orders

Nationwide Book Distributors
PO Box 65
Oxford 7495
North Canterbury
Phone: +64 3 312 1603
Freephone: 0800 990 123 (NZ callers only)
Fax: +64 3 312 1604

Overseas orders

Independent Publishers Group
Order Department
814 North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Submitting a manuscript

Canterbury University Press welcomes submissions from prospective authors, particularly (but not exclusively) works that fall within our key areas of interest (natural history, local and regional history, biographical works, and The Pacific).

We welcome brief proposals or partially completed manuscripts. In addition, please provide:

  • A short précis of the book, which notes its purpose and likely market.
  • A list of draft chapter headings, outlining what each chapter will cover.
  • An overview of illustrations/photographs (if applicable).
  • Biographical details about yourself, including any books/articles/papers you have written.
  • A self-addressed return envelope if you would like your submission to be returned to you.