2020-21 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, 2020

 

 

 

POETRY

Sponsored by

Scovern Law

Judge: Paisley Rekdal

Grand Prize:

  • $1,000
  • VIP Festival pass ($600 value)
  • Publication in Antenna::Signals print magazine
  • 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, 2020

 

 

FICTION

Sponsored by

Kindle Direct Publishing

Judge: Minrose Gwin

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, 2020

 

 

 

VERY SHORT FICTION

Judge: Leigh Camacho Rourks

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, 2020

 

2019-20 Contest Winners

2019-20 Poetry Contest Winners

Judge: Beth Ann Fennelly

Winner:

Connor Yeck 

 “B-Reel”

Cincinnati, Ohio

Runners-up:

2nd: Genevieve Paiement-

“Mama’s Use-By Date”

3rd: Jason Myers- 

“The Taste Beneath the Taste We Seek”

Finalists:

Judy Bankman

Adele Brown

Zoe Canner

Danielle East

Max McDonough

Charlotte O’Brien

Shailen Scott

Tobias Wray

2019-20 Fiction Contest Winners

Judge: Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Winner:

D.R. Glass

“I’m Only Here to Keep You Warm”

Portland, Maine

Runners-up:

2nd: Fanny Rothchild- 

“The Torture of Separation”

3rd: Nicole Olweean- 

“How to Accept the Lunar Landing”

Finalists:

Steven Bieler

Desiree Evans

Steven Fromm

Laura Herbst

Ariele Le Grand

Kira Marie McCullough

Alex Pickens

Daniel Spiro

 

 

2019-20 One-Act Play Contest Winners

Judge: Peter Hagan

Winner:

Erin Considine

“Twenty-Two”

Lawrenceville, GA

Runners-Up:

2nd: Konner Wilson-

Kindred”

3rd: Phil Darg-

Thespis”

Finalists:

Lauren Fulton

Olivia Haller

Ken Kaye

James Kraft

Marc Littman

Paul Millet

Seanan Palmero

Drew Petriello

Rachel Wilson

2019-20 Very Short Fiction Winners

Judge: Jac Jemc

Winner:

Kristian O’Hare

“Hard Swallow”

San Francisco, CA

Runners Up:

2nd: Matthew Cherry- 

“Chambered”

3rd: Don Taylor-

“The Gift”

Finalists:

James Bartelle

Sally Basmajian

Darren Bulhak

Pamela Ebel

Julia Bailey Johnson

Meagan Perry

Rob Selzer

Ian Supak