University of Nebraska Press

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Backwaters Prize in Poetry submission period is April 1 – May 31.

General Information:

The winner will be awarded a $2,000 cash prize and the honorable mention will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. Both winners will be awarded the publication of their book by the University of Nebraska Press under its imprint, The Backwaters Press. The judge for the 2020 contest is Nebraska State Poet, Matt Mason.