The poetry contest is now closed. The winner will be announced by January 15th, 2014. The judge of the 4th Annual Poetry Contest is Robert Pinsky, the only poet to have been named three times The United States Poet Laureate.
Please note that the information below is for information only. The contest will be open for submissions again on [poetry-opens].
- VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the next Festival
- Publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine
- Public reading at the next Festival
- 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 number.
- Authors who have published in other genres are eligible.
- Only previously unpublished poems accepted.
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:
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.