UPDATE: We have extended the 2020 Francine Ringold Awards submission deadline to August 15, 2020!
The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers.
Prizes: $500 prizes will be awarded in both the fiction and poetry categories, and the winning manuscripts will appear in the spring issue of Nimrod. Winners will have the chance to work with the Nimrod board of editors to refine and edit their manuscripts before publication.
Eligibility: Open only to writers whose work has not appeared or is not scheduled to appear in more than 2 publications in the genre in which they are submitting. (Self-published works, works with a distribution of less than 100 copies, and journalistic articles are not considered toward the count of 2 publications.)
· Poetry: Up to 5 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems)
· Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)
· All work submitted must be unpublished.
· Work submitted may be on any theme, any subject.
· The contest is open internationally.
· Include a cover sheet containing title(s), author’s name, full address, phone, and email.
· Omit author’s name on manuscript.
Dates: Contest opens May 1st, 2020. Postmark Deadline: July 15th, 2020.
Online Submissions : Work may be submitted online using our online submission manager system:https://nimrodjournal.submittable.com/submit .
Postal Submissions: Clearly indicate “Ringold Contest Entry” on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet. Staple manuscript if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. Include SASE for results only; manuscripts will not be returned. The results will be posted on Nimrod’s website.
Nimrod International Journal
Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers–Fiction or Poetry (indicate the appropriate category)
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104
Entry Fee : Each entry must be accompanied by a $12 fee, which includes both the reading fee and a copy of the spring issue of Nimrod. Make checks payable to Nimrod. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each entry must include its own $12 fee.
Results: 2018 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
Winners, Finalists, and Semi-Finalists
The editors of Nimrod International Journal are delighted to announce the winners, finalists, and semi-finalists of the 2018 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers
POETRY FIRST PRIZE:
Susan Friberg, CO, “Safe Passage” and other poems
Reyna Clancy, MA, “Miss July ’85”
Christopher Costabile, FL, “Old Smoke”
Danielle Gosselin, OR, “protector pulse”
Caleb Nolen, VA, “Yellow Jacket” and other poems
Lauren Saxon, OH, “Tomorrow” and other poems
Katherine Stingley, TX, “A Daughter Goes to Work”
POETRY SEMI FINALISTS:
Craig Chen, CA, “Infidelity” and other poems
Clare Chu, CA, “The Broom” and other poems
Alexa Garvoille, VA, “Domestic Animal”
Saul Hernandez, TX, “13 Reasons Why My Mexican Father Fears Water” and other poems
Amy Luznicky, OK, “Hecate on Lamictal” and other poems
ZDR Mackin, Tokyo, “L’avventura by Antonioni” and other poems
Joshua Plack, OR, “Koo Dae-Sung” and other poems
Maya Williams, ME, “Just Words” and other poems
Rhosalyn Williams, NH, “More Sun” and other poems
FICTION FIRST PRIZE:
Skye Anicca, NY, “Places I’ve Never Been”
Desiree Evans, TX, “Whirligig”
Dasom Yang, Dublin, “Enemy Green”
FICTION SEMI FINALISTS:
Jennifer Dickinson, CA, excerpt from Doll’s Eyes
Robyn Groth, IA, “Pentimento City”
Grace Newman, NY, “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”
Suzanne Roberts, CA, The Vanishing Twin”
Ann Russell, MA, “The Continuous Past”
Gregory Sides, Quebec, “The Royal Flocks”
Jake Zucker, IN, “Brains”