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Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival (click on title for more information)- Deadlines are October 1st, 2020 and October 15, 2020

A FIVE-DAY NEW ORLEANS AFFAIR FOR READERS, WRITERS, AND THEATRE LOVERS

MARCH 24-28, 2021

FOUR WRITING CONTESTS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Our writing contests for emerging writers are now open and awaiting your submissions! The TWNOLF believes in supporting emerging writers all year long, which is why we host four annual creative writing contests.

Deadlines are in October, and each contest comes with a cash prize, publication, and a public reading at the 2021 Festival. Complete submission guidelines can be found on our website. 

Writing Contests Guidelines

Please click here for more information.

The Fiction Contest is sponsored by Kindle Direct Publishing and judged by Minrose Gwin, author of The Accidentals. Learn more about Minrose here. 

Grand Prize: 

  • $1,500
  • Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accomodations to attend the 2021 Festival in New Orleans
  • VIP Festival pass ($600 value)
  • Public reading at a literary panel at the Festival

Publication in Louisiana Literature

Finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on our website.
Entry Fee: $25
Contest Deadline: October 1, 2020


The One-Act Play Contest is sponsored by the Favrot-Van Horn Fund and judged by Peter Hagan,president of the Dramatists Play Service. Learn more about Peter here. 

Grand Prize:

  • $1500
  • Professional Staged Reading at the 2021 Festival
  • VIP Festival pass ($600 value)
  • Public reading at a literary panel at the Festival

Publication in Bayou Magazine

Finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on our website.
Entry Fee: $25
Contest Deadline: October 1, 2020


The Poetry Contest is sponsored by Scovern Law and judged by Paisley Rekdal, Utah Poet Laureate and author of Nightingale. Learn more about Paisley here. 

Grand Prize:

  • $1000
  • VIP Festival pass ($600 value)
  • Public reading at the Festival

Publication in Antenna::Signals print magazine

Finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on our website.
Entry Fee: $15
Contest Deadline: October 15, 2020


The Very Short Fiction contest is judged by Leigh Camacho Rourks, author of Moon Trees and Other Orphans. Learn more about Leigh here.

Grand Prize:

  • $500
  • VIP Festival pass ($600 value)
  • Public reading at a literary panel at the Festival

Publication in New Orleans Review web features

Finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on our website.
Entry Fee: $10
Contest Deadline: October 15, 2020


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