Logo of Narratively Spring 2022 Memoir Prize contest
"Hi there! If you’ve got an extraordinary personal story to share, you’ve come to the right place. From April 27, 2022, through June 27, 2022, Narratively is accepting entries for our Spring 2022 Memoir Prize."
Response time:
1.5 months
Submission fee:
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Last run:
2022-04-27 - 2022-06-27

Important stuff

In addition to publishing their work on Narratively.com, and including it in a special Narratively Spring 2022 Memoir Prize Digital Collection, we’ll award the top three writers the following cash prizes: Grand Prize: US$3,000, 2 Finalists: US$1,000
Submission fee
You must be over 18 to submit




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Good to know

We’re on the hunt for revealing and emotional first-person nonfiction narratives from unique and overlooked points of view — the best of which we’ll reward with four-figure cash prizes, publication and heavy promotion, and a lot more.
A large part of our mission is developing TV series, films and podcasts inspired by Narratively’s one-of-a-kind stories. This creates new pathways, both creatively and financially, for Narratively and its contributors, and enables us to provide a platform for your work. We’ll support our Grand Prize Winner and Finalists by working to adapt their stories into larger projects. Beyond this, our Grand Prize Winner will join Narratively for a series of three exclusive and collaborative video conversations, one with each of our guest judges, to discuss exciting ways to build on their story — from books to graphic novels, podcasts, television series and films.