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Nimrod International Journal — Writers’ Guidelines
 
Subjects:
Quality poetry, fiction and short essays. Two issues annually. Spring issue: thematic, theme announced 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, China Today, The Arabic Nations, Mexico/USA and Crossing Borders.
 
General Submissions:
Accepted from January 1st to November 30th each year. Nimrod is closed to general submissions in December. Send SASE for notification and/or return of manuscript. Turn-around time for general submissions is one to three months. Send SASE for guidelines, upcoming themes, and contest guidelines. 
 
Fiction: Work must be previously unpublished. 7,500 words maximum. Vigorous writing; characters that are well developed; dialogue that is realistic without being banal. 
 
Poetry: Work must be previously unpublished. 3-10 pages. Poetry 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.
 
Manuscript Format:
Fiction and creative nonfiction: double-spaced, 1” margins on all sides, word-processed, one side of plain white paper only. Poetry: word-processed, one side of plain white paper only.
 
Email Submissions:
Nimrod does not accept email transmissions unless the writer lives overseas and has unreliable mail service. For those sending email submissions, please paste work into the body of an email.
 
Thematic Submissions:
Nimrod announces a theme for the following spring issue in the fall of each year. 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.) Check the Call for Manuscripts section of our website for upcoming themes. For the most up-to-date announcements on themes and other submission information, you can also join us on Facebook.
 
Format:
Each issue is approx. 200 pages, perfect bound, four-color cover.
 
Payment:
Nimrod always pays with two contributors’ copies. Winners of Nimrod Literary Awards receive $2,000 first prize, $1,000 second prize and publication.
 
Nimrod Literary Awards:
Annual contest begins January 1 and ends April 30. Complete guidelines for the Awards can be found here.
 
Subscriptions:
$18.50 – one year (outside USA $20.50); $32 – two years (outside USA $36); institution rates: $30 – one year (outside USA $36). Subscription form on Web site; download, print, and mail.
 
Sample Issues:
$11 each. Please send check or money order, or order on our Subscriptions and Sales page.
 
Submit To:
Nimrod International Journal
University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104
 
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