We are an independent, nonprofit 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.
Founded in 1941, the University of Nebraska Press is a nonprofit scholarly and general interest press that publishes 170 new and reprint titles annually under the Nebraska, Bison Books, and Potomac Books imprints, and in partnership with the Jewish Publication Society, along with 30 journals. As the largest and most diversified university press between Chicago and California, with 3,000 books in print, the University of Nebraska Press is best known for publishing works in Native studies, history, sports, anthropology and geography, American studies and cultural criticism, and creative works.