The Festival, held in late March every year, is a five-day celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, along with the works of Tennessee Williams. Attendees enjoy award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene. The Festival includes master classes; panel discussions; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; breakfast book club; French Quarter literary and LGBT walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and social gatherings.
Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it in the Writing Contests database, the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.