2019-20 Writing Contests

ONE-ACT PLAY

Sponsored by

Favrot-Van Horn Fund

Judge: Peter Hagan

Grand Prize:

  • $1,500
  • Professional Staged Reading at the next Festival
  • A VIP Festival pass ($600 value)
  • Publication in Bayou Magazine

 Finalists:

Finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site.

Entry Fee: $25

Contest Deadline:
October 1, 2019

 

POETRY

Sponsored by

Scovern Law

Judge: Beth Ann Fennelly

Grand Prize:

  • $1,000
  • VIP Festival pass ($600 value)
  • Publication in Antenna::Signals print magazing
  • Public reading at the next Festival at Antenna::Signals live event

Finalists:

Finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site.

Entry Fee:  $15

Contest Deadline: October 15, 2019

 

FICTION

Judge: Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Grand Prize:

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

Finalists:

Finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site.

Entry Fee: $25

Contest Deadline: October 1, 2019

VERY SHORT FICTION

Judge: Jac Jemc

Grand Prize

  • $500
  • VIP Festival Pass ($600 value)
  • Public reading at a literary panel at the next Festival
  • Publication in New Orleans Review Web Features

Finalists

Finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site.

Entry Fee: $10

Contest Deadline: October 15, 2019

2018-19 Contest Winners

2018-19 Poetry Contest
Winners

Winner:

DeAnna Stephens

“Center Line Catechism”

Crossville, Tennessee

Runners-up:

2nd: Kristian O’Hare- “Gentrification Grey”

3rd: Sean F. Munro- “the body in the shotgun”

Finalists:

Alison Bailey

Kathleen Crisci

Roslyn Foy

Michelle Gorden

Amy Lauren

Connor Nielsen

Benjamin Sines

Candace Temple

 

2018-19 Fiction Contest
Winners

Winner:
Pankaj Challa

“Tickets, Please”

Sonipat, India

Runners-up:
2nd: Colwill Brown- “Slips”

3rd: A.C. Koch- “Young Americans”

Finalists:

Edward Derbes

Jean Ende

Susan Finch

Laura Herbst

Kevin Smith

Laura Steadman Smith

Kimberly Faith Waid

Tanya Whiton

2018-19 One-Act Play
Contest Winners

Winner:
Elaine Insinnia

“Always Split Aces and Eights”

Woodland Park, New Jersey

Runners-Up:

2nd: Jeremiah Bartam- “Such a Bad Boy”

3rd: Lee Raines- “Church Parking Lot”

Finalists:

Anthony Arnold

Keith Burton

Taylor Geu

James Kraft

Alonzo LaMont

Joshua Laufer

Tajlei Levis

Nicolas Rockwood

Cary Simowitz

Amanda Quaid

2018-19 Very Short Fiction Winners

Winner:

Lori Isbell

“Saint Rita”

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Runners Up:

2nd: Jessica Kinnison- “Star Party”

3rd: Andres Vaamonde- “A Time for Believing”

Finalists:

Emily Cole

Laura Kolbe

Jeff Nunn

Anne Oman

Pablo Patino

Candace Perry

Sandy Robertson

Roi Tamkin