The Finch Memoir prize is a signficant writing competition ran each year, offering writers with an unpublished non-fiction manuscript in the form of a memoir the opportunity to be published by Finch, and $10,000 in prize money.
Memoir is an enormously popular genre that keeps growing, and we have never run a Life Writing course that hasn't filled up, so we know there are a lot of memoir writers out there.
Samantha Miles is the Finch Editorial and Producton manager, and she describes the competition as: "This is an excellent opportunity for new and previously unpublished writers to make their mark in the ever-growing genre of memoir. No matter what the subject matter, we are on the lookout for writing that is fresh, engaging and captivating."
So if you have a memoir almost finished, it's time to whip it into shape and submit it between 1 September and 14 October 2011.Head to the Finch Publishing website for entry forms and term and conditions.