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Call for Submissions:
Reimagined: Bridging This World and Others
We are writers because stories have meant something to us. They have shaped the way that we view the world and ourselves. We return to our favorite stories over and over again, rereading and remembering them throughout many phases of our lives. As we remember them, we are already reimagining them—changing them, making them our own.
For our Spring/Summer 2014 issue, Reimagined: Bridging This World and Others, Nimrod International Journal is looking for poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces that play with the idea of reimagining. Ideas of what to send might include:
  • Retold and reimagined versions of fairy tales, myths, or historical events
  • Poems and stories that play with point of view or persona, getting into the heads of literary or historical figures in new and inventive ways
  • Personal or family histories, told with a twist or not, since our own histories are our most immediate stories
  • Ekphrastic poetry and prose (work based on paintings or other art work)
  • Poems that experiment with form, playing with sonnets, sestinas, haiku, etc., or prose and stories that experiment with structural elements such as narrative distance, point of view, etc. that provide new ways of presenting the scenes, characters, dialogue and discourse
  • Surprise us! Send something that plays with reimagining in a way that we haven’t even thought of!
Stories and creative nonfiction may be up to 7,500 words; poetry may be up to 8 pages. Please mark both your cover letter and the outer envelope with “Reimagined Theme.” Send a SASE for response. Writers living outside the U.S. may email their submissions to with the work pasted into the body of an email, but writers living inside the U.S. must mail their submissions. Fiction should be double spaced with 1” margins on all sides, typed, one side of plain white paper only.  Poetry should be typed, one side of plain white paper only. 
Postmark Deadline: January 10th, 2014
Publication Date: April 2014
Send manuscripts to:
Nimrod Journal
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104
Questions? Email , call (918) 631-3080.
Nimrod Yearly Submission Calendar
We accept the following types of submissions at the following times each year:
General submissions: January 1st to November 30th.
Contest submissions: January 1st to April 30th.
Themed submissions: Varies each year, but in general the theme for the next spring’s issue is announced the previous fall and submissions are taken during that time. Check back here periodically for more information and specific deadlines.
Questions? Write to us at or call 918-631-3080. For the most up-to-date information about themes, the contest, Nimrod events, and other opportunities, join us on Facebook or sign up for our email newsletters. 
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