New Rivers Press publishes the best literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry written by new and emerging authors from around Minnesota and the world. We find our manuscripts through three global contests and general submission periods. Check out our submission guidelines and contest deadlines under our submissions tab.
In 1968, C. W. “Bill” Truesdale founded New Rivers Press as an independent publishing house to provide a voice for new authors. Today, New Rivers Press honors Truesdale’s tradition with a dual mission: to connect the best new and emerging writers and storytellers from across Minnesota and the world with eager audiences and to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students interested in entering the publishing world after graduation.