About Memoir Monday

Memoir Monday is a weekly newsletter and quarterly reading series co-curated by Catapult, Longreads, Granta, Guernica, Narratively, and The Rumpus.

Each week, the editors of these fine publications each select their very favorite new personal essay or memoir piece, and you can find them all collected in the Memoir Monday newsletter (along with additional resources for memoir writers and enthusiasts). It’s the best way to stay up-to-date with the best first person writing from across the web, all in one place.

Memoir Monday readings are held in March*, June, September, and December at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, New York.

*Sometimes the March readings are held as offsite events at the AWP conference, which is in a different city every year.

Lilly Dancyger hosts the reading series and manages the newsletter.

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Submitting to Memoir Monday

The newsletter does not take essay/excerpt submissions—the writing you see here has been selected by the editors at the partner publications.

But you can submit craft essays, writing classes, conferences, and other resources related to memoir writing for inclusion in the newsletter! To do so, email memoirmonday@gmail.com.

Support Memoir Monday

Memoir Monday is a labor of love. If you enjoy the weekly newsletter and quarterly reading series and want to help keep both of those things going, you can make a one-time or recurring donation here! Any amount will be greatly appreciated.