The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition is sponsored yearly by The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Inc, a non-profit literary and academic group. The 2017 deadline is May 1. Winners can be formally offered on the annual assembly of the Society, Faulkner for All, throughout Words & Music, A Literary Feast in New Orleans, happening this 12 months December 6-10, 2017.
A listing of manuscripts which have been designated finalists and semi-finalists can be posted on the web site on or about August 1, 2017. Winners can be notified on September 25th, William Faulkner’s birthday, leaving loads of time for winners to make plans to be current to obtain their awards.
Please notice: Review the rules beneath earlier than coming into.
The competitors is for beforehand unpublished work solely. Self-published and print-on-demand books are thought of revealed until authors can current documentation that lower than 500 copies have bought. Also thought of as revealed and never eligible are books, tales, essays, and poetry beforehand revealed in their entirety on the Internet.
Please pay particular consideration to labeling your entries. We don’t learn entries in any class with out correct labeling.
Any entries submitted which present mark-ups of revisions in purple or blue from earlier drafts can be rejected mechanically. No decide desires to overview your corrections!
Entries are accepted now in eight classes (see beneath): Novel, Novella, book-length Narrative Non-Fiction, Novel-in-Progress, Short Story, Essay, Poetry, and Short Story by a High School Student. Overall objectives of the competitors are to hunt out new, proficient writers and help them in discovering literary brokers and, in the end, publishers for his or her work.
Divisions of the Competition
Category One – Novel/Book Length Fiction – Prize: $7,500
Funded yearly by personal donors. Requirements: an unique novel, beforehand unpublished. The Society locations a phrase restrict of 100,000 phrases on books throughout the single entry price of $40. Writers who want to submit books of as much as 175,000 phrases should pay a $75 price. Novels in extra of 175,000 phrases should pay a $125 price. Books in extra of 225,000 require a $200 price.
Category Two – Non-Fiction Book-Prize: $2,000.00
The prize can be funded yearly by personal donors. Requirements: restricted to 75,000 phrases throughout the restrict of a $40 entry price. Entries over 75,000 phrases require an entry price of $75. Entries of greater than 100,000 carry a price of $100; greater than 150,000 require a $125 price; entries of 225,000 phrases or extra carry a price of $200. Requirements: an unique work of inventive non-fiction, together with non-fiction novels, histories, memoirs, and biographies.
Category Three – Novella – Prize: $1,500.00
The Novella Prize is funded yearly by personal donors. Requirements: a brief work of unique fiction, beforehand unpublished. $35 entry price. Works of fiction restricted to 25,000 phrases can be accepted in the novella class.
Category Four – Short Story – Prize: $1,500
The Short Story Prize is funded by personal foundations and people. Requirements: a brief work of fiction of lower than 10,000 phrases. $35 entry price.
Category Five – Novel-in-Progress – Prize: $1,500
This award, created and initially funded by Edgar winner Julie Smith in reminiscence of the late Evans Harrington Grant, a inventive writing professor at the University of Mississippi, is now funded by different personal people. Requirements: extremely polished one-page synopsis, and first few chapters or first 25 pages. Entry should not exceed 7,500 phrases, together with the one-page synopsis. Entries could also be any type of novel, together with literary, mainstream, or style. $35 entry price. Entries exceeding 7,500 phrases won’t be accepted.
Category Six – Essay – Prize: $750
The Shelby Foote Essay Prize is funded yearly by personal donors. Entry price is $25. Requirements: unique work of inventive non-fiction. Essay should not exceed 2,500 phrases.
Category Seven – Poetry – Prize: $750
The Marble Faun Prize for Poetry, created by Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin, is now funded yearly by New Orleanian David Speights in reminiscence of his late spouse, Marti Speights, who was a member of the Faulkner Society’s Advisory Council. Requirements: single poem of no more than 750 phrases. $25 entry price.
Category Eight – Short Story by a High School Student
Prize, $750; Sponsoring Teacher, $250
A prize of $250 is awarded to the sponsoring trainer. The Hartwig Moss Prize is funded yearly by Mrs. Hartwig Moss, III, and her kids in reminiscence of her husband. Requirements: unique work of fiction of lower than 5,000 phrases. Entries will need to have sponsoring trainer or faculty, ideally each. $10 entry price to be paid by faculty or, in case of home-schooled college students, by trainer.
Important! General Guidelines for All Categories
The total normal guideline is “ready for publication” with minor modifying. The Society reserves the proper to withhold award of a prize in any class in which there aren’t any entries deemed “ready for publication” by the judges.
Who Can Enter?
The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Competition is open to all writers wherever working in the English language. Although international residents are welcome to enter the competitors, transportation to and from areas outdoors the continental United States just isn’t paid for winners by the Society. For international residents, the Society can pay transportation from one in all these U. S. airports of entry: New York, NY, Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, Houston, TX, Chicago, IL or Dallas, TX.
Don’t overlook to ship your test and entry kind collectively. Drop Dead Deadline for postmarking your entries this 12 months is May 1, 2017. Early entries to competitors are inspired and earlier entries are more than likely to be higher matched with probably the most applicable pre-round readers.