The Indy will be kicking off 2008 right by publishing the winners of a memoir contest in next year’s first issue. That means we need Santa Barbarans to start sending us their memoirs immediately.
Here are the contest’s details:
Submissions must be:
* 700-1,000 words
* Either autobiographical or about a person, place, event, idea, animal, etc. that’s tied to Santa Barbara
* Written in the first-person (biographical pieces about other people must include some personal reflection)
* Entirely factual; we don’t want fiction
* Turned in by November 15
* Writers must also be prepared to provide a photograph or other visual
We will select the Top 3 to be published in the printed Independent on January 3 as well as one memoir from someone under the age of 25. We will also publish a number of runners-up online at Independent.com.
To enter, send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.