Nonfiction

WatStory Travel Story Contest

WatStory Travel Contest is being hosted by WatStory, a free to use multilingual blogging and writing platform and community. WatStory enables writers, bloggers to test their ideas, grow their audience and will later enable them to monetize their talent and content. We support writing and reading natively in English, Hindi and Bengali languages and will …

Published: May 12, 2016

UNO Publishing Lab Prize

University of New Orleans Press will be reading manuscripts between April 15th and August 15th, 2016, looking for the best nonfiction/memoir manuscript written this year. The winner of the UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize will receive publication with UNO Press a $1,000 advance on royalties. The prizewinning book will receive the undivided attention of the …

Published: May 12, 2016

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Spring Conference features intensive workshops in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as publisher exhibits, on-site “lunch with an author” readings and an open mic. The faculty includs poets Vievee Francis, Matthew Olzmann and Jennifer Whitaker; fiction writers Quinn Dalton and Travis Mulhauser; and creative nonfiction writers Jim …

Published: February 22, 2016

The Paragon Journal

The Paragon Journal is an online literary magazine that focuses on sharpening the creative writing skills of people of any age. We are based in Pennsylvania, United States, but are looking for submissions from all over the globe. The first issue of The Paragon Journal went live on December 1, 2015 and included poetry, fiction, …

Published: February 20, 2016

Driftwood Press

John Updike once said, “Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” At Driftwood Press, we are actively searching for artists who care about doing it right, or better. We are excited to receive your submissions and will diligently work …

Published: February 18, 2016

Limbo Magazine

Illumination over argument, human perspective over rhetorical analysis and uncomfortable questions over easy answers: These are the qualities we seek in stories for Limbo, a lifestyle magazine we describe as a guide for those who wander. Our startup editorial team seeks fresh, challenging or previously unpublished authors to bring a contemporary voice and long-form journalism …

Published: February 16, 2016

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

$10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. To learn more, go to documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards. Submissions accepted in February to May 2016. Deadline 5/9/16.

Published: February 12, 2016

Little Peeps Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Story books, chapter books, picture books, activity books & educational books we will put them to the test and choose the best children’s books among them. Eligibility: Work …

Published: February 10, 2016

International Rubery Book Award

This is an international award for self-published books or those published by independent presses. We have secured three high profile judges for our 2016 awards: Booker shortlisted author Clare Morrall, poet and Stand winner Jeff Phelps and author, dramatist and lecturer William Gallagher.

Published: February 8, 2016

$5,000 Masters Review Annual Anthology Featuring Amy Hempel + Publication

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of 10 stories written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is showcase 10 writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The 10 winning writers are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors …

Published: February 7, 2016