Creative Nonfiction Book Award

Zone 3 Press
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
April 1, 2021
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Zone 3 Press is given biennially for a book of nonfiction. Wendy S. Walters will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of up to 250 pages with a $25 entry fee by April 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Creative Nonfiction Grants

Whiting Foundation
Entry Fee: 
$0
Deadline: 
April 19, 2021
Up to eight grants of $40,000 each are given annually for creative nonfiction works-in-progress to enable writers to complete their books. Creative nonfiction writers under contract with a publisher as of April 19 are eligible. Submit up to 25,000 words of the book-in-progress, the original proposal to publishers that led to the contract, a signed contract, a statement of progress, a résumé, and two letters of support by April 19. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Editors’ Awards

Florida Review
Entry Fee: 
$25
Deadline: 
April 15, 2021
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Florida Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three to five poems or up to 25 pages of prose with a $25 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Florida Review, by April 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Emerging Writer’s Contest

Ploughshares
Entry Fee: 
$24
Deadline: 
May 15, 2021
Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Ploughshares are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Each winner also receives a consultation with the literary agency Aevitas Creative Management. Writers who have not published a book or a chapbook with a print run over 300 are eligible. Paige Lewis will judge in poetry, Kiley Reid will judge in fiction, and Paul Lisicky will judge in nonfiction. Submit three to five pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of fiction or nonfiction with a $24 entry fee (there is no entry fee for current subscribers), which includes a subscription to Ploughshares, by May 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Get Lit! Festival

The 2021 Get Lit! Festival will be held online from April 12 to April 18. The festival features readings, craft classes, panel discussions, cocktail hours, and an annual Pie & Whiskey event for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Participating writers include poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil; fiction writers Esi Edugyan, R. O. Kwon, and Jess Walter; and nonfiction writer Robin Wall Kimmerer. Most events are free; select events, including craft classes and cocktail events, start at $25 and require advance registration. Visit the website for more information.

Type: 
FESTIVAL
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
April 12, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
ignore
Application Deadline: 
March 6, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 6, 2021
Free Admission: 
yes
Contact Information: 

Get Lit! Festival, Get Lit! Programs,  668 North Riverpoint Boulevard, Suite 258, Spokane, WA 99202. Kate Peterson, Director.

Kate Peterson
Director
Contact City: 
Online

Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow offers residencies of one week to three months year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a former bed-and-breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in the heart of the Ozarks. Residents are provided with a private room, work space, and meals. The cost of the residency is $85 per day. An additional $25 flat-rate cleaning fee is charged. Submit a writing sample of up to 10 pages, a one-page project description, and a résumé with a $35 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
March 6, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
March 6, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 6, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR, 72632. (479) 253-7444. 

Contact City: 
Eureka Springs
Contact State: 
AR
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
72632
Country: 
US

Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers’ Conference

The 26th annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference will be held from August 9 to August 15, either on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier or online, as public health guidelines allow. Designed for writers with graduate degrees or equivalent experience, the conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, craft classes, and individual consultations with faculty members. Each workshop is limited to five or six participants. The faculty includes poets Chen Chen, Eduardo C. Corral, Kathleen Graber, Tomás Q.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
August 9, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
March 6, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Vermont College of Fine Arts Postgraduate Writers’ Conference, 36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. Ellen Lesser, Director. 

Ellen Lesser
Director
Contact City: 
Montpelier
Contact State: 
VT
Contact Zip / Postal Code: 
05602
Country: 
US

Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop

The 17th annual Tinker Mountain Writers Workshop will be held online from June 13 to June 18. The conference features manuscript workshops and generative classes in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and multigenre work, as well as craft seminars, individual conferences with faculty members, readings, and opportunities to socialize. The faculty includes poet Thorpe Moeckel, fiction writers Fred G. Leebron and Daniel Mueller, nonfiction writer James McKean, and multi-genre writers Cade Leebron, M. Randal O’Wain, Jon Pineda, and Maxine Swann.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
June 13, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
March 6, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Tinker Mountain Writers’ Workshop, Hollins University, 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24020. (540) 362-6225. Christine Powell, Contact. 

Christine Powell
Contact
Contact City: 
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Studio Faire

Studio Faire offers one- to four-week residencies between March and October to artists including poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and translators at a mansion in Nérac, France. The residency accommodates three artists at a time. Residents are provided with a private work space and bedroom, and use of a shared kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and multiple gardens. The space is a ten-minute walk to shops, cafés, and bars, as well as a weekly farmer’s market, library, theater, music hall, cinema, and the Château de Nérac castle and riverside walk.

Type: 
RESIDENCY
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
yes
Event Date: 
March 6, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
yes
Application Deadline: 
March 6, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
no
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 6, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Studio Faire, 58 Avenue Georges, Clemenceau, 47600, Nérac, France. Julia Douglas, Cofounder and Residency Coordinator.

Julia Douglas
Cofounder and Residency Coordinator
Contact City: 
Nérac
Country: 
FR
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Studio Faire garden

Southampton Writers Conference

The 46th annual Southampton Writers Conference will be held online from July 14 to July 18. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as readings, lectures, and an agent panel. The faculty includes poets Billy Collins and Major Jackson; fiction writers Julia Phillips, Paul Tremblay, and Frederic Tuten; nonfiction writer Roger Rosenblatt; and fiction and nonfiction writers Melissa Bank and Matthew Klam. The cost to attend the full conference, including workshops, is $950; the cost to attend the lecture series is $150.

Type: 
CONFERENCE
Ignore Event Date Field?: 
no
Event Date: 
July 14, 2021
Rolling Admissions: 
no
Application Deadline: 
April 15, 2021
Financial Aid?: 
yes
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2021
Free Admission: 
no
Contact Information: 

Southampton Writers Conference, Stony Brook Southampton, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, NY 11968. (631) 632-5007. Christian McLean, Contact. 

Christian McLean
Contact
Contact City: 
Online

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