Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest

18 June 2009

The Festival is pleased to announce the second annual Fiction Writing Contest. We are now accepting submissions by mail and online (see instructions below).

Grand Prize
* $1,500
* VIP All Access Festival Pass ($500 value) for the 24th annual Festival: March 24-28, 2010
* Publication in the New Orleans Review
* Domestic Airfare and Accommodations to attend the 2010 Festival in New Orleans
* Public Reading at the 2010 Festival

The top ten finalists’ names will be published on http://www.tennesseewilliams.net.

Judge will be an established fiction writer. Last year’s judge was Richard Ford. This year’s judge TBA.

Eligibility and Guidelines: Short stories, written in English, up to 7,000 words. Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Only previously unpublished stories accepted. Unlimited entries per person. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your story is accepted elsewhere. Stories that won this contest in previous years are ineligible; their authors remain eligible but must submit new work. Stories submitted to this contest in previous years that did not place are eligible. Author’s name should not appear on manuscript. Include a separate page with story title and name, address, phone, and email of author.

Deadline: November 16, 2009 (postmark). Winner will be announced by March 1, 2010.

Entry Fee: $25

Manuscripts will not be returned.
To enter by mail:

Send your manuscript and check or money order for $25 (made out Tennessee Williams Literary Festival ) to:
Fiction Contest
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

To enter online:

To enter the Fiction Writing Contest, you must begin by paying your entry fee. After paying your $25 entry fee, you’ll be asked to confirm your contact information and submit your entry document. A payment fee and submission form must be completed for each entry. Go to www.tennessseewilliams.net contest to begin.

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