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Magazine Stand :: Nimrod – Spring/Summer 2022

Nimrod International Journal Spring Summer 2022 print literary magazine cover image

Based out of the University of Tulsa, Nimrod International Journal Spring/Summer 2022 is appropriately themed, “What Now? The Future We Make.” Edited by Eilis O’Neal, this volume includes works by Amelia L. Williams, Lorna Crozier, Krystyna Dabrowska, Lauren Camp, Cristina J. Baptista, Tim Raymond, Tennessee Hill, Ginny Threefoot, Susan Azar Porterfield, Kailey Tedesco, Hannah Smith, Oksana Maksymchuk, Scott Lowery, Joel Peckham, Jacqueline Guidry, Kim Garcia, David Troupes, Lucyna Prostko, Suzanne Manizza Roszak, Stephanie Niu, Fatima Jafar, Dante Novario, Geoff Anderson, Katherine Fallon, Charles Grosel, Lauren Coggins, Molly Sutton Kiefer, Sarah Wetzel, N.Y. Ling, Crystal Cox, Amy Wang, Jayden A. McClam, Matthew Olive, Cady Favazzo, Lisa Wartenberg, and Erin Evans.

Nimrod International Journal’s 2021 Prize Winners

Issue 43 of Nimrod International Journal is all about award winners! Check out the winners and finalists of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction

First Prize
“White Black People” by Celine Aenlle-Rocha

Second Prize
“The Inventories” by Paula Closson Buck

Honorable Mentions
“A Dolphin in Pain” by Rachel Furey
“God Is In Your Body” by Rachel Reeher

Finalists
“Wife Of; or, What Does It Mean to Be Haunted?” by Jennifer Blackman
“The Southern Part of the State” by Teresa Milbrodt
“Thug” by Edvin Subašić

The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

First Prize
“Spell for Patience” and other poems by Emily Rose Cole

Second Prize
“Now” by Julie Marie Wade

Honorable Mentions
“Vanishing Point” and other poems by Laura Apol
“Like a Friend” and other poems by Francesca Bell
“Everything I Love I Want to Consume” and other poems by Angela Sucich

Nimrod International Journal

In the “Awards” issue: fiction by Paula Closson Buck, Jennifer Blackman, Teresa Milbrodt, and more; poetry by Emily Rose ole, Francesca Bell, Angela Sucich, Kate Kingston, Adrie Rose, Jessica Pierce, Carolyn Oliver, Zack Lesmeister, Liz Marlow, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Laura Apol, Connor Yeck, Christina Hutchins, Amy Miller, Caroline Earleywine, Gail Gudd Entrekin, Cynthia White, Dan Albergotti, Harley Anastasia Chapman, Kyoko Uchida, John Blair, and lots more.

More info at the Nimrod website.

Themed Mag Issues

I enjoy a themed lit mag issue, and if you do too, here are some suggestions to pick up.

Rattle‘s issues always have a special section, and the Fall 2021 issue includes a Tribute to Indian Poets. Poets included are Tishani Doshi (who is also interviewed in the issue), Kinshuk Gupta, Zilka Joseph, Pankaj Khemka, Sophia Naz, and others.

The Summer 2021 issue of Nimrod International Journal brings us work that focuses on “Endings and Beginnings.” The editors promise “work that presents familiar beginnings and endings in new and compelling ways as well as work that illuminates smaller, unique kinds of endings and beginnings.” Angela Sucich, Sarah Carleton, Katie Culligan, and Bethany Shultz Hurst are a few who take on this task.

Every issue of THEMA is a themed issue. This time around for the Summer 2021 issue, writers and artists responded to the prompt “The Tiny Red Suitcase,” including Lynda Fox, Laura Ruth Loomis, James Penha, and Laura Blatt.

This Week: Virtual Q&A with Nimrod Editors

Join Nimrod‘s Editor-in-Chief, Eilis O’Neal, and Associate Editor, Cassidy McCants this week on Thursday, September 23 at 7:00pm CDT for a virtual Q&A session. Do you have questions about the publishing industry, getting ready for submissions, editing, revising, and everything in between? They have answers.

Learn more about O’Neal and McCants and this “Ask Us Anything: Editing and Publishing Q&A” at Nimrod‘s Submittable, where you can also register for the event for five dollars. While you’re there, check out the other upcoming virtual events they’re offering throughout fall.

Nimrod – Spring Summer 2021

Endings & Beginnings. Fiction by Sruthi Narayanan, Titus Chalk, Michael Nye, and others; creative nonfiction by Katie Culligan and Kirsten L. Parkinson; and poetry by Chelsea Wagenaar, Richard K. Kent, Grant Clauser, John A. Nieves, Chelsea Bayouth, Emma Aylor, Suzie Eckl, Magpie Miller, Christen Noel Kauffman, Carol Guess & Rochelle Hurt, and more. See more contributors at the Nimrod website.

Contest :: Under 2 Weeks Left to Enter 2021 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

Screenshot of Nimrod's flier for the 2021 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
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Deadline: July 15, 2021
The submission period for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers ends on July 15. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry. They are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All finalists will also be published and paid at our normal rates. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee. Email [email protected] or visit artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/ for complete rules.

Contest :: 2021 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers

Screenshot of Nimrod's flier for the 2021 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
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Deadline: July 15, 2021
Submissions are open for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry. They are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All finalists will also be published and paid at our normal rates. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit. Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee. Email [email protected] or visit artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/ for complete rules.

Contest :: 2020 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

2020 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers posterDeadline: July 15, 2020
Submissions are open for Nimrod’s Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. The Ringold Awards offer prizes of $500 and publication for fiction and poetry, and are open only to writers with no more than two previous publication credits in their genre. For poetry, submit up to five pages; for fiction, one short story, 5,000 words maximum. The contest is open internationally. All finalists will be published and paid at our normal rates. Manuscripts may be mailed or submitted online: nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit.  Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 entry fee. Email [email protected] or visit nimrod.utulsa.edu for complete rules.

Nimrod – Spring Summer 2020

Nimrod Spring/Summer 2020

The theme for Nimrod‘s latest issue “Words at Play” sounds like a lot of fun. Learn more about it: featuring fiction by Gauraa Shekhar, Sean Bernard, Jackson Ingram, and Alison Ho; nonfiction by JJ Peña; and poetry by James Toupin, Joanna Gordon, Michelle Penn, Wendy Drexler, Holly Painter, Gabriel Spera, Amy Miller, Matthew J. Spireng, George Looney, Ellen Kombiyil, Margot Kahn, Myra Shapiro, Cindy Veach, Katy Day, Marjorie Maddox, Brooke Sahni, Ella Flores, Madeline Grigg, Jean-Mark Sens, Nicholas Yingling, and more.

Nimrod Announces New Contest Deadline for Literary Awards

Nimrod LitPak FlierLiterary magazine Nimrod has announced a new deadline for their annual Literary Awards. Instead of submissions being accepted through April 30, contest entries are now being accepted January 1 through April 1.

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry award $2,000 and publication to the first prize winners.

Nimrod accepts both snail mail and online entries. The $20 reading fee includes a one-year subscription. Check out their website for full submission information: artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/nimrod/nimrod-literary-awards/.

Don’t forget to update your calendars, writers!

Nimrod International Journal – Awards Issue 2019

nimrod v63 n1 fall winter 2019The current issue of Nimrod International Journal is entirely made up of the winners, finalists, semi-finalists, and honorable mentions of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry.

Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction:
First Prize
“Capybara” by Jonathan Wei

Second Prize
“This Might Hurt Some” by John Tait

 

Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry:
First Prize
”Negligee and Hatchet: A Sonnet Crown” by Robert Thomas

Second Prize
“The Adorned Fathomless Dark Creation,” “Getting Out,” “Boys Beyond June,” and “Legend” by Matt W. Miller

 

The Fall/Winter 2019 issue features over thirty writers, a diverse selection of fiction and poetry. A full list of contributors, including a handful of excerpts, can be found at the Nimrod International Journal website.

