Announcing 2017 Non-Fiction Contest Judge: J. Jill Robinson!

 •  December 15

EVENT’s 2017 Non-Fiction Contest is open for submissions until April 15. Winners will receive fame and fortune: up to $1500 in prizes and...

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2016 Non-Fiction Contest Winners: An Interview with Hilary Dean

 •  December 6

"On Watch," Hilary Dean's winning piece, is part of a project exploring issues of identity and belonging within the larger framework of mental...

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2016 Non-Fiction Contest Shortlist

 •  August 3

After many a late night of thrilling reads, EVENT has selected its shortlist for our annual Non-Fiction Contest! Thank you to all the writers who...

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Non-Fiction Prompts #26-30

 •  April 13

Completed some of our previous prompts but don't feel your essay is quite done yet? Or do you have an older essay you'd like to whip into shape to...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #25

 •  April 11

For this exercise, you'll write about an incident from your life that has two sides to it. For example, you might describe an argument between...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #24

 •  April 11

In Gena Ellett's essay, "The Back Roads," which won EVENT's 2015 Non-Fiction Contest, she writes about the death of a childhood friend. Early in the...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #23

 •  April 5

When Hemingway was famously challenged by his friends to write a story using only six words, he wrote the following: For sale: Baby shoes, never...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #22

 •  April 4

In her short non-fiction piece, "What You Learn in College," Karen Donley-Hayes writes about a personal experience playing strip spin-the-bottle in...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #21

 •  March 22

For this exercise, you'll write a piece of non-fiction in an experimental format: as a list. In a 2011 issue of Brevity, there appears a very...

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Non-Fiction Prompt #20

 •  March 21

Write one piece about two incidents from your life that occurred in the same place. The two incidents should not be directly related, but they...

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