Nonfiction

2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for its Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. The Constance Rooke CNF Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, …

Published: July 15, 2014

Merrimack Media First Annual Writing Contest

Merrimack Media, a self publishing and promotion company, is offering an exciting opportunity to win a complete publishing package as well as other valuable prizes that will put you on your way to publishing your book. The prizes range from our $1999 publishing package for design and publication of your paperback and ebook and many …

Published: July 9, 2014

Social Publishing House First Chapter Memoir

Social Publishing House is holding its monthly writing contest for first chapter memoirs. The company is looking for new authors to publish and to find its very first author. The entrant must have a working manuscript and submit their first chapter of their memoir. Must be no more than 4000 words.

Published: July 8, 2014

Sacrifice Anthology Contest

Theme: We seek submissions for inclusion in the upcoming inspirational essay anthology – Sacrifice – What Would You Give? Submit a personal essay about someone who sacrificed for you or for someone else, in whatever style you feel best expresses the story. Tell us what was done and how it impacted you or the person …

Published: June 25, 2014

Essay Tigers Writing Contest

Minimum word count – 700 words, maximum word count – 1100 words. Awards: Winner – $250, First runner up – $100, Second runner up – $100. Choose one of the topics: 1) According to Jim Morrison, a friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Does social media allow to experience friendship …

Published: June 23, 2014

Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s annual writing contest

Submissions for the annual Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing contest will be accepted now through Sunday, June 15. Contestants may enter their work in several categories including poetry, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, one-act play and screenwriting. In addition to the Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction, this year KWG offers additional fiction categories for romance, crime/mystery, …

Published: June 11, 2014

“Hidden” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The call theme is “Hidden.” Unseen, unknown, mysterious, cryptic, masked, clouded, puzzling, esoteric. Show us what hidden means to you. Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s). The mission of ArtAscent is …

Published: June 11, 2014

Lucille’s Legacy Publishing’s 2014 Storytelling Competition

Stories should be unpublished, true, or written as though they were true. We are looking for inspiring, motivational or humorous tales about such subjects as overcoming adversity, an extraordinary act of kindness, about defeating odds, etc. Basically anything that touches our hearts and evokes strong, positive emotion. We are looking for a range of stories …

Published: June 7, 2014

NCWN Squire Summer Writing Residency

The Squire Summer Writing Residency offers an intensive course in a chosen genre (fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry), with 15 hours of workshop sessions over the four days of the program. Registrants work in-depth on their own writing, as well as their colleagues’, while also studying the principles of the genre with their instructor. Other …

Published: May 14, 2014

Writers’ Police Academy

The Writers’ Police Academy offers the most hands-on, interactive and educational experience writers can find to enhance their understanding of all aspects of law enforcement and forensics. This is a one of a kind event, featuring real police, fire, and EMS training at an actual police academy. Top instructors and experts from across the U.S. …

Published: May 6, 2014