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Personal Essay is Memoir in Short Form

If you have written your memoir, or are in the process, and it’s not shaping into what you envisioned, you could transform it into a personal essay.

It might be easier, at some point, to concentrate on writing a personal essay, rather than a book-length manuscript.

There are many posts on The Write Spot Blog about how to write personal essays. (Please scroll down for the how-to posts).

You may be writing vignettes to satisfy your desire to write family stories. You can publish these with the help of many do-it-yourself publishing companies.

If you want your personal essays to be published for public consumption, there are many opportunities for submission: Big Brick Review, Chicken Soup for The Soul, The Christian Science Monitor,  Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction and so many more places. Check the back pages of Writer’s Digest magazine.

You can submit your writing to be included in anthologies. Conduct an internet search to find anthologies that are currently accepting submissions. An online search for “submit to anthologies” yielded thousands of results. You can also find anthologies that are looking for submissions in the back pages of Writer’s Digest magazine.

And of course, you can check in at The Write Spot Blog anytime to find publications that accept personal essays, just click on “Places to Submit.”

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