Nonfiction

Dogwood 2015 Contest

Submit fiction or nonfiction up to 22 pages or one to three poems (max 10 pages) using the online submission manager. Creative nonfiction judged by Jill Christman, poetry judged by Mark Neely and fiction judged by Rachel Basch.

Published: July 15, 2014

Creative Nonfiction Waiting Contest

Submit a vivid and dramatic nonfiction essay on the topic of “waiting,” max 4,000 words. Seeks “well-crafted true stories of delays, postponements and pauses that explore and examine our relationship with time.” Submit online or by regular mail.

Published: July 15, 2014

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