Nonfiction

William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

Accepting entries in eight categories: novel, novella, book-length narrative nonfiction, novel-in-progress, short story, essay, poetry and short story by a high school student. Only unpublished work accepted. No self-published or web-published material. See website for category details. Submit by regular mail.

Published: February 19, 2014

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

Open to writers who have yet to publish a book, including chapbooks, eBooks and self-published works. Fiction or nonfiction under 6,000 words or between 3-5 pages of poetry accepted. Submit via online submission form.

Published: February 19, 2014

Lush Triumphant Literary Awards

Submit in three categories: fiction (up to 3,000 words), creative nonfiction (up to 4,000 words) or poetry (suite of five related poems, 15 pages max). Submit via regular mail or online submission form.

Published: February 19, 2014

The 555 Collective

The 555 Collective is seeking combat veteran writers, support veteran writers, family of veteran writers, or any writer who feels she/he has insight into the veteran condition, as it applies to trauma, transitioning to civilian life, or any other topic about which you are compelled to write. We are rebuilding the entire website, and hope …

Published: February 19, 2014

Idaho Writers Rendezvous

The Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous presents a stellar lineup of talent to inspire and motivate you in virtually every facet of the writing craft. Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Powers, 2012 Whiting Award winner Daniel Orozco, and NY Times and USA Today Bestseller Ciji Ware headline a cadre of authors, screenwriters, agents and editors who …

Published: February 19, 2014

Practical Jokes Contest

Looking for short stories of practical jokes for our April Fool’s Day themed contest. Enter your story on our submissions page by March 16. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. Open to writers over the age of 40.

Published: February 19, 2014

Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

Submit humor or human interest personal essay, max 450 words. Four first place winners will be selected: Humor – Global (Regional & International) Humor – Local (Montgomery County/Dayton, Ohio area) Human Interest – Global (Regional & International) Human Interest – Local (Montgomery County/Dayton, Ohio area) Open to international writers.

Published: February 6, 2014

Stonebridge Publications

Stonebridge Publications partners with its authors, combining the benefits of traditional publishing with the freedom of self-publishing. We are a full service, royalty-based publishing house bridging the gap between writers and readers with family-friendly works that entertain, encourage and challenge.

Published: February 5, 2014

Bourne: A Magazine for Literature of Ideas

Bourne Magazine publishes short stories, poems and drama with a philosophical or ideational bent. We seek literary works that explore philosophical, moral, ethical,or psychological themes, make the reader ponder and wonder, and arouse interest in further exploration of these themes. We also publish scholarly non-fiction, book reviews and interviews on issues relating to literature of …

Published: February 5, 2014