A prize of $1,000 and publication in the spring issue of Arcadia is given annually for a work of nonfiction.
Submit an essay, memoir, or other piece of creative nonfiction of less than 8,000 words with a $15.00 entry fee between May 15 and August 15.
All entries will be considered for publication in Arcadia, and all finalists will receive a copy of the spring issue. The editors will judge and a winner will be announced in September.
We're looking for the best in literary nonfiction, which we believe can take a variety of forms, including essays, memoir, lists, letters, as well as forms we haven’t thought of yet. We are simply looking for precise writing that tells something true.