The 2022 Backwaters Prize in Poetry competition will be open April 1 through May 1. 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 the book by the University of Nebraska Press under its imprint, Backwaters Press. The judge for the 2022 contest is Christine Stewart-Nuñez, South Dakota poet laureate from 2019–2021.
The 2021 winning collection Living Room by Laura Bylenok will be published this fall.
For more details, please visit the Backwaters Prize page.