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Nimrod International Journal — Writers’ Guidelines
High-quality poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.  Two issues annually.  Spring issue: thematic, theme announced preceding fall.  Previous themes have included Writers of Age, Range of Light: The Americas, Australia, China Today, Who We Are, Islands, and Crossing Borders. 
General Submissions:
Accepted from January 1st to November 30th each year. Nimrod is closed to general submissions in December. Turn-around time for general submissions is one to four months.  Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as they are noted and withdrawn immediately if accepted elsewhere.
Fiction: Work must be previously unpublished. 7,500 words maximum. We seek vigorous, fresh writing, with well-developed and believable characters.  Dialogue should be realistic without being banal. 
Poetry: Work must be previously unpublished. Up to 10 pages, one poem per page. Poetry is open to all styles and subjects.  We seek poems that go beyond one word or image, honor the impulse to reveal a truth about, or persuasive version of, the inner and outer worlds. 
Thematic Submissions:
In the fall of each year, Nimrod announces a theme for the following spring issue. The guidelines for thematic submissions are the same as for general submissions, except that thematic submissions are sometimes accepted in December. (Very occasionally we may choose a theme from previously accepted manuscripts, and then will not announce one for that year.) Check our website’s “Call for Manuscripts” section for upcoming themes.
Nimrod hosts an annual contest, which begins January 1 and ends April 30. First prizes of $2,000 and second prizes of $1,000 and publication are awarded. Each entry is $20. For the complete rules, visit our website or send a SASE for guidelines.
Manuscript Format:
Fiction: double-spaced, 1” margins on all sides, word-processed, one side of plain white paper only.  Poetry: word-processed, one poem per page, one side of plain white paper only. 
How to Submit:
You may submit by mail or through our online submission manager system.
Postal submissions: General and thematic postal submissions are free. Send SASE for notification and/or return of manuscript.  Postal submissions should be sent to the main Nimrod address:
Nimrod International Journal
University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74104
Online submissions: You may submit online using our online submission manager system . General and thematic online submissions entail a $3 fee associated with them to cover the administrative costs associated with the online submission system.
Email Submissions:
Nimrod does not accept email transmissions unless the writer lives overseas and is unable to submit using our online submission manager system . For those sending email submissions, please paste work into the body of an email.
All work submitted to Nimrod must be previously unpublished. We take First North American rights for work published in Nimrod.
Reading a sample issue before submitting a manuscript is recommended.
Issue Format:
Each issue is approximately 200 pages, perfect bound with a four-color cover.
Nimrod pays with two contributors’ copies.  Winners of the Nimrod Literary Awards receive $2,000 for first prize, $1,000 for second prize, and publication.
$18.50 – one year (outside USA $19); $32 – two years (outside USA $36); institution rates: $30 – one year (outside USA $36).  You can subscribe on our website or by mail via check or money order.
Sample Issues:
$11 each.  Sample issues can be purchased here or by mail via check or money order.
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