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Dangerous Creations: Real-life Frankenstein Stories

In the summer of 1816, in response to a challenge from friends to write the most terrifying possible ghost story, the young Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley dreamed up the story of a young scientist and his monstrous creation. The “Frankenstein monster” has fascinated the imagination ever since. In conjunction with the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, Creative …

Published: November 21, 2016

Adaptation

or the summer 2017 issue, Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking submissions for a special issue devoted to the theme of “adaptation”—original essays illuminating the ways in which the need to keep up with a rapidly-changing world drives the work of scientists, designers, thinkers, innovators, farmers, soldiers, medical professionals, teachers, and others and affects the lives …

Published: November 21, 2016

The Dialogue between Science and Religion

The Dialogue Between Science & Religion Deadline: December 12, 2016 Science and religion, despite their rich, interwoven history, are too often portrayed as opposites in nearly every way. As part of a larger effort to facilitate dialogue between these two ways of knowing the world, Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking …

Published: November 21, 2016

Page 112 Writing Contest

You started writing your autobiography earlier this year. In 484 words or fewer, tell us what you’ve written so far on page 112.

Published: November 21, 2016

The Dialogue between Science and Religion

The Dialogue Between Science & Religion Deadline: December 12, 2016 Science and religion, despite their rich, interwoven history, are too often portrayed as opposites in nearly every way. As part of a larger effort to facilitate dialogue between these two ways of knowing the world, Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking …

Published: November 21, 2016

Streetlight Magazine 2016 Poetry Contest

As with our regular poetry submissions, we seek poems which resonate with the power and beauty of the English language; poems which show what is extraordinary about the common and what is common about the extraordinary. Send us 3-5 unpublished poems per entry. We prefer that single poems be no longer than one page in …

Published: November 21, 2016

Houston Writers Guild Annual Conference

Friday’s session is craft focused with an optional Friday Mingle and Book Launch evening event. Saturday is the main day with a keynote speech followed by 60 min breakout sessions. Each breakout session has three options: a craft track, a traditional publication track, and an independent publishing track option. Also during the day on Saturday, …

Published: November 14, 2016

Opening Scene Writing Contest

In 484 words or fewer, tell us your version of what happens in the opening scene of a movie for your chance to win. Full details available on contest page.

Published: November 1, 2016

Dream Quest One Poetry Contest – Winter 2016-2017

International, and open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feeling into the beautiful literary art of poetry. Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, theme, form or style, for a chance to win cash prizes! Multiple entries are accepted. Visit our website for details on how to enter!

Published: November 1, 2016