Howling Bird Press Creative Nonfiction Book Prize

Jim Cihlar
May 10, 2019

Howling Bird Press is open for submissions of creative nonfiction manuscripts: memoir, personal essays, literary journalism, food writing, travel writing, and more. Word counts should be in the 20,000 to 50,000 range. File formats should be either .doc or .docx. Pages should be numbered, and the author's name and address should appear on the first page. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are allowed. 

Howling Bird Press is the publishing house of Augsburg University’s MFA in Creative Writing. Our book prize alternates genres annually, from poetry to fiction to nonfiction. Previous authors include Marci Vogel, Jacob M. Appel, Jean Harper, KateLynn Hibbard, and Lisa Van Orman Hadley.

Include a cover letter in the form provided online, and list contact information and a short (100 to 200 word) bio. There is a $25 entry fee. Current and former students of Augsburg are ineligible, as are current faculty and staff. The deadline is July 31, 2019. The winner is announced in January 2020. The winner receives $1,000 and book publication in fall 2020.

Howling Bird Press books are distributed by Small Press Distribution, and are available online and at fine bookstores nationwide.