Congratulations to the following authors who have been recently been recognized for their work. In the 2019 Foreword Indie Awards, From Chernobyl with Love by Katya Cengel was chosen as the Gold winner for Autobiography and Memoir. The Virgin of … Continue reading Recent Award Winners & Finalists
Founded in 1997, the Backwaters Press has published award-winning books by some of America’s finest writers. The University of Nebraska Press acquired the Backwaters Press in 2018, with its impressive backlist in poetry and prose that contributes to the cultural … Continue reading Backwaters Prize in Poetry Deadline is May 31
Books The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife Brad Balukjian Review in the Los Angeles Times: “If you are looking for a way to pass the time, I highly recommend a new baseball book that … Continue reading News and Reviews
The University of Nebraska Press is celebrating National Poetry Month in two special ways. First, we are pleased to announce a 50% off sale on all poetry collections! Enter 6PM20 in the promotion code field of your shopping cart and click “Add Promotion Code.” Offer expires April 30, 2020 and is good on U.S. and Canadian shipments only. Click here to view the books on sale. Second, the Backwaters Prize in Poetry competition is now open! The winner will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and the honorable mention will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Both winners will be awarded the … Continue reading Happy National Poetry Month!
Books Abraham Joshua Heschel Edward K. Kaplan Review in America: “In Abraham Joshua Heschel: Mind, Heart, Soul, author Edward K. Kaplan not only tells the life story of this great scholar, but also captures the essence of the recurring themes in Heschel’s … Continue reading News and Reviews
The 2020 Backwaters Prize in Poetry competition will be open April 1 through May 15. The winner will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and the honorable mention will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Both winners will be awarded the publication … Continue reading The Backwaters Prize in Poetry competition Opens April 1!
The University of Nebraska Press is happy to announce that Matt Mason, the current Nebraska State Poet, will be the judge for the 2020 Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry competition. Submissions will be accepted April 1 through May 15. The … Continue reading Announcing the Judge for the 2020 Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry
The following is an accumulation of 2019 publicity thoughts from Anna Weir, Jackson Adams, and Rosemary Sekora. Well, 2019 was a rocking year for the University of Nebraska Press. Throughout the year, our books and authors were highlighted in national … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Best of 2019
SAVE 40% on over a thousand different titles from our rich and capacious backlist. From Native American History to Latin American Studies, from Jewish Theology to African Poetry, from books on the Great Plains to the literature of the American West, there’s … Continue reading Holiday Sale begins today!
The UNP family continues to grow, whether it’s with new authors, new editors, new Friends of the Press members*, or, in this case, a new imprint. We’re pleased to welcome The Backwaters Press, a distinguished local poetry publisher, under our … Continue reading Our 2019 Fall Newsletter