One of the oldest “little magazines” in the country, Nimrod has continually published new and extraordinary writers since 1956. We have always been dedicated to the discovery of new voices in literature, and we offer the Francine Ringold Awards as an opportunity for writers at the same place in their writing careers to compete only against each other.
I am including the contest rules with this email, and hope that you will make them available to the members of your group. Feel free to pass the information along in any way you like—be it in emails, newsletters, or on your website. For more information about Nimrod, please visit our website at https://nimrod.utulsa.edu.
The postmark deadline for submission is July 15th. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about the Francine Ringold Awards to the writers in your writing group. We hope to see your submissions soon!
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.
Eligibility: Open only to writers whose work has not appeared or is not scheduled to appear in more than 2 publications in the genre in which they are submitting. (Self-published works or works with a distribution of less than 100 copies are not considered toward the count of 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- All work submitted must be unpublished.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, 2019. Postmark Deadline: July 15th, 2019.
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.
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.