2017-18 Writing Contests

ONE-ACT PLAY

Sponsored by

The Favrot-Van Horn Fund

Judge: Lisa D’Amour

Grand Prize:

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

 Finalists:

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

Entry Fee: $25

Contest Deadline:
This deadline (November 1, 2017) has passed. The next One-Act Contest opens May 1, 2018.

POETRY

Sponsored by

Susanne Scovern

Judge: Jericho Brown

Grand Prize:

Finalists:

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

Entry Fee:  $15

Contest Deadline:  This deadline (November 15, 2017) has passed. The next Poetry Contest opens May 1, 2018.

FICTION

Sponsored by

Joy and Boysie Bollinger

Judge: Jennifer Haigh

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:

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

Entry Fee: $25

Contest Deadline: This deadline (November 30, 2017) has passed. The next Fiction Contest will open May 1, 2018.

VERY SHORT FICTION

Sponsored by

Tulane University

Judge: Justin Torres

Grand Prize

  • $500
  • Passes to Panels and Master Classes ($200 Value)
  • Public reading at a literary panel at the next Festival
  • Publication in New Orleans Review Web Features

Finalists

The top nine finalists will have their names published on this site.

Entry Fee: $10

Contest Deadline: This deadline (November 8, 2017) has passed. The next Very Short Fiction Contest will open May 1, 2018.

2017-18 Contest Winners

2017-18 Poetry Contest
Winners

Winner:

Ashanti Anderson

Loma Linda, California

Runner-up:

Clemonce Heard

Finalists:

Allison Adair

Drew Cook

Chad Foret

Mamie Morgan

Amy Schmitz

 

2017-18 Fiction Contest
Winners

Winner:
Kai Naima Williams

Runner-up:
Lucas Schaefer

Finalists:

Ezra Carlsen

Shanteé Felix

Mehdi M. Kashani

James Lantz

Spencer Lederman

Israela Margalit

Charlie Watts

 

2017-18 One-Act Play
Contest Winners

Winner:
Rosalind Sullivan-Lovett

Portland, Oregon

Runner-Up:
Aaron Riccardi

Finalists:

John Adams

Chloe Egan

Mark Fitzpatrick

Lee Franklin

Steven Fromm

Rónán MacDubhghail

Jerry McDonnell

Rosemary Parrillo

Gray Shaw

Olivia Worley

 

2017-18 Very Short Fiction Winners

Winner:

Joe Caliguere

Bronx, New York

Runners Up:

Karlie Herndon

Leland Frankel

Finalists:

Michael Andal

Wayne Johns

Samantha Kimmey

Jessica Love

Jessica Guzman