Nonfiction

Baum Indie Book Prize 2017

Are you an indie author looking to publish your book with marketing built in? Henry and Cate Baum, founders of indie book companies Self-Publishing Review and Kwill Books have set up a fund for one author to receive an entirely free book publication and marketing deal with Kwill Books starting in October 2017. This is …

Published: April 3, 2017

Arch Street Prize

Arch Street Press is pleased to present its annual prize for America’s best college writer. The Arch Street Prize is designed to stimulate interest in writing and to promote today’s extraordinary young writers. The contest is open to any undergraduate or graduate student between the ages of 18 and 30 who has not previously had …

Published: April 3, 2017

Draft to Dream

The Draft to Dream Book Competition is ideal for the independent author, put on by AuthorU, a nonprofit author resource organization. Participants also receive their scoring sheets, and some feedback on their manuscripts after the competition. Winners are announced at the AuthorU Extravaganza in September.

Published: April 3, 2017

Ink & Insights 2017

A writing contest that focuses on giving feedback to all contestants. Four separate judges read and score each submission, as well as give feedback on many aspects of story building and writing technique. Learn your strengths and weaknesses while competing with your peers. Writers enter for the feedback. The contest is just a bonus.

Published: April 3, 2017

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2017

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash …

Published: April 3, 2017

Curt Johnson Prose Awards – december Magazine

Guidelines: Maximum of 8,000 words for fiction and non-fiction. Name and address on cover letter only. $20 entry fee includes copy of Awards issue. Judges – Nonfiction Roxane Gay and Fiction Lily King.

Published: April 3, 2017

The 2040 Awards Contest

The judge for the 2040 Book Awards is novelist Mat Johnson, the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop,and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novels Incognegro and Dark Rain. We are seeking full length works: novels, short story collections, memoirs, or essay collections. 2040 Books is …

Published: April 3, 2017

Share Your Story

What is your story? Everyone has one. The challenge of this contest is to share your story. Write about a piece of your life. Perhaps it was something challenging. Something difficult. Something surprising. What’s your story?

Published: February 27, 2017

Lit Fest Fellowships for Emerging Writers

The Lit Fest Fellowship for Emerging Writers covers the full cost of tuition for a Master Workshop. Lighthouse will be awarding four fellowships for Lit Fest 2017 to advanced writers of fiction (1), poetry (1), dramatic writing (1), and creative nonfiction (1) who haven’t yet published a book-length work and who wouldn’t otherwise be able …

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award

he Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award honors the best books published in the previous year. The award sets winners and nominees apart in booksellers’ minds from other similar books on a subject, including the actual placement of the book in the brick-and-mortar bookstore itself. For exceptional books, we also review these books for our Killer …

Published: February 27, 2017