Contests

ONE ACT PLAY

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


Entry Fee: $25


Contest Deadline:
EXTENDED TO NOV. 1!


2021-22 Winner & Finalists

WINNER:  James Wade (Brooklyn, NY) “By the Book”

2nd Place: Chris Kaminstein (New Orleans, LA) “Blood in the Wood”

3rd Place:  Jean Yeager (Rutland, VT) “Prisoner #101067”

Finalists:

Rebecca Canady (Not Pictured) "Grave Resolutions”

Sara Freedman (Bend, OR) “Long Haul”

Marc Littman (Granada Hills, CA) “Not My Father's Son”

Paul Market (Athens, GA) “Blender Knows Debs”

Brandice Peltier (Not Pictured) "Pro Bongo”

Donald Schwartz (Baltimore, MD) “Breaths”

Kristy Stevens (Waldorf, MD) “Gumbo”

POETRY

Sponsored by

Scovern Law


Judge: Mona Lisa Saloy


Grand Prize:
$1,000


VIP Festival pass
($600 value)


Public reading at the next Festival


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


Entry Fee:  $15


Contest Deadline:
EXTENDED TO NOV. 1!


2021-22 Winner & Finalists

WINNER:  Sasha Irby (New Orleans, LA) “Spider Stories”

2nd Place:  Bernardo Wade (New Orleans, LA) “Nowhere to Rest”

3rd Place:  Kortney Morrow (Cleveland, OH) “Maroon”

Finalists:

Matthew Brailas (New Haven, CT) “Antifreeze”

Sharnta Bullard (Enterprise, AL) “See Me”

Janet Jones-Duffey (San Antonio, TX) “A Brief Moment”

Dennis Ferrara (New Orleans, LA) “Shades of Magnolias”

Phillip Himmelstein (Baltimore, MD) “Seasons”

Deborah Ketai (Waterbury, CT) “4 Poems for TWFest”

Em J Parsley (Versailles, KY) “The Anonym Gospels”

Audrey Warhurst (Annandale, VA) “The Beauty and the Injury”

Beth Weinstock (Columbus, OH) "The Tender Wilderness"

FICTION

Judge: Timothy Schaffert


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 the next Festival


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


Entry Fee: $25


Contest Deadline
EXTENDED TO NOV. 1!


2021-22 Winner & Finalists

WINNER:  Timea Sipos (Budapest, Hungary) “A Stomach Full of Clenched Fists”

2nd Place:  Mark Mrozinski (Arlington Heights, IL) “I Would I Were” | “The Suit”

3rd Place:  Scott Golden (Memphis, TN) “Antimatter”

Finalists:

Myklaela Armstrong (Spanish Fort, AL) “The Nothing”

Ariadne Blayde (New Orleans, LA) “Tin Soldier”

Sophie Evans (New Orleans, LA) “Someone's Dead Daughter”

Laura Green (New York, NY) “Fur Amelia”

Dan Lawrence (Richmond, VA) “Eddie, Me, and Janis”

Joshua Levy (Miami, FL) “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then…”

Michael Strecker (New Orleans, LA) “Jubilee”

Rachel Washko (League City, TX) “Mambo Night at the Maroon Room”

 Judge: Olivia Clare Friedman 


Grand Prize:
$500


VIP Festival Pass
($600 value)


Public reading at the next Festival


Publication in New Orleans Review Web Features


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


Entry Fee: $10


Contest Deadline:

EXTENDED TO NOV. 1!


2021-22 Winner & Finalists

WINNER:  Claire Nuttal (San Diego, CA) “Entanglement”

2nd Place:  Melissa Remark (New Orleans, LA) “The Rhinoceros Photo”

3rd Place: Sasha Bissonnette (Ottawa, Canada) “How We Were Fiction”

Finalists:

Mant Bares (Erath, LA) “Recovered Memory”

Joanna Grisham (Clarksville, TN) “The Prophecy”

Marie Kilroy (New York, NY) “In Florida”

Kerry Mansell (New Orleans, LA) “Found”

Adam Meisner (Ottawa, Canada) “Vanity of Vanities”

K.W. Oxnard (Savannah, GA) “Scent”

TQ Sims (New Orleans, LA) “The Ritual”

Nick Story (Madison, WI) “Deep Sleep Sounds”

Barbara Tylla (Racine, WI) “A Visit to the Queen”