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Nimrod Literary Awards

Contest ending today.



Entry Fees

$20, includes one-year subscription


First Prize: $2,000 and publication
Second Prize: $1,000 and publication


The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction & The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

The winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony and Writing Conference in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems)

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript. Include a cover sheet containing titles, author’s name, full address, phone number, and email. Submitters must be living in the U.S. by October of 2019 to enter the contest.

Postal Submissions: “Contest Entry” should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. Manuscripts will not be returned. 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.

Mail to:
Nimrod International Journal
Literary Contest–Fiction or Poetry (indicate the appropriate category)
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Online Submissions: Work may be submitted online using our online submission manager system:

Contact Information

Nimrod Journal
[email protected]


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