Here’s a list of all the virtual events taking place in September that feature our authors! Continue reading Virtual Events this Month
Founded in 1997, the Backwaters Press has worked to produce award-winning books by some of America’s finest authors. UNP acquired Backwaters in 2018, adding an impressive backlist in poetry and prose that contributes to the cultural landscape of our state and region. … Continue reading Backwaters Press News
Books Thinking about the Prophets Kenneth Seeskin Review in Publishers Weekly: “While Seeskin’s strength is Jewish scholarship, he takes an ecumenical approach by showcasing how the works of the prophets are foundational texts for multiple religions and emphasizing their modern … Continue reading News and Reviews
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