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New Rivers Press
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (218) 477-5870
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    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.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • If Yes, please name
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Nayt Rundquist
  • Contact title
    Managing Editor
  • Publishes
    essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translation
  • Focus
    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
  • Representative authors
    Cezarija Abartis, Michael Hettich, Purvi Shah
  • Submissions policy
    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
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    1 - 2 months
  • Author Payments
    royalties, cash, copies
  • Contests
    See web site for contest guidelines.
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISBN Number
  • Number of Books Published per Year
    6 - 8
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book

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