Non-Fiction November 2017 Writing Contest


We here at Amos are big, big fans of non-fiction writing. In celebration of Non-fiction November, we’re hosting our very first writing contest. So, what are you waiting for? Write a book review, restaurant review, essay, journal entry, literary criticism, opinion piece…well, you get the idea. Submit your piece to us by November 30th. Our winner will be announced on December 1st. Just imagine the bragging rights involved here. So, read the rules below, go write something that is not fiction and send it to us at

The Rules:

-Submissions must be received by the time our editor reads her email on the morning of December 1, 2017. Up to five articles may be submitted. All works must be 2,000 words or less. By submitting an entry, you are affirming that it is an original piece of writing and has not been plagiarized or copied from another author.

-Amos reserves the right to publish or decline to publish all submissions as well as the right to edit for grammar, style, clarity, or length and to add relevant hyperlinks or images. The author (that’s you) retains copyright to their work. Most submissions will be published. Hate speech, plagiarism, sales pitches, slander, libel, or excessively violent or sexual content will be neither considered nor published.

-With your article, you are permitted to include one original image or photograph. Hyperlinks, footnotes, bibliographies, sources, or notes are encouraged. Please also include any short biographical information and/or social media links you would like mentioned.

-Current Amos contributors are ineligible to participate in this contest.

-Winners will be chosen by a combination of the following: votes by Amos contributors, page views, shares, “likes” and comments by readers.

-Please do not submit fiction, poetry, drama, or listicles. (You are, however, welcome to submit these as guest posts but we will not consider them for this contest.)

But What’s the Prize?

Our winner will receive one free official Amos “Defying Niches” t-shirt and twenty buckaroos.* Please include with your entry your shipping address (we will not ever publish, share, or sell this information), shirt size, and whether you would prefer long or short sleeves. You’ll get some attention, bragging rights, and links to your own blog, book, or brand as well. Plus, what we’re sure will be a never-ending sense of pride and achievement.

Be a Winner. Write some non-fiction and send it our way. We can’t wait to read your words!

*We’d like to thank Clevenger Design for sponsoring the cash prize for this contest.



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