About New American Press
We are an independent non-profit literary publisher. We like poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, and some things that defy categorization. But ultimately we want what any reader wants: to be dazzled, engrossed, and amazed.
We publish between three and five full-length books each year. Annually, we award a New American Fiction Prize and a New American Poetry Prize, each for a full-length book that we publish and tell all our friends about. You can find out more at our current contest page and our previous winners page.
Our literary journal, MAYDAY Magazine, presents new writing and visual art to a growing community of international readers. Past issues have featured poetry, fiction, translations, and commentary by such writers as Alex Cigale, Paul Crenshaw, Rana Dasgupta, Kathy Fagen, Annie Finch, Alan Heathcock, Christopher Higgs, T. R. Hummer, Mary Kasimor, Daniil Kharms, David Kirby, Maya Kóvskaya, Abdellatif Laâbi, Craig Nova, Daniele Pantano, David R. Slavitt, Mark Smith-Soto, Robert Walser, and Jillian Weise, as well as paintings, photography, and other visual art by José Ð Almeida, Han Bing, Aleksandra Bogdanova, Barbara Hamby, and Sheng Qi, among others. Enjoy the current issue, and don't forget to check out the submission guidelines.