NEW ORLEANS – The annual writing contests for the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival (TWFest) and Saints + Sinners LGBTQ+ Literary Festival (SASFest) are open to submissions now until October in fiction, poetry, and one-act plays.
TWFest contest details include the following:
One-act play – Judge: Peter Hagan. Prize: $1500, professional staged reading at the 2024 festival, publication in Bayou magazine, and a 2024 VIP festival pass. Deadline: October 1.
Fiction – Judge: Margot Douaihy. Prize: $1500, domestic airfare (up to $500) and accommodations to attend the 2024 Festival, a 2024 VIP festival pass, and a public reading at the 2024 festival. Deadline: October 1.
Poetry – Judge: Stephanie Burt. Prize: $1000, public reading at the 2024 festival, and a 2024 VIP festival pass. Deadline: October 15.
Very Short Fiction – Judge: Tara Lynn Masih. Prize: $500, a 2024 VIP festival pass, and a public reading at the 2024 festival. Deadline: October 15.
Finalists for all categories will have their photos and bios published on our website, newsletter, and social media, and will receive a literary discussion pass ($100 value) to the 2024 festival.
Full details for each writing contest category are on our website at: http://tennesseewilliams.net/contests/.