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$18.00 USD

Judge in Non-Fiction: Sheila Kohler. See our list of judges at the announcement page.

Winner of the 2019 Macaron Prize in Non-Fiction will receive $1000 and publication in Cagibi's inaugural Macaron Prize 2019 print issue. The second-place winner will also be published in the print issue. Good luck!

Deadline: Submissions close at midnight on February 15.

$18 entry fee for one personal narrative non-fiction essay, 4000 words maximum. Multiple entries are accepted, and incur the submission fee per entry.

All entries must be sent through this Submittable interface.

All entries will also be considered for publication in Cagibi's quarterly online issues.

To Withdraw: For help on how to withdraw your submission, see our Submission Guidelines page.


Those currently or recently affiliated with the judges should refrain from entering the contests. Close friends and relatives of the judge, and students who have studied with the judge within the last two years, should refrain from entering the contests.

Only previously unpublished work is eligible for consideration. Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as you immediately withdraw your submission within Submittable should your piece be accepted elsewhere.

Works translated from other languages are not eligible unless you wrote both the original and the translation. Open to writers, worldwide; works must be written in English.

Cagibi reserves the right to not declare a winner; in this rare case, no entry fees will be refunded.

Cagibi supports the CLMP Code of Ethics for literary contests.