Bourbon Street at Dusk by urbanshoregirl Creative Commons
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival has announced its first annual contest for short fiction. The festival is in New Orleans on March 25-29, 2009.
Submit an unpublished story of up to 7,000 words by November 15, 2008. Only unpublished writers are eligible.
Entry fee: $20
1st Place: $1500, airfare and accommodations for the festival, a VIP festival pass, publication in the New Orleans Review, and a public reading
2nd Place: $200, festival pass, public reading
3rd Place: $100, festival pass, public reading
Whether or not you enter, the festival itself looks pretty cool. Check out this description.