Nimrod International Journal – Spring/Summer 2018

While it’s not new to group “the arts” under a single umbrella of creativity, Nimrod expands this umbrella even further to consider the arts merged with diversity. Editor Eilis O’Neal breaks the poetry and fiction down into two categories: work about the arts (broadly speaking), and work by diverse artists (broadly speaking). There’s no division between these two categories within the table of contents or anywhere in the magazine, creating a seamless flow from piece to piece. Nimrod is expansively inclusive in what defines art and what defines diversity. This inclusivity aids in how welcoming the magazine is. Nimrod creates a place to gather and share stories.

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Nimrod Literary Awards 2018

The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Nimrod International Journal opens with Editor Eilis O’Neal reflecting on the publication’s 40th anniversary of awards. While there have been some changes, O’Neal asserts, “What hasn’t changed is that, from the beginning, the prizes have been awarded to writers from all corners of the country, writers of diverse backgrounds, and writers at many different stages of their writing careers, from authors with impressive publishing credits to writers appearing in print for their first time. And what really hasn’t changed is that, each year, the Awards bring us outstanding poetry and fiction. This year is no exception.”

emma depaniseThe Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry
Judge Patricia Smith

First Prize
Emma DePanise [pictured], “Dry Season” and other poems

Second Prize
Megan Merchant, “Marrow” and other poems

Honorable Mentions
Anna Scotti, “When I could still be seen” and other poems
Jeanne Wagner, “Dogs That Look Like Wolves” and other poems
Josephine Yu, “Women Grieving” and other poems

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction
Judge Rilla Askew

First Prize
Sharon Solwitz, “Tremblement”

Second Prize
Ellen Rhudy, “Would You Know Me”

Honorable Mention
Liz Ziemska, “Hunt Relic”

Work by the winners, as well as by the honorable mentions, finalists, and many semi-finalists, are published in Awards 40, the Fall/Winter 2018 issue.

The 41st Nimrod Literary Awards competition begins January 1, 2019; the deadline is April 30, 2019.

Exciting News from Nimrod

nimrod blogLast week, Nimrod International Journal announced exciting news for writers: they are now a paying market. For work printed in the two upcoming 2019 issues, the editors will pay $10/page with a maximum of $200, visual artists will receive $10 per image used, and all contributors will continue to receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears.

Writers whose work is selected through the journal’s two annual contests (Nimrod Literary Awards and the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers) will also receive the new payment, though the monetary prizes for winners will remain the same.

Learn more and submit your own work at Nimrod’s website.

Nimrod International Journal – Spring/Summer 2017

In this issue of Nimrod International Journal, the theme of “Leaving Home, Finding Home” pulled at my heart strings, reminding me of homes I have found and homes I have left. I spent days pouring over the pages of this journal, unwilling to set it down, each piece reaching out to me in happiness or in sadness, painting stories I could dive into.

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Nimrod 38th Awards Issue

The Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Nimrod Magazine includes the winners, runners-up, and numerous finalists from thier annual literary awards.

Nimrod Literary Awards: The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry
FIRST PRIZE: Markham Johnson, OK, “Greenwood Burning, 1921”
SECOND PRIZE: Bryce Emley, NC, “Thesis/Antithesis” and other poems

Nimrod Literary Awards: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction
FIRST PRIZE: Chad B. Anderson, D.C., “Maidencane”
SECOND PRIZE: Ruth Knafo Setton, PA, “Swamp Girl”
HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Susan Finch, TN, “My Friends, My Sisters, My Doppelgangers”
Daniel Hamilton, KY, “Dragonslayers”

Nimrod International Journal – Spring/Summer 2016

Nimrod International Journal has a history of devoting issues to underrepresented voices; Mirrors and Prisms continues this work, featuring only writers of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. But queer authors does not always mean queer subject matter. Editor Elis O’Neal states, “In this issue, you’ll find work on all subjects [ . . . ] we wanted to honor the breadth and depth of writing by our contributors, rather than limit their writing to a single aspect of their lives.” Nimrod takes a person-first approach to queer authorship.

