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International Journal of Prose and Poetry

About Nimrod: Since 1956, Nimrod has published the best new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction from across the country and around the world.

Contact Information:

The University of Tulsa

800 S. Tucker Dr.

Tulsa, OK  74112

Phone: (918) 631-3080



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: only from writers living outside the U.S. Reading period: general submissions 1/1-11/30; thematic submissions 12/1-12/31 Response time: 1-3 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0029-053X Founded: 1956 Issues per year: 2 Average pages: 200 Sample copy (postpaid): $11 Cover Price: $11 Subscription (Ind): $18.50 Subscription (Inst): $30

Publisher’s Description: Since its beginning, Nimrod has discovered and rewarded the best new writers in the nation and around the world. We were among the first to publish literary giants such as Linda Pastan, William Stafford, S. E. Hinton, Mahmud Darwish, and Mark Strand. Currently celebrating its 57th year of publication, Nimrod continues to search for living literature and to recognize contemporary writing of content and vigor.

Nimrod publishes the best new poetry, fiction, and some creative non-fiction. We honor new writers as well as established voices. Spring issue are always thematic; past themes have included Crossing Borders, Arabic Literature: Then and Now, The Celtic Fringe, Who We Are, The Arctic Circle, Vietnam Revisited, The Expanding Circle: Translations/Transmutations, India: A Wealth of Diversity, and many others. The fall issue features the winners and finalists of the Nimrod/Hardman Awards: The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. General submissions are also included in every issue. Recent contributors include Sue Monk Kidd, Gina Ochsner, Daniel Lusk, Janette Turner Hospital, and many others.

As Iconoclast wrote, Nimrod is “simply one of the finest literary magazines in the world. For the reader . . . 200 pages full of life and fascination. For the writer/poet, a seminar on how to tell a story, how a poem is composed…”

Recent issues:

“Reimagined: Bridging this World and Others” (Spring/Summer 2014) contains poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction 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. From Liz Kay, Michael Boccardo, and Tayler Klein come spooky and provocative retellings of Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Celisa Steele, Amy Vaniotis, and Nancy Takacs explore new sides of Eve, Penelope, and Echo, while Gail Peck, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, and Scott Elder give us ekphrastic poems that make us think again about familiar paintings. Leo Haber and Myrna Stone take on the voices of J. Robert Oppenheimer and Martin Luther.

In this issue [Fall/Winter 2013], Awards 55: Hunger and Thirst, the winners, honorable mentions, and selected finalists of the 2013 Nimrod Literary Awards, including Sarah Crossland, Lynn Shoemaker, Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry, Jacob M. Appel, Daniel Lusk, and Steve Lautermilch, join other writers to bring us poems and stories that reveal many sorts of hungers and many sorts of thirsts, whether expressed humorously or seriously, baldly or covertly, in our own time or in times past. Come feast with us.

“Lasting: Writers Over 57.” [Spring/Summer 2013] Good words are always lasting and so are good people. They last in our memory and on the page. But why publish an issue of writers over 57? Nimrod International Journal is celebrating its 57th year of continuous publication and promises to last another 57 or more. But more important to our decision to focus on mature writers and writing is that the “boom” generation (ages 48-62) and older present its own culture, a culture “on the edge.” This issue features the best poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction—all by writers 57 and older.


last updated 07/21/2014