About Memoir Monday

Memoir Monday is a weekly newsletter edited by Sari Botton and quarterly reading series hosted by Memoir Monday founder Lilly Dancyger, both of which are co-curated by Catapult, Granta, Guernica, Narratively, The Rumpus, and Literary Hub.

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 details about upcoming readings.

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.

You can also support Memoir Monday—and indie bookstores!—by browsing this Bookshop.org list of every book that’s been featured at the Memoir Monday reading series. It’s a great place to find some new titles to add to your TBR list!