Here’s a great opportunity for creative non-fiction writers…

The U.S. quarterly magazine Creative Nonfiction, in association with the Australian arts company tashmadada, seeks new essays for a special “Australia” issue. They’re looking for a variety of perspectives–from locals, expats, tourists, or anyone else–and will consider essays of all forms and focus as long as Australia’s landscape, people, and/or culture are prominently featured; the stories are
true; and submissions are previously unpublished.

There will be only two contest winners, but 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.

Deadline: January 31, 2012. Cost: $20.00 per entry (or special deals if you subscribe to the journal as well). Electronic submission only.

Prizes (provided by The Writers Conversation):

  • $6,500 for Best Essay (All writers and submissions, regardless of country of origin, will be considered for the $6,500 prize.)
  • $2,500 for Best Essay by an Australian Writer (Only submitters who are current citizens or permanent residents of the Commonwealth of Australia will be considered for this prize. The same writer/essay may not win both prizes.)

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