University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

May 3, 2006
Contact: Renee Paul, USA Public Relations, 460-6640

USA Announces Eugene Walter Writers Festival Writing Competition

The University of South Alabama is calling for submissions for the third annual Eugene Walter Writers Festival writing competition.

Hosted by USA’s department of English, the writing competition will award works in four categories: novel, short fiction, poetry and screenplay. Deadline for submission is July 1.

Winners will be announced at the third annual Eugene Walter Writers Festival, which will be held Oct. 6-8 at the historic Radisson Admiral Semmes Hotel in Mobile. Cash prizes will be awarded in the novel, poetry and short fiction categories. A Hollywood producer will read the first-place entry in the screenplay category. First-place entries in all categories will be published or excerpted in Oracle, USA’s literary and fine arts magazine.

For more information on the conference and contest details, contact the department of English (251) 460-6147 or visit the Eugene Walter Writers Festival Web site at

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