Prairie Schooner

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Prairie Schooner  
Fall 2010 cover
Discipline Literature
Language English
Edited by Kwame Dawes
Publication details
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0032-6682
JSTOR 00326682

Prairie Schooner is a literary magazine published quarterly at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with the cooperation of UNL's English Department and the University of Nebraska Press. It is based in Lincoln, Nebraska and was first published in 1926. Founded by Lowry Wimberly and a small group of his students, who together formed the Wordsmith Chapter of Sigma Upsilon (a national honorary literary society).

Although many assume it is a regional magazine, it is nationally and internationally distributed and publishes writers from all over the United States and the world.

Prairie Schooner has garnered reprints, and honorable mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthologies and various of the Best American series, including Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Mystery Stories, and Best American Nonrequired Reading.

Editors and notable contributors[edit]

Prairie Schooner's current editor (2011 – present) is Jamaican poet and author Kwame Dawes. From 1963-1980 Bernice Slote served as the editor.

Notable contributors

Prairie Schooner Book Prize[edit]

Prairie Schooner Book Prize is an American literary award presented yearly since 2003, one award for poetry and one award for fiction.[1] It is run by the literary magazine Prairie Schooner and University of Nebraska Press. Winners receive $3,000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press.[2][3] Manuscripts are accepted from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English.[2]

















  1. ^ "Prairie Schooner Book Prize". Prairie Schooner. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Prairie Schooner Book Prize, The Official Blog of the Western Literature Association, February 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Robert Lee Brewer (2011). 2012 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition, Writer's Digest Books, September 2, 2011. Pg.984.
  4. ^ "Prairie Schoone Past Winners". Prairie Schooner. Retrieved December 3, 2015. 
  5. ^ Debra Worley (July 11, 2012). "UNCW graduate wins prestigious prize for fiction writing". WECT. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Christian Myers (August 28, 2012). "Professor's poem collection wins book prize". The Observer. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  • Stewart, Paul R., The Prairie Schooner Story: A Little Magazine's First 25 Years (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1955)

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