- Scholarly books, monographs, and proceedings on literature and the arts—particularly in fields such as Modernist literature; 20th/21st-century British, Irish, and American literature; Virginia Woolf; African American and Post-colonial literature—fields already established by CUP, as well as creative writing. Such projects might range from book art, or limited edition "artist's books" (produced in studio on a handset press), to books placed on WWW or published on demand in association with professional societies, institutes, and other presses under a common trademark.
- Local/regional topics, including history, historical preservation and biography/autobiography, especially those with Upstate, Southern, cultural, or ethnic flavor. Titles would complement those regularly published by university presses in the Southeast.
- Architectural topics, especially interdisciplinary ones that might stem from recurring conferences on architecture and Southern villages/towns/cities as depicted in literature. Besides interdisciplinary approaches, the field would invite opportunities for collaboration--for example, in the area of historical preservation and land-use planning. Few American university presses consistently publish works in the subject field.
- Online journals in writing pedagogy, service learning, and the undertaking of hypertextual projects, where the range of possibilities is virtually unlimited. Indeed, given the fact that Clemson University Press is to be a press for the future based on new and developing technologies, a self-reflexive focus on the practice, issues, and problems of publishing scholarship on the WWW is both smart and appropriate as it would draw attention to the distinctiveness and creativity of our publication program.
- Maintenance of the "angels" in the CUP house—The South Carolina Review, The Upstart Crow, and other associated journals—by which the university is already widely known in literature, performing arts, architecture and collaborative activities in AAH. As these "angels" continue under one roof, improvements to them will be gained, such as by consolidating their staff and business procedures. Moreover, whether free or offered with access by subscription only, back issues of these publications will be made available online, possibly to drive up subscriptions but in any case to keep before the public the intellectual property published with the Clemson brand.