Loads of people write about their lives in one way or another. Some of us just mix it judiciously into fiction but here’s a comp for those who enjoy the blending of memories and research that characterises the best biography and autobiography.
Details below and you can discover more here.
THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS & JOURNALISTS
is delighted to announce its
INTERNATIONAL ONLINE ‘LIFE WRITING’ COMPETITION
With prizes totalling £9,000
Sponsored by The Morris Duo Foundation for SELVA
(Standard English, Literacy and Visual Aesthetics)
Judges: Sophie King and Katie Fforde
Word Count – 3000 words maximum – Closing Date: 30.09.2011
Entry by email only via our Submissions page ‘Life Writing’ is a fluid term used to describe the recording of experiences and memories, whether one’s own or another’s. It covers biography, memoir, diaries, letters and personal essays etc., and, more recently, digital forms such as blogs and email. It can also be linked with genealogical study – when recording your own life, it is common to become curious about the lives of others, and if they have not recorded their own life, to start doing it for them.