BY OLIVIA ROCKSTAD
Hello book lovers! We hope you are cozying up with a great read! New Rivers Press has exciting things in store for you. Check it out!
#1. We have 11 interns with us this semester—a record-breaking number! Look out for our #meettheinterntuesday on social media where we’ll introduce a new intern each week. The interns work on screening submissions, formatting e-books, posting social media promotions, and various other projects.
#2. New NRP podcasts are coming out soon! We have author interviews, poetry and prose readings from students and professors, and “intern picks” podcasts in the works. Keep an eye out—you won’t want to miss these!
#3. The New Rivers Press team is excited to visit San Antonio, Texas in March for AWP. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The book fair hosts over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP is now the largest literary conference in North America. Come pay us a visit and meet a few of our authors, including Sarah Kobrinsky, whose publication Nighttime On the Other Side of Everything, was recently released this fall. For more information on AWP, check out their website: https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/overview
#4. Red Weather, our student-run literary magazine, received over 100 submissions! #yay! A big thank you to everyone who submitted. Red Weather publishes poetry, prose, and art from students and the community. We are now screening submissions and compiling the 2020 issue of Red Weather. Follow Red Weather on social media @redweathermn to stay updated! You can purchase past issues of Red Weather on our website as well.
#5. Gary Peter, author of NRP publication Oranges, will be attending The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans at the end of March. He will also participate in a short fiction panel. Check out the links below for more information.