Deadline: March 15, 2022

Reading Fee: $25.00

How to enter the contest

  • The Prairie Schooner Raz-Shumaker Book Prize Series welcomes manuscripts from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English.
  • Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit manuscripts.
  • We will not consider manuscripts that have previously been published, which includes self-publication.  Manuscripts may contain stories or poems that have been published in journals or in chapbook form; however, if the full-length manuscript includes work from a previously published chapbook, the majority of the manuscript must be additional work not appearing in the chapbook.  Writers may enter both contests.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication somewhere else. No past or present paid employee of Prairie Schooner or the University of Nebraska Press or current faculty or student at the University of Nebraska will be eligible for the prizes.
  • A $25.00 reading fee must accompany each submission. Submittable supports multiple currency options. Multiple submissions are welcome, with separate fees.
  • For more guidelinee, check it here.
  • Click here to submit via Submittable.


Winners will receive $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press.

VoW Research
Author: VoW Research

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