2021-22 Writing Contests

ONE-ACT PLAY

Sponsored by

Favrot-Van Horn Fund

Judge: TBA

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, 2021

 

 

POETRY

Sponsored by

Scovern Law

Judge: TBA

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, 2021

 

FICTION

Sponsored by

Kindle Direct Publishing

Judge: TBA

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, 2021

 

 

VERY SHORT FICTION

Judge: TBA

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, 2021

2020 - 21 Contest Winners

2020-21 One-Act Play Contest Winners

Judge: Peter Hagan

Winner:

Amy Crider

“Fourteen”

Chicago, IL

Runners-Up:

2nd: Josh Baxt

“This Imperfect Vessel

3rd: Alonzo LaMont

“Exposed to Strangers

Finalists:

Alysse Aallyn

Azure Arthur

John Harris

Sonya Hayden

Marc Littman

Marsha Roberts

Kate Schwartz

 

 

2020-21 Poetry Contest Winners

Judge: Paisley Rekdal

Winner:

Maria Isabelle Carlos

 “Meditations on the Barely Spoken”

Nashville, TN

Runners-up:

2nd: Heather Gluck

“Ooze and Broil”

3rd: Michelle Privette

“Women Refusing Predators”

Finalists:

Nadia Choudhury

Brooks Decker

Jessica Dionne

Stephanie Ann Foster

Christian Garduno

Clarice Hare

Brittany Mishra

Oak Morse

Emma Simington

Daria Sommerhoff

2020-21 Fiction Contest Winners

Judge: Minrose Gwin

Winner:

Michael Pearce

“Jaise”

Oakland, CA

Runners-up:

2nd: Ashley Flippin- 

“That Chookaloski Mare”

3rd: Lesley Bannatyne- 

“OMG Winn Handler Moved Next Door”

Finalists:

Madison Black

Brooke McEwen

Niamh Mulvey

Lance Polin

Phillip-John Puzzo

Michael Strecker

Priscilla Thompson

Patrick Vala-Haynes

 

2020-21 Very Short Fiction Winners

Judge: Leigh Camacho Rourks

Winner:

Amy Fitzgerald

“Whenever You Cross the Michigan Avenue Bridge”

Minneapolis, MN

Runners Up:

2nd: Tarah Naresboro- 

“Not Samantha”

3rd: Rebecca Milford-

“Nurture”

Finalists:

Dana Barr

Elizabeth Brandes

Mariel Masque

James McNally

Carey Olney

Carlee Shimek

Gerard Waggett