Traditional Non-Profit Publisher Launches E-Book Only Imprint

PRESS RELEASE:

New Rivers Press to publish popular fiction titles with literary value
Accepting manuscripts for The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series competition

MOORHEAD, MN, July 1, 2012 – New Rivers Press is pleased to announce that it will begin publishing popular fiction titles with literary value. For The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series competition, the press is seeking manuscripts from new and emerging authors in the genres of Action-adventure, Crime, Detective, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Western, and Inspirational, and all sub-genres within and across those categories. Manuscripts will be accepted electronically through Submittable(formerly Submishmash) until Sept. 1.

http://newriverspress.submittable.com

There is a $20 reading fee. Each author selected for publication will receive a $250 honorarium and a standard electronic book contract. All books will be distributed internationally in e-book formats.

The New Rivers Press Electronic Book Series will be administered by Associate Editor Ryan C. Christiansen, a writer, editor, publisher, and educator living in Fargo, ND.Mr. Christiansen received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for fiction as well as his Certificate in Publishing from Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he was the managing editor for the literary journal Red Weather. He brings twenty years career experience as a writer and editor to the position, including stints as a small-town newspaper editor, military journalist, technical writer, and trade journal editor. This fall, he will be teaching English at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.

About New Rivers Press
Since 1981, New Rivers Press has held distinguished annual competitions to find new and emerging writers. (An emerging writer has not published more than two books of creative writing with a commercial, university, or national small press.) The mission of New Rivers Press at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to publish and promote enduring contemporary literature and to create academic learning opportunities. New Rivers Press acquires, publishes, and markets high quality, imaginative work from emerging and established writers. Founded in New York in 1968 by C.W. “Bill” Truesdale, the not-for-profit press has now published over 330 books.

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