Nonfiction

The Columbia Journal Writing Contest

Our 2015 Writing Competition is now accepting your best original work in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction! The entry fee is $15 and one winner from each genre will receive a $500 cash prize along with publication in Issue 53 of Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. We accept work in all genres and all …

Published: December 17, 2014

Book Pipeline

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), Lakeshore Entertainment (Million Dollar Baby), and Paradigm to discuss further development. After 12 seasons running …

Published: December 17, 2014

2015 GREAT SOUTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL

The 2015 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. The Great Southwest Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything …

Published: December 15, 2014

“Portraits” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent

Theme: This call theme is “Portraits” The likeness, personality and mood of a living thing, captured in image and word. What faces will you unveil? Eligible Submissions: 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 Previously published or unpublished are eligible.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 …

Published: December 14, 2014

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism.

Published: December 14, 2014

DreamQuestOne Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2014-2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash …

Published: December 13, 2014

Songs to Make the Desert Bear Fruit Contest

Cosmopolitan Tongues Press is happy to announce the “Songs to Make the Desert Bear Fruit Contest.” The Contest begins June 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST and ends on December 21, 2014 at 12 pm EST EST. One grand prize winner will be selected from the eligible entrants and receive an Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/B …

Published: December 12, 2014

Maryland Writers’ Association 2014 Literary Contest

“To survive, you must tell stories.” Umberto Eco So, here we go, fellow writers, poets, novelists: Get busy. Dust off your drafts and start editing. Or start with a sparkling white page (screen) and fill it up. Then send us your best work for a chance to see it in print. And celebrate with us.

Published: December 12, 2014

TBL Fall Literary Contests

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by …

Published: December 12, 2014

The Iceland Writers Retreat Writing Competition

We’ve partnered with tour operators Iceland Travel to offer one person a free delegate spot at the ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT in April 2015. The winner will receive the full retreat package, including a free hotel stay, tours, most meals, and all workshops for the duration of the event, from 8 to 12 April.* We know …

Published: December 12, 2014