Yom Kippur often gets us thinking about our departed loved ones and our own lives. Perhaps you’ve even written your reflections about your family or yourself. If you have a memoir manuscript in progress, consider submitting its first page to The Whole Megillah First Page Competition for Memoir.
Submission period: August 1 – September 15
Submit to: barbaradkrasner (at) gmail (dot) com
Formatting: Times New Roman 12-point type with one-inch margins all around and double spacing. Please include the name of your Jewish-themed manuscript in the upper right-hand corner. Submissions will be forwarded to the judge without author names. Your submission should be about 250 words. No more than one page will be permitted.
Multiple submissions: Allowed
Judge: Claudia Sternbach , Editor-in-Chief, Memoir. Claudia has worked as a columnist and features writer for more than fifteen years, including for the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Chicago Tribune. Her work has appeared in Redbook as well as in several anthologies. Her first memoir, Now Breathe, was published by Whiteaker Press in 1999, and Unbridled Books published her latest book, Reading Lips: Memoir of Kisses in 2011. When not in the office, Claudia divides her time between her two hometowns, Santa Cruz and New York City.
Prize: The winning first page will receive a full-fledged critique by Claudia Sternbach. All participants receive a $5 discount on a one-year subscription to Memoir. Use the promo code MEGILLAH, valid until September 27, 2012.
Interested in having your memoir prose or poetry critiqued? Participate in the very affordable Memoir Critique Program.
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