Creative NonFiction Competition 2020 –
hub regularly features competitions from Write the World, a global community of young writers (13-18) from over 120 countries.
Creative nonfiction is often defined as a personal essay or personal narrative, this genre braids together storytelling and reflection.
This year brought unexpected change to every corner of the globe. But this month, Write the World wants to hear about your year: a personal story that grounds 2020 in real life.
Who is Eligible?
Young writers ages 13-18
Guest Judge Rachel Friedman is the author of And Then We Grew Up and The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. Her work has appeared in The Best Women’s Travel Writing, The McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals, The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.
- Best Entry: US$100 (The guest judge’s commentary on the winning piece, and an interview with the author will be featured on Write the World’s blog)
- Runner up: US$50 (The guest judge’s commentary on the piece will be featured on Write the World’s blog)
- Best Peer Review: US$50 (The guest judge’s commentary on the best peer review and an interview with the reviewer will be featured on Write the World’s blog)
- November 23: Competition Opens
- November 30: Submit draft for Expert Review (Optional. WTW will review the first 100 drafts submitted.)
- December 4: Reviews returned to Writers
- December 8: Final Submissions Due
- December 18: Winners Announced