We are thrilled to announce our latest recipient of the Backwaters Prize. This year’s top prize is $2,000 and publication of the submitted manuscript. The press received more than 300 manuscripts from around the world and our dedicated team of readers winnowed that number to the very best of the best which were submitted to our gracious […]
Omaha Zine Fest is proud to present its first annual event on March 12, 2016. This year’s fest will showcase the work of more than 80 creators and distributors in the the local and regional zine-making community. The event will also feature workshops and speakers from the publishing industry in the Midwest. Omaha Zine Fest […]
Congratulations to Kim Garcia, whose manuscript DRONE was selected by our judge, Heid E. Erdrich, as the winner of the 2015 Backwaters Prize. The winner receives a cash prize of $1,000 and publication of the winning manuscript. “Kim Garcia’s DRONE imagines the contemporary paradox of war in which we can pilot an ‘unpiloted’ aircraft. These compassionate poems reveal […]
For more information or to RSVP, go to our Facebook event page. Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m. The Nicollet 1931 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 Presenting: Katharine Whitcomb winner of the BWP 2014 Prize for her book The Daughter’s Almanac Aaron Anstett author of two BWP collections: No Accident and Insofar as Heretofore Susan Elbe […]
See our even on Facebook Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm Reading is free and open to the public.This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Reading will take place in the OPPD Community Dialogue Room on the 2nd floor of the UNO Community Engagement Center. Information about Jonis Agee: […]
Stop by in Minneapolis and say hi to the Backwaters Press at AWP ’15. We’ll be at table 1824.
Zeina Hashem Beck reading from her Backwaters Prize-winning collection, To Live in Autumn, at the Dubai launch of her book.
Susan Elbe’s 2012 Backwaters Prize winning collection, The Map of What Happened, has been reviewed in Prairie Schooner by James Crews. “Elbe’s lyrical lines strip the moments of her remembered life down to their most essential truths. In ‘Childhood,’ she captures the dizzying ache and tension of wanting to grow up fast, wanting to be shaken out of […]