All of the contests have been extended to November 1, 2022.
Even if you don’t plan on submitting a great work of art in the categories of one act play, fiction, poetry, and short fiction, mark your calendars for March 22-26, 2023 and make your plans to attend five days of writing workshops, theatre events, literary panels, scholars conference, literary walking tours, music events, culinary and cocktail events, and more.
Watch the highlights reel from last year’s festival:
Entries submitted this year will be judged by Peter Hagan, Timothy Schaffert, Mona Lisa Saloy, and Olivia Clare Friedman. The specifically LGBTQ+ writers’ contests for fiction and poetry will be judged by Michael Nava and Emanuel Xavier, respectively—with a $500 grand prize for each!
Submit your work here.
About Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
Now in its 36th year, The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival is a five-day event held each spring in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter that attracts participants from around the world. It also hosts the Saints+Sinners LGBTQ Literary Festival the same weekend. Visit SASFest HERE.