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Saints and Sinners Literary Festival Fiction Writing Contest


Thursday, October 1, 2020


Entry Fees

$20 USD


One (1) grand prize of $500 and two (2) second place prizes of $100 will be awarded.
In addition, the top stories will be published in an anthology from Bold Strokes Books.


The 12th Annual LGBTQ+ Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Writing Contest is now accepting submissions. This contest is open to U.S. and international submissions from writers at all stages of their careers and to stories in all subgenres of fiction. The winner will be selected from blind submissions of original, unpublished short stories in English between 3,000 and 7,000 words with LGBTQ+ content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” For complete submission guidelines, please see our website. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to receive contest and Festival updates.

Contact Information

Saints and Sinners Literary Festival
938 Lafayette St., Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113



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