The Backwaters Prize in Poetry Honorable Mention
The Backwaters Prize in Poetry, an international poetry book competition initiated by The Backwaters Press in 1998, has produced award-winning books by some of America’s finest authors. Building upon an impressive backlist in poetry and prose that contributes to the cultural landscape of our state and region, one poetry manuscript is selected as an overall winner, and one poetry manuscript is selected as an honorable mention each year by a committee of preliminary judges and one final judge for inclusion in this series. Both the selected winner and honorable mention are published by the University of Nebraska Press. Submission guidelines for the prize series can be found at nebraskapress.unl.edu/the-backwaters-press-prize-in-poetry/.