Literary journal and news source for poets and the world of poetry. The journal also publishes essays and reviews.
Prairie Schooner is a literary journal, published quarterly with the support of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Press.
It has a focus on poetry, essays and reviews published by emerging, mid-career, and established writers.
It also runs a blog and email newsletter which publish articles more frequently.
Endowed in Perpetuity
In 2001 University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumna and former Prairie Schooner editorial assistant Glenna Luschei endowed the journal in perpetuity through the University of Nebraska Foundation – meaning they have money to do this work for a long time.
The Glenna Luschei Endowed Editorship and Fund for Excellence at Prairie Schooner provides support for the magazine’s program, one $1,500 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award and ten Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Awards of $250 each, special editorial projects, national exposure for the magazine and its contributors, and support for the editorship.
The Prairie Schooner Raz-Shumaker Book Prize
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 Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit unpublished manuscripts.
There are two contests, The Fiction Contest and the Poetry Contest. 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.
Winners will receive $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press.
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