Glimmer Train – Short Story Award for New Writers Contest

Organizer: Glimmer Train

Open to: All
This particular competition is exclusive to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5000. (Entries must not have appeared in any print publication.)

Length: Recommended – 1,000 to 4,000 words (Maximum 12,000)

Prizes:

  • 1st place wins $2500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies.
  • 2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
  • 3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies.

Please read the competition rules carefully before submitting your manuscript.

Drama Screenplay Contest

Organizer: Screencraft

Open to: All, 18+
A writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not eligible. (Contest winnings not included.)

Length: Minimum of 75 to maximum 140 pages

Genre or Subject: Drama

Prizes:

  • First place wins $1,000 plus other prizes
  • Second place wins $500 plus other prizes

Deadlines: 
Early deadline: July 15th, 2018
Final deadline: September 12th, 2018 – $69 submission fee

Please read the rules before entering the competition

Short Screenplay Contest

Organizer: Screencraft

Open to: All, 18+
A writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not eligible. (Contest winnings not included.)

Length: Minimum of 5 to maximum 35 pages

Genre or Subject: Short

Prizes:

  • First place wins $1,000 plus other prizes
  • Second place wins $500 plus other prizes

Deadlines: 
Early deadline: May 10th, 2018
Final deadline: August 1st, 2018 – $49 submission fee

Please read the rules before entering the competition

Glimmer Train – Short Story Award for New Writers Contest

Open to: All
This particular competition is exclusive to writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in any print publication with a circulation over 5000. (Entries must not have appeared in any print publication.)

Length: Recommended – 1,000 to 4,000 words (Maximum 12,000)

Prizes:

  • 1st place wins $2500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies.
  • 2nd place wins $500, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies.
  • 3rd place wins $300, or, if chosen for publication, $700 and 10 copies.

Please read the competition rules carefully before submitting your manuscript.

Horror Screenplay Contest

Organizer: Screencraft

Open to: All, 18+
A writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not eligible. (Contest winnings not included.)

Length: Maximum 140 pages

Genre or Subject: Horror

Prizes:

  • First place wins $1,000 plus other prizes
  • Second place wins $500 plus other prizes

Deadlines: 
Early deadline: April 15th, 2018
Final deadline: July 1st, 2018 – $59 submission fee

Please read the rules before entering the competition

Comedy Screenplay Contest

Organizer: Screencraft

Open to: All, 18+
A writer who has earned more than $50,000 (or equivalent currency) from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not eligible. (Contest winnings not included.)

Length: Maximum 140 pages

Genre or Subject: Comedy

Prizes:

  • First place wins $1,000 plus other prizes
  • Second place wins $200 plus other prizes

Deadlines: 
Early deadline: April 1st, 2018
Final deadline: May 17th, 2018 – $59 submission fee

Please read the rules before entering the competition

Shore Scripts – Feature Screenplay Contest

Organizer: Shore Scripts

Open to: All
A writer who has earned more than $30,000 (or equivalent currency) since 2010 in screenwriting fees is not eligible. (Contest winnings not included.)

Length: Recommended 80 to 120 pages

Genre or Subject: All

Prizes:

  • First place wins $4,000 plus other prizes
  • Second place wins $1,000 plus other prizes
  • Third place wins $500 plus other prizes
  • Fourth place wins $250 plus other prizes
  • Fifth place wins lots of other prizes

Deadlines: 
Early deadline: March 1st, 2018 – $45 Submission fee
Regular deadline: June 1st, 2018 – $50 Submission fee
Final deadline: August 1st, 2018 – $60 submission fee

Please read the rules before entering the competition

North Street Book Prize

Organizer: Winning Writers

Open to: All

Length: Maximum 150,000 words

Category(s):

  • Mainstream/Literary Fiction
  • Genre Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction & Memoir
  • Poetry
  • Chidren’s Picture Book

Genre(s): Any

Prizes:

  • Grand Prize winner: $3,000 plus other prizes
  • Category winner: $1,000 plus other prizes
  • One honorable mention for each category: $250

Deadlines: 
Final deadline: June 15th, 2018 – $60 submission fee

Please read the rules before entering the competition

William Van Wert Award for Fiction

Organizer: Hidden River Arts

Open to: All

Length: Maximum 25 pages

Category(s): Short story, Novel excerpt

Genre(s): Fiction

Prizes:

  • First place wins $1,000 plus other prizes

Deadlines: 
Final deadline: June 30th, 2018 – $17 submission fee

Please read the rules before entering the competition

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

Organizer: Lorian Hemingway

Open to: All
The literary competition is open to all U.S. and international writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more. Writers who have been published by an online magazine or who have self-published will be considered on an individual basis.

Length: Maximum 3,500 words

Category(s): Short Story

Genre(s): Fiction

Prizes:

  • First place wins $1,500 plus publication
  • Second and Third place wins $500

Deadlines: 
Regular deadline: May 1st, 2018 – $15 submission fee
Final deadline: May 15th, 2018 – $20 submission fee

Please read the rules before entering the competition