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The Bridport Prize Memoir Award 2024

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Closing date: 
30 September 2024
Entry: 
The Bridport Prize Memoir Award open to unpublished work from any writer writing in English over 16. Entry fee: £24 per entry
Prize: 
Memoir Award 1st Prize £1,500 + a year's mentoring, Runnr-up £750 and Highly Commended 3 awards £150.


Your own story
In your own words

We all have a story to tell about ourselves, the good, the bad and the how did I end up there? Celebrate a snapshot of your life, a fragment in time or rear view mirror look at what was and now is.

We initially need 5,000 to 8,000 words plus a 300 word overview. If you're long listed we'll ask for a total of 15,000 words, including your original word count. Shortlisted? Then we need a total 30,000 words, again including your original entry and long listed word count.

It's your moment of truth.

Write what you know is great advice, what better than by writing a memoir. Don't think you're too ordinary - there are no ordinary lives - and don't think you're too inexperienced. Write from the heart and tell me who you are. I can't wait to read.

Kit de Waal, best selling author of Without Warning & Only Sometimes and our memoir judge.

Please read the Rules carefully.

Closing 30 September

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Closing date: 
30 September 2024
Entry: 
The Bridport Prize Memoir Award open to unpublished work from any writer writing in English over 16. Entry fee: £24 per entry
Prize: 
Memoir Award 1st Prize £1,500 + a year's mentoring, Runnr-up £750 and Highly Commended 3 awards £150.