Memoir: First Chapters Long List

Memoir: First Chapters Long List

Top 20 Memoir: First Chapter Entries
(titles listed in no particular order)

Little Haven in the Woods


How They Kept Geronimo in a Cage

Ways of Not Seeing

The Drive-in

Definitely Not One of the Guys

Why Hummingbirds Don’t Get Diabetes

Pineapples Don’t Have Sleeves

The True Story of A Circus Freak

I Didn’t Expect To See You on a Bike

My Life With Eggbert

Nobody Walks in America


The Trail Home

Enter the Dragon Lady

Glass Child

Accidental Burns

St. Francis and Four Kids

This Rocking Life

Losing Art

Congrats to the 20 writers who made the long list. The overall standard of entries was good. There were 92 entries in total (including Bursary and 50% Discounted categories).

The announcement of the shortlist of 10 will happen on the News page next week. So, pop back to see which made the cut. 

The NEW 2024 Plaza Short Story Prize (5000 words max) is open to enter. Judged by Vanessa Onwuemezi. 1st prize: £1,000. Deadline: 3oth April 2024.