The Writers Workshop of Asheville Announces its Annual Memoir Contest

Contests (in a coffee cup)

The following message from The Writers' Workshop of Ashville arrived in the Guild's inbox this week. TWWOA sponsors two contests each year as their annual fundraisers. The Guild provides information to our membership for each of these contests in solidarity between our two coastal writers organizations.

The Writers' Workshop of Ashville's Annual Memoirs Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence or experience, is underway. The deadline for submitting work is December 31, 2019.

The Writers’ Workshop is a non-profit writing center founded in 1985.

The Writers’ Workshop Annual Memoirs Contest   

Deadline: Postmarked or emailed by December 31, 2019


  • 1ST Place:  Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free workshops (in person or online); or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff
  • 2nd Place: Two free workshops; or 35 pages line-edited
  • 3rd Place: One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited
  • 10 Honorable Mentions


Submit a memoir of 5,000 words or less. 

Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address and email address, and title of work on the first page. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

The entry fee is $25 per memoir. Multiple entries are accepted.   Enclose self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: Memoirs Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent in Word doc attachment to, with “Memoirs Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online at                    

For more information about The Writers' Workshop of Ashville, see their website:

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