Deadline: April 1, 2023

Entry fee: $20

About the competition

The winners will also be flown to Tulsa from a domestic airport location for the Awards Ceremony and Writing Conference in October or, if global health situations do not allow for an in-person conference, winners will take part in a virtual Awards Ceremony and reading. All finalists in fiction and poetry will be published and paid at our standard publication rate. Semi-finalists in poetry will also be published and paid at our standard publication rate.

Competition guidelines

  • 3-10 pages of poetry 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.
  • The Nimrod Literary Awards are open internationally.
  • Work may be submitted online using our online submission manager system.
  • “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
  • 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.
  • Read the whole guideline and submit your entry here.
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