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 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:

Howling Bird Press is a student run publishing house at Augsburg University located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The press launched in 2014, is located at, 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