The Memoir Prize For Books

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Nonfiction book-length works of exceptional merit in the categories of traditional, self-published, and previously unpublished prose.

  • Categories: traditionally published, self-published works, and unpublished manuscripts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: November 30, 2021
  • Winners announced in March, 2022
  • 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 Unpublished manuscripts will have the remarkable chance to present a prize-winning manuscript for consideration by agents and publishers.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.

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