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About Memoirist

We created memoirist.org in Autumn 2019 because we felt there was a gap in the market for the kind of literary memoir writing we favoured. We're very proud of what we've created... many pieces getting over 100 readers and some over a thousand!

Have you published a longer memoir? We are happy to publish a 'stand alone' extract here to promote your work. We are also on the look out for longer memoirs and literary fiction with Dogberry Books, our associate publisher where you will also find details of our competition!

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Memoirist is the online magazine for literary autobiographical writing, including translations. Though a piece we post may happen to involve psychological trauma or address socio-political injustice, this emphatically isn't the site's primary purpose. If your piece has a strong religious leaning, it isn't for us. Instead, Memoirist's aim is simply to put engaging, polished personal writing out there, though we admit that we do have a slight preference for pieces with a comedic element. Please, before submitting, read the other posts to see if your piece is a good fit for this website.

The novel in English began by masquerading as memoir (e.g. Oronooko, Moll Flanders, Gulliver's Travels) and well written book length memoirs, including graphical ones, continue to outshine and outsell the best of contemporary fiction. While there are scores of sites on the web dedicated to experiential writing expressed as short fiction or lyric poetry, there's hardly a spot focusing specifically for memoir. So, take a look at our submission guidelines and bring on the literary personal writing for which you could hitherto find no suitable home. Let brief memoir now take its place under the virtual sun.

The material posted remains the copyright of the author and does not reflect the opinions of the editors or the site managers.

All other photographs and text is copyright of the editors.  

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