Grand Prize Winner:
Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia, by Emma Copley Eisenberg. Hachette Books, January 21, 2020.
Humor Coming of Age:
Refugee Memoir Escape:
Dreams and Nightmares: I Fled Alone to the United States When I Was Fourteen by Liliana Velasquez, Edited by Mark Lyons Parlor Press, 2019
Our Family Walks, by Nick R. Robinson. (Unpublished Manuscript)
Lost and Found: How I Got from There to Here by Judith Kalman (Unpublished Manuscript)
Dressed for Dancing: My Soujourn with the Findhorn Foundation, by Leslie Hill, INCITE Press
The Annual Memoir Prize awards Memoir and Creative Nonfiction book-length works of exceptional merit in the categories of traditional, self-published, and previously unpublished prose.
- Categories: traditionally published, self-published works, and unpublished manuscripts
- On any subject matter
- Deadline: To be announced in January 2021
- Total prizes: $5,000
- Enter via Submittable
Submit your full-length memoir for the Memoir Prize and a chance to win cash, a feature in Memoir Magazine, and a year’s worth of free advertising. The only contest of its kind dedicated exclusively to the Memoir genre. This is a real opportunity for outstanding independently and self-published memoir authors to get the recognition they deserve. Unpublished manuscripts will have the remarkable chance to present a prize-winning manuscript for consideration by agents and publishers.
You may submit a full-length book of memoir or creative nonfiction, a collection of essays, or graphic narrative as a single entry. There is no restriction on length, age of the author, type of publisher, or on the year of publication.