Howling Bird Press Poetry Finalists Announced

Editors of Howling Bird Press, a student-run publishing house at Augsburg University located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, announce five finalists for the 2018 Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize.

Howling Bird Press received over 130 submissions from over the country, with editors reading all submissions, discussing everything thoroughly. The first round included fourteen semi-finalists, followed by selection of five finalists.

Finalists for the Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize for 2018 include the following:

  • A Quarrel of Atoms, by Kathy Ackerman, Rutherfordton, North Carolina
  • Bone Loss, by Kathryn Gullickson, Northridge, California
  • Simples, by KateLynn Hibbard, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Weather and Other Important Topics, by Carolyn Schueller, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
  • The Window, Which Cannot Help But Take Sides, by Jeanne Wagner, Kensington, California

The winning author will receive a cash prize of $1,000, book publication and distribution, and will be invited to read at Augsburg University’s Master of Fine Art in Creative Writing residency in July 2018.  The announcement of the winning poet and manuscript is anticipated to be released soon.

“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.

Howling Bird Press is staffed by students enrolled in the Publishing Concentration of Augsburg’s MFA program. Students handle all the work of running a publishing house, including acquisitions, editing, graphic design, production, marketing, and distribution, all led by a professor with many years of experience in literary publishing. Find out more about Augsburg’s MFA programs,

Published books from previous winners can be found at Howling Bird Press website,  Follow news updates about upcoming events and calls for submissions at Facebook,

The next Howling Bird Press Prize call for submissions will be in fiction, publishing in 2019. Details will be announced in spring 2018, with submissions online,

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