Entrants are invited to submit a memoir of up to 2500 words. This may be a self-contained piece, or it may be the first chapter of a full-length memoir.
Entrants are reminded that memoir is not the same as fact-based autobiography. Memoir emphasises story. It is subjective, distinctive and usually focuses on a specific theme or series of memories or even a single event in order to engage the reader and illuminate an aspect of ourselves.
1st prize: A place at one of the Writers’ & Artists’ ‘How to Hook an Agent’ lunches (value £175). Full details at www.writersandartists.co.uk/events
2nd prize: A copy of either the 2017 Writers' & Artists' Yearbook or the 2017 Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook plus two other writing advice books selected from: www.writersandartists.co.uk/store/writersandartistscompanions
3rd prize: A copy of the 2017 Writers' & Artists' Yearbook or the 2017 Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook
Adjudicator: Paul Dodgson
Sponsor: Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook
The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook, updated and published annually by Bloomsbury, is the perfect guide to all aspects of
the media and publishing worlds. It gives invaluable advice on how to prepare a submission and which agents and publishers to approach. Essential reading for all writers of journalism, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and screen plays.
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