Global Essay Contest – $1500 in prizes – Deadline Nov 30

Call For Submissions


Submit today!  Youth Division (13 to 17 years old) or Adult Division (18 years and older)

Don’t wait: The Deadline is November 30.

The essay contest is open to any English language writer anywhere on Earth, aged 13 years or older.  $1500 in cash prizes!

The theme for this essay contest is Sense of Place.  We hope contest entrants will interpret this theme as they see fit, expressing their own sense of place within 2000 or 6000 words.  Our simple definition for sense of place is: figuring out the reality of where you are, and how you perceive that reality, and what your perception of that reality means to you.

All winning essays (first place, second place, honorable mention, and judges’ choice) will be published in the Upper New Review.

Full Submissions Guidelines on our Submittable page and the website.

Submission Period
November 1, 2023 - November 30, 2023

Contact Name
Benjamin Erlandson
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Founder and Publisher
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