Contests, Grants, and Residencies Creative Nonfiction Best Essay Contest October 16, 2015 Share on Twitter (opens in a new tab) on Facebook (opens in a new tab) on Linkedin (opens in a new tab) via email Creative Nonfiction Best Essay Contest is currently accepting submissions. The theme for this year is childhood. Essays should explore the joys and struggles, the indignities and infinite possibilities of childhood. Submissions must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. The winner will receive $1,000 and the runner-up will receive $500. All essays will be considered for publication in the Childhood issue. Entry fee: $20 Deadline: November 16, 2015 For more information, please visit the website.