Creative writing competition: Bridport Memoir Award 2023


27 August 2023
The life-writing competition from the Bridport Prize has a first prize of £1,500

The Bridport Memoir Award is an international competition for unpublished memoir manuscripts. The first prize winner will receive £1,500 and a year's mentoring from The Literary Consultancy. The winner will also be offered a consultation with A.M. Heath literary agency and with an editor from John Murray. The runner up will receive £750 and a full manuscript assessment from The Literary Consultancy, and three highly commendeds will each receive £150 and a 15,000-word manuscript assessment from TLC. The judge is Kit de Waal.

Memoirs do not need to be complete to be entered. To enter, send between 5,000 and 8,000 words plus a 300-word overview. Longlisted writers will be asked to provide 15,000 words and shortlisted authors will be asked for 30,000 words.

Writers entering the Bridport Memoir Award must be unrepresented and not under contract to a traditional publisher for a memoir. Writers who have published other kinds of books, ie poetry or a novel, may enter.

The entry fee is £24.

The closing date is 30 September.

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