Screenwriting

The Furious Gazelle’s 2017 February Writing Contest

Valentine’s Day alone is about love, hate, fine lines between emotions, heartbreak, loneliness, togetherness, etc. With all that riding on one day, we’ve decided to go ahead and celebrate the whole damn month. Join us as we consider the many wonderful things jammed into the year’s shortest month. Whatever you can connect to the great …

Published: January 5, 2017

Write your 2017!

At the end of each year we take time to reflect upon our life and to make plans for the coming year. With a little bit of creativity you can transform your contemplation into an adventurous travel story, a thrilling mystery or epic love story. Give your real life story a fictional layer and let …

Published: January 5, 2017

Spring Rejuvenation for Writers

Come out of hibernation and join your fellow writers for a day of writing, relaxation, and reflection at the Spring Rejuvenation for Writers. Bring what you are working on, your laptop, your notes, and your imagination. You’ll be provided with a quiet space to work on that scene, that metaphor, that passage. Two workshops will …

Published: January 5, 2017

WritersWeekly.com Winter, 2017 24-Hour Short Story Contest

On the date of the contest, at start-time, we send out the topic for that specific contest to all registered entrants, while also posting it on WritersWeekly.com. Entrants must be registered before the contest begins and there is a limit of 500 participants per contest. Entrants then have 24 hours to write and submit their …

Published: November 21, 2016

Santa Ana River Review Dramatic Works Contest

The Santa Ana River Review Dramatic Works Contest will award a first-place prize of $100 to the writer judges feel best represents a new, exciting, and challenging voice in the world of performance writing. We will accept ten-minute works (12 pages or less) of any medium (play, screenplay, teleplay). Diverse writers–women, POC, LGBTQ–are especially encouraged …

Published: September 14, 2016

Humor Us Contest

Humor Us is looking for books with a good dose of funny. Maybe yours is a dark humor, a parody, or a good, old-fashioned buddy comedy — whatever it is, we want to read it. Your manuscript can be either fiction or nonfiction in at least a first draft (sorry, Bards, no limericks this time). …

Published: June 23, 2016

Dream Quest One Writing Contest – Summer 2016

Open to anyone who enjoys writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any subject or theme. You may use single or double line spacing. No word count. Multiple entries are accepted. Genres include any fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction stories. We are now accepting entries. Visit …

Published: May 12, 2016

Mercersburg Summer Writing Contest

Mercersburg Summer Programs is thrilled to announce its 6th Annual Young Writers Contest. The contest kicks off the Young Writers Camp’s summer 2016 theme: Behind the Locked Door of Mystery. The 6th Annual Young Writers Contest is open to students ages 11-16. Contest Writing Prompt: Like life itself, every tale told is a mystery because …

Published: May 12, 2016

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

$10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. To learn more, go to documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards. Submissions accepted in February to May 2016. Deadline 5/9/16.

Published: February 12, 2016