Nonfiction

2040 Awards Program

2040, a new imprint from the Santa Fe Writer’s Project, seeks work from multicultural authors or those from an ethnic background over the age of 18. International entries and translations welcome. All fiction and creative nonfiction will be eligible despite genre, form, subject, or length. So we’ll take full-length manuscripts, collections short or long, and …

Published: February 27, 2017

Be a Hero Contest

At this precarious time in the United States, we need people to be heroes. This isn’t a battle between Republicans and Democrats. This is a battle between right and wrong. And we need heroes who are willing to fight for what is right—across this country and around the world. In that spirit, we invite you …

Published: February 27, 2017

Dare to be Fabulous is accepting submissions for upcoming book

Dare to be Fabulous features women’s personal stories of daring, joy, and empowerment. The stories are all true and written in the first person. Personal story contributors range from groundbreaking and famous women all the way to one who chose to remain Anonymous. Please review the website’s About page, Stories and Blog to become familiar …

Published: February 27, 2017

Forum Magazine Spring 2017 Contest

Forum is looking for submissions in poetry, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays, comics, interviews and all mediums of art. The contest is applicable to Fiction and visual arts only although all submissions are potentially eligible for publication. Submissions should be no more than 2500 words. Please include the genre, your name, and the title of your …

Published: February 27, 2017

Arts & Letters Prize Contest

The 19th annual Arts & Letters Prize Competition will be judged by Richard Garcia (poetry), Amy Hassinger (fiction), Sonja Livingston (creative nonfiction), and Iona Sun (drama). Arts & Letters is a national literary journal operating out of the MFA program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. One of the premier journals of the Southeast, Arts …

Published: February 27, 2017

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Dialogue is an important part of a story. It can show personality, background, education and so much more. But what if you wrote a story using only dialogue. That is the challenge here. Write a story using only speech. No narration, descriptions, or sentence tags. Example: Excuse me. Yes? Can you spare a dollar? Sorry. …

Published: February 27, 2017

Unexpected Romance Writing Contest

Write a story that brings two people together. Share two characters in your story that don’t necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them.

Published: February 27, 2017

Unexpected Romance Writing Contest

We are looking for a non-fiction autobiographical story from you. Start your story with the words ‘I remember…’ Complete the sentence sharing a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. This does not have to be a profound memory, but should allow readers insight into your feelings, observations and/or thoughts. Use at least 100 words.

Published: February 27, 2017

Journal of the Bizarre Editor’s Award

Since its founding in 2011, Journal of the Bizarre has become a respected and authoritative source on the paranormal and supernatural, thanks to unbiased and fact-based investigative reporting on psychic phenomena, cryptozoology, ufology and conspiracy theory. In keeping with this tradition, Journal of the Bizarre has decided to offer an Editor’s Award for the best …

Published: February 27, 2017

The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference

The Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference was created in 2006 by author/filmmaker Clay Stafford in an effort to bring together forensic experts, writers, and fans of crime and thriller literature. Our objective is simple: to educate and empower aspiring and established writers, and connect them with other industry professionals. We pride ourselves on our intense, …

Published: February 27, 2017