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The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
 
The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers.
 
Prizes: $500 prizes will be awarded in both the fiction and poetry categories, and the winning manuscripts will appear in the spring issue of Nimrod. Winners will have the chance to work with the Nimrod board of editors to refine and edit their manuscripts before publication.
 
Contest Rules
 
Eligibility: Open only to writers whose work has not appeared or is not scheduled to appear in more than 2 publications.
 
  • Poetry: Up to 5 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems)
  • Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)
  • All work submitted must be unpublished.
  • Work submitted may be on any theme, any subject.
  • The contest is open internationally.
  • Include a cover sheet containing title(s), author’s name, full address, phone, and email.
  • Omit author’s name on manuscript.
 
Dates: Contest opens May 1st, 2017. Postmark Deadline: July 15th, 2017.
 
Online Submissions: Work may be submitted online using our online submission manager system: https://nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit
 
Postal Submissions: Clearly indicate “Ringold Contest Entry” on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Staple manuscript if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. Include SASE for results only; manuscripts will not be returned. The results will be posted on Nimrod’s website.
 
Mail to:
Nimrod International Journal
Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers--Fiction or Poetry (indicate the appropriate category)
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104
 
Entry Fee: Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 fee, which includes both the reading fee and a copy of the spring issue of Nimrod. Make checks payable to Nimrod. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each entry must include its own $12 fee.
 
 
 
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