We welcome unpublished creative nonfiction entries, essays and short stories for our annual contest. Please read a variety of essays from our archive to understand what we are looking for. Our Essay Helps guide may also be useful for you. Entries may address any subject in harmony with our mission statement. Entries should not exceed 3500 words and must be unpublished works. Entrants must be female members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The winner of the previous year’s essay contest is ineligible to enter. Members of the staff and their families are ineligible to enter.
Entries will be judged by Segullah editors. The winning author receives the Segullah Award for Excellence in Prose, a cash prize, as well as publication in our online journal. We publish the winning essay, any honorable mentions, and occasionally other contest entries in our Spring issue. The judges reserve the right to withhold the award if none of the entries merits it. All essays accepted for publication are subject to thorough revision under the guidance of an editor. The winner and any honorable mentions will be notified in advance of publication.
To enter your essay in the contest, please follow these instructions:
If the submission is greater than 1 MB, send it as an attachment to an email to email@example.com. You will receive an automated email response confirming our receipt of your submission. Send your submission in the body of the email, not as an attachment.
Other correspondence regarding the Segullah Essay Contest may be sent to segullah.prose [at] gmail [dot] com.