Nonfiction

Midwest Review

Submit up to 6,500 words of fiction. Simultaneous submissions are okay; let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Previously unpublished submissions only. Entries must be submitted online via Submittable. $500 prize and publication in Midwest Review for the winning entry. All entries, whether selected as finalists or not, are considered for publication. …

Published: August 17, 2018

Dog Writers Association of America Annual Writing Contest

The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), founded in 1935 is the most recognized professional writing association devoted to dogs. The contest is open to all writers, editors, bloggers, publishers, photographers, artists and others whose work falls into the designated competition categories. Members and non-members may apply. Discounted member entry fees are available to members …

Published: August 17, 2018

Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference

The Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference returns in 2018 with Jennifer Horne, Poet Laureate of Alabama, Nick Norwood, director of the Carson McCullers Center, screenwriter Ty Manns, children’s book author Steve Scott, and Columbus’s own David Johnson, among other authors and literary celebrities. The annual event will be held at the historic Springer Opera House, the …

Published: August 17, 2018

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference

The Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference creates a unique and intimate creative writing experience where writers of all backgrounds, genres, and skill levels gather together and connect through the celebration and study of literary craft, culture, and community. Featuring over 25 faculty members teaching more than 50 sessions, we seek to create a warm …

Published: August 17, 2018

Historical Novel Society North American Conference

Widely known as “the” conference for historical fiction, the biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference will be held June 20 to June 22, 2019, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Our venue is the Gaylord National Harbor hotel, just across the river from Washington, D.C. The conference is geared towards readers and writers of historical novels …

Published: August 17, 2018

The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

August 1: Lunch Ticket is open for The Diana Woods​ Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction.​ The award ​was established in Diana’s memory by her family, friends, and the Antioch University MFA community. Submit essays on any subject up to 5,000 words. Guest judge: Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. The winner receives $250 and publication alongside two finalists ​in …

Published: August 9, 2018

San Antonio Writer’s Guild Annual Contest

The San Antonio Writers’ Guild’s 27th annual writing contest welcomes non-fiction, poetry, and multiple genre categories in long and short fiction. The contest is open to all writers. Entries may include other languages, real or imagined, but must be primarily in English. The deadline for entry is 11/30/2018 with very generous discounts for earlier entries.

Published: August 2, 2018

Share Your Story As A Poem

We all have a story. The challenge of this contest is to write your story or a part of your story. But write it as a poem.

Published: August 2, 2018

Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers

Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry will host its annual Conference for Readers and Writers at The University of Tulsa on October 20th, 2018. The Conference offers the opportunity to hear from and work with dozens of distinguished authors. This year’s participants include fiction writer Rilla Askew, Oklahoma Book Award winner and author of …

Published: July 6, 2018

Self-Publish Like A Pro Workshop

Are you working on a manuscript and considering self-publishing? Don’t get daunted by the process. Learn everything you need to know to hit “publish” with confidence and authority in this one-day workshop lead by New York Times bestselling author, self-publishing and book marketing consultant, Eva Lesko Natiello. Subjects to be covered: distributors, exclusivity, book covers, …

Published: July 6, 2018