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

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Deadline

Monday, August 29, 2016

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Entry Fees

The entry fee is $20, though adding a Creative Nonfiction subscription to that fee—typically a $32 cost alone—costs only $5.

Prizes

The editors will award $1,000 for best essay and $500 for runner-up.

Description

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 range of experiences and circumstances. Above all, we are looking for narratives—true stories, rich with scene, character, detail, and a distinctive voice—that give insight into what it means to teach.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for best essay and $500 for runner-up, and all essays submitted will be considered for publication.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. All essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate. Everything we publish goes through a rigorous fact-checking process; editors may ask for sources and citations.

There is a $20 reading fee, waived for current Creative Nonfiction subscribers. You can also submit and become a subscriber, extend your subscription, or give a gift subscription by submitting $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction (US addresses only). Multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal).

Contact Information

[email protected]

Website

https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/how-we-teach

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