TWFest Poetry Writing Contest


Thursday, October 15, 2020


Entry Fees

$15 USD


One (1) Grand Prize: $1,000 USD; a VIP Festival pass ($600 value) to the 2021 Festival in New Orleans; Publication in Antenna::Signals print magazine; a public reading at the 2021 Festival at Antenna::Signals live event.

Finalists receive: a panel pass ($100 value) to the 2021 Festival; their names published on the TWFest website, e-newsletter, and social media pages.


The 35th Annual Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival is seeking submissions of original, unpublished poetry for our 2020-2021 Writing Contest. This contest is open to U.S. and international submissions from emerging writers. Each blind poetry submission should include a collection of 2-4 original, unpublished poems of any style or theme, written in English, with a combined length of up to 400 lines. For complete guidelines and submission details, please see our website. Please subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay apprised of all our contest and Festival announcements.

Contact Information

Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
938 Lafayette St., Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113



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