Poetry Competition

Deadline: July 31, 2024
First Prize: $600
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $200
Entry Fee: $20

  1. $20 entry fee per entry
  2. Participation is open to all ages.
  3. The Faulkner Literary Committee reserves the right to publish the winning poems on the official website.
  4. The entry/entries should be an original, unpublished poem , not to exceed 2 pages, typed in 12 pt. font and double spaced in English. No plagiarism will be accepted.
  5. To enter:

    By mail:
    Send two paper copies of each submission AND a digital PDF or Word version on a disc or thumb drive. Each entry must have a cover page listing the title, author’s name, address, email, phone number, how you paid and what name you paid under if different from the author. The other pages should only contain the title of the entry and the page numbers and NOT the author’s name. The entry fee for each entry MUST be included. If paying by check, make out to Faulkner Literary Committee.
    Mail to:
    Union County Heritage Museum
    Faulkner Literary Committee
    P. O. Box 657
    New Albany, MS 38652

    Submit online using the form to the right. You may use Paypal or a credit card.

  6. Entry should be received by July 31, 2024.
  7. All entries are final, no revisions accepted.
  8. Entries are judged by trained academia and the judges’ decision is final.
  9. Only the winners will be notified by email or mail.
  10. Winners will be announced at the Faulkner Literary Luncheon on September 27, 2024, at the First Methodist Church in New Albany, MS., the birthplace of William Faulkner.
  11. Entries will not be returned.
  12. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified.