Bayou Magazine’s Contests Open October 1st

bayou_contest_2016Announcing Bayou Magazine’s James Knudsen Prize for Fiction and Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry. Deadline is January 1st. Reading fee: $20. Winners in each category  receive $1,000 and a year’s subscription to Bayou Magazine. Finalists will be named on our website, and all entries will be considered for publication.

Fiction judge: Anne Raeff
Fiction Contest Guidelines

Poetry judge: Myung Mi Kim
Poetry Contest Guidelines


Interview with Fiction Contest Judge Anne Raeff


“I suppose writing nonfiction is like taking photographs. We have to find the story that already exists and find a way to capture that moment of truth that lies within all good stories. Writing fiction is more like painting. The images can come from one’s imagination, from a composite of experiences and realities, but in the end a painting, like a photograph, must move us. It must be the truth.”

Read the whole interview here


Literary New Orleans: October 2016


David Sedaris at the Orpheum Theater October 25th

Saturday the 1st

Nola Storycon, a reading festival featuring panel discussions, book signings, and a myriad of authors, Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza and the JS Marriott, all day Saturday, October 1st through Sunday, October 2nd

Monday the 3rd

Neil Gaiman Book Club, Tubby & Coo’s, 6-7pm

Read about more events here