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Tennessee Williams Short Story Contest

7-January to 13-March from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 111th Birthday, the 2022 Birthday Celebration includes a short story contest that is open to everyone.  There is no specific theme for the 2022 Short Story Competition; however, your short story must in some way reference Tennessee Williams.  Authors may choose to write a story referencing Williams, his family, one of his characters, or one of the actors/actresses who played a role in his plays or films.

Short Story Writing Contest Prizes:

  • $200 First Place and publication on the Society’s website.
  • $100 Second Place and publication on the Society’s website.

Submission Fee:

  • $10.00

Submission Guidelines:

  • In commemorating Tennessee Williams’s 111th Birthday, the 2022 Birthday Celebration includes a short story contest that is open to everyone.
  • Submitted short stories must be between 1,500 to 4,000 words and must not have been written before 2021.
  • Submissions are limited to one short story per person.
  • There is no specific theme for the 2022 Short Story Competition; however, your short story must in some way reference Tennessee Williams.
  • Authors may choose to write a story referencing Williams, his family, one of his characters, or one of the actors/actresses who played a role in his plays or films.

Deadline:

  • March 13, 2022, 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Winners will be announced on April 1, 2022 at a special Birthday Party at the Tennessee Williams Museum.

Judges:

  • Three published authors will judge the contest.
  • Judges will receive blind copies of the short stories.

Additional Details:

  • You will retain ownership of your submitted short story.
  • By submitting it to the Key West Art & Historical Society for publication or for inclusion in the contest, should it rank among winners or receive an honorable mention, you give the Society permission to publish it online on this website and in publications promoting the KWAHS’s mission or this annual contest.
  • The KWAHS would not be able to sell your individual short story on its own or have any further rights over it beyond these purposes.
  • You could publish it anywhere else or sell it to any publication as desired.

Venue

Tennessee Williams Museum
513 Truman Avenue
Key West, FL 33040 United States

Organizer

Key West Art & Historical Society