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Screenplay Competition - Slamdance 2018 Slamdance Screenplay Competition The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering emerging writing talent. Since 1995 our organization has established a strong track record for identifying and supporting new screenwriters. Anarchists, outliers, and emerging creatives alike, let's see what you've got! Early Deadline: Feb. 14th, 2018 - April 9th, 2018 Regular Deadline: April 10th, 2018 - June 11th, 2018 Late Deadline: June 12th, 2018 - July 23rd, 2018 Withoutabox Extended Deadline: July 24th, 2018 - July 27th, 2018 Feature: Between 41 and 120 pages: Early Submission Fee: $50.00 Regular Submission Fee: $60.00 Late/WAB Extended Deadline Submission Fee: $75.00 Between 121 and 150 pages: Early Submission Fee: $65.00 Regular Submission Fee: $75.00 Late/WAB Extended Deadline Submission Fee: $90.00 Short: Up to 10 pages: Early Submission Fee: $25.00 Regular Submission Fee: $35.00 Late/WAB Extended Deadline Submission Fee: $40.00 Short: Short scripts up to 40 pages in length.
Short Story Competitions 2014, List of Writing Competitions UK - Christopher Fielden Quick links on this page: Last updated 19th April 2014 Below are tables listing various short story competitions. Some are based in the UK, some are global. Some contests are of high renown (like the BBC Short Story Award or the Bridport Prize), offering huge prizes, and some are lesser known, but offer great opportunities for newer writers to become published authors. I will try and keep this list up to date, but please check the rules and dates on the different competition websites before entering. I’ve kept the information on the writing competition calendar brief, only detailing the important bits, like genre, approximate opening dates, approximate closing dates, word count and, of course, the amount of prize money you can win. If you run a short story competition and would like me to add it to the lists below, please contact me. If you want to see stats of the growing audience you can reach by being listed here, please see my website performance analysis page. back to top
25 Writing Competitions You Should Enter by Mark Nichol Have you completed one or more short stories, poems, or nonfiction pieces? Perhaps you’d like some motivation — or to take the next step with them. This post lists writing competitions for 2011 that feature cash prizes of $1,000 or more and, often, publication deals for the winner (plus, for many contests, additional prizes for winners and other contestants). Note, however, that such competitions often require an entry fee (generally $15-$20 per entry), and some require the submitted material to be previously unpublished. The competition can be fierce, but even if you don’t win, the benefits are valuable: Completing and submitting an entry helps you develop word-count precision and deadline discipline. Good luck! Poetry 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Short Fiction 6. 7. Deadline: March 1Type of submission: offlineLength of submission: up to 10,000 wordsPrize: $1,000 and publication for winner 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Nonfiction 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Multiple Awards 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
14 Short Story Competitions in 2014 | Aerogramme Writers' Studio14 Short Story Competitions in 2014 For up to date information about writing competitions and prizes, read our latest Opportunities for Writers post. The Sunday Times Short Story Prizeis the world’s richest short story prize with the winner receiving £30,000 (US$49,000). In 2013 the prize was won by Junot Diaz for his story ‘Miss Lora’. The longlist for the 2014 Sunday Times Short Story Prize will be announced in February and the winner in April. Entries for the 2015 prize are expected to open in July 2014. Australian Book Review’s Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is open to writers outside Australia for the first time in 2014. Mslexia Women’s Short Story Competition is for unpublished short stories up to 2200 in length and open to women writers from around the world. Tom Howard/John H. Boston Review’s Aura Estrada Short Story Contest will be judged in 2014 by Kiran Desai, winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Inheritance of Loss.
Applications Now Open for the $35,000 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2015 | Aerogramme Writers' StudioApplications Now Open for the $35,000 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2015 Recent movies by Nicholl Fellows Applications for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open for 2015. This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. Since 1986, 137 fellowships totaling $3,740,000 have been awarded. Who Can Enter The competition is open to writers based anywhere in the world, regardless of citizenship. The fellowships are intended for new and/or amateur screenwriters. It is a requirement that all fellowship winners complete at least one new feature screenplay in the year of their fellowship (the Academy acquires no rights to the work and will not participate in its marketing or in any other aspects of its commercial future). The Prizes Up to five $35,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. How to EnterApplicants must submit an original feature film screenplay. Nicholl Fellowships 2015 Timeline
Competitions for Writers: June and July 2015 | Aerogramme Writers' StudioCompetitions for Writers: June and July 2015 Competitions from around the world for both established and emerging writers. Please check the relevant websites for all terms and conditions and be aware that entry fees are payable in many cases. Novella Award (previously known as MMU Novella Award) is a literary competition which celebrates new writing in the novella form. Entries must be unpublished, written in English and between 20,000 and 40,000 words. Entries close 5 June. Narrative Magazine awards a US$4000 new and emerging writers’ prize for the best short story, novel excerpt, poem, one-act play, graphic story, or work of literary nonfiction published in the magazine. Mslexia Women’s Pamphlet Competition is for short collections of 20-24 pages of 18-20 poems. Norton Writer’s Prize is will be awarded annually for an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate student. S.D Harvey Short Story Award is presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association and Melbourne-based literary journal Kill Your Darlings.
2016 Screenwriting Contest | Script Pipeline Pre-registration Deadline: December 31st, 2015 Entry Fee: $45 per script Winner Receives:$25,000 | executive consultation | industry circulation (see Awards for more details) The 14th Annual 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest continues a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets. This process has proven enormously successful, with numerous screenwriting contest alumni worldwide finding elite representation and gaining crucial introductions to otherwise impossible-to-reach industry execs. The result thus far is over $5 million in screenplays and TV pilots sold from competition finalists and “Recommend” writers since 2003. Finalists are given exposure to Script Pipeline industry partners, approximately 200 qualified contacts, and the following: Our intent: to circulate exceptional material industry-wide, support our writers long-term, and launch careers. Basic guidelines: Yes.
10 Important Screenwriting Competitions & Deadlines - AFW *last updated march 4, 2016 Type: Feature Film Script Qualifications: Open to amateurs only: Screenwriters who have not earned more than $25,000 writing fictional work for film or television. Entry scripts must be the original work of one writer, or of two writers who collaborated equally, and must be written originally in English. Deadlines: There are three deadlines for 2016: Early Deadline: March 7, 11:59pm PT ($45 entry fee) Regular Deadline: April 18, 11:59pm PT ($60 entry fee) Late Deadline: May 2, 11:59pm PT ($85 entry fee) Prizes: Up to five $35,000 fellowships are awarded each year to promising new screenwriters. Type: TV Pilot Qualifications: Open to amateurs & pros. Qualifications: Scripts must be completely original. Deadlines: Early Entry deadline is: January 10th, 2016 ($85.00). Prizes: Five finalists will be read by our industry panel, and receive exposure on TrackingB. *TrackingB also has an ORIGINAL FEATURE SCRIPT CONTEST. Deadlines: Qualifications: Amateur & pro. Prizes:
Pipeline Fellowship | Script Pipeline Current Fellows Don Grail | M. Esther Sherman | Matthew O’Reilly | Simon Bowler *The next Pipeline Fellowship will open for applications on January 15th, 2017 About: The Pipeline Fellowship offers writers an ongoing, exclusive opportunity to receive a one-year mentorship with Script Pipeline and industry professionals. Once selected, Pipeline Fellows receive continuous mentoring with Script Pipeline staff, in addition to several personal consultations. We select a minimum of four Fellows, and there is no maximum number of selections. The Fellowship expands upon our primary goal of cultivating writers and giving them a significant advantage to establish a career in the industry. More notable and recent success stories can be found here. Announcements and Process: All applicants who submitted after September 1st are notified no later than February by phone or email with an update on their status and whether or not they were selected. What Fellows Receive: Submission Requirements: Terms: Contact:
50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2016 - MovieMaker Magazine When we compile the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee list every year, we start by imagining you: an independent moviemaker, probably English-speaking, heading into post on a short or a feature. There are a few festivals that you’ve dreamed of getting into since you were a teenager: Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Venice… You know the risk is high with those top-tier fests, considering the sheer tidal mass of submissions they receive every year. But, what the heck, you’re going to try anyway. The International Federation of Film Producers Associations (or FIAPF) has a comprehensive list of this upper crust: from general competitive festivals like Locarno, Rotterdam, Tokyo, San Sebastian and Karlovy Vary, to “specialized” competitive events like Busan (Asian cinema), Thessaloniki (first or second features) and Sitges (genre). If you’re looking for a big-impact debut stateside, you can’t go wrong with South by Southwest and Tribeca, too. The Festivals Not from Atlanta?
Membership - Austin Film Festival Join AFF for a year’s worth of exclusive advanced screenings, film premieres, script readings, Conversations in Film, party invitations, and more! AFF Members not only receive free access to most of our events, but also gain priority seating to our Year Round Events! Skip the long lines and enjoy first entry into the theatre as an AFF Member. This year we are happy to include benefits from the, Paramount and Stateside Theatres, Vulcan Video, Hideout Theatre, Galaxy Theater and SFA Hotel. 2016 Benefits include: All day Matinee prices at the Alamo Drafthouse Village2 Free Movie Rentals at Vulcan Video$1 off Paramount Summer Series Tickets10% off Food at the Hideout Theatre$1 Medium Popcorn at the Galaxy Theater10% off at the SFA Bar