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Nimrod Literary Awards
Founded by Ruth G. Hardman
 
 
 
The 37th Nimrod Literary Awards
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction &
The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry
 
Founded by Ruth G. Hardman
 
FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication
 
Contest Rules
Contest Begins: January 1, 2015
 
Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2015
 
Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).
 
Fiction: 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 major title and subtitles, author's name, full address, phone & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. “Contest Entry" should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet.
 
Include SASE for results only.  If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s website. Manuscripts will not be returned.
 
Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2015 to enter the contest. 
 
Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication. 
 
Entry/Subscription Fee: Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee.  Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).
 
Send to:
 
Nimrod Journal
Literary Contest--Fiction or Poetry
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104   
 
 
The 2014 Nimrod Literary Awards Results
 
The editors of Nimrod International Journal are delighted to announce the winners, honorable mentions, finalists and semi-finalists of the 36th Nimrod Literary Awards.
 
 
Nimrod Literary Awards: The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry       
 
FIRST PRIZE: Mary-Alice Daniel, “Disease Map” and other poems
 
SECOND PRIZE: Christopher Buckley, “Reincarnation by the Sea” and other poems
                            
HONORABLE MENTIONS:   
 
Pam Bernard, NH, “Lingua Franca” and other poems
Jude Nutter, “The Fields of The Somme, 2007” and other poems
Lex Runciman, “Events Are a Blunt Instrument”
                            
Nimrod Literary Awards: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction
 
FIRST PRIZE: Shobha Rao, “Kavitha and Mustafa”
 
SECOND PRIZE: Jill Logan, “Little House”
         
 
Nimrod extends deep appreciation to all who submitted. Selecting the poetry and fiction finalists was a task that dominated the lives of Nimrod’s editors all spring.  They approached their mission with dedication and discretion, reading and rereading the final group, comparing notes, and speaking for favorites. The finalists’ manuscripts, without cover letters or names, were sent to the judges for 2014. W. S. Di Piero, the author of Tombo, served as poetry judge, and Chris Abani, author of Graceland, served as fiction judge.  They chose the winners and honorable mentions from the finalist groups.  
 
The 37th Nimrod Literary Awards competition begins January 1, 2015; the postmark deadline is April 30, 2015. We welcome your submissions, knowing that each year brings new discoveries, often from those who have submitted to the competition before.
 
All entrants not previously contacted by Nimrod about their work may consider their work released at this time.
 
Poetry Finalists 2014 (listed in order of number they received at check-in)
 
P068, Christopher Buckley, CA, “Reincarnation by the Sea” and other poems
P089, Jude Nutter, MN, “The Fields of The Somme, 2007” and other poems
P093, Dwaine Spieker, NE, “Stainless Steel” and other poems
P167, Lex Runciman, OR, “Events Are a Blunt Instrument”
P196, Kim Garcia, MA, “A Hundred Views” and other poems
P407, Arne Weingart, IL, “World Without Signs” and other poems
P409, Mary-Alice Daniel, CA, “Disease Map” and other poems
P487, Pam Bernard, NH, “Lingua Franca” and other poems
 
Poetry Semi-Finalists 2014
 
P007, Ed Frankel, CA, “After Washing Her Godson’s Body Sheyna Imagines an
Answer to Grief” and other poems
P022, Alison Turner, CA, “Earthquake Hollywood” and other poems
P031, Kate Kingston, CO, “What Words for God?” and other poems
P142, Alison Luterman, CA, “She for Whom I Am Named” and other poems
P157, Katharyn Howd Machan, NY, “Left Turn on Sunday Road” and other poems
P159, Anna Leahy, CA, “Awash” and other poems
P170, Moira Linehan, MA, “Psalm 8” and other poems
P172, Angela Patten, VT, “In Praise of Usefulness” and other poems
P210, Nancy Takacs, UT, “Fossil Fish” and other poems
P253, Simon Peter Eggertsen, NY, “A Request for Color and Spice #3” and other
poems
P254, Charles P.R. Tisdale, NC, “Urban Metamorphs”
P257, Kyoko Uchida, NY, “Ever After” and other poems
P307, Markham Johnson, OK, “Hitching a Ride for the Rapture” and other poems
P316, Erin Rodoni, CA, “Bestiary” and other poems
P317, Joe Wilkins, OR, “Western” and other poems
P322, Terri Niccum, CA, “May we all be close to rescue” and other poems
P380, Jeanne Wagner, CA, “The Sibyl Prepares for Retirement” and other poems
P414, Patricia Clark, MI, “Mudflats, Heron” and other poems
P488, Anne C. Coon, NY, “The Needle”
 
Fiction Finalists 2014
 
F040, Robert E. Mundy, NE, “Family Matters”
F049, Rachel Basch, CT, “The Big House on Cannondale Road”
F068, Shobha Rao, CA, “Kavitha and Mustafa”
F111, Mark Holden, NY, “The Book of Fishing”
F165, Helen Degen Cohen, IL, “My Grandma’s Sister”
F207, Jill Logan, CA, “Little House”
F240, Daniel Hamilton, IN, “The Decline of the American Bison”
F241, Don Fenton, TX, “Regarding Fire Blossoms”
F244, Katherine Enggass, NM, “She Leaves to Cherish”
F291, Manini Nayar, PA, “Simulacra”
 
Fiction Semi-Finalists 2014
 
F045, Bill Helfman, CA, “How to have an affair with a married woman”
F063, Lynn Stansbury, WA, “Sex Education”
F117, Tina Klimas, MI, “A Diner and the Cello”
F124, Star S. Olderman, WI, “Candy”
F143, S.G. Fromm, NJ, “even junior dies”
F170, Amy Minton, TX, “Burning Your Doors”
F187, Garry Craig Powell, AR, “The Latin Super-man”
F205, Amy Foster Myer, OR, “Her Back Is to Us”
 
 
 
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