Our Writing Contests

Our Annual Fiction Contest deadline is fast approaching. Be sure to get your submissions in by November 16th, 2014.

Grand prize winner will receive:

$1,500 Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter...

Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans, will select the winning story.

Vijay Seshadri, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry winner is judging our 2015 Poetry Contest.

Intrigue! Twists! Dramatic denouement! The 2014 One-Act Play Contest was full of this and more. The University of New Orleans’ Department of Film, Theater, and Creative Arts debated at...

The 2014 Fiction Contest enjoyed a remarkable number of entries by some extremely gifted writers.  #TWF14 Fiction Contest judges Emily Raboteau and Victor LaValle selected eight finalists, and from...

Desire. One of Tennessee Williams’ favorite words, and certainly one of his favorite subjects. Not only did it form the core of his most famous play, but it fueled...

The 2014 Poetry Contest was a banner event for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, in that we enjoyed a record number of submissions from some very talented poets....

We have a winner for our One-Act Play Contest winner!

We're pleased to announce the finalists of our One-Act Play Contest!

Kent Wascom’s “Extra Credit History: The Civil War by Juju Fandal” takes the top prize in our 2012 Fiction Contest.

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists of our 2012 Fiction Contest as chosen by our judge Amy Hempel.

The 2015 Program is Here!

2015 Program