Personal Journals

Creative Nonfiction Magazine’s “How We Teach” Essay Contest

For the spring 2017 issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine, we’re looking for original essays about teaching—whether in a traditional classroom or online; in summer camp or college; in preschool or in a prison; in the woods or in a workshop. We welcome personal stories as well as profiles, and we’re open to a very wide …

Published: July 15, 2016

New Writer Awards – Sequestrum

Over $500 in total prizes will be awarded to up-and-coming writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Prose and poetry will be judged separately with one first prize winner per genre. First prize of $200 (one per genre) and $50 runner-up prizes (minimum two per genre). All winners and runners-up will be published in our Spring …

Published: July 15, 2016

LOVE: A Better Way to Work with People Essay Contest

The Art of Love is Good Business Blog is running a writing contest—LOVE: A Better Way to Work with People Essay Contest. No fees of any kind to enter and win. The blog is looking for personal essays up to 750 words that share a true story about how Love and Compassion helped solve a …

Published: July 15, 2016

Octopus With A Quill 2.0

Hey there! With OWAQ (Octopus With A Quill) in its second season, OWAQ 2.0, here is your chance to showcase what you have got. Octopi are known for their intellect and creativity. Their eight arms are a symbol of coming together of multiple kinds of thoughts and a multi-faceted personality. We hope that settles why …

Published: June 23, 2016

Humor Us Contest

Humor Us is looking for books with a good dose of funny. Maybe yours is a dark humor, a parody, or a good, old-fashioned buddy comedy — whatever it is, we want to read it. Your manuscript can be either fiction or nonfiction in at least a first draft (sorry, Bards, no limericks this time). …

Published: June 23, 2016

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2016

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme. You may use single or double line spacing. No word count. Multiple entries are accepted. Genres include any fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction stories. We are now accepting entries. Visit …

Published: May 12, 2016

Mercersburg Summer Writing Contest

Mercersburg Summer Programs is thrilled to announce its 6th Annual Young Writers Contest. The contest kicks off the Young Writers Camp’s summer 2016 theme: Behind the Locked Door of Mystery. The 6th Annual Young Writers Contest is open to students ages 11-16. Contest Writing Prompt: Like life itself, every tale told is a mystery because …

Published: May 12, 2016

UNO Publishing Lab Prize

University of New Orleans Press will be reading manuscripts between April 15th and August 15th, 2016, looking for the best nonfiction/memoir manuscript written this year. The winner of the UNO Press Publishing Lab Prize will receive publication with UNO Press a $1,000 advance on royalties. The prizewinning book will receive the undivided attention of the …

Published: May 12, 2016

Journey Awards

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring true stories about adventures, life events, unique experiences, travel, personal journies, global enlightenment and more. We will put books about true and inspiring stories to the test and choose the best among them. Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may …

Published: January 25, 2016