Creative Nonfiction magazine seeks submissions for a special issue devoted to the theme of “adaptation.” Looking for nonfiction narratives by and/or about professionals (scientists, designers, farmers, soldiers, teachers, others) whose work helps other humans (prisoners, refugees, students, others) adapt to a changing world. $3,500 awarded for best essay; all essays submitted will be considered for publication. Length: 4000 words max. Deadline: January 9, 2017.
Creative Nonfiction (US) and Issues in Science and Technology are seeking original narratives for The Dialogue between Science and Religion. Looking for essays that illustrate and explore the relationships, tensions, and harmonies between science and religion — the ways these two forces productively challenge each other as well as the ways in which they can work together and strengthen one another. First prize: $10,000; runner-up: $5,000. Fee: $20-$25. Deadline: December 12, 2016.
Fiftiness publishes stories for and by women over fifty. Currently seeking personal stories that skew positive in these categories: fitness, friendship, love & sex, finances, work (first or second careers), and celebrating yourself (unique birthday celebrations, special events, solo trips, first time adventures). Not a paying market. Deadline: December 15, 2016.