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The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction 40

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About

Born April 30, 1945, Annie Dillard is best known for her nature-themed writing. She has explored her past and present dealings with nature through poetry, essays and novels. Often compared to Thoreau and other transcendentalist writers, Dillard is unique in her defiance of any strict categorization. As she examines the natural world, her subjects move between wildlife, God and the human condition. Among the nine book-length publications Dillard has published over the past twenty years, her use of multiple genres allows her to seamlessly move from Virginia creeks, to the Puget Sound, to the Galapagos Islands.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Nonfiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 15 March 2023* (approx. 99 days from now). 3
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Nature/Environment.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 1,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Essay Essay1,500 - 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 1,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction1,500 - 5,000 words.
Winner's Prize:
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Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Dec 2022
Last Checked: 27 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Aug 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 01 Feb 2013

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