Nonfiction

Dream Quest One Writing Contest

Open to anyone having a great story that is worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages or less on any subject or theme, single or double line spacing, neatly typed or hand printed, fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction. Multiple entries are accepted!

Published: November 15, 2013

William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Nominations are now being accepted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for works of fiction and nonfiction published between 2012 and 2013. Self-published and electronic books are eligible. Cosponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, the awards are intended to “encourage …

Published: November 15, 2013

Baal Hamon Publishers

Seeks manuscripts with strong Christian themes. Manuscripts must be previously checked by a professional Christian editor. “Baal Hamon Publishers is an imprint of the Joy and Truth Christian Ministry, hence our preference is for books with strong Christian themes. This does not mean that we publish only religious books. It does mean, however, that we …

Published: October 29, 2013

Top of the Mountain Book Award

First 25 pages of a novel-length manuscript, plus a 5-page synopsis. Contest is open to both published and unpublished authors. Submission must be a previously unpublished work. Winner will be announced at the Northern Colorado Writer’s Conference March 28, 2014.

Published: October 28, 2013

Yoga Writing Contest

Combine the art of writing with the spirit of yoga. Pick up a pen and paper and write down yoga stories that will inspire, educate, enthuse or simply entertain others about the yoga world, yoga community or yoga practice. Submit stories, memoirs, essays, poetry, etc before the end of March 2014 for the chance to …

Published: October 28, 2013

Writers’ Workshop @ Your Library

Nationally prominent authors and professional writing instructors offer a FREE day of practical information and inspiring advice for new or experienced authors Presentations begin at 9:30 a.m. with Susan Sloate delivering the keynote address, “Living the Writer’s Life.” Sabrina Jeffries, Carole Boston Weatherford, Annette Dunlap will also offer presentations.

Published: October 28, 2013

Red Hen Press

Seeks novels, memoirs, creative nonfiction, short story collections and books of poetry. Submit through electronic submissions manager. Charges $20 reading fee.

Published: October 7, 2013

Green Writers Press

Seeks fiction, short stories, poetry and environmental essays that help foster a sustainable environment. Publishes its titles with environmentally-responsible practices and materials. Email submissions.

Published: October 7, 2013

YoungArts 2014

In recognition of up-and-coming artists, YoungArts awards • Cash prizes of up to $10,000 • Access to scholarships, professional contacts and career opportunities including the chance to appear in YoungArts MasterClass on HBO • Opportunities to participate in master classes with renowned artists such as Edward Albee and John Guare and collaborate with artists from …

Published: October 7, 2013

Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest

Seeks outstanding nonfiction writing with a northwest perspective. Offers both open and student categories. All finalists will be invited to participate in a writing workshop with the contest judge. Maximum 2,000 words for the open category, 1,500 words for the student contest. Submit by regular mail.

Published: October 7, 2013