Nonfiction

Dogwood 2015 Contest

Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 22 pages or one to three poems (max 10 pages) using the online submission manager. Creative nonfiction judged by Jill Christman, poetry judged by Mark Neely and fiction judged by Rachel Basch.

Published: July 15, 2014

Creative Nonfiction Waiting Contest

Submit a vivid and dramatic nonfiction essay on the topic of “waiting,” max 4,000 words. Seeks “well-crafted true stories of delays, postponements and pauses that explore and examine our relationship with time.” Submit online or by regular mail.

Published: July 15, 2014

Black Warrior Review Contests

Submit one fiction or nonfiction submission, max 7,000 words, or up to three poems. Judged by Richard Siken (poetry), Lily Hoang (fiction/prose) and Kiese Laymon (nonfiction).

Published: July 15, 2014

East Meets West International Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Donghwa: East Meets West International Essay Competition. Since 2004, Dongwha Cultural Foundation has been promoting East Asian culture, philosophy, and art through our educational programs. Through this annual international essay competition, Donghwa hopes to provide an intellectual and creative forum that empowers young voices and broadens the dialogue …

Published: July 15, 2014

2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for its Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. The Constance Rooke CNF 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, …

Published: July 15, 2014

Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s annual writing contest

Submissions for the annual Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing contest will be accepted now through Sunday, June 15. Contestants may enter their work in several categories including poetry, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, one-act play and screenwriting. In addition to the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction, this year KWG offers additional fiction categories for romance, crime/mystery, …

Published: June 11, 2014