Tennessee Competitions Poetry

The Festival is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Competitions Poetry. We will be accepting submissions by mail and online from April 18—August 18, 2011.

Tennessee Competitions Poetry Grand Prize:
* $1,000
* VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the 26th annual Festival: March 21-25, 2012
* 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.

Tennessee Competitions Poetry Guidelines:

* 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 address.
* 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 collection.
* 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 number.
* 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* Only previously unpublished poems accepted.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: See below. Electronic submissions are preferred and must be in .doc, .rtf or PDF formats. If you are using the latest version of Microsoft Word, please save your submission as .doc and not a .docx file before sending it to us. We accept entry fees via Discover, MasterCard and Visa only.

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.

website: http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/article.php?story=2011PoetryContest


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