Nonfiction

UW-Madison Writers’ Institute

In 2017, the award-winning Writers’ Institute will be celebrating its 28th year. This nationally lauded conference has the attendance of 375-400+ attendees from across the Midwest, from the East and West coasts, and international locales. The 3-day conference connects the best in the writing field with writers and instructors of all kinds. Agents and Editors …

Published: February 27, 2017

Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat

This retreat offers 14 topic sessions that meet each day 9:30-12:30. Writers choose one topic to study for the week. Instruction is mixed with optional critique of the writers material each day. Afternoons and evenings offer free time for writing with some optional free presentations, an open mic reading, and other activities. Fee includes Monday’s …

Published: February 27, 2017

YOUR TURN

To celebrate The Writer‘s 130th year in print, we’re opening up our pages to our readers. Write a 2,000-word essay about any aspect of the writing life. Any topic is fair game, so long as it pertains to some aspect of writing.

Published: January 24, 2017

Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize for Poetry and Prose

Jelly Bucket Editor’s Prize in Poetry and Prose. Winners in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction receive $100 and publication, plus a reading and free tuition at the 2017 Bluegrass Writers Studio summer residency. Deadline: April 1st. $10 per entry in each genre. Visit www.jellybucket.submittable.com for details.

Published: January 24, 2017

States of the Union Editor’s Choice

States of the Union is a book about the results of the 2016 presidential election. We are currently seeking contributors. Non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and art will all be accepted for submission. We would be honored to hear your thoughts and capture your voice. Thanks to a patron of the arts founding our Editor’s Choice Award, …

Published: January 20, 2017

Flying South 2017

All entries and payments must be received between March 1 and May 31, 2017. The editors reserve the right to extend the deadline if necessary. Submit your entries and fees to flyingsouth.submittable.com. In the cover sheet section for each entry, include your name, address, telephone, & email address. Also indicate the category to which you’re …

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 First-Line Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

Pif Literary Magazine’s 2017 Round Robin Writing Contest

Sometimes the most incredible projects are the ones we create together. That’s why this year we are excited to roll out a collaborative writing project to challenge readers and writers. We will select our favorite submissions to appear in a finished project in our end-of-the-year anthology. If you’ve never heard of a round robin, the …

Published: January 20, 2017

2017 NFB Writer’s Division Contest

The annual youth and adult writing contests sponsored by the NFB Writers’ Division will open January 1st and close April 1st for all aspiring writers whether blind, sighted or visually impaired. Adult contest categories are: short Fiction, non-fiction, stories for youth, and poetry. Youth contest categories are: Short fiction and poetry. The youth contest is …

Published: January 20, 2017

Write About This Picture

Share your journal, essay, short story or non-fiction writing that somehow takes into account the image shown in the contest announcement. What are your thoughts on the image?

Published: January 20, 2017