Memoir Magazine annually holds the Memoir Prize which awards Memoir and Creative Nonfiction book-length works of exceptional merit in three categories: traditionally published, self-published, and unpublished. The awards include a cash prize, a feature in Memoir Magazine, and a year’s worth of free advertising. This is the only prize of its kind solely focusing on memoir. The 2021 prize deadline will be announced in January.
The grand prize winner of the inaugural Memoir Prize for Books is Relief by Execution: A Visit to Mauthausen by Gint Aras.
The finalists and category winners were:
- Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia by Emma Copley Eisenberg
- Wild Blueberries: Nuns, Rabbits & Discovery in Rural Michigan by Peter Damm
- Dreams and Nightmares: I Fled Alone to the United States When I Was Fourteen by Liliana Velasquez
You can view the full list of honorable mentions at Memoir Magazine‘s website.