Cornerstone Press is a small, independent publishing house and teaching
press. As the only press of its kind in the University of Wisconsin
system, and one of four undergraduate, student-staffed presses in the
United States, the Press operates with the support of the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of English, the School of Humanities and Global Studies, and the College of Letters
Press publishes up to five titles per year. All books are produced in
classes and internships offered by the Department of English. From
acquisitions and editing, to layout and design, to marketing and sales,
students get a chance to work in all fields of professional
publishing. Established in 1984, the press has published over 45 titles to
date in multiple genres.
We are located in the Collins Classroom Center (Room 127) of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Patricia Ann McNair and Cornerstone Press receive national recognition through the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®!
April 16, 2021, Stevens Point, WI -- The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized Responsible Adults by Patricia Ann McNair (Cornerstone Press 2020) in the category of Short Stories as a distinguished favorite.
The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners and distinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.
In Patricia Ann McNair's Responsible Adults, a mother uses her reluctant adolescent daughter as a model for her art photography. "Your mother loves you best when you are ugly," the girl comes to believe. A stepfather attacks a neighbor boy for exposing a shameful secret to his stepdaughter. A pregnant and undocumented young woman brings new life to a failing church and its dwindling congregation. Farms fail, families break apart, work is hard to come by, and the characters in these fictional Midwestern towns are fueled by grief and hope, loss and desire. What happens when responsible adults are anything but responsible people? When they are at best, irresponsible, and at worst, dangerous?
In 2021, the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD had entries worldwide. Participating authors and publishers reside in countries such as Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and others. In addition, books submitted included writers located in U.S. cities such as Atlanta to Santa Fe; Chicago to New York; from Boise to Honolulu, and others.
"We congratulate this year's 2021 winners and distinguished favorites in the annual INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD. The quality and quantity of excellent independently published books hit a record. Independents recognized are thriving around the globe. We are so proud to announce these key titles representing global independent publishing." said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.
Cornerstone Press is a student-staffed teaching press at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, where students get hands-on experience in editing, designing, marketing, and selling books in multiple genres. "Having one of our titles named as a distinguished favorite by the Independent Press Award is a great and humbling honor," said Ross K. Tangedal, assistant professor of English and press director & publisher. "It is a testament not only to the talents of Patricia Ann McNair, but also to the skills and dedication of our student staff here at the university."
The IPA welcomes independent publishers and authors to submit books for their next competition at https://www.independentpressaward.com/online-entry-form-1
For more information please visit independentpressaward.com; and to see this year's list of IPA Winners and Distinguished Favorites, please visit the website pages:
2021 DISTINGUISHED FAVORITES:
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