Nonfiction

Mother’s Day Contest

Looking for short stories for our Mother’s Day contest. Your own true story of your mother or being a mother. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. See submission page for the guidelines and to enter your story.

Published: March 4, 2014

SLS 2014 Unified Literary Contest

Summer Literary Seminars is very excited to announce our 2014 Literary Contest! It will be held this year in affiliation with Fence Magazine. We are also thrilled to continue our three contest partnerships, with prizes sponsored by the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Center for Fiction, St. Petersburg Review and the esteemed Graywolf Press. …

Published: March 4, 2014

Tell It Strange Essay & Story Contest

Choose one of the Ms. Proulx’s insightful quotes to respond to: “We’re all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up.” –The Shipping News “There’s something wrong with everybody and it’s up to you to know what you can handle.” –Close Range Entries may be in any genre — including …

Published: February 24, 2014

PubSmartCon

An unprecedented gathering of publishing professionals, some of the smartest on the planet. They represent today’s broad range of publishing opportunities – self publishing, traditional, small press and hybrid. This is a new kind of event that puts emerging authors and small publishers in the driver’s seat and gives them the information they need to …

Published: February 24, 2014

theOffice Fellowship

We are once again offering a FREE 6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP to theOffice. theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood, CA. Our members get free coffee & tea, wifi, Aeron chairs and peace of mind, all in the company of likeminded writers. The fellowship works like this: You send us a sample of your best piece …

Published: February 24, 2014

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 Only unpublished work accepted.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