Thursday, May 20, 2010

Contest for Nonfiction Submissions on Food: Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction
postmark deadline September 3, 2010

For an upcoming issue, we're seeking true stories that incorporate or involve food. Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with a significant element of research or information, and reach for some universal or deeper meaning in personal experiences. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1000 for Best Essay and $500 for runner-up.

Guidelines: Essays must be: unpublished, 5,000 words or less, postmarked by September 3, 2010, and clearly marked “Food” on both the essay and the outside of the envelope. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue CNF subscription); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the U.S. (though subscription shipping costs do apply).

Please send manuscript, accompanied by a cover letter with complete contact information (address, phone, and email), SASE and payment to:

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Food
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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