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Memoir Magazine


Memoir magazine’s mission is to be a witness to both factual and emotional truths that resonate with the human heart by supporting writers and artists in sharing their stories—whether personal, social or political– through publication, education, and advocacy.

Our goal is to cultivate our collective and individual capacity to recognize truth, while creating greater diversity and empathy, by flooding the world with stories that need to be told.

We love truth and therefore we are open to a variety of forms of nonfiction—including memoir, travel writing, and the personal essay, as well as novel excerpts and flash nonfiction and any kind of unconventional expression of your truth.

We welcome submissions from all writers and artists, whether you’re emerging or established. So even if you don’t yet have a publishing track-record we’re eager to hear from you.

We seek your most raw emotionally intense and intimate essays, work you hesitate to send elsewhere, but that you know deep down is the realest deal of all. We want to share your story, know what it’s like to be you–to wear your shoes, and be grateful for it. Writers & visual artists of all kinds are encouraged to submit. Reprints are accepted. The web is a huge place and some work is worth printing twice. New and emerging writers, writers of color, LGBT and other marginalized voices and given thoughtful consideration.

We Accept Unsolicited Submissions year-round of:

* Flash Memoir: up to 500 words
* Memoir, Personal Essay, Creative Nonfiction, Excerpts: up to 3,000 words on any subject or theme.
* Reviews and Interviews: up to 2,000 words.
* Craft Essays: up to 3000 words
* Visual Art: fine art, illustrations, comics, photography, graphic storytelling and visual narratives

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