Certamen Petronianum
The Certamen Petronianum is a literary competition organized by Nova Roma and dedicated to Petronius Arbiter, the well known author of Satyricon.

Competition rules

-The Certamen Petronianum is open to all writers without any age or nationality restrictions.

-Entries for the Certamen Petronianum 2005 must be tales set in ancient Rome, during the Republic.

-Entries must be written in English, and have a maximum length of 3000 words.

-The closing date for entries is 30th June 2005.

Organized by
Nova Roma Inc,

-Entrants may submit only one tale, and the entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

-Entries must be submitted in Word, RTF or plain text file. The tale shall contain no pictures.

-Entries will be judged anonymously.

-Each tale must be the original work of the author, and must not have been previously published or successfully entered in to other contests.

-The winner will be notified between 4th and 17th November 2005.

-The judges' decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

-Nova Roma reserves the right to publish or broadcast the five best tales, in any medium or media, any number of times and at any stage in the future. By submitting an entry to the contest, entrants agree to grant such rights.

-Entries should be sent to: