Writing Things

This will continue to grow as more industry recommended opportunities become available.  Also be sure to check out my Facebook page and Twitter feed for more throughout the year.

*Dates are generalized from previous years. Check individual websites for up-to-date information and associated fees.

Writing Opportunities and Contest Deadlines:

Academy Nicholl Fellowship – Submission season begins in March and ends, generally in May.

Austin Screenwriting Competition – Begins in March and ends in May with different fees associated whether you’re submitting a feature or teleplay.

Bluecat Screenplay Competition – Always accepts scripts – Submissions for 2020 will most likely open in the Fall.

Cinestory Fellowship – Retreat and Fellowship opportunities. Submission season begins in January.

Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition – Early submission period begins in October.  Prices reflect cost of submission only.  There is an additional fee for notes.

Disney Fellowship – Opens in May.  Follow on Facebook for updates and info.

Final Draft Big Break – TBA – Early Deadline last year was in March.

Finish Line Script Competition – Early deadline begins in March with final submissions accepted through August.  Prices reflect submission only.  Additional fee for notes.

Fresh Voices – Opened last year in late Summer.

Launch Pad by The Tracking Board – Offers contest for pilots, features, and prose beginning in February.  The prose competition is currently open.

Nickelodeon Writing Program – Opens for submissions in January.

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards – Early deadline begins in January.

ScreenCraft – A list of all their contests.

Scriptapalooza – Offers opportunities for features, shorts, television, and a fellowship.  Currently open with the early deadline set for December. Additional fee for notes.

Script Pipeline – Offers a number of opportunities for submission.  Check their page for more information.

Shore Scripts – Open for Features, TV Pilots, and Shorts.

Slamdance – Currently open for Features, TV Pilots, and Shorts.  Prices vary on submission.

The Stage 32 Happy Writers  A list of all their contests.

Sundance Labs – A list of all their programs.

Warner Brothers Writer’s Workshop – Submission period begins in May.

WeScreenplay – A list of all their contests.

Writer’s Digest – Offers numerous competitions for every writer (check for specific genre submission dates)

The Writers Lab – Promotes women writers.

Learning, Feedback, Tools, and Community

American Zoetrope

Stage 32

The Script Lab

Good in a Room

The Writer’s Store


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