Journalism

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

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

Politics Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Trump or Clinton? What are your thoughts on the upcoming US election or on politics in general. But share your story as a flash fiction post. Share your thoughts using 1,000 words or less. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: September 26, 2016

Creative Nonfiction Magazine’s “How We Teach” Essay Contest

For the spring 2017 issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine, we’re looking for original essays about teaching—whether in a traditional classroom or online; in summer camp or college; in preschool or in a prison; in the woods or in a workshop. We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and we’re open to a very wide …

Published: July 15, 2016

Humor Us Contest

Humor Us is looking for books with a good dose of funny. Maybe yours is a dark humor, a parody, or a good, old-fashioned buddy comedy — whatever it is, we want to read it. Your manuscript can be either fiction or nonfiction in at least a first draft (sorry, Bards, no limericks this time). …

Published: June 23, 2016

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest

The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. Entries …

Published: May 31, 2016