Essay Press Open Book Contest

Essay Press is currently reading for their 2016 open book contest which will be judged by Essay author Carla Harryman. They are especially interested in reading book-length manuscripts that challenge nonfictions limits as we know them. That means any type of nonfiction work (be it lyric essay or experimental auto-biographies) are encouraged. The deadline to submit your work to this contest is May 1.

The Moth

The Moth magazine is currently accepting submissions for their International Short Story contest. This year the contest will be judged by John Boyne, author of the New York Times bestseller: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. There is a 6,000 word limit for all submissions the the prizes include €3,000 for the first place winner, €250 travel stipend with a week-long retreat at Circle Misse in France for second place and €1,000 for third place. You must send your story either online or via snail mail with a €12 entry fee, a supplied entry form from their website or a cover letter to the address provided on their contest’s information page. The deadline for submissions is June 30.


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