The Memoir Prize For Books

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Nonfiction book length works of exceptional merit in the categories of traditional, self-published, and previously unpublished prose.

  • Categories: traditionally published, self-published works, and unpublished manuscripts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
  • Submission period: August 12-December 31
  • Total prizes: $5,000
  • Grand Prize: $2,000
  • First Prize in 3 categories: $750
  • 7 Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any category)
  • Enter via Submittable

Submit your full-length memoir for the Memoir Prize and a chance to win $2,000, 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 Unpublished manuscripts will have the remarkable chance to be presented a prize-winning manuscript for consideration by agents and publishers.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 author, type of publisher, or on year of publication. The results of our contest will be announced on May 12, 2020. Entry fee: $95 per book. Please click the Submittable button below for full details.submit

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