- VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the next Festival
- Publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine
- Public reading at the next Festival
The top ten finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to attend the next Festival, and their names will be published on this site. The winner will be announced by late February of 2015.
- Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. This means a book with an ISBN number. Authors who have self-published or have published chapbooks are eligible provided that their poetry collection does not have an ISBN number.
- Authors who have published in other genres are eligible.
- Only previously unpublished poems accepted.
- Please make sure your manuscript satisfies our Guidelines.
Entry Fee: $20
Online Entry (April 15-August 15). Online submissions are preferred and must be in .doc,.docx, .rtf, or PDF formats. We accept entry fees via Discover, MasterCard, and Visa only.
Mail Entry (April 15-August 15) Send your manuscript and check or money order for $20 (made out to the: Tennessee Williams Literary Festival) to:
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.