The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, a New Orleans lit festival geared toward the LGBT community, is now accepting submissions for their 2017 fiction contest.
The deadline to submit is October 8 and there is a $20 entry fee. Find full details below or on their website.
Grand Prize: $500
Complementary registration to 2017 Saints and Sinners ($150 Value)
Publication in anthology New Fiction from the Festival (Bold Strokes Books)
Invitation to read at Book Launch Party on March 25, 2017.
Two runners-up will each receive $100
Top Finalists’ stories will also be included in New Fiction from the Festival
Submissions should be between 4,000-7,000 words.
Story should include LGBT 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.
Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted.
This year’s contest judge is Michael Thomas Ford, the Lambda award-winning author of many books including Lily, Suicide Notes, and Jane Bites Back.