University of Nebraska Press

Backwaters Prize

May 1, 2022 - Check back on February 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of $2,000, publication by University of Nebraska Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. An honorable mention prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press will also be given. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 85 pages with a $30 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Nebraska Press, Backwaters Prize, 1225 L Street, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68588.