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Write Your Memoir to Win a Book Contract

Posted By Lorrie Lynch On December 23, 2013 @ 4:48 pm In Notebook | Comments Disabled

Pen your story and you could win a book contract [1]

Pen your story and you could win a book contract

Calling all writers: Could you be the next Frank McCourt, Elizabeth Gilbert or Jeanette Walls – all authors of bestselling [2] memoirs?

Here’s your chance to share your life story, win $5,000 and get a book contract.  AARP, The Huffington Post and publisher Simon & Schuster have teamed up to hold a national memoir contest.  “We’re searching for the next great memoir,” said Myrna Blyth, Editorial Director for AARP Media.  “We want to find a gifted writer who can tell a remarkable story of his or her life.  We believe this memoir contest could really be the chance of a lifetime.”

The details:

You need to be born before Dec. 31, 1964 – when the last of the baby boomers turns 50.

Send in your synopsis of your memoir and 5,000 words by Feb. 15, 2014.  The address is 50memoir@huffingtonpost.com.  Please put MEMOIR in the subject line. (Check out www.huff.to/memoir [3] for more information.

Finalists will be asked to submit completed memoirs – 20,000 to 50,000 words – by June 15, 2014.

The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and have the work published by Simon & Schuster, featured on The Huffington Post, and excerpted in AARP The Magazine, which has over 37 million readers.

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The winner will be announced in September 2014. Finalists will be judged by a panel including AARP’s Myrna Blyth, The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, an editor from Simon & Schuster, and actress and Huff Post 50 editor-at-large Rita Wilson, who introduces the contest below:

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[3] www.huff.to/memoir: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/memoir-contest-rules_n_4317794.html

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