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Narratively 2023 Memoir Prize

thu30novAll DayNarratively 2023 Memoir PrizeCategorymemoirInternationalEntry Fee$20 Max word count7,000 Top Prize$3,000

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Narratively is currently accepting submissions for their 2023 Memoir Prize. They are looking for revealing and emotional first-person nonfiction narratives from unique and overlooked points of view. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $3,000, and the two Finalists will receive $1,000 each. The guest judge is New York Times bestselling memoirist Stephanie Land. There is a $20 entry fee — which is waived for subscribers! — and the deadline to submit is November 30.

Narratively is U.S. based but will accept submissions from anywhere. Your piece should be in the 2,000 to 7,000-word range. Work from the winners will be published on and included in a special Memoir Prize Digital Collection, in addition to the top three writers being awarded cash prizes. They expect to announce their final decision on or around February 5, 2024.

We are keen to encourage quality submissions, so suggest writers to check their stories before submitting using Prowritingaid. They have free and paid versions and are the best writing software we know to help improve grammar, readability and check for repetition, ‘sticky’ sentences and suggest alternatives.

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