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William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition


Prizes for unpublished manuscripts written in English. One prize awarded in each category: $7500, novel; $2500, novella; $2000, book-length narrative non-fiction; $1,500, novel-in-progress; $1500, short story; $750, essay; $750, poem; $750 high school short story-student author, $250 sponsoring teacher. Manuscripts must be submitted by e-mail; entry forms and accompanying entry fee ranging from $10 for high school category to $40 for novel must be submitted hard copy by snail mail.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 15 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 80 years old
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Mathematics

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Contact Ms. Rosemary P. James
Tel: 504-586-1609 Address 624 Pirate's Alley
New Orleans, LA 70116