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contests due within 30 days

Script Pipeline: 2017 Great Movie Idea Contest

The 13th Great Movie Idea Contest is searching for original feature film concepts. Ideally, unique stories that a global, diverse audience can connect with. You only need one spectacular idea. Any genre, studio-level or indie. Accepted entries may include loglines, synopses, and video pitches. Applications should email their submissions to entry@scriptpipeline.com.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $35   |   Categories: Screenwriting

prize

$1,000

deadline

0 days

December 10

Script Pipline: 2017 Great TV Show Idea Contest

The 11th Great TV Show Idea Contest is looking for the next big television series–a story that puts a clever spin on the types of successful shows picked up by networks and digital outlets. Accepted entries include loglines, synopses, “show bibles,” or video pitches. Completed pilot scripts are not reviewed, nor are entrants required to have a completed pilot. Entries should be sent to entry@scriptpipeline.com

Medium: online   |   Fee: $35   |   Categories: Screenwriting

prize

$1,000

deadline

0 days

December 10

American Writers Review, Now with San Fedele Press

Open to all writers, this contest seeks previously unpublished poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, and flash pieces. Fiction submissions should be 2,500 words or less, poetry submissions should be no more than three poems, nonfiction should be one work, shorter than 2,500 words, and flash fiction should be three pieces or fewer, no more than 500 words each. One single winner will receive the Grand Prize, while the winner in each category will be published in the 2018 issue of American Writers Review.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $15   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Nonfiction Prose, Poetry

prize

$150

length

maximum 2,500

words

deadline

5 days

December 15

december Magazine - 2018 Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks poetry. Each entry may consist of up to three poems. A grand prize of $1,500 and publication will be awarded, as well as an honorable mention of $500 and publication. All finalists will be published in the 2018 Spring/Summer awards issue.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $20   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$1,500

deadline

5 days

December 15

Show Us Your Short-Shorts Editors’ Prize

Open to all writers, this contest seeks short fiction of no more than 1,000 words per piece. Each entry may contain up to three flash fiction pieces. One entry per person. All entries considered for publication. First place receives $125, second place receives $75, and third place receives $25. Winner announced January 15, 2018.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $6   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$125

length

maximum 1,000

words

deadline

5 days

December 15

LitMag's Virginia Woolf Award for Fiction

Open to all writers, this contest seeks short stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Previously unpublished short stories only. Writers may submit multiple stories. Winning short stories and finalists will be announced on the web site as well as by email to all contestants in March 2018.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $20   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$3,500

length

3,000 – 8,000

words

deadline

5 days

December 15

Tartt First Fiction Award

Open to all writers who are American citizens, this contest seeks short story manuscripts between 160 and 275 pages in length. Winning author must not have a book of short fiction published. Style and content of manuscripts are completely open. Winner will be announced in late spring.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $20   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose, Books, Book Awards

prize

$250

length

160–275

pages

deadline

21 days

December 31

Into the Void Poetry Competition

This contest seeks poetry of a maximum of 60 lines per poem. Poems of all forms and styles are accepted. No limit to the number of poems you may submit.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $5   |   Categories: Poetry

prize

$200

length

maximum 60

lines

deadline

21 days

December 31

The Writing District Competition

Open to all writers, this contest runs every month. The contest seeks short stories of no more than 3,000 words. Entries must be in English. One entry per person, per month. Open theme.

Medium: online   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$50

length

maximum 3,000

words

deadline

21 days

December 31

Boulevard: Short Fiction

Open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction with a nationally distributed press, this contest seeks short fiction of up to 8,000 words. Manuscripts will not be returned. All entries will be considered for publication. Winning story will be first announced on the website, traditionally during June, though occasionally earlier.

Medium: print   |   Fee: $16   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$1,500

length

maximum 8,000

words

deadline

21 days

December 31