Nonfiction

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2017

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash …

Published: April 3, 2017

Curt Johnson Prose Awards – december Magazine

Guidelines: Maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Name and address on cover letter only. $20 entry fee includes copy of Awards issue. Judges – Nonfiction Roxane Gay and Fiction Lily King.

Published: April 3, 2017

The 2040 Awards Contest

The judge for the 2040 Book Awards is novelist Mat Johnson, the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop,and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novels Incognegro and Dark Rain. We are seeking full length works: novels, short story collections, memoirs, or essay collections. 2040 Books is …

Published: April 3, 2017

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