Howling Bird Press National Book Prize
Howling Bird Poetry Prize Call for Submissions:
The Augsburg College MFA Program’s new publishing house, Howling Bird Press, welcomes submissions of poetry for a 2014 national literary award. $1,000 prize, plus publication of book and 25 copies. Submit manuscript of 60 to 80 pages, along with $25 entry fee. Submission period April 15 to June 30. Publishing mentor John Gaterud, MFA students, and faculty will judge.
Additional submission details forthcoming.
Direct link to Submittable.com
The MFA publishing sequence will feature a two-semester arc of courses designed to introduce students to various aspects of the trade, including acquisition, editing, graphic design, production, marketing, and distribution. It is a concentration open to students in all genres: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and playwriting.
John Gaterud, editor of Blueroad Press, will serve as publishing mentor for the program. In addition to launching several publications during his career, Gaterud taught journalism and graphic design at Minnesota State University, Mankato, for 20 years. He currently teaches journalism in the undergraduate writing program at Augsburg College as well.
Other career concentrations available in the Augsburg MFA Program are teaching and translation.