It’s summer and hopefully you have a bit of time on your hands, so use it well and hit these nonfiction submission opportunities with everything you have. More specifically, your nonfiction things. But hop to it, people. With great opportunities come deadlines.
LitMag seeks creative nonfiction; essays on literature, art, culture, and music; biography, memoir in print (15,000 words) and online (4,000 words); deadline 15 August
Black Market Re-view seeks creative nonfiction up to 6,000 words, deadline 20 August.
Hippocampus’ 2017 Remember in November Contest for Creative Nonfiction, with a $1,000 grand prize – essays or memoir up to 4,000 words, deadline 31 August, $12 to enter.
The London Magazine 2017 Essay Competition, essays up to 1500 words, multiple entries permitted. Deadline 31 August, £10 to enter.
Rose Metal Press has an open reading period for full-length hybrid or cross-genre manuscripts, including microessays, book-length lyric essays, and memoir-in-shorts, until 31 August
The Eyewear Review seeks essays and criticsm up to 5,000 words, pays £50 per piece. Deadline 31 August
The Ogham Stone is now accepting submissions of creative non-fiction and memoir, deadline 31 August
Visual Verse seeks writing in response to a single image which appears on its website, between 50-500 words. Deadline 31 August
The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will receive $250, and all entries will be considered for paid publication. Deadline 8 September, $18 to enter
Creative Nonfiction is seeking submissions of experimental nonfiction for the “Exploring the Boundaries” section; they want work that is ambitious, pushes against the conventional boundaries of the genre, plays with style and form, and makes its own rules, up to 4500 words, deadline 11 September ($3 to submit)
On Bodies is a forthcoming anthology produced by 3 of Cups Press; open to pitches up to 3,500 words until 4th September
Milk: An Anthology of Eroticism to be published in 2017 by Salo Press welcomes nonfiction, particularly from female writers
B O D Y is always looking for engaging prose, whether a short story, personal essay, piece of criticism, or excerpt from a longer work of literary fiction or non-fiction.
TRUE STORY, a new monthly magazine launching this autumn from the Creative Nonfiction Foundation, will feature one exceptional work of creative nonfiction. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words long
400 & Falling seeks submissions of creative nonfiction of up to 15,000 words for its biannual journal
Five2One seeks nonfiction by underrepresented writers