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Tennessee Williams Annual Poetry Contest – Accepting Submissions Now!

20 May 2012

Our Annual Poetry Contest accepts submissions each year from April 15th through August 15th.

The judge of the Third Annual Poetry Contest is Ava Leavell Hayman.

Grand Prize:


VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the next Festival

Publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine

Public reading at the next Festival

August 15th 2012 (postmark).

The top ten finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to attend the next Festival,

and their names will be published on this site. The winner will be announced by January 15th.


Submit 2-4 original poems of any style or theme, written in English, with a combined length of up to 400 lines.

Include a separate cover page with name of collection, poem titles, number of total lines, plus poet’s name, address, phone, and email address.

Give your collection of poems a title. Include this title on the first page of the manuscript, above the title of the first poem in the collection.

Type and number all pages in your entry (not including cover page).

Please use standard fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Georgia in 10, 11, or 12 point font size.

Author’s name should only appear on cover page.

Unlimited entries per person. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify the Festival if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.


Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Authors who have self-published or have published chapbooks are eligible provided that their poetry collection does not have an ISBN number.

Authors who have published in other genres are eligible.

Only previously unpublished poems accepted.

Entry Fee:

Visit the website for guidelines/how to enter: