The Oxford Conference for the Book is organized and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. You can find the mission statement of the Center here.

For Oxford Conference for the Book, this mission means that we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for attendees, authors, and staff, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, ability, or any other aspect of their identity.

We recognize that diverse voices and perspectives are essential to creating a vibrant and meaningful literary community, and we strive to promote and celebrate a wide range of authors and literary works. We actively seek out and showcase the work of underrepresented writers, and we work to elevate their voices and experiences.