Nonfiction

The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize

The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize will be awarded for a book-length collection (roughly 120-160 pages or 50,000-80,000 words) of nonfiction essays. The essays can take any form: personal essays, memoir in essay form, narrative nonfiction, commentary, travel, historical account etc.. The essays must NOT have been previously published as a collection.

Published: October 19, 2017

University of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on a scenic riverfront campus in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence and personalized attention in its graduate and undergraduate programs, the University serves 8,500 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. Learn more at ut.edu.

Published: October 4, 2017

University College at the University of Denver

  Realize your passion and learn to stand out in the writing world with a master’s or certificate from the Professional Creative Writing program at the University of Denver’s University College.

Published: September 22, 2017

Short Story Contest 2017

The Notion Press Malaysia Short Story Contest is an aid for first-time authors and writers to publish their work in an anthology and win prize money as well. Notion Press has always encouraged writers to publish their work and explore their potential. In India, the company has brought out 2,800-plus books of around 2,600 different …

Published: September 11, 2017

Stories That Need to Be Told Contest

There are no genres in this contest. We want to hear your stories that need to be told, whether that’s an essay, short story, or poem–it just has to tell a story. One grand prize winner wins $1000 and five category winners will each win $200 (categories are Love, Depth, Humor, and Passion plus a …

Published: September 11, 2017

Literative Endless Beautiful Contest

Listen to the 15 minute sound clip provided at the link. As you listen, create something that is inspired by what you hear. It could be a story, a poem, or something entirely different! The beauty of this prompt is the potential for spontaneous expression. For examples, check out previous Endless Beautiful writing sessions. You …

Published: September 11, 2017

North Carolina Writers’ Network 2017 Fall Conference

The 2017 North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference features sesesions and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures and panels on editing, publishing, and screenwriting. The faculty includes poets Dan Albergotti, Peter Makuck, and Michael White; fiction writers Nina de Gramont, Jason Mott, and Michelle Young-Stone; and creative nonfiction writers …

Published: September 11, 2017

Journal From The Heartland Writing Contest

Blue Bus Publishing is excited to announce our first Journal from the Heartland Writing Contest. Winning entries will be included in Volume 1, Issue 2 of our publication, which we aim to have available to the public by December 2017. Our contest is open to all interested writers with connections to Wisconsin. We seek fiction, …

Published: August 30, 2017