Posted on: Monday, March 11th, 2013
Memoir literary magazine is accepting essay submissions for a special issue devoted to the topic of guns. We believe this complicated subject, currently the focus of national dialogue, is worthy of discussion and exploration in a literary magazine. Essays may address any aspect of guns.
We welcome submissions in English from writers living anywhere in the world. Essays must be previously unpublished. Deadline for submission is midnight, June 5, 2013. Essays may be submitted online at http://www.memoirjournal.com. Instructions for submitting by regular mail can be found on our website.
We are also running an Editors’ Prize contest in addition to accepting general submissions. To be considered for the Editors’ Prize of $1,000, there is a $20 entry fee for each submission. Multiple entries are allowed; each essay is considered a separate entry and must be accompanied by the contest fee.
Submitters who do not want to be considered for the contest prize do not have to pay a fee.
Posted on: Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Editor’s Prize Winner:
Brian Hall: “Study Bible”
Second Prize Winner:
Matthew Landrum: “Epitaphs for Katrina”
Third Prize Winner:
HC Hsu: “Middle of the Night”
Posted on: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Issue 11 is here! Don’t miss the frank and often funny conversation between our editor in chief, Claudia Sternbach, and Cheryl Strayed, author of “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.”
Also in this issue, Editors’ Prize winner Peter LaSalle for “With Nathaneal West in Hollywood,” “Frog Miracles” by poet Frances Hatfield, “Deaths in My Life: A Personal Vocabulary” by DeWitt Henry and “The Stone Collector” by Elaine Neil Orr.
Don’t miss “Picturing India’s Soul,” a photographic collection from eight Indian photographers, most self-taught. The series visually defines Issue 11 from the colorful cover design to the intimate black and white interior portraits that suggest a poignant and startling intimacy between the photographers and those being photographed. The series is breathtaking!
Subscribe today to experience the full impact of Issue 11. Enjoy!
Posted on: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
The Submission Period for Issue 13 is now closed. We are not accepting new submissions at this time.
Posted on: Friday, October 5th, 2012
David Masello’s essay, ‘The Empress’ New Clothes,’ which was published in Memoir Issue 8 (2011), was recognized again for the same work in this year’s Best American Essays. The essay was listed as one of the year’s ‘Notable’ essays.
This is the second time David, a New York-based writer on culture, has been recognized by Best American Essays. A full-length essay of his appeared in the 2005 edition.
Having first published this fine essay in Issue 8, Memoir Journal is thrilled to share this news and to offer David our heartiest congratulations. Back issues of Issue 8 can be purchased here or through Amazon.com.