44th Nimrod Literary Awards Taking Entries

The Nimrod Literary Awards offer first prizes of $2,000 and publication and second prizes of $1,000 and publication, along with a reading at the virtual Awards Ceremony,

The Awards are sponsored by the Nimrod International Journal, one of the oldest literary journals in the country, publishing since 1956.

Here are the contest rules:

NOTE: Entries by mail must be postmarked by April 1, 2022.

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, address, phone and email. The Literary Awards are open internationally. 

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

Postal Submissions: Clearly indicate “Contest Entry” on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Staple manuscript if possible. Manuscripts will not be returned. Include SASE for results, which will also 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

Local writers are welcome to submit promotional news releases about themselves, their critique groups, and any other writing-related activities of interest to writers in Arkansas and the neighboring states. Submission Guidelines: https://arkansaswriters.com/contact/submit-news

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