Memoir Anthology 2014

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We are accepting submissions for the 2014 Memoir Anthology – What’s Your Story?

Publication will be in December 2013 – just in time for you to order copies for HOLIDAY giving!

NOTE: All There is no fee for submitting. There is no payment for submissions. All submissions will receive a free digital copy of the book.  The anthology will be available for purchase in print and ebook.

UPDATE 9/25/13: There is NO FEE for submitting. If your story has been been previously published elsewhere, please indicate where and when (see Rights below). Karenzo Media will not be responsible for submissions entered that are not properly cited or cleared through previous publishers. There is no payment to you for your submission, but you can include your website, work, etc. in your bio paragraph.

Rights: By submitting to the anthology you give Karenzo Media the nonexclusive license to reprint your work on a one-time basis, for the life in print of the anthology, and you retain the copyright and all other rights. If your work was previously published, please check with your publisher regarding whether or not you can publish an excerpt of your work in an anthology. 

Categories in the anthology tentatively include:

Special People
Triumphs and Trials

If you’d like some help in writing your memoir, consider reading the Lifetales Workbook for step-by-step help in constructing a memoir.


Written memoirs should be under 2000 words.  Submit as a .doc or .rtf. No pdfs please!

Not a writer? Worried about your spelling and grammar? Don’t be! I personally edit all submissions, so your memoir will be perfect.

Photographs and artwork should be scans of the actual photo or work (or high quality images). Ideally, images should be at least 200 dpi. All photographs and artwork should be from your own collection or properly cited with permission for use from the owner(s).

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2013

Send submissions and/or queries to:

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories. I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me 'gypsy mom' because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe's wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.
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13 Responses to Memoir Anthology 2014

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  2. I will be submitting a piece about a Special Person before the November deadline. Can I send a picture after the entry is accepted?

  3. Sorry, clicked SEND too soon:
    Thanks for this great opportunity,

  4. Alexandra Bogdanovic says:

    Can we submit excerpts from published work. I’d love to submit a chapter from my book, “Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey.”
    Please let me know.

  5. I have made a mental note of this I definitely would like to submit a piece 🙂

  6. Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

    If I submit something, and it is used, but I want to include it in a future book, can I? Who owns the rights? Please clarify this! Thank you!

  7. See the update in the post above, Lorraine. 🙂

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