Now accepting nominations for the 2024 Memoir Prize for Books!
Deadline Extended: February 29, 2024!
Now in its 4th year, 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Nonfiction book-length works of exceptional merit in the categories of traditional, self-published, and previously unpublished prose.
- Categories: traditionally published, self-published works, and unpublished manuscripts
- Deadline Extended: February 29, 2024
- 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 traditional, independent, 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 Unpublished manuscripts will have the remarkable chance to present a prize-winning manuscript for consideration by agents and publishers.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, Narrative, or Creative Nonfiction, a collection of essays, or a Graphic Narrative as a single entry.
There are no restrictions on subject matter, page count, age of the author, type of publisher, or the year of publication.
Entries will be judged in three rounds: the first by experienced Memoir Magazine readers and staff, and the final two rounds by a select group of the previous year’s Memoir Prize Winners.
We can’t wait to read your story. Best of luck!
“Therefore I would ask you to write all kinds of books, hesitating at no subject however trivial or however vast. By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream.”
—VIRGINIA WOOLF, “A Room of One’s Own”