Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Saints and Sinners LGBT Literary Festival’s Fourth Annual Short Fiction Contest

Post date: Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Deadline: 3 December 2012

We are pleased to announce the Saints and Sinners LGBT Literary Festival’s Fourth Annual Short Fiction Contest. SAS Fest is seeking original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.”

This contest would not be possible without a generous grant from The John Burton Harter Charitable Trust.

JUDGE: Felice Picano, author of Tales: From a Distant Planet and Art & Sex in Greenwich Village, will select the winning stories.

PRIZE: One grand prize of $250 and two second place prizes of $50 will be awarded. In addition, the top stories will be published in an anthology from QueerMojo, an imprint of Rebel Satori Press. There will also be a book release party and reading held during the 10th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans May 23-26, 2013. A list of the top ten finalists will be posted on our website and in our e-newsletter.

  • The contest is open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres.
  • Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted.
  • Stories that won this contest in previous years are ineligible; their authors remain eligible but must submit new work.
  • Stories submitted to this contest in previous years that did not place in the top ten are eligible.
  • Stories that have won any other writing contests are ineligible.

  • Submissions should be in standard manuscript format (double-spaced, one inch margins, 12 point font). Please include a word count on first page under the title.
  • Your name and contact information should NOT appear on the manuscript.
  • No bios or resumes. We only consider manuscript quality.
  • Word Count: 5,000 to 7,000
  • Submit only original, unpublished short stories.
  • Theme (interpret as you wish): Saints and Sinners

ENTRY FEE: $15 per story. There is no limit on the number of stories each author may enter.

DEADLINE: December 3, 2012 (postmark)

TO ENTER BY MAIL: download the entry form and send 2 copies of each story with a completed entry form and your $15 entry fee to

Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

TO ENTER ONLINE: Click the paypal button here upload your entry. One script per transaction please. To enter more than one script, please complete the online entry process for each entry.


For queries: contests@tennesseewilliams.net

For submissions: via the online submission page

Website: http://sasfest.org/