Nonfiction

Black Warrior Review Contests

Submit one fiction or nonfiction submission, max 7,000 words, or up to three poems. Judged by Richard Siken (poetry), Lily Hoang (fiction/prose) and Kiese Laymon (nonfiction).

Published: July 15, 2014

East Meets West International Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce the 2014 Donghwa: East Meets West International Essay Competition. Since 2004, Dongwha Cultural Foundation has been promoting East Asian culture, philosophy, and art through our educational programs. Through this annual international essay competition, Donghwa hopes to provide an intellectual and creative forum that empowers young voices and broadens the dialogue …

Published: July 15, 2014

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