Memoir (and) is a biannual literary journal dedicated to memoir in many forms, from the traditional to the experimental - and including the visual. It’s available in over 800 bookstores across North America. Pieces for the journal are chosen from contest entries.
No entry fees. Deadline: August 15.
Memoirs may be written in poetry or prose. First place: $550 (U.S.); second place: $250; third: $125.
There is also a $100 prize for Graphic Memoir, and a $100 prize for Photography. (Graphic memoirs are like graphic novels: stories told with drawings and words, like comic books. But graphic memoirs are true personal stories, not fiction as are graphic novels.)
Winning entries will be published in print and on-line. Other entries will also be considered for publication.
Read the current issue here.
See contest details here: http://memoirjournal.squarespace.com/contest/
Note: For information about all the annual writing contests in Canada, order The Canadian Writers' Contest Calendar, on sale now for $3 off the regular price. Details here.
For information about Brian Henry's writing workshops and creative writing courses, see here.