Paying Essay Market and Book Contest Too

Fellow writers…!

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

Two, yes two, announcements in one blog post — a new paying market for essays, and a book contest. Two separate announcements! What will these amazing blog people think of next?


Qu: a literary magazine is now open for submissions! Payment upon publications: $100 per prose piece, $50 per poem. Qu is produced by the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte ( and publishes fiction, poetry, essays and script excerpts of outstanding quality. We will be accepting submissions through August 31st.

Stillhouse Press Nonfiction Book Contest

Prize: $1,000 + publication, 20 copies of book, and paid transport to a Fall for the Book event announcing publication.

We are requesting complete mss. of narrative non-fiction, either a collection of linked essays or memoir, between 60,000-90,000 words. Mss. should include a query letter and a synopsis with an overview of the work. For complete guidelines please visit:

Finalists will be…

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