Our Annual Fiction Contest accepts submissions by mail and online. The judge of the Fifth Annual Fiction Contest is Michael Cunningham, author of the novels A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours, and Specimen Days.
Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the next Festival in New Orleans
VIP All-Access Festival pass for the next Festival ($500 value)
Public reading at a literary panel at the next Festival
Publication in Louisiana Literature
Top Ten Finalists Prize
Top ten finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to the next Festival.
This contest is open only to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Published books include self-published books with ISBN numbers. Those who have published books in other genres besides fiction remain eligible.
Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted.
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.
Stories that have won and/or placed in any other writing contest are ineligible.
Stories by United States and international writers are accepted.
A submission is one original short story, written in English, up to 7,000 words.
The author‚Äôs name should not appear on the manuscript.
Please include a separate cover page with story title and word count as well as the author‚Äôs name, address, phone, and email.
Submissions must be typed; pages must be numbered and single-spaced.
Please use standard fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Georgia in 10, 11, or 12 point font size.
Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your story is accepted elsewhere.
Unlimited entries per person are allowed. You must complete a separate entry payment and submission form for each entry.
Stories can be any theme or genre.
Do not include professional resumes or biographies with your entry. Entries are judged anonymously; the judges only consider manuscript quality.
Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
The deadline for online and mailed submissions is November 19th (postmark).
Winner will be announced by March 1st.
$25 per entry. Unlimited entries per person.
Online submissions must be paid below.
Submission fees are non-refundable.http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests/fiction-contest
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