Key memoir dates

15 June 2024

Memoir competition OPENS. Submit 5,000 to 8,000 words max, plus a 300-word overview which should be the first page of your entry.

30 September 2024

Memoir competition CLOSES.

26 November 2024

Twelve long listed titles published on our website and across our social media.

3 December 2024

Long listed writers to submit 15,000 words, including the overview and original submission.

19 January 2024

Five shortlisted titles published on our website and across our social media.

21 January 2025

Shortlisted writers to submit 30,000 words, including the overview and original submissions.

12 March 2025

Winner and runner up announced.

19 March 2025

Extracts from the winning and runner up memoirs published here on website.

Good luck!

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