Nonfiction

WTP Literary Competition: Prose

The Woven Tale Press introduces its first annual writing competition, judged by Ploughshares founder DeWitt Henry and with a grand prize of a one-week writer’s retreat in the Hamptons, NY. Destination for writers from around the world; home to Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, Truman Capote, among other literary legends; seven-nights; accommodations for two in spacious …

Published: May 30, 2017

The London Magazine Essay Competition

As the oldest literary and arts review in the UK, The London Magazine has a long history of publishing great essayists; works by the likes of T.S. Eliot and Nadine Gordimer can be found in our archives. In our inaugural Essay Competition, we hope to find the most exciting new essays to reaffirm and develop …

Published: May 30, 2017

Streetlight’s 2017 Essay/Memoir Contest

We are seeking strong and stirring personal stories. Submit a maximum of 800 words (no minimum). All winning entries will be published in the summer quarter of Streetlight magazine on July 14, 2017 and may also receive an audio production for the Streetlight Voices podcast.

Published: May 30, 2017

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

Share your non-fiction story to enter this writing. It can be political, serious, funny or anything you wish – just share that true story with the judges.

Published: May 30, 2017

Under The Gum Tree Anniversary Contest

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines “empower” as “to give official authority or legal power to,” “to enable,” and “to promote the self-actualization and influence of.” It defines “disempower” with slightly different nuances: “to deprive of power, authority, or influence; to make weak, ineffectual, or unimportant.” We want to see your best writing that converses with one or …

Published: May 30, 2017

Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Award

This year’s judge is Benjamin Percy. Open to everyone over the age of 18. International entries welcome. You and your entry do not need to be associated with New Mexico, we publish a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction globally. All fiction and creative nonfiction will be eligible despite genre, form, subject, or length. So …

Published: May 30, 2017

Hourglass Literary Magazine (Deadline Extended)

Detailed instructions for submissions: SHORT STORY should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words. Entry fee: $15 USD ($25 for submitting up to three pieces). POEMS should not have more than 3500 words. WRITERS CAN SUBMIT UP TO THREE POEMS/SONGS. ESSAYS Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 …

Published: May 4, 2017

Pennsylvania Writers Conference

The Pennsylvania Writers Conference is designed to engage, educate and empower the literary community. If you’re a passionate writer, reader, or both, join us on the campus of Wilkes University to learn more about fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. July 30 to Aug. 5 Wilkes University With a keynote reading from Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Published: April 20, 2017

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Join us June 18-23, 2017! Since 1972, the Santa Barbara Writers Conference has been connecting writers with mentors, agents and editors. Every summer, writers in many genres from around the world gather to participate in a magical week of intensive work focused on story, voice, craft, marketing, and networking with fellow writers and publishing professionals.

Published: April 6, 2017

Begin Again – Rollick Magazine Writers Competition

Submissions are now open for Rollick’s Begin Again issue. Our Begin Again issue is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverence, and striving, and hope. You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, …

Published: April 3, 2017