Hinterland is a quarterly print magazine committed to publishing the best in creative non-fiction from around the globe. We are always thrilled to feature work from established, well-known authors but have a particular interest in discovering new voices and in pieces that sit outside the usual categories: we ask only that it be a work of non-fiction. 

We operate an open, year-round submissions policy and aim to read all work submitted within three months. We pay for all the work that we publish and receive frequent interest from agents and publishers regarding our contributors. 

Please send us your best work and we will endeavour to find a place for it. 

Hinterland Magazine is excited to announce a new creative nonfiction writing prize — The Hinterland Prize 2019. 

We’ve partnered with literary agency AM Heath and the University of East Anglia to find the best new creative non-fiction. Stories can be from any genre of creative non-fiction, from biography and memoir to travel, science, food and more — so long as it’s rooted in the tenets of creative non-fiction, we’ll consider it. Entries can be up to 5000 words (no minimum) and must not have been previously published or awarded a prize. We’ll be reading all submissions blind, so please make sure you don’t include your name anywhere in your submission.

  • The winner will receive £500 and a mentoring session with AM Heath Literary Agency.
  • The second-placed entry will receive £200.
  • The third-placed entry will receive £100.

All three prize-winning entries will be published in Hinterland Issue 3 - Autumn 2019, out 1st November. Winners will be notified early September.

The prize will be judged by Kathryn Hughes, award-winning author, journalist and Professor of Life Writing at the University of East Anglia; Euan Thorneycroft, literary agent at AM Heath; and the Editors of Hinterland accompanied by a review panel to include recent graduates of UEA’s famed Creative Writing program.

We charge a £5 entry fee per entry.

The deadline is 12 noon (GMT) on Thursday 2nd July 2019

News Flash! Until 2nd July 2019, our nonfiction writing contest The Hinterland Prize is open for submissions. The prize includes publication in Hinterland Issue 3, a mentoring session with literary agency AM Heath and £500. To submit your work to the prize instead, click here.

At Hinterland we are committed to publishing the best in creative non-fiction from around the globe. We are always thrilled to feature work from established, well-known authors but have a particular interest in discovering new voices and in pieces that sit outside the usual categories: we ask only that it be a work of non-fiction. 

We operate an open, year-round submissions policy and aim to read all work submitted within three months. We pay for all the work that we publish and receive frequent interest from agents and publishers regarding our contributors. 

Please send us your best work and we will endeavour to find a place for it. 

  • We warmly embrace writing on any topic, or from any genre, we ask only that it falls somewhere in the realm of non-fiction writing. 
  • All work should be new, previously unpublished material. If your work is subsequently accepted elsewhere, please kindly let us know.
  • We accept anything from 500-5000 words. We also accept extracts from longer works, or works in progress. 
  • Your work will be considered for all upcoming issues; it might help you to know that we operate a 3-4 month editorial lead time. 
  • We typically pay £100 for a long-form article, or £30 for shorter articles and contributions to our regular features.
  • We charge a small readers' fee of £3 for all submissions. Subscribers can submit their work to us for free.
  •  We regret that, due to the number of submissions received, we cannot provide feedback. 

News Flash! Until 2nd July 2019, our nonfiction writing contest The Hinterland Prize is open for submissions of any length and any genre. The prize includes publication in Hinterland Issue 3, a mentoring session with literary agency AM Heath and £500. To submit your work to the prize instead, click here.

At Hinterland we are committed to publishing the best in creative non-fiction from around the globe. We are always thrilled to feature work from established, well-known authors but have a particular interest in discovering new voices and in pieces that sit outside the usual categories: we ask only that it be a work of non-fiction. 

We operate an open, year-round submissions policy and aim to read all work submitted within three months. We pay for all the work that we publish and receive frequent interest from agents and publishers regarding our contributors. 

As well as longer-form pieces, we are currently looking for shorter, 'flash' pieces of non-fiction. We define 'flash' non-fiction as anything from 250-1000 words, with a little room for manoeuvre at both ends of this limit.

  • We warmly embrace writing on any topic, or from any genre, we ask only that it falls somewhere in the realm of non-fiction writing. 
  • All work should be new, previously unpublished material. If your work is subsequently accepted elsewhere, please kindly let us know.
  • We define 'flash' non-fiction as anything from 250-1000 words.
  • Your work will be considered for all upcoming issues; it might help you to know that we operate a 3-4 month editorial lead time. 
  • We typically pay £30 for flash pieces and contributions to our regular features.
  • We charge a small readers' fee of £3 for all submissions. Subscribers can submit their work to us for free.
  • If you're submitting flash non-fiction you can submit up to three articles as part of the same submission. 
  •  We regret that, due to the number of submissions received, we cannot provide feedback. 
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