Judged by Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me and
Whip Smart

The winner will receive $250 and publication in Pigeon Pages.

Honorable mentions will be receive $50 and publication.

Submission Guidelines

The contest is open to essay submissions via Submittable between October 1 - November 15. 

  • Previously unpublished creative nonfiction pieces of 3,000 words or less are eligible for this contest. 

  • There is a $10 fee to submit.

  • We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if the submitted piece is accepted elsewhere.

  • Please do not include personal information on your piece, as submissions will be read blind.

  • All submissions will be considered for publication in the general journal.