Nonfiction writing contests

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Nonfiction writing contests

An annual contest for the best writing in the boundless field of creative nonfiction. A chance for your creative nonfiction to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges. What will the winner receive? Who can enter the contest? Read her full bio here. When is the deadline?

Nonfiction writing contests

The deadline for is March 15, for both electronic and snail mail entries! Does Hunger Mountain accept electronic entries?

Please enter an original unpublished piece of creative nonfiction, no more than 10, words. Your name and address should NOT appear on the essay itself; we read contest entries blind.

Monthly Contests

Does Hunger Mountain still accept entries via snail mail? Hunger Mountain accepts postal entries for contests. Instead of writing your name on the manuscript, enclose an index card with the essay title, your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and on one side of the paper only. Are simultaneous submissions okay?

Free Writing Contests

Unfortunately, we cannot refund entry fees if the work is accepted elsewhere. Previously published submissions are not eligible for the contest. Please send original, unpublished work.

May I submit more than one essay for the contest?

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Yes, multiple entries are allowed. But each entry should be submitted separately, and include its own entry fee. Are previously published essays eligible? We accept original, unpublished work for the contest. Email us at hungermtn vcfa.

AWP: Award Series

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Nonfiction writing contests

The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike.

Nonfiction submissions should be approximately pages. All nonfiction subjects (including personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, historical narratives, nature or science writing) or any combination of subjects are eligible.

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