Call for Entries for The Saturday “Visiter” Awards
About this event:
The Saturday Visiter Awards are a new honor, presented by Poe Baltimore, recognizing Edgar Allan Poe’s continuing legacy in the arts and literature around the world. The prizes will honor media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works.
Though he was not wealthy in his lifetime, Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to support himself entirely by his pen. The Saturday Visiter was the name—and spelling—of a local periodical that held a contest for poetry and short stories. Poe won the award for his short story “MS Found in a Bottle” (which he wrote at Poe House.) The Saturday Visiter Awards are named after the prize a young Edgar Allan Poe won while he lived in Baltimore which helped to launch the famed writer’s career.
The Saturday Visiter Awards will be given out in two categories: works that adapt Poe’s life or writing(including biography, or true adaptations of his poetry or prose), and original works that are inspired by Poe’s life or writing. The awards will be presented at The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards in October 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Call for entries officially opens January 19th! Visit SaturdayVisiterAwards.org for more details. Guidelines for submissions will post by December 31, 2018.