Welcome to The Backwaters Press

 2016 Backwaters Prize

We have announced the winner of the 2016 Backwaters Prize. The submission period for the 2017 prize is April 1 – May 31.

Other News

For qualified undergraduates, we’d like to announce our new internship program.

We have just published the 2015 Backwaters Prize winning manuscript DRONE, by Kim Garcia.

 About the Press

We are an independent, non-profit press based in Nebraska. We have published numerous award-winning titles, including the anthology Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (2003), which received two Nebraska book awards, and Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry, which won a Nebraska Book Award for a poetry anthology. Several poets published by the press have had poems from their books read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. In 2011, The Backwaters Press won the Nebraska Center for the Book‘s Jane Geske Award, for its exceptional contribution to the Nebraska literary community.

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