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Introducing Many Voices Project winner in Prose, Gary Peter

Posted on September 13, 2017

New Rivers Press pleased to announce the Many Voices Project winner in Prose, Gary Peter. His short story collection, Oranges, will join the other titles on our 2018 publication list.  Read the rest of this entry →

Introducing 2017 Many Voices Project Winner in Poetry, Tara Ballard

Posted on September 11, 2017

New Rivers Press is pleased to present the 2017 Many Voices Project winner in Poetry, Tara Ballard. Her collection, House of the Night Watch, will join our other titles on the 2018 publication list.  Read the rest of this entry →

4 New Rivers Press books finalists for Midwest Independent Publishers Awards

Posted on April 18, 2017

Four 2015 New Rivers Press books have been selected as finalists for the Midwest Independent Publishers Awards.

In Contemporary Literature: “Horsefever” by Lee Hope and “We Got Him” by Elizabeth Searle. In Short Story Collection/Anthology: “It Turns Out Like This” by Stephen Coyne and “American Fiction Volume 15” edited by Bruce Pratt.

Winners will be announced May 12.

New Rivers Press receives grant to publish ‘The Way She Told Her Story’

Posted on April 06, 2017

New Rivers Press received a grant from the Lake Regions Art Council to publish “The Way She Told Her Story” by Minnesota author Diane Jarvenpa.  Read the rest of this entry →

New Rivers Press poet reading

Posted on March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23 | 7 p.m. | Library Porch

New Rivers Press is hosting poet Richard Broderick in a reading of his newest collection of poetry, “Jesus of Walmart,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 in the Library porch.

New Rivers Press fiction titles make Small Press Distribution’s best-sellers list

Posted on March 03, 2017

All four of New Rivers Press’ Fall 2016 fiction titles made it on the January/February 2017 Fiction Best-Sellers lists for Small Press Distribution.

#3- It Turns Out Like This by Stephen Coyne

#8- Frozen Voices by Lynne Heinzmann

#13- We Got Him by Elizabeth Searle

#17- American Fiction Volume 15 edited by Bruce Pratt

New Rivers Press Author Readings

Posted on December 01, 2016

Thursday, Dec. 1 | 3 p.m. | Library Porch

Two New Rivers Press authors will be reading on campus Thursday, Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. in the library porch.

Lynne Heinzmann, author of the historical novel Frozen Voices, and Elizabeth Searle, author of We Got Him, which uses the Boston Marathon Bombings as a backdrop, will both be reading from their newly published novels. Come hear what New Rivers Press has published, meet the authors, and get a signed copy of the book.

It’s My Job: Rundquist finds literary passion at New Rivers Press

Posted on March 30, 2016

Originally published on InForum written by Adam Watts.

MOORHEAD – As managing editor of New Rivers Press, Nayt Rundquist has his fingers on every part of the process of publishing a book.

“I kind of think of it like the guys in the park who play six games of chess at the same time,” Rundquist said. “They just go back and forth. That’s kinda how I feel, just constantly running around and doing different things.”

He edits manuscripts, coordinates with authors and designers, and stays in contact with printers and distributors. It’s his job to make sure everybody else is doing their job. Read the rest of this entry →

February 14 is International Book Giving Day

Posted on February 08, 2016

To celebrate International Book Giving Day, New Rivers Press will be giving away galleys of past publications. Stop by our table in the CMU on February 12 from 10:30 to 2:30 to learn more about the press and to get your hands on a free book.

New Rivers Press publishes books selected as finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards

Posted on February 03, 2016

Two books published in 2015 by New Rivers Press,the on-campus literary press, have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Minnesota Book Awards, sponsored by The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. Finalists are selected from authors and presses from across Minnesota. Minneapolis native Rachel Coyne’s novel Patron Saint of Lost Comfort Lake, which New Rivers published last spring, is a finalist in the Novel/Short Story Collection category. Julie Gard, from Duluth, is nominated in the Poetry category for her collection Home Studies, which came out in October. Winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony in April.

New Rivers Press Giving Away Books for National Book Giving Day

Posted on February 03, 2016

On February 12, the MSUM-sponsored publisher New Rivers Press will be giving away galley copies of their books in honor of National Book Giving Day. National Book Giving Day takes place on February 14, and helps to spread not only romantic love, but also the love of good books to people across the country. There will be a table set up in Comstock Memorial Union from 10:30-2:30. To win a book, just stop by the New Rivers Press table and answer some trivia with one of our friendly interns about books and New Rivers Press. Even if you don’t get a question right, you’ll walk away with more information about New Rivers Press, our publishing program, a free book and maybe even some buttons! So don’t be shy, come grab a book and find out what New Rivers Press is all about on February 12 from 10:30 to 2:30 pm.

