Creative Nonfiction–Learning from Nature

For Creative Nonfiction Magazine‘s upcoming fall 2016 issue, we’re looking for essays on the topic of ‘learning from nature’. The deadline for submissions is February 1, and there is no reading fee for this contest. Our editors will award $5,000 for best essay and $1,000 for runner-up. More details here:

Published: November 20, 2015

Revelation/Epiphany — Literary Art Call

Thought Notebook Journal is an award-winning literary and visual art journal providing a global platform of thought for emerging and known writers and artists. It is a unique intersection between science and the humanities, encouraging deep thinking to understand humanity’s thoughts through study and inquiry. Thought Notebook Journal is available in print and digital to …

Published: November 18, 2015

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest (early deadline)

Hourglass Literary Magazine with the cooperation, support and patronage of Krajina klass, BLC (Banjaluka College) and software company Literature and Latte, announces its maiden competition for: – BEST SHORT STORY – BEST ESSAY – BEST POEM Apart from main awards/prizes ten finalists (up to thirty) in each category will be published in the first issue …

Published: November 17, 2015

Creative Nonfiction–Childhood

For Creative Nonfiction Magazine‘s upcoming summer 2016 issue, we’re looking for essays on the topic of childhood. The deadline for submissions is November 16, 2015, and the reading fee is $20–or $25 to include a four-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction (US addresses only). Our editors will award $1,000 for best essay and $500 for runner-up. …

Published: November 16, 2015

Blue River Editor’s Award

Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program in creative writing. We seek to build a new tradition: to foster and celebrate contemporary graduate-level creative writers by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. In that spirit, we provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production …

Published: November 16, 2015

Writing Contest from Unplag

Dear students, we are proud to announce Unplag has launched a writing scholarship contest! To boost your original writing skills, we’d be happy to give away $2,000 to the one who will create the most engaging essay on one of the topics mentioned in the essay requirements section. To make your writing vivid and full …

Published: October 7, 2015

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Autumn 2015 Essay Contest

Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme “Autumn Leaves” and the inspirational photo shown on the website. Submission may be short story, personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel piece, historical account, biography or flash fiction. Deadline October 15th, 2015. $1,000 Grand prize and online publication. Two …

Published: October 5, 2015

The Furious Gazelle Halloween Contest 2015

Dear readers, Although the leaves have not yet turned, the time has come once again for the Furious Gazelle’s annual Halloween contest. Send us something haunting, grotesque, pumpkin-themed, etc. and you could win a $50 cash prize and a book in the genre of your choosing. The top contenders will all be published on our …

Published: September 18, 2015

Women in Water

We at Eco-Chick are thrilled to announce our inaugural writing contest. We invite writers to submit a work of fiction, nonfiction or poetry related to our ongoing theme of women and the environment. The focus of this year’s contest is water. Water is clear, refreshing, baptismal. One of our most precious resources, water has long …

Published: September 18, 2015

Submissions (themed and non-themed) for The Los Angeles Review

The Los Angeles Review is pleased to announce a new general submission category: rotating themed submissions! For each submission period, writers will have the option to submit their work to either the general submission category or the rotating themed category. We are now accepting submissions for our first themed submission category, for a chance to …

Published: September 16, 2015