$10,000 first-place prize and $5,000 runner-up prize
Up to five $500 honorable mentions
December 12, 2016 submission deadline
All pieces considered for Fall 2017 Creative Nonfiction magazine issue
Science and religion have long been portrayed as two forces in opposition to one another, but are these forces hopelessly and inevitably opposed, or is there room the mend differences? As part of a larger effort to facilitate dialogue between these two ways of knowing the world, Creative Nonfiction and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking original narratives illustrating and exploring the relationships, tensions, and harmonies between science and religion—the ways these two forces productively challenge each other as well as the ways in which they can work together and strengthen one another.
$3,500 first-place prize
January 9, 2017 submission deadline
All pieces considered for Summer 2017 Creative Nonfiction magazine issue
Whether a scientific perspective that illuminates ideas about sustainable human adaptation and climate change, or more personal accounts of major life transitions, stories of adaptation are a huge part of our current global consciousness. We're looking for original essays illuminating the ways in which the need to keep up with a rapidly-changing world drives the work of scientists, designers, thinkers, innovators, farmers, soldiers, medical professionals, teachers, and others and affects the lives of prisoners, patients, refugees, students, travelers, and other citizens.
Dangerous Creations: Real life Frankenstein stories
$10,000 first-place prize
March 20, 2017 submission deadline All essays will be considered for publication in the winter 2018 issue of Creative Nonfiction Magazine issue.
In conjunction with the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, Creative Nonfiction magazine is daring writers (as Mary Shelley was dared in Geneva) to write original and groundbreaking nonfiction stories in the spirit of Frankenstein. We’re looking for true stories that explore humans’ efforts to control and redirect nature, the evolving relationships between humanity and science/technology, and contemporary interpretations of monstrosity.