About New American Press

New American Press is an independent literary publisher committed to bringing readers the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations from across the United States and around the world. We believe that books have the potential to offer readers new and compelling visions of being in the world, and we’re committed to bringing those visions to life with careful attention to each book’s design, production, and distribution.

We publish between three and five full-length books each year, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and translated works. 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.

We also seek to support and spotlight the flourishing crop of Midwestern writers who consistently produce work that is innovative, engaging, finely crafted, and strong in voice. To that end, New American Press releases a new anthology of midwestern writing each year: New Poetry from the Midwest on even years, and New Fiction from the Midwest on odd years. Check out New Stories from the Midwest 2013.

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.



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Recently released titles from New American Press:

UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, the story collection by 2013 New American Fiction Prize-winner Alden Jones, is now available! Check out her interview at Bloom.

TAURUS, poems by Paul Nemser, is ready for your order. What are folks saying about this myth-infused love story set amongst the sentient robot arms of contemporary St. Petersburg? Check out The Huffington Post review by Valerie Stivers-Isakova.

ELECTRICITY & OTHER DREAMS, a collection of magical stories by Micah Dean Hicks, is available and getting attention. Check out the starred review at Publishers Weekly!

THE THAW, newly-translated stories by award-winning Icelandic novelist Ólafur Gunnarsson, is ready for your nighttable. In the meantime, see what they had to say at the University of Rochester's Three Percent.