The 2020 Backwaters Prize in Poetry competition will be open April 1 through May 15. 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 this year’s contest is Nebraska State Poet, Matt Mason.
The 2019 winning collection Foxlogic, Fireweed by Jennifer Sweeney will be published this fall.
For more details, please visit the Backwaters Prize page.