We are seeking memoir that enlightens and connects with the audience with depth and sincerity.
We are always seeking to push the structural boundaries of Memoir to create Art.
We are looking for pieces that employ various literary and visual devices that tell your story
true and bold, and with originality.
For literary memoir submissions we are seeking various forms of literature employing different creative techniques (including stream of consciousness, poetry, open letters, lists, images, dialogues, etc.).
For visual memoir submissions, we are looking for all forms of visual storytelling that can be formatted for print publications. Your visual narratives can take the form of narrative photography and photo essays, portraits (of self and others), collage, graphic memoir, illustrations (sketches, cartoons, etc.), still images (from video), visual artwork (images of paintings, sculpture, etc.), and multimedia of varying forms.
Your Literary Short Memoir should be 100 words and up to 7 pages
(Page count based on standard margins with 12 pt font, double spaced text; (poetry may be single spaced).
Submit your visual memoir in 1 - 5 images. Submit one, or a series of images that tell your story.
Your Visual Memoir can be images that consist of various forms of visual media including for example:
All forms of photography, including narrative photography, photographic portraits (of self and others), photo-collage, still images (from video); and graphic memoir, illustrations (sketches, cartoons, etc.), visual artwork (collage, images of paintings, sculpture, etc.), and multimedia of varying forms.
Only a title is required for your visual memoir; however, captions are welcomed. If you would like to contextualize your visual entry with a caption, each of your images may be accompanied by text of up to 100 words. For clarity, please indicate the text associated with the accompanying image.
For our current memoir project, we are seeking submissions to either:
SHOW => Visual Memoir
TELL => Literary Memoir
SHOW&Tell=> Visual + Literary
Submission closes March 01, 2021.
Telling Our Stories Press is currently seeking memoir for our memoir project on the American War in Vietnam.
Whether you served in Vietnam or loved someone who did and have a story about it, share it by submitting either short literary memoir, visual memoir, or any combinations to NAM.
The Vietnam War aka
the Second Indochina War aka
the Resistance War Against America aka
the American War
From Nov 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975
~Vietnam ~Laos ~Cambodia ~Saigon~
Submission closes March 01, 2020.
We are currently seeking stories of the pandemic.
As we continue to experience the ways in which this pandemic has affected the globe, this project asks for the central question:
How has the Coronavirus changed your world?
Share your Coronavirus stories of heroism, community, challenge, triumph, love, loss, appreciation and change.
Please feel inspired to send us your prose, poetry, artwork, images and any combination thereof!
TOSP is currently accepting rolling submissions for our projects without deadlines.
Authors retain all rights to their work, and provide Telling Our Stories Press publication rights.
Authors receive Telling Our Stories Press discounts and publication copies.
We accept multiple submissions.
As a small press, we require submission fees to assist us with operational costs, and we greatly appreciate your payment.
However, if your financial circumstances prohibit such --causing you NOT to share your story--
please complete the Submission Fee Waiver when prompted for your payment.
At Telling Our Stories Press we value the art of the story and want to facilitate, rather than
hamper the process...