Christmas and New Year’s Eve have passed so now you have no excuse for holding off on submitting your stories and essays. Don’t try to tell us about Blue Monday, it’s not a real thing and you know it. Be bold and who knows, you could win an award and some money.
The Northern Writers’ Award for Fiction and Narrative Non-Fiction is open for submissions from writers living in the North of England. Submit 3,000-6,000 words of a prose extract by 1 February
Pilot Press is accepting submissions of nonfiction prose as well as other forms for ‘Over there, a queer anthology of joy.’ Submit work to email@example.com until 2 February
The Spread the Word Life Writing Prize is open to submissions of writing up to 5,000 words until 5 February
The Gigantic Sequins Winter Flash Nonfiction Contest is open to submissions up to 1000 words until 10 March
The 2018 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize is open to submissions until 15 March; submit a proposal for a book-length essay (min. 25,000 words) by an unpublished writer resident in the UK & Ireland.
Arts & Letters seeks submissions of creative nonfiction up to 25 pages through January 31
LossLit is accepting submissions for the next issue through January 31, including essays up to 2000 words
Nashville Review is open for creative nonfiction until January 31st
LUNE seeks submissions of experimental nonfiction and memoir on the theme of disease. Submit up to 5,000 words by 15 February
Gigantic Sequins is accepting creative nonfiction for the next issue until 15 February – submit either one long (4000 words) or three (under 1000 words) flash nonfiction pieces.
Wildness accepts creative nonfiction on a rolling basis up to 3,000 words
Wanderlust is a journal of travel essays that explore identity within a narrative map. Send essays and prose under 2000 words, or up to six photos.
Hotel is open for submissions of nonfiction including experimental and hybrid prose work up to 3000 words for online publication.
Guernica is open for essays, memoir and reportage of 2,500 – 7,500 words
Gorse is accepting narrative essays for their website of 1500-3000 words. Submissions of longer essays for their next print publication will reopen in March.
Head to our website’s ‘submit’ page and scroll down for a list of publications that accept nonfiction and essay submissions on a rolling basis.