Ends on April 30, 2019

$23.00 USD

Final Judge: Margot Livesey

Prize Information: 

  • First Prize: $2,000 and publication; Second Prize: $1,000 and publication
  • In addition to publication and the prize moneys, winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October 2019
  • All finalists will be considered for publication

Submission Information:

  • 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 the title, author's name, full address, phone, and email pasted into the Cover Letter field on the submission form; please 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
  • Manuscript text should be double-spaced
  • Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2019 to enter the contest

Each entry requires an entry fee of $20.00, which includes a one-year subscription to Nimrod. Online submissions have a fee of $3.00 associated with them to cover administrative costs. 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. If you do not wish to pay the $3.00 administrative fee, you may submit by mail for the flat $20.00 fee. Please see our website for details on submitting by mail. Requests to revise or edit contest manuscripts after submission will be denied.