Nonfiction

Blue River Editor’s Award

Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program in creative writing. We seek to build a new tradition: to foster and celebrate contemporary graduate-level creative writers by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. In that spirit, we provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production …

Published: November 16, 2015

Writing Contest from Unplag

Dear students, we are proud to announce Unplag has launched a writing scholarship contest! To boost your original writing skills, we’d be happy to give away $2,000 to the one who will create the most engaging essay on one of the topics mentioned in the essay requirements section. To make your writing vivid and full …

Published: October 7, 2015

HIGHFIELD PRESS’ “Picture Worth 1000 Words” Autumn 2015 Essay Contest

Highfield Press invites writers to submit an unpublished essay (500-1000 words) inspired by the theme “Autumn Leaves” and the inspirational photo shown on the website. Submission may be short story, personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel piece, historical account, biography or flash fiction. Deadline October 15th, 2015. $1,000 Grand prize and online publication. Two …

Published: October 5, 2015

The Furious Gazelle Halloween Contest 2015

Dear readers, Although the leaves have not yet turned, the time has come once again for the Furious Gazelle’s annual Halloween contest. Send us something haunting, grotesque, pumpkin-themed, etc. and you could win a $50 cash prize and a book in the genre of your choosing. The top contenders will all be published on our …

Published: September 18, 2015

Women in Water

We at Eco-Chick are thrilled to announce our inaugural writing contest. We invite writers to submit a work of fiction, nonfiction or poetry related to our ongoing theme of women and the environment. The focus of this year’s contest is water. Water is clear, refreshing, baptismal. One of our most precious resources, water has long …

Published: September 18, 2015

Submissions (themed and non-themed) for The Los Angeles Review

The Los Angeles Review is pleased to announce a new general submission category: rotating themed submissions! For each submission period, writers will have the option to submit their work to either the general submission category or the rotating themed category. We are now accepting submissions for our first themed submission category, for a chance to …

Published: September 16, 2015

Essay Press’s First Digital Chapbook Contest

We’re excited to announce that Essay Press is now reading for its first digital chapbook contest, to be judged by Essay authors. Submissions are open from August 15 through November 1, 2015. Selections will be made by January. Judges: Dan Beachy-Quick, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Amaranth Borsuk, Julie Carr, Mina Pam Dick, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Joe Harrington, …

Published: September 11, 2015

Central Coast Writers Conference 2015

Are you ready to take your writing dreams to the next level? Whether you are a new writer or an established author, the Central Coast Writers Conference will help elevate your writing and passion to the next level. Cited as one of the best writer’s conferences in the US, this destination conference offers the best …

Published: September 11, 2015

Chicago Writers Conference

A weekend conference for writers of all genres, at all levels. CWC provides practical, actionable advice on everything from revising and editing your manuscript to utilizing social media effectively. Sunday features Pitchfest, meetings with literary agents and publishers where writers may pitch their book idea and receive feedback. Friday and Saturday nights feature cocktail parties …

Published: September 10, 2015

Nonfiction Essays — $100 Giveaway

During our last outing we received a pleasantly surprising amount of great and original content, mostly in the form of fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. This time around, we’ll be looking to fill the gap on nonfiction essays. That is, articles that fit anywhere within the rest of our nonfiction categories, from business to crime, …

Published: September 9, 2015