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Memoir (and)


Medium: Print


Genres Accepted: nonfiction,poetry




“Prose, Poetry, Essay, Graphics, Lies and More…”

Payment: Payment in copies; monetary prizes awarded each issue


Memoir (and) is published twice each year—spring & summer and fall & winter. All entries for each issue are automatically considered for Memoir (and)’s contest. Four prizes are awarded each reading period, with prizes from $100 to $500. Memoir (and) is dedicated to memoir in a broad sense, to good writing and to voices often overlooked by mainstream media.


Memoir (and) practices blind reading, so the true determining factor of a piece’s merit is its writing quality. It is a print publication that also publishes excerpts online. The editors are interested in memoir and in writing about memoir.

Calvin Connection:

Hekman Availability: Not available

Submission Instructions:

Only one submission per person per reading period.
Submit one piece of prose, maximum 10,000 words.
Submit up to five poems of any length, all in one document.
Submit graphic memoir that will fit on no more than twenty 7”x10” pages.
No previously published work.
Simultaneous submissions accepted.
Allow 16 weeks response time from close of reading period.
Send submissions in Word format.
Include title and page number on each page of manuscript.
Do not include your name anywhere on the document itself.

Submit via online submission manager (preferred method).


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