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Minneopa Valley Press Website Goes Live!


A new publishing company, Minneopa Valley Press, Inc., has been launched by The History Writers, a Mankato, MN, business that provides historical research and writing, archives management, and genealogy and family history research. The History Writers is owned and operated by Brian and Deborah Fors.

Minneopa Valley Press plans to publish literary fiction and creative nonfiction that enrich the historical understanding of the dynamic rural environment and its varied people. Brian
Fors, Publisher, says, “Rural American writers and readers are underrepresented in the publishing world and our mission is to fill a void in the market, which is dominated by big houses in urban areas. We will also be re-imagining what publishing looks like."

Minneopa Valley Press will soon announce the acquisition of its first book, a collection of personal essays. Initially, it plans to publish between four to eight books a year.

Says Fors, “We are committed to publishing well-crafted literature, covering history and diversity, ecology, agriculture, culture, urbanization and industry. We know that there are many authors who can contribute fresh voices and new perspectives to our human story. Reading is a relationship between authors and readers, and we want to provide a rich and professional publication experience for writers and an exceptional reading experience for book lovers.”

The company is accepting manuscripts. For information on how to submit, please go online to