William Faulkner Literary High School Competition

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William Faulkner Literary High School Competition

The Faulkner Literary Committee has announced William Faulkner Literary Competition. All students attending a high school in Mississippi are welcome to apply for this contest. Applications are now open for this exciting competition, to all the budding writers in high schools across Mississippi. So, if you were looking for competitions to showcase your literary flair, then, this opportunity is for you!

The “William Faulkner Literary Competition” is an initiative to provide budding writers in Mississippi an opportunity to showcase their talent through short stories. Short stories enable writers to send a message or play with a concept without having to commit to a longer, more time-consuming project. They are more available to a wider range of readers, especially students, and offer a more condensed structure than full-length novels.

The Faulkner Literary Committee was formed in honor of William Faulkner. On September 25, 1897, on Jefferson Street in New Albany, Mississippi, William Faulkner was born. The 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, the 1955 and 1963 Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction, and the 1951 and 1955 National Book Awards were among his many honors. They are proud to offer the William Faulkner Literary Contest for young authors, in recognition of the importance of being the birthplace of one of the most celebrated writers in American Literature in general and Southern Literature in particular.

Brief Description

The following table provides an overview of the entire scholarship:

Organization The Faulkner Literary Committee
Educational Level High school
Subjects All
Amount $100 to $250
Access Mode Online
Number of Awards 3
City New Albany
Nationality Domestic
Country United States
Application Deadline August 31, 2021
Application Fees None
Requirement Written Work

Who May Be Eligible

In order to be eligible to apply for this competition, the candidates must satisfy the following requirements:

  • This competition is only open to Mississippi High School Students.
  • The participants must be enrolled in a recognized school in Mississippi
  • The candidate must be a high school student
  • The candidate must be a legal US citizen

How to Apply

In order to apply for this scholarship, you are required to fill in an online application form. To get the application form and the details regarding the same, please Click Here.

Supporting Documents

Candidates are required to submit a short story. All submissions must be original, unpublished short fiction with up to 10,000 words written in 12 pt. font, double spaced in English on one side of 8 ½ x 11-inch white paper. Plagiarism would not be tolerated. You can enter more than one short story, but an English teacher representing your school must apply all of your work at the same time. You must send your parents’ contact details if you are home-schooled.


The winners of the Faulkner Literary Competition will be named at the Faulkner Literary Luncheon at the First Methodist Church in New Albany, MS, where William Faulkner was born. The first prize is $250, the second prize is $150 and the third prize is $100.This can be used for any purpose the student seems fit. This can also go a long way in lessening the financial burden that any student is facing.

Application Deadline

The applications are open till August 31, 2021. To be considered for this competition, please send your entries by then.

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