Circle of Neihardt Juried Writing Contest Open

The Neihardt Trust in conjunction with Wayne State College, the Great Plains Quarterly and the John Neihardt Foundation is launching its annual Circle of Neihardt Juried Writing Contest for undergraduate college students.

Truman students are eligible to compete in this regional contest. Truman students will be competing with students from colleges and universities in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota. The contest will be an opportunity for students to gain writing experience, have their work published in a peer review journal and win cash prizes.

The Circle of Neihardt Juried Contest honors the memory of John G. Neihardt (1881-1973). He was a poet, writer, journalist and professor and during his lifetime, he received many honors including being named Poet Laureate of Nebraska and Prairie Poet of America.

In order to participate, students must register online at All contest information and support materials, including contest rules and manuscript guidelines are available online. Online registration is available.

If you have any questions, contact Coralie Hughes, trustee of the John G. Neihardt Trust, at 765.721.3844 or Robin Neihardt at 602.421.5076.
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