Minneopa Valley Press publishes literary fiction, including novel and short story collections, and literary nonfiction, including memoir and personal essays. Our guiding principals while reviewing manuscripts are craft, imagination, idea, and theme, with a focus on rural stories and issues, and representation, with an effort to develop a larger pool of diverse, rural writers.
Minneopa Valley Press is open to reviewing completed, or nearly completed, fiction manuscripts. Please submit up to thirty pages. We are not currently accepting manuscripts for children’s books, middle-grade books, or young adult books.
Minneopa Valley Press is open to reviewing completed, or nearly completed, nonfiction manuscripts. Please submit up to thirty pages.
How to Submit
Prepare a query letter that briefly introduces your book, yourself, and a market analysis, which should include books similar to yours or identifies how your book fills a hole in the publishing world. Identify your reader. Tell us who is likely to read it. Query letters should not exceed one page in length. Your current mailing address, telephone number, and email address must be included.
Prepare up to thirty pages of your book in either Microsoft Word or as a PDF.
Please print query letter and manuscript and send to:
Minneopa Valley Press, Inc.
404 Moreland Avenue
Mankato, MN 56001
Paper manuscripts will be recycled rather than returned.
Please send via email.
Type “Query: Fiction” or “Query: Nonfiction” in the subject line.
Attach query letter and manuscript as one document. Send to:
Un-agented work is welcome, as is agented work. We are a small press with a limited staff size. Allow up to ten weeks for a response. You do not have to exclusively send to Minneopa Valley Press. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, but please alert us immediately if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere.