Nimrod International Journal welcomes submissions of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. We publish two issues annually. Our spring issue is thematic, with the theme announced the preceding fall. Previous themes have included Writers of Age; Range of Light: The Americas; Australia; Who We Are; Islands of the Sea and of the Mind; The Arabic Nations; Mexico/USA; and Crossing Borders. The fall issue features the winners and finalists of our annual Literary Awards. In most cases, both issues also contain work accepted as general submissions throughout the year. 

Format:
Each issue is approximately 200 pages, perfect bound with a four-color cover.
 
General Submissions:
Accepted from January 1st to November 30th each year. Nimrod is closed to general submissions in December. Turn-around time for general submissions is one to five months. Online general submissions have a $3 fee associated with them. 
 
Prose: Work must be previously unpublished. 7,500 words maximum. Double-spaced. We seek vigorous writing with characters that are well developed and dialogue that is realistic without being banal. 
 
Poetry: Work must be previously unpublished. 3-7 pages. One poem per page. Poetry is open to all styles and subjects. We seek poems that go beyond one word or image, honor the impulse to reveal a truth about, or persuasive version of, the inner and outer worlds. 
 
We recommend reading a sample issue before submitting a manuscript.

Thematic Submissions:
Each fall Nimrod announces a theme for the following spring issue. The guidelines for thematic submissions are the same as for general submissions, except that thematic submissions are sometimes accepted in December. (Very occasionally we may choose a theme from previously accepted manuscripts, and then will not announce one for that year.) Online thematic submissions have a $3 fee associated with them.

For the most up-to-date announcements on themes and other submission information, you can subscribe to our email newsletter or join us on Facebook or Twitter. 

Why is there a $3 fee for online general and thematic submissions?

Our $3 fee is not a reading fee, but a fee to cover the administrative costs associated with our online submission system. We believe that it is not higher than what you might spend on a paper submission, once you factor in paper, ink, mailing, return envelopes, and postage. If you do not wish to pay the $3, you may submit via postal mail, as we have no fees associated with postal general and thematic submissions. However, we also offer this alternative as a way to conveniently upload material directly from your computer, as well as to check the status of your submission online. 
 
Payment:
Nimrod always pays with two contributors’ copies. Winners of the Nimrod Literary Awards receive $2,000 for first prize, $1,000 for second prize, and publication.
 
Nimrod Literary Awards:
Annual contest begins January 1 and ends April 30. 

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

Poetry: 3-10 pages. One long poem or several shorter poems. 
 
No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere.  Author's name must not appear on the manuscript.  Include a cover sheet with title, author's name, full address, phone & email. 
 
Submitters must be living in the US by October of the contest year to enter. 
 
All finalists will be considered for publication. In addition to publication and the prize money, winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. 

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers:
Annual contest begins May 1 and ends July 15. 

Eligibility: The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers. They are open only to writers whose work has not appeared or is not scheduled to appear in more than 2 publications. (Self-published works, works with a distribution of less than 100 copies, and journalistic articles are not considered toward the count of 2 publications.)
 
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. 
 
Contest Rules

Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

Poetry: Up to 5 pages. One long poem or several shorter poems. 
 
No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere.  Author's name must not appear on the manuscript.  Include a cover sheet with title, author's name, full address, phone & email. 
The Francine Ringold Awards are open internationally.
 
Subscriptions:
$18.50 – one year (outside USA $20.50); $32 – two years (outside USA $36); institution rates: $30 – one year (outside USA $36). 
 
Sample Issues:
$11 each. 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 7/31: 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.

Contest Rules

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 fewer than 100 copies are not considered toward the count of 2 publications.)

  • Poetry: Up to five pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems)
  • All work submitted must be unpublished
  • In the Cover Letter field on the submission form, paste a cover sheet containing the title, author's name, full address, phone, and email; do not include this in the manuscript document and do not include the author's name as part of the uploaded submission file's name
  • Author's name must not appear on the manuscript
  • Work submitted may be on any theme, any subject
  • The contest is open internationally

Entry Fee: Each entry requires an entry fee of $12.00, which includes a copy of the spring issue of Nimrod. Online submissions have a fee of $1.70 associated with them to cover administrative costs. If you do not wish to pay the $1.70 administrative fee, you may submit by mail for the flat $12.00 fee. Please see our website for details on submitting by mail. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each entry must include its own fee.

Note that all contest submissions will be logged on Submittable with numeric titles in order to maintain anonymity; please be sure the title of the work appears on the manuscript. Requests to revise or edit contest manuscripts after submission will be denied.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 7/31: 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.

Contest Rules

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 fewer than 100 copies are not considered toward the count of 2 publications.)

  • Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)
  • All work submitted must be unpublished
  • In the Cover Letter field on the submission form, paste a cover sheet containing the title, author's name, full address, phone, and email; do not include this in the manuscript document and do not include the author's name as part of the uploaded submission file's name
  • Author's name must not appear on the manuscript
  • Manuscript text should be double-spaced
  • Work submitted may be on any theme, any subject
  • The contest is open internationally

Entry Fee: Each entry requires an entry fee of $12.00, which includes a copy of the spring issue of Nimrod. Online submissions have a fee of $1.70 associated with them to cover administrative costs. If you do not wish to pay the $1.70 administrative fee, you may submit by mail for the flat $12.00 fee. Please see our website for details on submitting by mail. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each entry must include its own fee.

Note that all contest submissions will be logged on Submittable with numeric titles in order to maintain anonymity; please be sure the title of the work appears on the manuscript. Requests to revise or edit contest manuscripts after submission will be denied.

I wish to register for Nimrod's Conference for Readers and Writers on October 20th, 2018. The Conference will take place at The University of Tulsa's Allen Chapman Student Union, 440 S. Gary Ave., from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 


Registration Deadlines:

Early Bird Registration ($50/standard registration, $10/scholarship registration) will close at 11:59 p.m. on September 30th. 

Regular Registration ($60/standard registration, $10/scholarship registration) will open on October 1st and will close at 11:59 p.m. on October 16th.

One-on-One Editing Session and Novel-Pitch Critique Sessions Registration Deadline: Ocober 13th

Regular Registration for Nimrod's Conference for Readers and Writers will close at 11:59 p.m. on October 16th. To register after this time, please come to Late Registration at 9:30 a.m. on October 20th in the Allen Chapman Student Union at The University of Tulsa (Late Registration: $70/standard registration, $15/scholarship registration). 

(Online registration includes a small fee to cover administrative costs. If you do not wish to pay this fee, please print the registration form from our website and mail it to Nimrod, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104. All registration dates listed above also apply to mailed registration forms, which must be received in our office by the listed deadlines.)


Also join us for Nimrod Write Night at the Tulsa Garden Center Friday, October 19th, with an Author Reception (light bites and cash bar) from 6:30-7:00 p.m. and an Author Chat and book signing from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Mingle with all our Conference guest authors at our Author Reception and join us for a special Author Chat with fiction writer Rilla Askew, winner of the American Book Award and the Oklahoma Book Award, and poet Patricia Smith, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the NAACP Image Award. The entire evening is free and open to the public. Presented in conjunction with Booksmart Tulsa. Tulsa Garden Center is located at 2435 S. Peoria Ave. in Tulsa.


Complete Schedule for Saturday, October 21st: 

9:30-10:00 a.m.: Late Registration/Pre-Registered Check In


10:00-10:40 a.m.: PANEL DISCUSSIONS (Concurrent Sessions)*

Finding Time, Finding Balance: Your Writing Life

Rilla Askew, Henry Cribbs, Emma DePanise, Megan Merchant, Ellen Rhudy

How Do I Know When I’m Done?: Strategies for Revision

Erin Bow, Sarah MacLean, Francine Ringold, Sharon Solwitz, Patricia Smith

Editing and Publishing: Q&A 

Kaveh Bassiri, Jill Bialosky, Carl Engle-Laird, Eilis O’Neal, Julia Thomas


10:45 a.m.: MORNING WORKSHOPS (Concurrent Sessions)

One-on-One Editing Sessions I

Meet one on one with a Nimrod editor who will help you revise your work.  Submit 2-3 pages of poetry or 4-5 pages of fiction or nonfiction.  Pre-registration is required and materials must be received by October 13th.  Each session is 15 minutes long. 

Remapping: Poetry Workshop — Patricia Smith

What in the world am I gonna write about? How am I gonna smash this writer’s block?  Am I a writer at all? How did I get here? And where was I before this? Using a map of the long-ago to spark memory and rouse the imagination, we’ll seek to answer these questions once and for all. Be prepared to remember, to confess, and to write!

Telling it Slant: Memoir — Jill Bialosky

Emily Dickinson wrote, “Tell all the truth/but tell it slant.” How can a fictive voice be called upon in a memoir piece? How does a piece of writing, whether personal essay or memoir, transform itself from personal experience into artfulness? We’ll provide narrative strategies for digging deeper in memoir by investigating Dickinson’s dictum.  

Breaking the Boundaries: Magical Realism — Ellen Rhudy and Sharon Solwitz

Magical Realism expands the bounds of what is real, known, knowable, and accepted for both the writer and the reader. Incorporating the strange or magical into an essentially realistic work, Magical Realism allows playfulness on the part of the writer while also offering the opportunity to comment on society, politics, and the complications of human fear and desire. We’ll investigate this literary genre and learn how it can enhance our fiction.

Using Weakness to Build Strong Character — Sarah MacLean

The characters we love best are the ones who are the most real—in that they have layers of strengths and weaknesses. We’ll focus on the importance of layering characters to create fascinating,nuanced people who drive the story and win over readers, and we’ll fine tune our heroes, antiheroes, and villains—ensuring that every character in your work sings.

Your Agent, Your Editor, and You: Understanding Publishing’s Gatekeepers — Carl Engle-Laird

Ready to be published? We’ll explain the role agents and editors play in selecting and perfecting published fiction and walk you through the steps a manuscript takes from conception to publication, as well as provide tips for how to research agents, assess short fiction marketplaces, and navigate submissions guidelines.


12:00 p.m.: Lunch and 40th Annual Nimrod Literary Awards Ceremony


1:35 p.m.:  AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS (Concurrent Sessions)

Making History, Taking Place: Historical Fiction — Rilla Askew

Some of our best contemporary writers tackle the world’s most enduring stories through historical fiction. As we share tips on resources for research, we’ll focus on how to locate historical events within a specific place, how to develop authentic characters, and how to imbed historical detail in the fiction without overwhelming the narrative. 

Expand Your Language: Poetry Workshop — Kaveh Bassiri

We carry with us a vocabulary that shapes the way we see the world. But sometimes we limit our writing to what we consider “poetic language.” We’ll explore how we can bring the words we already know into our poems and how we can expand the world of our poetry with the variety of specialized languages that surround us.

Poetry: Using Emotion Effectively, Bravely, and Responsibly — Emma DePanise and Megan Merchant

Anais Nin said, “If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”  How do we create authentic poems with a range of emotions while avoiding sentimentality? We’ll discuss sentimentality, discover how sometimes “not saying” can hit harder than “saying,” and practice conveying emotion through our own writing in unique, exciting, and purposeful ways.

Choose Your Own Disaster: Worldbuilding for Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Beyond — Erin Bow

Writers of speculative fiction face all the usual challenges—constructing paragraphs, creating characters, crafting stories—but must also build the worlds in which their stories unfold.   When it’s done badly it looks like set-dressing for the sixth-grade play: sweetly laughable and paper-thin.  When it’s done well the worlds are so real that readers stay lost in them for years. We’ll talk about ways to achieve such a world. 

Creating Compelling Characters: Mystery and More — Julia Thomas

The sleuth, the sidekick, the villain. They form the backbone of many mystery novels, and when they are well-drawn—and complement each other—we remember them at length. With an emphasis on the mystery genre, we’ll explore how to create versions of these compelling characters and also discuss how supporting characters enhance your story and add to its credibility.  

Novel-Pitch Critique Sessions — Carl Engle-Laird

Meet one-on-one with editor Carl Engle-Laird for a critique of a one-page pitch of your novel. Pre-registration is required and materials must be received by October 13th.  Each session is 5 minutes long. Novels may be in any genre. Sessions are limited—enroll early to ensure a spot.  


3:00 p.m.: READINGS AND EDITING WORKSHOPS

Invitational Readings

Kaveh Bassiri, Jill Bialosky, Erin Bow, Sarah MacLean, Julia Thomas

One-on-One Editing Sessions II

Meet one on one with a Nimrod editor who will help you revise your work.  Submit 2-3 pages of poetry or 4-5 pages of fiction or nonfiction.  Pre-registration is required and materials must be received by October 13th.  Each session is 15 minutes long. 


4:00 p.m.: BOOK SIGNING


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Saturday Conference registration includes workshops, panel discussions, readings, lunch (including vegetarian options), pitch sessions, and one-on-one editing sessions. 

Pre-registration is required for participation in one-on-one editing sessions and novel-pitch critique sessions and must be received along with your work by Oct. 13th. One-on-one sessions and critiques are limited, so register early to ensure a spot. 

All panel discussions and group classes are open on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants may attend one morning panel discussion, one morning masterclass, and one afternoon masterclass, as well as the entire reading from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. and the book signing afterward.  Afternoon one-on-one editing participants may move from their sessions to the Invitational Readings as time permits.

Please note that some classes will take place in an adjacent building. If you require special assistance to reach classes outside the main building, or have other special needs, please contact Nimrod prior to the Conference to make arrangements, or, for those registering at Late Registration, please speak to a staff member at the time of your arrival. 

Scholarships to attend are available, particularly for students. 

Professional development credit is available for Tulsa Public Schools teachers.

Email: nimrod@utulsa.edu

Website: www.utulsa.edu/nimrod

Online Registration: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit

Phone: (918) 631-3080

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Workshop Leaders

Rilla Askew, judge for Nimrod’s 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, is the winner of the American Book Award for her novel Fire in Beulahand the Oklahoma Book Award for The Mercy Seat. She is the author of three other books of fiction and the nonfiction collectionMost American: Notes from a Wounded Place. She teaches at the University of Oklahoma. (Fiction)

Kaveh Bassiri is an Iranian-American writer and translator. He is the winner of Bellingham Review’s 49th Parallel Award, and his work has appeared in Nimrod, The Virginia Quarterly Review,Beloit Poetry Journal, and Mississippi Review, as well as in the anthology Best New Poets 2011. He also writes for the Michigan Quarterly Review. (Poetry)

Jill Bialosky is the New York Times-bestselling author of the memoirs History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life and Poetry Will Save Your Life. Also the author of four poetry collections and three novels, she is the current Executive Editor at W. W. Norton & Company. (Memoir)

Erin Bow is the author of two young adult fantasy novels, Plain Kateand Sorrow’s Knot, and the YA science fiction duology The Scorpion Rules andThe Swan Riders. She is the winner of the CBC Canadian Literary Awardand TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award winner, sometimes called “Canada’s Newbery.”  (YA Fantasy and Science Fiction)

Henry Cribbs has served on Nimrod’s editorial board for over 10 years and is acting Executive Director of the Oklahoma Literary Arts Alliance. His poetry has appeared in Lake Effect and Maxwell’s Crossing. (Poetry, Publishing)

Emma DePanise is the 2018 First Prize winner of Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in Nimrod, Potomac Review, Little Patuxent ReviewMochila Review, Runestone, and other journals. (Poetry)

Carl Engle-Laird is an Associate Editor at Tor.com Publishing. Tor.com Publishingis an imprint of Tor Books and publishes science fiction and fantasy novellas and novels by emerging and established writers in print and e-book formats. (Publishing)

Sarah MacLean is the New York Times-bestselling author of eleven romance novels, mostly recently Wicked and the Wallflower. She is a two-time winner of the Romance Writers of American’s RITA Award for best historical romance, and she also reviews romance novels for the The Washington Post.  (Romance)

Megan Merchant is the 2018 Second Prize winner of Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She is the author of three poetry collections, Gravel Ghosts,The Dark’s Humming, and Grief Flowers, four chapbooks, and a children’s book, These Words I Shaped for You. She is an editor at The Comstock Review. (Poetry)

Eilis O’Neal, Nimrod’s Editor-in-Chief,is the author of the young adult fantasy novel The False Princess, which was a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, as well as an ABC New Voices and ABC Best Book for Children selection. (Publishing, YA Fantasy)

Ellen Rhudy is the 2018 Second Prize winner of Nimrod’s Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. Her work has appeared in Nimrod and is forthcoming in cream city reviewand Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. When not writing, she works as an instructional designer. (Fiction)

Francine Ringold, Nimrod’s Senior Advisory Editor, completed two terms as Oklahoma’s Poet Laureate. Her books of poems, The Trouble with Voices: Poetry and Still Dancing, won the Oklahoma Book Award in 1996 and 2005. Her newest book is entitled From Birth to Birth: My Memoir—and a Guide for Yours. (Poetry, Memoir)

Patricia Smith, judge for Nimrod’s 2018 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry,is the author of eight books of poetry, including Incendiary Art, winner of the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Award, the 2017 L.A. Times Book Prize, the 2018 NAACP Image Award, and finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize; and Blood Dazzler, a National Book Award finalist. (Poetry)

Sharon Solwitz is the 2018 First Prize winner of Nimrod’s Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction. She is the author of the short story collection Blood and Milk and the novels Bloody MaryandOnce in Lourdes. She teaches fiction writing at Purdue University. (Fiction)

Julia Thomas is the author of the mystery novels The English Boys, a Library Journal Debut of the Month for 2016, and Penhale Wood. She is an educator in Tulsa. (Mystery)

Ends on December 1, 2018$3.00
$3.00
  • Up to 7 pages of poetry
  • All poems should be included in a single file, no more than one poem per page
  • Previously unpublished poems only
Ends on December 1, 2018$3.00
$3.00
  • 7,500 words maximum
  • Stories should be double-spaced
  • Previously unpublished stories only
  • 7,500 words maximum
  • Stories should be double-spaced
  • Previously unpublished stories only
VOICES OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

For our Spring/Summer 2019 issue, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, Nimrod International Journal invites poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and translations from writers from the Middle East and North Africa, including writers currently living in this region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage. 

With this issue, we seek to celebrate writers and writing from this region, to highlight the diverse cultures and people within it, and to enrich and add complexity to the representation and understanding of the Middle East and North Africa. It is often spoken of as if it were one homogeneous swath of the globe, and indeed, less than 1% of Arabic and Persian literature is translated into English, further adding to this perceived sameness. But it is in fact a collection of countries straddling three continents, all with diverse cultures and histories, with similarities and distinct differences—and it is this richness and diversity of thought and culture that we wish to call attention to in this issue. We hope to include work by writers in as many of the groups within the region as possible: work by writers who identify as Arab, Israeli, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian, and more; work translated from Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Berber, and more; and work from writers of the many faiths practiced in the region, as well as those who follow no particular faith.  

What We Are Seeking:
 
We invite poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and translations from writers from the Middle East and North Africa (sometimes known as MENA or WANA for short), including writers currently living in this region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage (Middle Eastern-Americans, North African-Canadians, etc.).
 
Work may be about any subject and, while we certainly welcome work about, for example, the idea of the Middle East and/or North Africa as a region; the individual countries and groups within the region; what it means to say “the Middle East”; issues of colonialism in the region; writers’ personal heritage; the work submitted for the issue is not limited to these subjects. We hope to receive a large variety of material for this issue, and we welcome writers of marginalized orientations and gender identities, writers of varying socio-economic status, and writers with physical or mental differences. Most of all, we hope to be surprised. 
 
We are excited about this issue, so please send your work and/or share this announcement with writing groups, students, and friends. We eagerly anticipate your response. 

The Specifics: 

  • Poetry submissions may be up to 7 pages.
  • All work must be previously unpublished. 
  • Work not originally in English must be translated into English, with permissions included when appropriate.
Manuscripts will be accepted beginning February 1st, 2018.

Postmark deadline: November 5th, 2018

Publication date: April 2019

Nimrod is a nonprofit literary magazine published in print by The University of Tulsa, with issues appearing twice a year. All contributors to the magazine receive two copies of the issues in which their work appears. 

You may also send postal manuscripts to:

Nimrod Journal
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Postal manuscripts are free and have no fee associated with them. If the online submission fee or the postage to send work by mail will pose a substantial economic burden, writers may seek a waiver of the fee. To seek a waiver, please email us at nimrod@utulsa.edu with your request and reasons for seeking a waiver. 

Email nimrod@utulsa.edu, call (918) 631-3080, or visit our website

VOICES OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

For our Spring/Summer 2019 issue, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, Nimrod International Journal invites poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and translations from writers from the Middle East and North Africa, including writers currently living in this region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage. 

With this issue, we seek to celebrate writers and writing from this region, to highlight the diverse cultures and people within it, and to enrich and add complexity to the representation and understanding of the Middle East and North Africa. It is often spoken of as if it were one homogeneous swath of the globe, and indeed, less than 1% of Arabic and Persian literature is translated into English, further adding to this perceived sameness. But it is in fact a collection of countries straddling three continents, all with diverse cultures and histories, with similarities and distinct differences—and it is this richness and diversity of thought and culture that we wish to call attention to in this issue. We hope to include work by writers in as many of the groups within the region as possible: work by writers who identify as Arab, Israeli, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian, and more; work translated from Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Berber, and more; and work from writers of the many faiths practiced in the region, as well as those who follow no particular faith.  

What We Are Seeking:
 
We invite poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and translations from writers from the Middle East and North Africa (sometimes known as MENA or WANA for short), including writers currently living in this region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage (Middle Eastern-Americans, North African-Canadians, etc.).
 
Work may be about any subject and, while we certainly welcome work about, for example, the idea of the Middle East and/or North Africa as a region; the individual countries and groups within the region; what it means to say “the Middle East”; issues of colonialism in the region; writers’ personal heritage; the work submitted for the issue is not limited to these subjects. We hope to receive a large variety of material for this issue, and we welcome writers of marginalized orientations and gender identities, writers of varying socio-economic status, and writers with physical or mental differences. Most of all, we hope to be surprised. 
 
We are excited about this issue, so please send your work and/or share this announcement with writing groups, students, and friends. We eagerly anticipate your response. 

The Specifics: 

  • Fiction may be up to 7,500 words.
  • All work must be previously unpublished. 
  • Work not originally in English must be translated into English, with permissions included when appropriate.
  • Fiction should be double-spaced with 1” margins on all sides.
Manuscripts will be accepted beginning February 1st, 2018.

Postmark deadline: November 5th, 2018

Publication date: April 2019

Nimrod is a nonprofit literary magazine published in print by The University of Tulsa, with issues appearing twice a year. All contributors to the magazine receive two copies of the issues in which their work appears. 

You may also send postal manuscripts to:

Nimrod Journal
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Postal manuscripts are free and have no fee associated with them. If the online submission fee or the postage to send work by mail will pose a substantial economic burden, writers may seek a waiver of the fee. To seek a waiver, please email us at nimrod@utulsa.edu with your request and reasons for seeking a waiver. 

Email nimrod@utulsa.edu, call (918) 631-3080, or visit our website

VOICES OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

For our Spring/Summer 2019 issue, Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, Nimrod International Journal invites poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and translations from writers from the Middle East and North Africa, including writers currently living in this region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage. 

With this issue, we seek to celebrate writers and writing from this region, to highlight the diverse cultures and people within it, and to enrich and add complexity to the representation and understanding of the Middle East and North Africa. It is often spoken of as if it were one homogeneous swath of the globe, and indeed, less than 1% of Arabic and Persian literature is translated into English, further adding to this perceived sameness. But it is in fact a collection of countries straddling three continents, all with diverse cultures and histories, with similarities and distinct differences—and it is this richness and diversity of thought and culture that we wish to call attention to in this issue. We hope to include work by writers in as many of the groups within the region as possible: work by writers who identify as Arab, Israeli, Turkish, Kurdish, Persian, and more; work translated from Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Berber, and more; and work from writers of the many faiths practiced in the region, as well as those who follow no particular faith.  

What We Are Seeking:
 
We invite poems, short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, and translations from writers from the Middle East and North Africa (sometimes known as MENA or WANA for short), including writers currently living in this region, writers from the region currently living abroad, and writers of Middle Eastern and North African heritage (Middle Eastern-Americans, North African-Canadians, etc.).
 
Work may be about any subject and, while we certainly welcome work about, for example, the idea of the Middle East and/or North Africa as a region; the individual countries and groups within the region; what it means to say “the Middle East”; issues of colonialism in the region; writers’ personal heritage; the work submitted for the issue is not limited to these subjects. We hope to receive a large variety of material for this issue, and we welcome writers of marginalized orientations and gender identities, writers of varying socio-economic status, and writers with physical or mental differences. Most of all, we hope to be surprised. 
 
We are excited about this issue, so please send your work and/or share this announcement with writing groups, students, and friends. We eagerly anticipate your response. 

The Specifics: 

  • Creative nonfiction may be up to 7,500 words.
  • All work must be previously unpublished. 
  • Work not originally in English must be translated into English, with permissions included  when appropriate.
  • Creative nonfiction should be double-spaced with 1” margins on all sides.
 
Manuscripts will be accepted beginning February 1st, 2018.

Postmark deadline: November 5th, 2018

Publication date: April 2019

Nimrod is a nonprofit literary magazine published in print by The University of Tulsa, with issues appearing twice a year. All contributors to the magazine receive two copies of the issues in which their work appears. 

You may also send postal manuscripts to:

Nimrod Journal
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Postal manuscripts are free and have no fee associated with them. If the online submission fee or the postage to send work by mail will pose a substantial economic burden, writers may seek a waiver of the fee. To seek a waiver, please email us at nimrod@utulsa.edu with your request and reasons for seeking a waiver. 

Email nimrod@utulsa.edu, call (918) 631-3080, or visit our website

Nimrod International Journal is now selecting poetry by Tulsa-area writers for publication in The Tulsa Voice.

**Please note that all submissions in this category must be from writers who either live in the Tulsa area or have a strong emotional ties to Tulsa. If you are not currently living in the Tulsa area, please indicate your connection in your cover letter.**

Submission Guidelines

  • Each piece of poetry may be no more than 40 lines long.
  • Writers must be living in Tulsa and the surrounding area or have strong emotional ties to Tulsa to submit.
  • Work submitted must be previously unpublished.
  • Writers may submit up to three poems at a time.
  • Poetry may be in any style, as long as it does not exceed the 40-line limit.
  • Selected work will be published in The Tulsa Voice, with payment of $30 per piece.
Nimrod International Journal is now selecting flash fiction by Tulsa-area writers for publication in The Tulsa Voice.

**Please note that all submissions in this category must be from writers who either live in the Tulsa area or have a strong emotional ties to Tulsa. If you are not currently living in the Tulsa area, please indicate your connection in your cover letter.**

Submission Guidelines
  • Each piece of fiction may be no more than 500 words long.
  • Writers must be living in Tulsa and the surrounding area or have strong emotional ties to Tulsa to submit.
  • Work submitted must be previously unpublished.
  • Writers may submit up to three flash fiction pieces at a time.
  • Work may be in any style, any genre.
  • Selected work will be published in The Tulsa Voice, with payment of $30 per piece.
Nimrod International Journal