poetry contest: Tennessee Williams Festival
- The Festival is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Poetry Contest. We
will be accepting submissions by mail and online from April 18—August
VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the 26th annual Festival: March
Publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine
Public Reading at the 2012 Festival
Judge: Louisiana Poet Laureate Julie Kane
Deadline: August 18, 2011 (postmark).
The top ten finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to attend
the 2012 Festival, and their names will be published on
www.tennesseewilliams.net. Winner will be announced by January 16, 2012.
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
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
Number all pages in your entry (not including cover page).
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.
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
Authors who have published in other genres are eligible.
Only previously unpublished poems accepted.
Entry Fee: $20
Manuscripts will not be returned.
To enter online: visit
for online entry instructions
To enter by mail: Send your manuscript and check or money order for $20
(made out to the: Tennessee Williams Literary Festival) to: Poetry
Contest Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival 938 Lafayette
Street, Suite 514 New Orleans, LA 70113. Do not send submissions by
certified mail or signature required delivery.
- Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival's second annual Poetry Contest. Submit 2-4 original, unpublished poems. Awards: $1,000 grand prize, a VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the 26th annual Festival (March 21-25, 2012), publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine, and a public reading on a literary panel at the 2012 Festival. The top ten finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to attend the 2012 Festival, and their names will be published on www.tennesseewilliams.net. Entry fee: $20 per entry. Deadline: postmark of August 18, 2011.
- Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival’s Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions
until August 15.
Ava Leavell Hayman will serve as the contest’s judge. We're also offering a
1,000 grand prize, a VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the 2013 Festival
and publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine.
For full details and guidelines, please see http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests
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