Howling Bird Press National Book Prize

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2015 Poetry Winner to be announced December 1

The Augsburg College MFA Program’s new publishing house, Howling Bird Press, is currently judging submissions of poetry for the 2014 national literary award. The 2015 Poetry Winner will be announced December 1. The winning poet will receive $1,000 and publication of his/her book in Summer 2015, plus 25 copies. A book-launch event, including public reading for the author, will be held in Minneapolis during the Augsburg MFA Summer Residency

Read about Howling Bird & the publishing program in the Sunday, Nov.9, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Augsburg’s Howling Bird press ready to take off” by Mary Ann Grossman.

Submission for the 2016 Prose Contest will open April 1

Publishing Program

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.