Terrain.org 13th Annual Contest in Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction
Deadline: September 5, 2022
$1,000 grand prize in each genre and $200 to finalists.
• Poetry: Sean Hill
• Nonfiction: Janisse Ray
• Fiction: Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Our online, place-based journal seeks material that reaches deep into the earth’s fiery core, or humanity’s incalculable core, and brings forth new insights and wisdom. We are seeking work in English (or translation) from around the world, and particularly Indigenous, Native, Black, Brown, and other historically marginalized and underrepresented voices as we expand contributions relating to social, environmental, and climate justice.
Entry fee: $20.
Sowell Emerging Writers Prize for a Nonfiction Book Manuscript
Deadline: October 31, 2022
Win $1,000 and publication by Texas Tech University Press.
The Sowell Collection at Texas Tech University, in partnership with Terrain.org and Texas Tech University Press, invites book-length manuscript submissions of nonfiction in English on themes about and related to the natural world by writers who have published no more than one book in any genre.
We are especially interested in submissions that explore the relationship between human communities and nature and may be informed by scientific inquiry and/or personal experience.
The Sowell Emerging Writers Prize will accept submissions in nonfiction, poetry, and fiction on a rotational basis and in that order: nonfiction in 2022, poetry in 2023, fiction in 2024, and so on.
Entry fee: $25.