Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Awards for Short Story

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Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Awards for Short Story

Graduate Literary Contest Entry Form

Three prizes: First Prize $300, Second Prize $180, Third Prize $120.

Contest Details

  • One short story per entrant (7,000 words or less).
  • Do not put your name anywhere in the submitted file or the filename.
  • File must be a PDF or Word document (.pdf, .doc or .docx) following this format:
    • 12 pt font
    • black text
    • double-spaced
    • 1" margins

Questions? Contact Timothy Schaffert, Director of Creative Writing, at tschaffert2@unl.edu.

Eligibility InformationAll Literary Contests