Nonfiction

Eckerd College Writers’ Conference: Writers in Paradise

Offers workshops in fiction, narrative nonfiction and poetry, plus roundtables, panel discussions, readings, individual manuscript consultations, book signings and cocktail receptions. Featured authors include Andre Dubus III, Attica Locke and Dennis Lehane.

Published: August 6, 2013

ArtAscent Figures International Art Competition – Call For Writers

The competition theme is Figures. Human beauty, creature shadows, unexpected forms. Reveal the figures you have imagined. Submissions including diverse interpretations of the human figure will be considered. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 1000 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: August 6, 2013

Rainier Writing Workshop Low-Residency Program at Pacific Lutheran University

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Pacific Lutheran University is an innovative process-oriented program in the fields of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction intended for independent adults who wish to develop and pursue careers as writers. The program offers a substantial range of on- and off-campus experiences, including the mentorship of nationally …

Published: August 5, 2013

Cayova Sponsorship Program

A new social network called Cayova hosts a sponsorship competition for aspiring writers with a prize of $10,000. Blogging, biography, literary criticism, poetry, drama, screenplay, history, fact or fiction, everything and anything using the written word qualifies. Cayova wants to allow writers across all genres to be able to concentrate on their creativity and reward …

Published: July 29, 2013

Creative Nonfiction: Mistakes

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about mistakes—major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful. Looking for stories about poor decisions, missteps, or miscalculations. Wants to read about embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas in well-crafted stories that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility. Essays must …

Published: July 24, 2013

Oh, Baby: True Stories About Tiny Humans

Seeks well-written, true narratives about the art and science/wonder and struggle of birth, babyhood and childrearing. Whether it’s about adopting them or making them, raising them or ‘sitting them, loving them or fearing them, if you’ve got a story about tiny humans at the outset of life, we want to read it. Essays must be …

Published: July 24, 2013

San Miguel Writers’ Conference & Literary Festival

Sponsored by the San Miguel Literary Sala, the annual conference is held in sunny, historic San Miguel de Allende, known worldwide as a mecca for writers, artists, and musicians. The entire town is a World heritage Site filled with cobblestone streets and brightly painted 18th century architecture. It is ringed by mountains and worlds away …

Published: July 24, 2013