We are so glad you are here!

This contest is open to any writer who has never participated in an Authentic Writing workshop.

What are we looking for? Gutsy short previously unpublished memoir pieces written in your unique voice telling your unique story.

We love to see writing that expresses the concrete ~ whether describing place, person, emotion or feeling. We want to step into your shoes – see what you see, feel what you feel.

By “memoir”, we mean a recreation of anything you have lived whether it be from decades ago, or this morning, or both.

To get an idea of our taste, you can take a look at this collection of wonderful pieces written in the Authentic Writing workshops ~ Authentic Writing Stories.

We are looking forward to discovering wonderful new writers and sharing their work!

Thank you for participating! We cannot wait to read what you have to say.

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