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New Millennium Literary Awards

Over the past 20 years, New Millennium Writings has: Published more than 1,500 new and emerging writers Awarded over $200,000 in top literary prizes Delivered more than 40,000 free copies of the annual anthologies to submitters At $20, our entry fee remains one of the lowest in country. In fact, it’s only increased $3 in …

Published: July 19, 2016

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

The Wonder Institute Annual Essay Contest

THE WONDER INSTITUTE awards $1,000 first prize and online publication for a personal essay on “What Is Your Life’s Purpose?”1,500 word maximum. Deadline November 1. Final Judge: Linda Durham. Fee: $20. Full guidelines: www.wonderessaycontest.com

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

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

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

The 2016 Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers will be held on October 14 and October 15 at The University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, masterclasses, panel discussions, and individual editing sessions with faculty. Participants include poets Robin Coste Lewis and Chloe …

Published: May 31, 2016

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest

The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction 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, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. Entries …

Published: May 31, 2016

Squire Summer Writing Residency

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2016 Squire Summer Writing Residency features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as a presentation and readings. The faculty includes poet Morri Creech, fiction writer Sarah Creech, and creative nonfiction writer Cynthia Lewis. A limited number of scholarships are available; writers submitted a curriculum vitae and statement …

Published: May 12, 2016