The publishing house of Augsburg's MFA in Creative Writing

Give to the Max Day Is November 16


Give to the Max Day Is November 16

Augsburg University’s Student-run publishing house, Howling Bird Press seeks funding through the GiveMN.org Give to the Max Day campaign. Our campaign will help support the costs associated with editing, design, production, marketing, and distribution of book titles that win the Howling Bird Press Publishing Prize, which is an annual national competition for authors. Give to the Max Day is November 16.

“Howling Bird Press is a proud literary publisher in the Twin Cities, a metropolitan area nationally recognized as a center of literature and the arts. Founded in 2014, we are happy to contribute our voice to the national conversation by publishing books of consequence,” said Jim Cihlar, Publisher at Howling Bird Press.

This academic year, 2017–2018, students will be judging, selecting, and publishing a volume of poetry. The manuscript-review process is currently under way. The winning title will be announced in early 2018, and the student-edited and designed book will be released later in the year, complete with launch events at Augsburg with the author.

“Every fall, we participate in Give to the Max Day, a day of online giving sponsored by GiveMN. Nonprofit organizations throughout the state participate in this annual day of giving,” said Cihlar.

Howling Bird Press is one of several student-run literary presses in the country. Other universities with their own press operations are Apprentice House Press at Loyola University-Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, New Rivers Press at Minnesota State-Moorhead, and Ooligan Press at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Augsburg has raised thousands of dollars through previous Give to the Max Day events. Those who visit the webpage are able to make tax-deductible donations:

https://www.givemn.org/fundraiser/Augsburg-College-Howling-Bird-Press5429befe169e4

Howling Bird Press is a student run publishing house at Augsburg University located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The press launched in 2014, is located at www.augsburg.edu/mfa, is part of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. If you need additional information please contact Jim Cihlar, Publisher, at Howling Bird Press at 612-210-2656 or by email at cihlar@augsburg.edu.

 

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Poetry Manuscript Submissions Open Until June 30.


We want to read your work! Submit your poetry manuscript to the Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize. The winner will receive a cash prize, book publication and distribution, and will be invited to read at Augsburg’s MFA in Creative Writing residency in July 2018. This chance comes around only once every three years–don’t miss out! For more information, visit our Submittable page: https://augsburghowlingbirdpress.submittable.com/submit

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Poetry Contest: submission open 4.15.17


Howling Bird Press Poetry Contest
Submission dates: April 15 to June 30, 2017
Entry fee: $25.00 
Manuscripts are uploaded at our Submittable page, where further guidelines will be posted:  https://augsburghowlingbirdpress.submittable.com/submit.
The previous winners of our contests are Jean Harper’s creative nonfiction memoir Still Life with Horses (2017), Jacob M. Appel’s short story collection The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street (2016), and Marci Vogel’s poetry collection At the Border of Wilshire and Nobody (2015).

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Bestseller!


 

 

2016 Howling Bird Press Fiction Prizewinner Jacob M. Appel’s The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street is one of SPD’s top 40 bestselling books! On sale at 20% off w/ code TOP40 http://ow.ly/gypw309ubbQ

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2017 Nonfiction Prize Winner and Finalists


Howling Bird Press is pleased to announce the winner of our 2017 prize in nonfiction: Still Life with Horses by Jean Harper, which the press will publish in fall of this year. Jean Harper’s first book Rose City: A Memoir of Work won the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her work has been supported by residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at Indiana University East and lives and writes on a hundred-year-old horse farm in northern Indiana. Her website is  www.jeanharper.org

We also send hearty congratulations to the finalists for this year’s competition (in alphabetical order by last name):

Steve Fellner, I Wanted to Eat Lightbulbs and Other Essays

Matthew Ferrence, Field Trips 

Gary Fincke, The Darkness Call

J.L. Schneider, Cusichaca Moonshine

Fred Taylor, Migrating Toward Home

Gail Waldstein, The Mother Factor

We received many wonderful submissions, and we are grateful to all the authors who entrusted us with their work–it was a pleasure to read them all.

Our next contest will be open to poetry manuscripts. Submission dates are April 15 to June 30, 2017, and manuscripts are uploaded at our Submittable page, where further guidelines will be posted:  https://augsburghowlingbirdpress.submittable.com/submit. There is a $25.00 entry fee.

The previous winners of our contests are Jacob M. Appel’s short story collection The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street (2016) and Marci Vogel’s poetry collection At the Border of Wilshire and Nobody (2015).

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