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!
Sidney Thompson teaches creative writing and African American literature at Texas Christian University. He is the author of You/Wee: Poems from a Father, Sideshow: Stories, and Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves (March 2020). Thompson has published his short fiction … Continue reading From the Desk of Sidney Thompson: How to Make Your Dreams Come True
Heather Stauffer is an Associate Acquisitions Editor at UNP. She is the granddaughter of Helen Winter Stauffer, a Mari Sandoz scholar. Helen Winter Stauffer (1922-2019), was author of Mari Sandoz and Letters of Mari Sandoz. Helen Winter Stauffer led an extraordinary life … Continue reading Remembering Helen Winter Stauffer
Cather Studies presents new work about Willa Cather’s diverse writings (fiction, journalism, correspondence). Essays focus on her interesting relationships with other writers, the textual history of her works, as well as the cultural aesthetic and social contexts to her oeuvre. … Continue reading Willa Cather and the Arts
Rosemary Sekora is the publicity manager at UNP. Follow her on Twitter for bookish content and photos of her puppy. Last month, I posted a little tweet consisting of seasonal catalog stats from the upcoming 2020 spring/summer season: Inside the @UnivNebPress … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: New Year, New Books
The following was originally published in the University of Nebraska Press Fall 2019 Newsletter, i.e. Lise Funderburg is a writer, editor, and a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Funderburg’s collection of oral histories, Black, White, Other: … Continue reading Behind the Book: A Q&A with Lise Funderburg
SAVE 50% on over a thousand different titles from our rich and capacious backlist. From Native American History to Latin American Studies, from Military History to African Poetry, from books on the Great Plains to the literature of the American West, there’s … Continue reading Announcing the Fall Sale!
The University of Nebraska Press adopted Cooper Park to help clean, preserve, and maintain it throughout the year. UNP’s first park clean-up was Friday, August 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. The Press chose this date to help begin the … Continue reading Cooper Park
This year Heartland Fall Forum is in Cleveland, Ohio from Oct. 2-4. HFF is the premiere gathering place for those interested in independent bookstores throughout the Midwest. Hosted jointly by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association. UNP … Continue reading Heartland Fall Forum 2019
UNP is proud to announce the winner of the Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2019: Jennifer Sweeney of Redlands, California and her manuscript Foxlogic, Fireweed. Her collection follows a sequence of five physical and emotional terrains—floodplain, coast, desert, … Continue reading Announcing the Backwaters Prize in Poetry Winner for 2019