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Call for Submissions: Creative Nonfiction Magazine’s ‘Australia’ issue

Posted in Call for Submissions, Contest by Adair Jones on October 13, 2011


Creative Nonfiction Magazine in association with Tashmadada


The Down Under Essay Contest

The U.S. quarterly magazine, Creative Nonfiction in association with Tashmadada, seeks new essays for a special “Australia” issue:

“We’re looking for a variety of perspectives – from locals, expats, tourists, or anyone else – and will consider essays of all forms and focuses as long as Australia’s landscape, people, and/or culture are prominently featured; the stories are true; and submissions are previously unpublished.

Essays must be vivid and dramatic. Writing should combine a strong and compelling narrative with a significant element of research or information, and reach for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for a well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice.”

Essays must be 4,000 words maximum and submitted by January 31st, 2012.  Lee Gutkind (USA) and Leah Kaminsky (AUS) will serve as contest judges.  All writers and submissions, regardless of country of origin, will be considered for the Best Essay prize.  However, submissions from current citizens or permanent residents of the Commonwealth of Australia will be considered for a second category: Best Essay by an Australian Writer.  Naturally, the same writer/essay may not win both prizes.

The prizes, which have been provided by The Writers Conversation, are generous:

$6500 for Best Essay

$2500 for Best Essay by an Australian Writer

Although there will be only two contest winners, all submissions will be considered by the judges for inclusion in Creative Nonfiction #46: Australia, which will be launched at the 2012 Melbourne Writers’ Festival.

For more detailed submission guidelines, see the Creative Nonfiction Magazine website.




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