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Nimrod International LGBTQIA Issue

nimrod internationalMirrors & Prisms: Writers of Marginalized Orientations & Gender Identities is the title of Nimrod International‘s Spring/Summer 2016 issue. Editor Ellis O’Neal writes in the editor’s note:

Mirrors & Prisms feature the work of writers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual, or anywhere under the umbrella term MOGAI (marginalized orientations, gender identities, and intersex). While Nimrod has always published the work of such authors (and indeed James Land Jones, Nimrod”s founder, was himself gay and fought for gay rights in Georgia in the 1970s as a professor of literature), we have never before devoted an entire issue to LGBTQIA writers. To do so now, we believe, is not only to continue Nimrod‘s tradition of bringing less-heard writers to the literary forefront, but to make clear what Nimrod has always known: that LGBTQIA writers have stories that can make a differences to all readers, of all sexualities and gender identities.

See the complete table of contents here with links to some works which can be read online.

Nimrod 37th Awards Issue

nimrod 37The Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Nimrod International includes the following winners, honorable mentions, finalists and semi-finalists of the 37th Nimrod Literary Awards.

Nimrod Literary Awards: The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry

FIRST PRIZE:
Heather Altfeld, CA, “Two Pockets” and other poems

SECOND PRIZE:
Leila Chatti, NC, “Momon Eats an Apple in Summer” and other poems

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Grant Gerald Miller, OR, “Skin” and other poems
Berwyn Moore, PA, “Interferon” and other poems
Emily Van Kley, WA, “Varsity Athletics” and other poems

Nimrod Literary Awards: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction

FIRST PRIZE:
J. Duncan Wiley, NE, “Inclusions”

SECOND PRIZE:
Emily Wortman-Wunder, CO, “Burning”

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Stephanie Carpenter, MI, “The Sweeper”
Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, VA, “The Heart of Things”

Nimrod Awards Issue

nimrod-v58-n1-fall-winter-2014Every year, Nimrod puts out a special issue dedicated to that year’s awards: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. This fall, Nimrod honors the selections made by fiction judge Chris Abani and poetry judge W. S. Di Piero. “The winning stories and poems display a breadth of style and creativity, each one unique in its approach to its subject.”

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction
First Prize
Shobha Rao’s “Kavitha and Mustafa”

Second Prize
Jill Logan’s “Little House”

The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry
First Prize
Mary-Alice Daniel

Second Prize
Christopher Buckley

Nimrod International Journal – Spring/Summer 2014

Stories build bridges in the human community, and this issue of Nimrod explores the rebuilding and re-purposing of many such bridges. As Eilis O’Neal points out in the editor’s note, the focus of this themed issue is work that reimagines “fairy tales, myths, historical events, and family legends, as well as work that reimagines voice, poetic form, art, and even language via translation.” Life reimagined in the presence of death, temporal and spatial reality reimagined in terms of various binaries, old tales adjusted to newer realities, language reconceived with fresh nuances, all this and more is here. Continue reading “Nimrod International Journal – Spring/Summer 2014”

Nimrod Literary Awards 2013

Nimrod‘s latest issue features the winners from their Literary Awards for 2013, under the issue theme “Hunger & Thirst.” Winners were selected from among 560 poetry manuscripts and 406 short stories.

The Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry

FIRST PRIZE: Sarah Crossland, “Safranschou” and other poems

SECOND PRIZE: Lynn Shoemaker, “In My Native Home” and other poems

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Don Judson, “Chemo” and other poems
Daniel Lusk, “Weights and Measures” and other poems
Julie Taylor, “Hungry Lake” and other poems

The Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction

FIRST PRIZE: Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, “Boys on the Moskva River”

SECOND PRIZE: Jacob Appel, “Paracosmos”

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Roberta Haas George, “A Small Fortune”
John Haggerty, “The Last Detail”
Alison Moore, “Safe House”

See a list of finalists and semi-finalists here.