Nonfiction

2015 Editor’s Reprint Award

A sad fact of publishing is that the launch of every new print cycle sends scores of outstanding writing from yesteryear to the literary wayside. That’s why this spring, Sequestrum is digging through the swamps and bogs of old niche, literary-heavyweight, and (worst of all) defunct markets to present the world two works hungry for …

Published: January 7, 2015

The Great Novel Contest 2015

The Great Novel Contest 2015 Win $1,000 and Priority Consideration from Multiple Publishers Put the finishing touches on your latest novel and submit it for a chance to earn a cash prize, a publishing contract as well as bragging rights in Columbus Creative Cooperative’s 2015 novel contest. We’ll open the contest for entries from the …

Published: January 2, 2015

The Crazyhorse Prizes

From January 1st to January 31st, submit short stories and essays of up to 25 pages or a set of 1-3 poems. Winners in each genre will receive $2,000 and publication. This year’s judges are: Adam Johnson (fiction), Dinty W. Moore (nonfiction), and Alberto Ríos (poetry).

Published: January 1, 2015

Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor

2015 Jackson Daughtry Literary Honor. We are proud to present this year’s Guest Judge, Ari Berk, who is a world-renowned author and best known for The Undertaken Trilogy. We are looking for a novel of Fiction or Creative Nonfiction. Grand prize $1,000, publication and marketing deal. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2015. For …

Published: December 28, 2014

Nivalis 2015

“Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. …

Published: December 19, 2014

Fall Travel Contest

After the terrific success of our Spring Writing Contest, we are doing it again! This time, award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is teaming up with Lorin Stein, editor of The Paris Review, for the first Nowhere Fall Travel Writing Contest. (Yes, we like the seasons.) We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran voices …

Published: December 18, 2014

The Columbia Journal Writing Contest

Our 2015 Writing Competition is now accepting your best original work in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction! The entry fee is $15 and one winner from each genre will receive a $500 cash prize along with publication in Issue 53 of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. We accept work in all genres and all …

Published: December 17, 2014

Book Pipeline

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby), and Paradigm to discuss further development. After 12 seasons running …

Published: December 17, 2014

2015 GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2015 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything …

Published: December 15, 2014

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. What faces will you unveil? Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of …

Published: December 14, 2014