First Person Arts Memoir Writing Competition

Who knew that the act of memoir writing could be turned into a competitive sport? Well, the folks over at First Person Arts have deemed it to be, and launched their 6th Annual Memoir Writing Competition about five days ago. They say…

There will be two categories in the competition: Short Memoir (up to 3,000 words) and Short-Short Memoir (up to 500 words). The theme for both categories is Objects of My Affection – we want to know how objects in your life have impacted, influenced or changed you. First-place winners of both contests will have their memoirs published in the Philadelphia City Paper, and all finalists will have their work featured on the Philadelphia City Paper and First Person Arts websites. In addition, winning submissions will be read live by the authors or by readers selected by First Person Arts at the memoir competition showcase during the annual First Person Festival (November 7-11, 2007).

So start searching your soul (or your childhood) for those objects that had significance for you. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2007. For more information, check out their website here.

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