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The William Faulkner Literary Competition includes the following categories and prizes:

Novel
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Winner Prize: $2000
Second Place:  Honorable Mention Certificate
Entry Fee:      $50
 

Adult Short Story
Deadline:    July 31, 2017
First Prize     $600
Second Prize $300
Third Prize   $200
Entry fee:     $20
 

One Act Play
Deadline:  July 31, 2017
First Prize     $600
Second Prize $300
Third Prize    $200
Entry fee:      $20
 

Poetry
Deadline:    July 31, 2017
First Prize     $600
Second Prize $300
Third Prize    $200
Entry fee:      $20
 

Student Short Story
Deadline:  August 31, 2017
First Prize:     $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize:   $100
Entry Fee: Free
 

Other information about the competition in general:

Employees of the Union County Heritage Museum, the William Faulkner Literary Committee, the New Albany Gazette Newspaper and their immediate families are not allowed to enter the contest.

The Short Story, One Act Play, Poetry, and Student Short Story entries will not be returned, so keep a copy for your records.  The Novel entries will only be returned if an envelope, with proper postage affixed, is included with your entry.

Only winners will be notified and will be recognized during the Faulkner Literary Competition Luncheon at noon on September 22, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany, Mississippi.