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 recognize extraordinary media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works.
The SVAs are awarded 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 2020, in Baltimore, Maryland.
Call for entries open January 19, 2020. Deadline to enter is May 30, 2020! Visit SaturdayVisiterAwards.org for more details.
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.