Rocky Coast Writing Contest

The Maine Review seeks submissions for the Rocky Coast Contest Online submission deadline: September 15th, 2014 The Maine Review is a new literary magazine featuring creative nonfiction, poetry, short fiction, essays, and prose. Each cover is graced by the work of a Maine artist. Contest is open to all published and unpublished writers, and all …

Published: August 11, 2014

the pencil cup

Our monthly contest is crowd-funded and crowd-voted. The more people who compete, the bigger the cash prize for the winner. The winner is selected by the readers (so make sure your friends are reading!) The specifics change each month, so visit the contest page for this month’s details and submission rules. In addition to riches, …

Published: July 29, 2014

Prairie Schooner Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest

All entries should include a cover letter with the submission’s title and author’s contact information. Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript. You may submit multiple entries, but the entry fee must be paid for each submission. We are only considering electronic submissions for our Summer Creative Nonfiction Contest, …

Published: July 25, 2014

“Pets” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme This call theme is “Pets.” Animal companions, pampered sweethearts, cherished creatures. Share your interpretation. 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 Previously published or unpublished are eligible.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 the applicant(s). About ArtAscent The mission of ArtAscent is to …

Published: July 24, 2014

The Malahat Review’s 2014 Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for our annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Poetry: no longer than 100 lines, each poem, …

Published: July 23, 2014

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