Author Frank McCourt, most famous for his Pulitzer Prize winning memoir Angela’s Ashes, was a member of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature faculty for almost a decade. In his honor, The Southampton Review literary journal has established the Frank McCourt Memoir Prize.
First prize is $1,000, second prize is $500 and winners will be published in the Summer/Fall 2016 Issue of TSR. Multiple submissions of 4,500 words or less will be accepted. The submission period opens at midnight February 15, 2016, and closes at midnight March 15, 2016.
The contest seeks “writing that is intimate, illuminating, moving, tragicomic or just plain comic.” There is a $10 submission fee per entry. Learn more at The Southampton Review website’s submission page.
Writers with questions about the prize can email firstname.lastname@example.org.