Archive for July 14th, 2009

The Second Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Writing Contest

14 July 2009

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

Eligibility: Short stories, written in English, up to 7,000 words

Deadline: November 16, 2009 (postmark)

Entry Fee: $25
* Unlimited entries per person
* Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Stories must be previously unpublished.
* Please include a cover page with only your TITLE, NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, and E-MAIL ADDRESS. Do not include your name on any other pages.
* No manuscripts will be returned.
* Winner and finalists will be announced on by March 1, 2010

Two ways to enter:
1. If entering by mail, make checks or money orders payable to Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, and send your check and entry to:
Writing Contest
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113
2. If entering online, begin your online entry submission here: or see

2010 Tusculum Review Poetry Prize

14 July 2009

The 2010 Tusculum Review Poetry Prize offers a $1,000 (U. S.) purse and publication. There is a $15 (U. S.) entry fee, which includes one copy of the vol. 6/2010 edition of the The Tusculum Review and consideration for publication. We consider all works submitted for publication, but only works with entry fees are considered for the contest.

Submissions must be postmarked by March 15, 2010 for consideration.

Each submission is restricted to 1-5 poems, no more than 10 PAGES per submission. All entries must be typed. Poets may submit more than one submission, but each submission must include the required $15 (U. S.) entry fee.

Previously published poems, including web publications, are not allowed. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if our editors are notified immediately that the work has been accepted elsewhere.

Please send a cover letter with your name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and the title(s) of your work. Please do NOT include your name on your actual submission. For those entering more than one submission, you may designate a gift copy of The Tusculum Review vol. 6/2010. Please provide the name(s) and address(es) for where you want the journal(s) mailed.

Manuscripts will be numbered and all names on the manuscripts will be removed before they are presented to the judges. In the event that judges do not deem any submissions worthy of the prize, The Tusculum Review reserves the right to extend the call for manuscripts or to cancel the award.

The final judge this year will be Allison Joseph. Family, friends, and previous students of the judge, or those with a reciprocal professional relationship with the judge, will be disqualified from the contest. Submissions will be screened by the staff of The Tusculum Review, and finalists will be forwarded for judging.

All contestants will receive a letter announcing the winner and finalists with their copy of The Tusculum Review vol. 6/2010. The winner and finalists will be listed on The Tusculum Review website in April 2010. The new issue will be mailed in May 2010.

Manuscripts will not be returned.

Mark all envelopes, “Poetry Contest.”

Send all work to:

The Tusculum Review
60 Shiloh Road
P.O. Box 5113
Greeneville, Tennessee 37743.

We accept checks and money orders payable to The Tusculum Review.

For more information, contact the editors at or 423.636.7300 ext. 5285.