The publishing house of Augsburg's MFA in Creative Writing

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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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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