Nonfiction

Stories That Need to Be Told

Stories change us. Stories determine how we see the world. Stories change the world. That’s why this contest has only one category—the story. Whether you consider it fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, as long as it tells a story, it fits. One grand prize winner will receive $1,000, and 5 additional winners will each receive $200 …

Published: July 6, 2018

Memoir Magazine RECOVERY Essay Contest

Deadline: June 30, 2018. Now accepting nonfiction submissions of 3,000 words or less on the theme of Recovery. All kinds of addiction and trauma require recovery. For example, one might seek assistance to recover from alcohol, sex addiction or PTSD. Tell us your healing story. $250 1st prize, $150 2nd Prize $100 3rd Prize and …

Published: July 6, 2018

The Writer Summer Flash Contest 2018

  Summer seems like the right time to write short. Show us your very best work in any genre, fiction or nonfiction. The catch? We’ll only accept works that are 1,000 words or less.   Not the writing contest for you? Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear when we launch a new writing …

Published: July 5, 2018

Sweek Flash Fiction Competition: #MicroDay

– Write 250 words (max.) of prose including the word “day” anywhere within the story, – Add #MicroDay tag either in the main title of the story / its description / tags section to take part in the challenge, – It is your chance to get discovered and published via Sweek self-publishing!

Published: June 8, 2018

Write to 15 Minute Audio Prompt | 1st Place = $50

Endless Beautiful has a contest running with our partners over at Literative.com until June 20, 2018. Entrants just need to use the Endless Beautiful Session as a prompt and enter what they come up with. All materials for the contest can be found at the link provided below. 1st place = $50, 2nd = 25, …

Published: June 1, 2018

ServiceScape Short Story Award

For this writing award, any genre or theme of short story is accepted. All applicants should submit their original unpublished work of short fiction or nonfiction, up to 5,000 words. Along with receiving an award for $1,000.00 USD, the winner will have his or her short story featured within our blog, which reaches thousands of …

Published: June 1, 2018

The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition

“Write the scariest story you can think of! Tryon Arts & Crafts School’s The Apparitionist National Ghost Story Competition is back by popular demand! Submit your original story 5,500 words or less by Aug. 27! Head Judge this year is Michael Zam Co-Creator, Producer and Writer of FX’s hit “Feud: Bette & Joan”! Win a …

Published: June 1, 2018

Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest

Our love of flash fiction runs deep. We are proud to now offer a contest dedicated solely to flash. The winning writer will be awarded $3000 and publication on The Masters Review site. Second and third place will be awarded $200 and $100, respectively, as well as publication in The Masters Review. So here it …

Published: May 18, 2018

NCWN 2018 Squire Summer Writing Workshops

The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels, readings, and open mics. The faculty includes fiction writer Elaine Neil Orr, nonfiction writer Paul Cuadros, and editor Rob Greene (Raleigh Review). Attendees will study one genre with one instructor over the course of the weekend. Registrants should be ready to …

Published: May 18, 2018

Live Free and Write

Join us in New Hampshire for a supportive writing retreat. Spend an inspiring week working on your memoir or poetry. Enjoy the refreshing New England summer with plentiful writing time, encouraging workshops, homemade meals and time to relax. Learn more: www.stockton.edu/murphywriting

Published: May 18, 2018