Sunday, April 30, 2017
Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee. Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).
FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication
Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.
The Awards are among the most distinguished literary prizes in the country. Past judges include Karen Russell, Stanley Kunitz, Marvin Bell, Mark Doty, Olga Broumas, W. S. Merwin, Denise Levertov, William Stafford, Ron Carlson, Linda Pastan, and John Edgar Wideman. Past winners include Sue Monk Kidd, Diane Glancy, Daniel Lusk, Felicia Ward, Ruth Schwartz, Angela Flournoy, Robin Coste Lewis, and Gina Ochsner.
One of the oldest “little magazines” in the country, Nimrod has continually published new and extraordinary writers since 1956. We are dedicated to the discovery of new voices in literature, and the Nimrod Literary Awards are a special way to reward talented poets and fiction writers.
Postal mail: Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone, & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. “Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Include SASE for results only. If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s website. Manuscripts will not be returned. Send to: Nimrod Journal, Literary Contest--Fiction or Poetry, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104.
Online submissions: https://nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.