Nonfiction

Pacific Northwest Writers’ Conference

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. Since 1955, writers in the NW have been dedicated to helping writers connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald came together to form the …

Published: November 1, 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine – International Writing Contest

At the confluence of the West and the East, Hourglass Literary Magazine proudly announces its second international writing competition for – Best Short Story, Best Poem, Best Essay. – Jury/Judges: Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox. – The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of …

Published: November 1, 2016

PNWA Unpublished Fiction & Nonfiction

The PNWA Writing Contest has awarded quality writers for over sixty years. The contest has twelve popular categories, a total of $12,000 in price money, and every qualified entry received two critiques from readers. Finalist entries are read by agents and publishers from around the country.

Published: November 1, 2016

Nowhere Travel Writing Contest

Award-winning literary travel magazine, Nowhere, is accepting submissions for the 2016 Fall Travel Writing Contest. We are looking for young, old, novice and veteran writers to send us stories that possess a powerful sense of place. Stories can be fiction, nonfiction or essay, but please indicate which genre at the top of your manuscript. Entries …

Published: November 1, 2016

Fresher Writing Prize

Every year, Fresher Publishing hosts writing competitions for various categories and offers prizes that help new writers put their foot onto the ladder and launch their writing careers. We’re based at Bournemouth University in Dorset, UK.

Published: October 24, 2016

Ruminate’s VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Ruminate Magazine announces the 2017 VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. The prize is open to all forms of creative nonfiction—personal essay, short memoir, literary journalism, etc.; no geographical restrictions. $20 Entry fee also includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate. You may submit one nonfiction piece per entry and it must be 5500 words or less. There is …

Published: October 24, 2016

$2000 + Publication = The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest with Kelly Link

Fall is our favorite time of year and this year’s contest is judged by one of our favorite writers. Get stoked. We are. Fifteen finalists will be selected and announced on or before December 21, 2016. Kelly Link will select three winners from this group. Winners will be announced in January. The winning writer will …

Published: October 24, 2016

Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards Poetry Contest

Makeda Bilqis Literary Awards will only accept submissions by mail for the contest dated September 16, 2016 – October 14, 2016. We are creating a process to accept submissions electronically, however; these things take time. In spite of it, we will continue to strive for excellence in this industry. No entries will be accepted after …

Published: September 26, 2016

Politics Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Trump or Clinton? What are your thoughts on the upcoming US election or on politics in general. But share your story as a flash fiction post. Share your thoughts using 1,000 words or less. Cash prize to the winner.

Published: September 26, 2016

Share Your Story Writing Contest

For this contest, write about an event in your life. Everyone has a story that they can share. Write about your life. You do have the option to create and fabricate and to make sense of a life, or part of that life. Share your story.

Published: September 14, 2016