Posted by: anitanolan | April 19, 2011

William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition–High School Student Division

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Creative Writing Competition has a Category for Short Stories by a High School Student. Deadline is May 1.

From their website:

The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, Inc. will open it’s 2011 competition on January 1, 2011. The announced deadline for 2011 has been extended a month to May 1, 2011. Please note changes throughout the guidelies have been made. Winners will be announced formally at the annual meeting of the Society, which takes place in November. A list of manuscripts which have been designated finalists and semi-finalists will be posted on the website by September 1. Winners will be notified with plenty of time to make plans to be present to receive their awards. The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society will publish a list of all winners and finalists on its web site not later than January 31, 2012. Click Here for entry form. 

Category Seven: Short Story by a High School Student:

Prize, $750, Student Author; $250, Sponsoring Teacher A prize of $250 is awarded to the sponsoring teacher. The Betty Moss Prize is funded annually by Mr. and Mrs. Hartwig Moss, III, in memory of his mother. Requirements: original work of fiction of less than 5,000 words. Entries must have sponsoring teacher or school, preferably both. $10 entry fee to be paid by school or, in case of home schooled students, by teacher. Shorts stories by High School students must be submitted electronically in word.doc format to Entries submitted in other formats will be automatically rejected. The entry will consist of two word documents—one a contact page with author’s name, address, e-mail address and phone number, category, title of manuscript and number of words; and, two, the entry consisting of a title page with title and category, and the actual manuscript. Attachment two, the entry, will have no author identifying information on it, as entries are read blind. Pages of actual manuscript are to be numbered. No hard copies of manuscripts are required or desired in this category. A hard copy of the entry form and the appropriate fee will be submitted by ground mail to Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society, 624 Pirate’s Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116. All questions regarding the competition must be submitted to

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