Essay/Memoir Contest

Streetlight’s 2016¬†Essay/Memoir Contest. A few details:

Please do not submit previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please notify us immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Submissions cost $10.


As with our regular essay/memoir submissions, we are seeking strong and stirring personal stories. The first place winner will be asked to do a follow up interview (via email). Submit a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 900. Your name should appear only on a cover letter, not on the manuscript itself.
1st ($100), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) place prizes, chosen by Streetlight staff, will be awarded. All winning entries will be published in the spring issue of Streetlight magazine on April 6, 2016. Deadline for entries is March 23rd, 2016 (midnight EST).

Click here to submit.

Flyer to print for your writer organization:

Essay/Memoir Contest flyer

Fits standard 8.5×11 paper.

Download a PDF of the Essay/Memoir Contest flyer here.

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