WOW! Women On Writing Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Nicole Pyles
September 27, 2021

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic (200 - 1000 words) and in any style--from personal essay and memoir to lyric essay and hybrid, and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives. 

Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints/previously published are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. 

Limit: 300 entries.

Prizes (20 winners!):
1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift code good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift code good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift code good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift code good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
10 Honorable mentions receive a gift code good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store

Entry: $12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13