Memoirs Ink Writing Contest

20 May 2012

Memoirs Ink is looking for original, well-written personal essays, memoirs, or stories that are based on autobiographical experiences. The narrative must be in first person, other than that, the contest is open to any type, genre or style of story. Stories can be funny or sad, serious, artsy or fragmented. We are interested in pushing the boundaries of memoir and also in just regular memoir that doesn’t try too hard–so long as it moves us. This contest is open to any writer, any age, writing in English–that means Canadians, Brits, Australians, Ugandans and anyone else anywhere can enter.

Max word count: 3000 words

1st Prize: $1,000
2nd Prize: $500 
3rd Prize: $250

Entry Fee: $17

Late entry fees require an additional $5. 

Deadline: August 1, 2012 (postmark)
Late Deadline: August 15, 2012 (postmark)

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Send entries to:
Memoirs Ink Writing Contest
10866 Washington Blvd, Suite 518,
Culver City, CA 90232


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