Sign up for this weekend’s book arts classes

Posted on September 11, 2015

Minnesota Center for Book Arts and New Rivers Press are teaming up to bring a weekend of book arts classes to the Fargo-Moorhead community.

On September 12 & 13, two guest teacher artists will be leading a weekend of book arts workshops open to the community. The classes are designed for all levels of adult students to learn a new skill or to expand their knowledge of a hobby. Courses include Pamphlet Binding and Asian Stab Binding, Decorative Techniques on Paper, Intro to Cartonage, Long-Stitch Book, Case-Bound Book, and Sketchbook with Reverse Piano-Hinge Binding. Read the rest of this entry →

Suzzanne Kelley to present at two Oklahoma events

Posted on February 25, 2014

Suzzanne Kelley, PhD, New Rivers Press managing editor and co-director, is invited by Phi Alpha Theta, University of Central Oklahoma’s history honor society, to be their guest lecturer on the topic, “Research and Rhetoric: Transforming Your Notes into Publications.” She brings to the conversation her own experiences as a researcher and writer of the Great Plains region, New Zealand, and Australia, and her expertise as an editor and publisher in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her presentation will take place on March 14 at the UCO campus. Read the rest of this entry →

New Rivers Press celebrates 45th Birthday Bash & Book Launch today

Posted on November 07, 2013

Today, Nov. 7, New Rivers Press celebrates its 45th Birthday Bash & Book Launch. Refreshments and live music. Free and open to the public.

When:
6:45 p.m. doors open, acoustic guitar music by Karl Bakkum
7:05 p.m. authors read from their 2013 publications
8:15 p.m. music by Cat Sank Trio
9:00 p.m. the end of our birthday & book launch party

Where: Read the rest of this entry →

Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series today

Posted on November 06, 2013

The Tom McGrath Writers Series convenes today at 4:30 p.m. in CMU101. Two New Rivers Press authors, professors Bradford Tice and David Haynes, will read from their newest publications, discuss how their books came to be, and field questions from the audience.

Dr. Tice teaches literature and writing at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He was New Rivers Press’ Many Voices Project prizewinner last year for his collection of poetry, Rare Earth. Rare Earth is his first book, but not his first publication or prizewinning work. Award-winning poet Jay Parini has this to say about Rare Earth: Read the rest of this entry →

New Rivers Press reception at the Faculty Development Center

Posted on November 05, 2013

View the New Rivers Press Exhibition and meet 2013 authors on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6-7 p.m. Celebrate the existence of this entity that combines academics and scholarship for many members of our MSUM community!

From newriverspress.com: The mission of New Rivers Press at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to publish and promote enduring contemporary literature and to create academic learning opportunities. New Rivers Press acquires, publishes, and markets high quality, imaginative work from emerging and established writers. We are interested in literary work of every character, but especially in diverse work that’s aesthetically challenging and has a social conscience.

Meet the 2013 New Rivers Press authors

Posted on November 04, 2013

New Rivers Press invites you to an on-campus reception, Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6-7 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center. Meet our 2013 authors and take a look at the New Rivers Press Exhibition (on display from Nov. 4-Dec. 13).

Light refreshments. Stimulating conversation!

Our authors will also be appearing and presenting at our 45th Birthday Bash & Book Launch, November 7, The Rourke Museum, 6:45-9 p.m.. The evening includes music, readings, and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

www.newriverspress.com

Attend the New Rivers Press 45th Birthday Bash and Book Launch

Posted on October 30, 2013

New Rivers Press invites you to our 45th Birthday Bash & Book Launch, Nov.7, at The Rourke Art Museum on Main in Moorhead.

2013 is New Rivers Press’ 45th year of publishing and 10th year of publishing from our MSUM location. Our Birthday Bash & Book Launch will include meeting the authors of our newest novels and poetry, some light refreshments, and time to mingle and relax to the tunes of Cat Sank Trio. Read the rest of this entry →

Letterpress printer and artist on MSUM campus

Posted on September 04, 2013

MSUM Book Culture Series sponsors Margot Ecke’s visit

Margot Ecke, founder of Smokey Road Press, a letterpress shop and bindery based in Athens, Ga., will present a lecture Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium on the MSUM campus. The lecture follows a bookbinding demonstration from 10:00 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Room, 164; from 2-3 p.m. she will hold an informal discussion about starting an artist-run business (Center for the Arts, Room 168). All events are free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry →

Letterpress printer and artist on campus

Posted on August 21, 2013

MSUM Book Culture Series sponsors Margot Ecke’s visit

Margot Ecke, founder of Smokey Road Press, a letterpress shop and bindery based in Athens, Ga., will present a lecture Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium on the MSUM campus. The lecture follows a bookbinding demonstration from 10 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Room, 164; from 2-3 p.m. she will hold an informal discussion about starting an artist-run business (Center for the Arts, Room 168). All events are free and open to the public. Read the rest of this entry →

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