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Nimrod Literary Awards
Founded by Ruth G. Hardman
 
 
 
The 38th Nimrod Literary Awards
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &
The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry
 
First Prize: $2,000 and publication
Second Prize: $1,000 and publication
 
The winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony and Writing Conference in October. All finalists will be considered for publication. 
 
Contest Rules
 
Contest begins: January 1, 2016
 
Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2016
 
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 2016 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 .
 
Entry Fee: 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). Writers may submit multiple entries, but each entry must include its own $20 fee.
 
 
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