Nonfiction

2014 Green River Writers Contests

Offers contests for short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and writing for children in a variety of subjects and forms. Poetry categories include sonnets, limericks, rhymed poems, humorous poems, persona poems and free verse. Also offers poetry and nonfiction categories that address social injustice, environmental issues or a love nature. See website for category guidelines.

Published: May 6, 2014

Short Story Memoir Competition – Social Publishing House

Social Publishing House (SPH) has launched its first writing competition , short memoirs of 1200 words or fewer. SPH is scanning this competition for talented military authors as one of the first to be published with the company. Winners of the competition will be introduced to the 9 editors that are part of SPH. Entry …

Published: May 6, 2014

John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program

The program was started in 2012 by Sally Crane to honor her late husband, celebrated photojournalist John E. Nance, who devoted four decades of his life to photography and writing. The John E. Nance Writer‐in‐Residence program provides one writer with the gift of time and inspiration to develop a work‐in‐progress in the private two-bedroom apartment …

Published: May 2, 2014

Musicworks’ Sonic Geography writing contest

Have you visited a place with a unique sound space? Can you describe the sound of a location in a unique way? Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet. You have 500 words to describe how sound influences place and shapes your experience. Echoes in a Lisbon square, waterdrops from …

Published: May 2, 2014

The Ordinary Guru Contest

Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem. …

Published: May 2, 2014

The Hal Prize

The Peninsula Pulse, a news, art and entertainment publication based in Door County, WI, proudly presents the 2014 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States. Judges for each category include prestigious and professional authors and photographers including authors Heid Erdrich, Michael Perry …

Published: April 24, 2014

Renegade Word 2014 Writing Contest

Seeks short creative nonfiction writing based on the prompts shared on our website. What exactly do we mean by “creative nonfiction”? In essence, we want to read true stories told in a literary way. That means we’re open to memoir, personal essays, original journalism, historical essays, or basically any other literary forms that are based …

Published: April 24, 2014

Stage of Life Writing Contest

What’s your story? Educational literacy initiative, StageofLife.com, hosts an international writing contest every month centered around a specific “life” topic. Topic themes have ranged from mental health to consumerism to fear to goal setting to our relationship with nature. The writing community welcomes nearly 1,000,000 teens, college students, teachers, parents and bloggers each year who …

Published: April 24, 2014

SLO NightWriters 2014 Golden Quill Awards

SLO NightWriters 25th Annual Writing Contest The 2014 Golden Quill Awards Short Story/Memoir – 1,000 word maximum; Poetry – 40 line maximum Entries must include the words ‘Déjà vu’ and depict the theme. Submissions Accepted: April 1, 2014 through June 30th, 2014 ALL WRITERS ARE WELCOME! Visit our website for details: slonightwriters.org In association with …

Published: April 24, 2014