In 1968, C. W. “Bill” Truesdale founded New Rivers Press as an independent publishing house to provide a voice for new authors. Today, New Rivers Press honors Truesdale’s tradition with a dual mission: to connect the best new and emerging writers and storytellers from across Minnesota and the world with eager audiences and to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in entering the publishing world after graduation.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation
We consider work of every character from new and emerging writers, and are especially interested in upper Midwest writers.
Recent Awards Received
MN Book Award, Many Voices Project Awards, PEN/Beyond Margins Award, Asian American Literary Award
Cezarija Abartis, Michael Hettich, Purvi Shah
We publish two books each year in our MVP contest. For information on it and other submissions, go to www.newriverspress.com
Accepts unsolicited submissions?
Simultaneous submissions accepted
1 - 2 months
royalties, cash, copies
See web site for contest guidelines.
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Number of Books Published per Year
6 - 8
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