By the early 1990s, the press had published several surveys of women's writing in the southern United States in a series called Women's Diaries and Letters of the Nineteenth Century South, edited by Carol Bleser. According to Casey Clabough, the quality of its list of authors and book design became substantially better between the 2000s and 2010s.
- Callcott, W. H. (1945). "University of South Carolina Press". South Atlantic Bulletin. 11 (3): 15–15. ISSN 0038-2868. JSTOR 3197433.
- Clinton, Catherine (1992). "In Search of Southern Women's History: The Current State of Academic Publishing". The Georgia Historical Quarterly. 76 (2): 424–425. ISSN 0016-8297. JSTOR 40582544.
- Clabough, Casey (2015). "An Appalachian Man of Letters". The Sewanee Review. 123 (2): 347–348. ISSN 0037-3052. JSTOR 43663053.