Holy Cow! Press publishes the very best collections of Midwest writings available to them and they've developed an audience for those books regionally and nationally. The press has published books of poetry, short fiction, memoirs, novels, plays, children's and young adult titles, biographies and anthologies centered around important themes. Established in 2016, the Press teamed up with the Lindquist & Vennum Foundation to establish a significant new fiction prize; the "First Fiction Prize" is open to writers across the Midwest and will award $5,000 and a publication for a first collection of short fiction or a novella.