Here are the details of a writing opportunity for unpublished women memoirists. The entry fee for this competition is £25, which may seem steep, but it is not as steep as the entry fee for the new Bloomsbury Children’s Author Prize, which is £30. What do you think about writing award/competition fees? Would a high fee put you off entering a competition or award? What is too high a fee? What would be fair? The Museum of Words Flash Fiction Competition is free, should all writing competitions and awards be free to enter?
Mslexia are looking for memoirs written by previously unpublished women memoir writers. Submissions must be in prose, and narrate actual events in the writer’s life.
1st Prize: £5,000
Five other finalists will be offered free professional feedback by The Literary Consultancy
Julie Myerson (memoirist, novelist)
Jenny Brown (literary agent)
Jane Martinson (Women’s Editor, Guardian)
The six shortlisted authors will be invited to meet literary agents and editors at a special networking event in London.
Entry fee: £25
Closing date: 22 September 2014
Please note: To constitute a full length memoir, it must total at least 50,000 words.
Please make sure you read the competition rules before entering.