Reminder! Submissions are Almost Due for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Fiction Contest!

Submissions for the 2017 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s fiction contest will be closing at the end of the month on November 30. 

Find full submission details here, or see the the official call for submissions below:


Hello Coordinators, Instructor, Directors, and Writers,

The 2017 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s Fiction Contest will close on November 30, 2016.

The winner of the Fiction Contest will receive the following:

  •      $1,500
  •      Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the Festival 
  •      Publication in Louisiana Literature
  •      Public reading at a literary panel in the next Festival

    The entry fee is $25. The judge will be Dorothy Allison, Lambda Literary Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed novel Cavedweller.

The top nine finalists for all contests will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to the Festival (March 22-26, 2017), and their names will be published on the Festival’s website. For more information and full guidelines, see our submission page.

We would appreciate it if you could share this information with your students and any interested writers. 


Tennessee Williams/New Orleans 
Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

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