Reader Contest: What’s Your Story?

Reader Contest: What’s Your Story?


“The Glass Castle,” “Running With Scissors,” “Angela’s Ashes”–just a few of the coming-of-age memoirs that capture the agonies and triumphs that define growing up.

Now it’s your turn: What would your coming-of-age memoir be called and what would it be about?

Send us your story and we might send you to BAM!

How to enter:

Send us the title you would give your own coming-of-age mini-memoir, along with a summary for it of up to 100 words. Make it funny, honest, touching–all the things we love in a good memoir.

What you’ll win:

The writers of the two winning entries will each receive a pair of VIP tickets to “Radio Diaries: Teenage Diaries Revisited,” a special live multimedia event on May 6, 2013, at 7:30pm at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in Brooklyn, NY. VIP admission includes a special pre-show reception at 6pm in the BAM Fisher lobby with Ira Glass, Joe Richman, and the diarists.

Additionally, Bookish will create a cover image for each of the winning entries and we’ll post the winning entries and runners-up on our web site.

Deadline and rules:

Entries must be sent via email to by midnight ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. No purchase necessary. The editors of Bookish will judge this contest. For full rules and eligibility information, click here.

More About “Radio Diaries”

“Teenage Diaries Revisited” will be hosted by Ira Glass of “This American Life” and Joe Richman of “Radio Diaries,” kicking off the new NPR series “Teenage Diaries Revisited.” At the event, three diarists who revealed their lives to millions of listeners 16 years ago will present sneak previews of their new diaries about where their lives are now.

Bookish is proud to partner with Radio Diaries to present

Radio Diaries: Teenage Diaries Revisited.”


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