Nonfiction Essay Contest: Sponsored by ravingdove.org

Raving Dove, a nonprofit, anti-war, online literary journal, is now accepting submissions for its first annual Evolve Beyond Violence Nonfiction Essay Award. First-place prize: $1,000, publicity, and publication in Raving Dove’s fall 2008 edition. Three honorable mentions will also be published. Entries are open to the international community through September 1, 2008. Specific entry requirements can be found at http://www.ravingdove.com

Essay Themes: Anti-war, anti-violence, human rights, and/or peace-related topics. The writing can either depict the tragedy of violence and war, or the hope that one day we can evolve beyond it. Submissions should be thought-provoking and paint a moving portrait of our static human condition. Writing will be judged equally on excellence of writing and the ability to effectively communicate the chosen theme. Raving Dove’s editor and board of directors will serve as judges.

2 Comments

  1. chancelucky said,

    May 29, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Not that I’d want such things to exist, but do they have pro-war essay contests?

    I mean they probably exist in some form like American Legion essays on patriotism or rfps for Defense Department contracts, but not directly.

  2. May 29, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    I actually never thought of that — good question!

    I’m pretty sure they have pro-war essay contests. Somewhere 🙂


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