Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festival’s Full-Length Playwriting Competition

19 November 2009

The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in association with the Marigny Theatre Corporation and the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival announces a playwright’s competition. The winning play from our fourth annual contest will be produced by the Marigny Theatre Corporation and will premiere the weekend of the 8th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, May 13-16, 2010.

Registration: There is a $10 fee for every play submitted. Participants can enter more then once. Click here to open and print the registration form in your browser. Note: you cannot complete this form online; you must print it and return the completed paper form with each of your submissions. This requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3.0 or above.

Prizes: The winning entry will receive complimentary registration to the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival and a stipend of $250.

Finalists: The finalists’ names and titles will be announced on the Saints and Sinners website.

Dates: Deadline for submission is December 31st yearly. (Entries postmarked later than December 31st will not be considered) The winner will be announced in March of the following year.

Entry Fees: Participants can make more than one submission. There is a $10 entry fee per submission to cover administrative costs such as copying, postage, judging, etc.

Contest Guidelines: Previously produced plays will be considered as long as they have not been produced in the greater New Orleans area. Characters should be kept to a minimum–preferably 5 or under. Staging should be simple or adaptable to a small stage.

Correspondence: If you would like to verify that your submission was received, please consider using the tracking service that is offered by the U.S. postal service, or send a self addressed postcard with your submission. Postcards will take longer to process. DO NOT send manuscripts certified mail or signature required.

Judging: Judges come from all over the country, and all entries are judged anonymously. Please send two title pages with the text: one with the play’s title only, another with all author information unattached. Plays must be typed. Please do not append professional resumes or biographies to your entry: the judges only consider manuscript quality. We regret that we are unable to return manuscripts. Please make sure to keep a copy of your entry for future use.

Contact: For questions or further information concerning the play contest, contact Saints and Sinners Literary Festival at

Please Note: The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival reserves the right to publish all winning contest entries in special edition Festival anthologies and/or collections if appropriate.Mail your entry, check, and registration form (available at to:

Saints and Sinners Play Contest
938 Lafayette St.
Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

All submissions requiring an entry fee should have checks payable to:
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festival’s Short Fiction Contest:
The Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festivals First Annual Short Fiction Contest is soliciting original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with GLBT content on the broad theme of Saints and Sinners. The contest is open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres.

The entry fee is $10 per story with a 3 story limit per author. One grand prize of $250 and two second place prizes of $50 will be awarded. In addition, the top stories will be published in an anthology from QueerMojo, an imprint of Rebel Satori Press. There will also be a book release party held during the 8th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans May 13-16, 2010. The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is January 2, 2010.

To enter:

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