2024 Submission Entry Form

The William Faulkner Literary Competition offers five categories for submission: Novel, One Act Playwriting, Short Story, Poem and Student Short Story. Most submissions require an entry fee: $50 entry fee for Novel submissions and $20 entry fee for Playwriting, Short Story and Poem. There is no entry fee for the Student Short Story entries.

To sign up for the 2023 William Faulkner Literary Competition, complete the form below by filling out your contact information and by selecting the appropriate category(s) for your submission(s). Once you click Submit & Pay, you will be redirected to PayPal. Once you’ve paid your entry fee, you will receive an email with a link to submit your work.

  • $50 entry fee for each entry
  • The Faulkner Literary Committee reserves the First Rights to publish a “teaser” portion of the winning novel on our official website, after which the rights revert back to the author.
  • All entries must be original, unpublished works typed in 12 pt. font, double spaced in English. No plagiarism will be accepted.
  • Entries should be works of prose from 50,000 to 150,000 words in length. (Approximate) Longer works will be taken into consideration.
  • Excessive violence, sex or religious extremism, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification.
  • 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 :
      • Faulkner Literary Committee, Union County Heritage Museum, P. O. Box 657, New Albany, MS 38652
    • Online: Submit online using the form below. You may use Paypal or a credit card.
  • Click this link for entry deadlines.
  • All entries are final, no revisions accepted.
  • Entries are judged by trained academia and the judges’ decision is final.
  • Only the winners will be notified by email or mail.
  • Winners will be announced at the Faulkner Literary Luncheon on September 23, 2024, at the First Methodist Church in New Albany, MS., the birthplace of William Faulkner.
  • Mailed entries will only be returned if an envelope, with proper postage affixed, is included with your entry.
  • Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified.