Nonfiction

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2015 Squire Summer Writing Residency

The long weekend offers intensive workshops with accomplished instructors, group events such as readings and discussions, a chance to share work with other dedicated writers and a unique opportunity to bond with writers from across the state and beyond. Registrants will spend the entire weekend in one workshop, in either fiction, poetry or creative nonficiton. …

Published: June 8, 2015

NCW Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction

NCW is hosting its 5th annual personal essay/creative nonfiction contest. You don’t need to be a member or in Colorado to enter! Essays can be about anything, in any style, up to 5,000 words. This year’s judge is Colorado Book Award winner BK Loren.

Published: June 6, 2015

Miglior Press Essay Contest

Miglior Press announces its First Annual Essay Contest. We are seeking unpublished essays, in English, with no restrictions on subject or length. Essays will be judged on originality, creativity, readability and above all, use of language.

Published: June 5, 2015

“Still Life” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline June 30, 2015

| Theme: This call theme is “Still Life.” Unique arrangements of commonplace things and found objects have been portrayed with realism and sometimes symbolism. What is your take on still life? Is it modern, traditional, abstract or something else entirely? Share your vision of Still Life. | Eligible Submissions: Entries may include fiction, poetry, short …

Published: June 5, 2015

Stoneslide Story Contest

Open to any kind of story up to 10,000 words in length. We’re looking for previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel. Ideal stories will use character, plot, description, humor, pathos and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by …

Published: June 4, 2015

2015 “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest

Have you visited a place with a unique sound space? Can you describe the sound of a location in a unique way? Musicworks’ 5th annual “Sonic Geography” Writing Contest asks you to choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet—and describe how sound shapes your experience in 500 words. Top 3 …

Published: June 4, 2015

Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program

The purpose of the annual contest is for SFWP to find great works of fiction that may be flying under the radar (often from writers who are struggling to be noticed by agents or big-name publishers). We are seeking fiction and nonfiction of any genre. Prizewinners receive offer of a book contract with SFWP, something …

Published: June 4, 2015

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American and overseas authors for its Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. One award of $1,000 CAD is given. The CNF Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the …

Published: June 3, 2015

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY January 15-18, 2016, Atlantic City area Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Early registration discounts and scholarships available – details at …

Published: April 30, 2015