Nonfiction

Prairie Fire Contests

Accepting entries for the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award and Short Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction Contests. Fiction entries should be one story of up to 10,000 words; creative nonfiction is one article up to 5,000 words. One poetry entry can be one, two or three poems with a total max of 150 lines.

Published: May 30, 2013

The Lincoln Prize

Awarded to the best scholarly book in English about Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier or a subject related to that era. Submit books published in 2013 only. In rare instances, an important article, essay, work of fiction, poem, theatre project, piece of art or film might also be eligible for the prize. To …

Published: May 30, 2013

Terrain.org Annual Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry

Submit original fiction or nonfiction of up to 6,000 words, or submit 3-5 poems or one long poem of at least five pages. The theme is “Elemental.” Submit online only. Contest judges: Poetry, judged by John Daniel Fiction, judged by Teague Bohlen Nonfiction, judged by Kathryn Miles

Published: May 30, 2013

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2013

THE DREAMQUESTONE WRITING CONTEST is open to anyone that loves writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Write a short story five pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction. Multiple entries are accepted. Visit our website for details on how to enter!

Published: May 30, 2013

Shirley You Jest! Book Awards

Shirley You Jest! Book Awards honors books by self-published and traditionally published indie authors that “deliver the funny” in the categories of fiction and non-fiction. E-book and print titles released between 2012 – 2013 are eligible.

Published: May 28, 2013

Richard J. Margolis Award

Awards a nonfiction journalist or essayist whose work “combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice.” Submit at least two articles, published or unpublished, maximum 30 pages.

Published: May 28, 2013

Bellevue Literary Review Prizes

Annual award honoring outstanding writing in the themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Fiction and nonfiction up to 5,000 words and poetry up to three poems.

Published: May 28, 2013

Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest

Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest is open to all women ages 18 and over, everywhere. One 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner will be selected from each genre. This year’s winners will be published in the 20th anniversary edition of Calliope. Writers are encouraged to read previous editions of Calliope …

Published: May 28, 2013