Backwaters Press

Backwaters Prize in Poetry

May 1, 2024 - Check back on February 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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A prize of $2,000 and publication by Backwaters Press, an imprint of University of Nebraska Press, is given annually for a poetry collection. An honorable mention prize of $1,000 and publication by Backwaters Press is also given. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 85 pages with a $32 entry fee by May 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Backwaters Press, Backwaters Prize in Poetry, 1225 L Street, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68588. Courtney Ochsner, Managing Editor.