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1st Annual Melody Richardson Memorial Contest

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In honour of Melody’s contribution to memoir writing, our inaugural contest is dedicated to the art of memoir. There are two categories:

  • Fiction (maximum 1500 words)

  • Flash fiction (maximum 500 words)

Writers will submit a short story or flash fiction based on their real-life experience.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Double spaced

  • 12 point font

  • Flash Fiction: 500 words

  • Fiction: 1500 words

  • Your name cannot appear on or in the story, but ensure the title does.

  • Ensure your name appears on the entry form with the title of your piece.

  • No previously published works will be considered.

  • Multiple submissions accepted (separate entry and payment for each entry).

After paying your fee, email your entry and completed submission form to

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