The 2016 deadline is May 1. Winners will be formally presented at the annual meeting of the Society, Faulkner for All, during Words & Music, A Literary Feast in New Orleans, taking place this year November 9-13, 2016.
A list of manuscripts which have been designated finalists and semi-finalists will be posted on the website on or about August 1, 2016. Winners will be notified on September 25th, William Faulkner’s birthday, leaving plenty of time for winners to make plans to be present to receive their awards.
Please note: Substantial changes have been made throughout the previously published Guidelines which follow so please be advised that you cannot rely on the 2015 Guidelines for entry purposes. Please review the guidelines below before entering. Click here for a 2016 Entry Form.
- The competition is for previously unpublished work only. Self-published and print-on-demand books are considered published, unless authors can present documentation that less than 500 copies have sold.
- Also considered as published and not eligible are books, stories, essays, and poetry previously published in their entirety on the Internet.
- Please pay special attention to labeling your entries. We do not read entries in any category without proper labeling.
- Any entries submitted which show mark-ups of revisions in red or blue from previous drafts will be rejected automatically. No judge wants to review your corrections!