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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
- Notable contributors
- Jacob M. Appel
- Beth Bachmann
- Joseph Payne Brennan
- Charles Bukowski
- Robert Olen Butler
- Truman Capote
- Raymond Carver
- Judith Ortiz Cofer
- Rita Dove
- Richard Foerster
- Marilyn Hacker
- Albert Halper
- Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
- Hugh Kenner
- Jesse Lee Kercheval
- Ted Kooser
- Diane Lockward
- Lee Martin
- Joyce Carol Oates
- Sharon Olds
- Alicia Ostriker
- Lori Ostlund
- Octavio Paz
- Robert Peters
- Carol Potter
- Alberto Rios
- Susanna Roxman
- Mari Sandoz
- Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
- Tim Schaffert
- Enid Shomer
- R.T. Smith
- Jim Thompson
- Chris Ware
- Eudora Welty
- Tennessee Williams
Prairie Schooner Book Prize
Prairie Schooner Book Prize is an American literary award presented yearly since 2003, one award for poetry and one award for fiction. 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. Manuscripts are accepted from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English.
- Fiction: K. L. Cook, Last Call
- Poetry: Cortney Davis, Leopold's Maneuvers
- Fiction: Brock Clarke, Carrying the Torch
- Poetry: Rynn Williams, Adonis Garage
- Fiction: John Keeble, Nocturnal America
- Poetry: Kathleen Flenniken, Famous
- Fiction: Katherine Vaz, Our Lady of the Artichokes and Other Portuguese-American Stories
- Poetry: Mari L'Esperance, The Darkened Temple
- Fiction: Anne Finger, Call Me Ahab
- Poetry: Kara Candito, Taste of Cherry
- Fiction: Ted Gilley, Bliss, And Other Short Stories
- Poetry: Shane Book, Ceiling of Sticks
- Fiction: Greg Hrbek, Destroy All Monsters
- Poetry: James Crews, The Book of What Stays
- Fiction: Karen Brown, Leaf House
- Poetry: Susan Blackwell Ramsey, A Mind Like This
- Fiction: Xhenet Aliu, Domesticated Wild Things
- Poetry: Orlando Ricardo Menes, Fetish
- Fiction: Bryn Chancellor, When Are You Coming Home?
- Poetry: Jennifer Perrine, No Confession, No Mass
- Fiction: Dustin M. Hoffman, One-Hundred Knuckled Fist
- Poetry: Safiya Sinclair, Cannibal
- "Prairie Schooner Book Prize". Prairie Schooner. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
- Prairie Schooner Book Prize, The Official Blog of the Western Literature Association, February 11, 2010.
- Robert Lee Brewer (2011). 2012 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition, Writer's Digest Books, September 2, 2011. Pg.984.
- "Prairie Schoone Past Winners". Prairie Schooner. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
- Debra Worley (July 11, 2012). "UNCW graduate wins prestigious prize for fiction writing". WECT. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
- 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)