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.

Writing Opportunities and Contest Deadlines:

Academy Nicholl Fellowship – Early: March 7 ($45), Regular: April 10 ($60), Late: May 1 ($85)

Austin Screenwriting Competition – Early: March 29 for Features ($45), Shorts & Teleplays ($35), Regular: April 19 for Features ($60), Shorts & Teleplays ($50), Late: May 15 for Features ($70), Shorts & Teleplays ($60)

Bluecat Screenplay Competition – Always accepts scripts, but the competition period is currently closed – Submissions for 2019 will most likely open in the Fall.

Cinestory Fellowship – The submission period for the Feature Retreat is still open.  Late Deadline: March 11 ($75), Extended Late: April 15 ($80).  The Television Retreat submission period is closed but will most likely open in Spring/Summer.

Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition – Final: March 1 ($69), Extended: April 10 ($75).  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: March 4 ($35), Regular: May 16 ($40), Late: July 11 ($40*), Final: August 29 ($90).  Prices reflect submission only.  Additional fee for notes.  *There is generally an increase in price for later submissions.  This may be a misprint.

Fresh Voices – Currently closed.  Opened last year in late Summer.

Launch Pad by The Tracking Board – Pilot competition currently open. Regular Deadline: April 21 ($75), Late: May 18 ($85), Final: May 31 ($95).

Nickelodeon Writing Program – Opens for submissions in January.

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards – Regular Deadline: February 15 ($55), Late: March 15 ($65), Last Minute: April 15 ($75)

ScreenCraft – A list of all their contests.

Scriptapalooza – For Features or Shorts Only.  Regular: March 4 ($55), Late: April 15 ($60), Final: April 29 ($65).  Additional fee for notes.

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

Shore Scripts – Currently open for Features, TV Pilots, and Shorts as of March 1

Slamdance – Currently open for Features, TV Pilots, and Shorts with the Early Deadline on April 8.  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 – Opens May 1.

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 – Currently closed – 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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