William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition

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The William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition is one of America's leading literary competitions and has been presenting awards in fiction, nonfiction and poetry since 1993.[1] The event is sponsored by the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society of New Orleans.[2] The contest draws celebrity literary judges, and regular participants have included John Biguenet, Stuart Dybek and Bret Lott.[3]

The award has been instrumental in launching the careers of many emerging writers, including Moira Crone,[4] Julia Glass,[5] Jacob M. Appel, Lynn Stegner,[6] and Rob Magnuson Smith.[7]

Recent winners[edit]

Recent prize winners include:

2014 Winners
2013 Winners

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Authoring a revival; Festivals take New Orleans back to its literary..." Washington Times Dec. 12,200
  2. ^ Larson, Susan. "The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society presents its creative writing stars" New Orleans Times-Picayune Nov. 5, 2006
  3. ^ Boston Globe, Sept.14, 1997
  4. ^ Gary Krist, The New York Times, October 29, 1995
  5. ^ Julia Glass' triptych story about love and desire, Chicago Tribune, May 26, 2002
  6. ^ Review at New West
  7. ^ "Pitzer College - Spotlight Archives". www.pitzer.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 

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