Two prizes of $3,000 each and publication by University of Nebraska Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. An editorial board will select finalists; Kwame Dawes will serve as final judge. Submit a poetry manuscript of at least 50 pages or a fiction manuscript of at least 150 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Prairie Schooner, Book Prizes, 110 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. (402) 472-0911. Katie Schmid Henson, Book Prize Coordinator.