Nonfiction

Share Your Story

What is your story? Everyone has one. The challenge of this contest is to share your story. Write about a piece of your life. Perhaps it was something challenging. Something difficult. Something surprising. What’s your story?

Published: February 27, 2017

Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2017 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able …

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

he Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award honors the best books published in the previous year. The award sets winners and nominees apart in booksellers’ minds from other similar books on a subject, including the actual placement of the book in the brick-and-mortar bookstore itself. For exceptional books, we also review these books for our Killer …

Published: February 27, 2017

2040 Awards Program

2040, a new imprint from the Santa Fe Writer’s Project, seeks work from multicultural authors or those from an ethnic background over the age of 18. International entries and translations welcome. All fiction and creative nonfiction will be eligible despite genre, form, subject, or length. So we’ll take full-length manuscripts, collections short or long, and …

Published: February 27, 2017

Be a Hero Contest

At this precarious time in the United States, we need people to be heroes. This isn’t a battle between Republicans and Democrats. This is a battle between right and wrong. And we need heroes who are willing to fight for what is right—across this country and around the world. In that spirit, we invite you …

Published: February 27, 2017

Dare to be Fabulous is accepting submissions for upcoming book

Dare to be Fabulous features women’s personal stories of daring, joy, and empowerment. The stories are all true and written in the first person. Personal story contributors range from groundbreaking and famous women all the way to one who chose to remain Anonymous. Please review the website’s About page, Stories and Blog to become familiar …

Published: February 27, 2017

Forum Magazine Spring 2017 Contest

Forum is looking for submissions in poetry, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays, comics, interviews and all mediums of art. The contest is applicable to Fiction and visual arts only although all submissions are potentially eligible for publication. Submissions should be no more than 2500 words. Please include the genre, your name, and the title of your …

Published: February 27, 2017

Arts & Letters Prize Contest

The 19th annual Arts & Letters Prize Competition will be judged by Richard Garcia (poetry), Amy Hassinger (fiction), Sonja Livingston (creative nonfiction), and Iona Sun (drama). Arts & Letters is a national literary journal operating out of the MFA program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. One of the premier journals of the Southeast, Arts …

Published: February 27, 2017

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Dialogue is an important part of a story. It can show personality, background, education and so much more. But what if you wrote a story using only dialogue. That is the challenge here. Write a story using only speech. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Example: Excuse me. Yes? Can you spare a dollar? Sorry. …

Published: February 27, 2017

Unexpected Romance Writing Contest

Write a story that brings two people together. Share two characters in your story that don’t necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them.

Published: February 27, 2017