Nonfiction

HIGHFIELD PRESS – “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Summer 2015 Essay Contest

The Highfield Press Summer 2015 Essay Contest is open! We invite writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme, “Summer Reflections” and the given photo. We love the abstract shapes and colors reflected in the gentle waves of the inspiration photo, below. Does it remind you of a romantic lakeside story? …

Published: June 16, 2015

Seeking Humor Books

Humor Writers: here’s a chance to promote your work and for some “overdue recognition.” We are seeking content written with a sense of humor. All genres are accepted as long as humor is a dominant part of the writing. Judges are looking for quality, attention-grabbing prose that make readers smirk, laugh out loud or embrace …

Published: June 15, 2015

Write on the Sound

The three-day conference focused on the craft of writing offers over 30 sessions for the beginning, intermediate and advanced writer. Sessions are presented by published authors, writing instructors and publication trade professionals. The sessions are a mix of how-to/hands-on workshops and panel discussions regarding fiction, nonfiction, poetry and specialty topics. The conference includes featured speakers, …

Published: June 12, 2015

2015 Sequestrum New Writer Awards

Sequestrum is pleased to announce our New Writer Awards, in which over $500 will be awarded to up-and-coming writers and poets. The contest will accept both prose (fiction & creative nonfiction) and poetry submissions, with first-prize winners selected in each genre. Tentative end date November 15, 2015. Fiction and nonfiction entries up to 10,000 words …

Published: June 12, 2015

Golfwell Annual Golf Story Contest

First Prize $300.00 – 2nd Prize $150.00 – 3rd Prize $50.00 and first, second and third prizes receive publication on our website as the “Golfwell.net Best Golf Stories Ever Heard.” Winners will also receive an award certificate of acknowledgement from Golfwell.net. No Entry fee. We’re looking for original unpublished golf stories. Fact or fiction (yes, …

Published: June 11, 2015

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award™ is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.

Published: June 10, 2015

2015 Summer Writing Contest

The Smart Network announces an exciting challenge for new and seasoned writers of novels, short fiction collections and non-fiction unpublished works. Smart Publishing, a subsidiary of The Smart Network, reserves all rights to offer publication to any submission other than winners at their sole discretion.

Published: June 9, 2015

Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest

Our first annual flash creative nonfiction contest is now taking submissions. Submit up to two flash creative nonfiction pieces of no more than 750 words. Deadline will be August 14th, 2015. There is no entry fee. Winner will be published. We may offer publication to additional finalists.

Published: June 9, 2015

William Faulkner Writing Competition

The William Faulkner Writing Competition is accepting submissions in the categories of novel, short story, one-act play and poetry. Deadline for novel is July 15, 2015. Deadline for other categories is July 31. Cash prizes awarded in all categories.

Published: June 8, 2015