Nonfiction

Ruminate VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

Ruminate is excited to announce our fourth annual Ruminate Nonfiction Prize! The Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with winning pieces later awarded a Pushcart prize and selected for inclusion in an anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1,500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue. The runner up will receive …

Published: February 4, 2014

Wag’s Revue Winter Contest

The 2014 Wag’s Revue Winter Contest opens December 1, 2013 and closes February 28th, 2014. It is open to all three genres — fiction, poetry and essays. The contest is judged by the editors. Winners will be announced in the spring. We also strongly encourage those interested in submitting to familiarize themselves with the magazine …

Published: February 4, 2014

32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition

The 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry. Winners are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. First place winning entries in prior SWW contests may not be resubmitted …

Published: February 4, 2014

The Iowa Review Awards

Each January since 2003, The Iowa Review has invited submissions to The Iowa Review Awards, a writing contest in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Judges for the 2014 Iowa Review Awards are Robyn Schiff (poetry), Rachel Kushner (fiction), and David Shields (nonfiction). RULES: Submit up to 25 pages of prose (double-spaced) or 10 pages of poetry …

Published: January 10, 2014

Valentine’s Day Essay Contest

Enter your short nonfiction essay of love for a Valentine’s Day themed contest. Suggested length 250 to 800 words. Must be your own true short story occurring during your midlife, ages 40 – 65.

Published: January 7, 2014

“Blue” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

The competition theme is “Blue.” Shades, spaces, feelings of blue. Show us what blue means to you. Entries may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Writers retain copyrights.

Published: January 7, 2014

9th Annual ACCENTI Writing Contest

Accenti Magazine is now accepting submissions for its 9th Annual Writing Contest. Writers are invited to submit an unpublished piece of fiction or non-fiction with a maximum length of 2000 words. The competition is open to entries worldwide. Entries must be previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other publication. Must be original and …

Published: January 7, 2014

Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards

The Chanticleer Book Review (CBR) is looking for published novels and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories: Fantasy and Science Fiction (deadline Jan. 31) Narrative Nonfiction (deadline Feb. 28) Cozy Mystery (deadline March 31) Young Adult (deadline April 30) Romance (deadline May 31) Historical Fiction (deadline June 30) Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s …

Published: January 7, 2014

Winter Writing Contest – Art Reviews

Everyone’s a critic! The Winter Writing Contest invites active bloggers and art critics to submit their art reviews for a chance to win cash prizes. We’re giving away a total of $650 in cash prizes to be used however you’d like! Visit our contest homepage to see official rules, instructions, and review the writing prompt. …

Published: December 13, 2013

1,000 Prompts, 1,000 Dollars

How to Enter: 1. Pick a prompt from one of the 10 available pages. 2. Write your story and make sure it’s between 500 and 1,500 words. 3. Prepare your story as a post on your own blog or website. Include a link at the end of your post to the prompt you used and …

Published: December 5, 2013