Saturday, January 23, 2016

Creative Nonficiton Competition: Learning from Nature

Deadline: February 1, 2016.

Creative Nonfiction magazine is seeking new essays for an upcoming issue dedicated to LEARNING FROM NATURE.

The natural world has long been a source of inspiration. We're interested in stories about how we learn from nature—whether it's airlines developing boarding methods based on movement in ant colonies or aviation engineers studying eagles' wings in order to build more aerodynamic planes; new-age fabric inspired by pine cones or energy-efficient skyscrapers modeled after termite mounds. We're looking for well-crafted narratives that will illuminate the relationship between humans and the environment, particularly as we face the challenges of climate change.

Submissions must be 4,000 words or fewer.

$5,000 for best essay; $1,000 for runner-up.

Guidelines at our website.

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