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New Rivers Press

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Autobiography/Memoir, Cross-genre, Experimental, Flash Fiction, Historical, Humor, Micro-poetry, Prose Poetry, Regional, Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 

Elizabeth Searle, Clint McCown, Michael Hettich, Ed Bok Lee, Chris Belden, Debra Marquart, David Haynes, Jim Sallis, Heid Erdrich.

Book Types: 
Novella, Short story collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, Hardcover, E-book
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 

Editorial Focus

New Rivers Press is interested in literary work of every character, but especially in diverse work that's aesthetically challenging and has a social conscience. Our Many Voices Project competition (Sept. 15 - Nov. 1) seeks the best new literary prose and poetry from new and emerging writers. Our Electronic Book Series (July 1 – Sept. 1) seeks manuscripts in popular fiction genres. During open submissions (May), we are interested in reading the best work from writers in all stages of their careers. Founded in New York in 1968, the not-for-profit Press has now published over 330 books.

Tips From the Editor

Make sure to send mss. to the appropriate competition (MVP, Electronic Book Series, American Fiction) and to check deadlines and guidelines. We read general submissions in May and June.

Contact Information

Suzzanne Kelley, Managing Editor
1104 7th Ave. S.
c/o Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead, MN 56563

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Last updated: November 21, 2014

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