Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fiction Competition: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Festival

Announcing Our 2011 Fiction Contest

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Festival is pleased to announce our 2011 Fiction Contest. We will be accepting submissions by mail and online from June 1, 2010—November 15, 2010.
Grand Prize

Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the 2011 Festival in New Orleans
VIP All-Access Festival Pass ($500 value)
Public reading at the 2011 Festival (25th anniversary: March 23-27)
Publication in Bayou


A submission is one original short story, written in English, up to 7,000 words.
The author's name should not appear on the manuscript.
Please include a separate cover page with story title and word count as well as the author’s name, address, phone, and email.
Pages must be numbered and single-spaced.
Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your story is accepted elsewhere.
Unlimited entries per person are allowed. You must complete a separate entry payment and submission form for each entry.
Stories can be any theme or genre.
Do not include professional resumes or biographies with your entry. Entries are judged anonymously; the judges only consider manuscript quality.


This contest is open only to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Published books include self-published books with ISBN numbers. Those who have published books in other genres besides fiction remain eligible.
Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted.
Stories that won this contest in previous years are ineligible; their authors remain eligible but must submit new work.
Stories submitted to this contest in previous years that did not place are eligible.
Stories that have won any other writing contest are ineligible.


The deadline for online and mailed-in submissions is November 15, 2010 (postmark).

Entry Fees
$25 per entry. Unlimited entries per person.
Online submissions must be paid online 

Mail submissions must include a check or money order made out to the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. Send your entry to:
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Festival Fiction Contest
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

The winner will be announced by March 1, 2011. Submission fees are non-refundable.

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