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 June 1, 2018.

To Enter:  Online submissions are preferred via Submittable.

Or mail to:

One-Act Play Contest
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

POETRY

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:  November 15, 2017

To Enter:  Online submissions are preferred via Submittable.

Or mail to:

Poetry Contest
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

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:
November 30, 2017

To Enter:  Online submissions are preferred via Submittable.

Or mail to:

Fiction Contest
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

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:
November 8, 2017

To Enter:  Online submissions are preferred via Submittable.

Or mail to:

Very Short Fiction Contest
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

Do not send submissions by certified mail or signature required delivery. Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.

2016-17 Contest Winners

2016-17 Poetry Contest
Winners

Winner:
Tina Lentz
Austin, Texas

Runner-up:
Brooke Larson
Lafayette, Louisiana

Finalists:

Jacob Boyd
Chicago, Illinois

Nicholas Goodly
Jonesboro, Georgia

Keith Kopka
Tallahassee, Florida

Chad Foret
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Jeffrey Schneider
Ellenville, New York

Phyllis Peters
Rochester, New York

Christine Bettis
Las Vegas, Nevada

Laura Foley
South Pomfret, Vermont

Trevor Tingle
Richmond, Virginia

Julia Thacker
Cambridge, Massachusetts

2016-17 Fiction Contest
Winners

Winner:
Courtney Sender
Baltimore, Maryland

Runner-up:
Maegan Poland
Las Vegas, Nevada

Finalists:

Hillery Hugg
Austin, Texas

R.L. Maizes
Niwot, Colorado

Kate Norris
Lakewood, Ohio

 Charles Leipart
New York City, New York

Liza Mattison
Stow, Massachusetts

Robert Rorke
Brooklyn, New York

Nathan Harris
San Francisco, California

Kat Williams
Laramie, Wyoming

2016-17 One-Act Play
Contest Winners

Winner:
Jennifer Lane
San Diego, California

Runner-Up:
J. E. Robinson
Alton, Illinois

Finalists:

Caity-Shea Violette
Chicago, Illinois

Paul Minx
London, UK

D.L. Siegel
Brooklyn, New York

James Brown
Los Angeles, California

Jeff Grinvalds
Omaha, Nebraska

Dinah Cardin
Salem, Massachusetts

K J Dwyer
New York City, New York

Edward Williams
Mountain View, California

Jean Yeager
Rutland, Vermont

Thomas Westerfield
San Francisco, California