The ASA International Screenplay Competition, co-sponsored by Gotham Writers’ Workshop, is an industry leading competition because it was designed and is maintained first and foremost with you the screenwriter in mind.

We pride ourselves on offering a competition that is only one of eight to be awarded an A+ grade by Creative Screenwriting, a structured judging program, and a notification system to let every entrant know where they stand and how the competition is doing. We know you have a choice of screenplay competitions to enter and we want the ASA International Screenplay Competition to be your choice.

Thank you for considering our competition. We look forward to reading your screenplay!

Our prizes are geared towards:

significant financial reward – our winner receives $10,000 plus all finalists receive a cash award as well.

industry recognition – we promote the winners in a number of ways including an ad in the Hollywood Reporter; an international press release; direct mailings to more than 6,500 studios and production companies; and the presentation of awards at the ASA Screenwriting Hall of Fame Awards during the San Diego Film Festival / ASA International Screenwriters Conference

writer development – finalists receive a full script consultation or script critique from a top Hollywood consultant; the winner receives a script development trip to Hollywood; and we get the winning scripts into the hands of Hollywood decision makers from studios to production companies, and agents to managers. Every Quarterfinalist receives a professional script critique.

student support – for all full-time students entering our competition, we offer a discounted entry fee AND in addition to having your script considered in the regular competition, we will also have your script judged in a special side competition (at no extra cost) where your script competes against other student entries. The winning student entry receives $500 cash! 

Early Entry Deadline: Postmarked by October 31, 2008

Final Entry Deadline: Postmarked by November 30, 2008

For more information visit the site:



TV Script Contest Guidelines TV Entry Form

  • Open to all writers 18 and over.
  • Work must be original material of the author(s).
  • Must not be sold or optioned at time of submission.
  • Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).
  • Include separate form for each entry.
  • Author(s) must sign entry form for eligibility.
  • Format and bind your script according to industry standards.
  • Register your script with the WGA or Library Of Congress.
  • Scripts will not be returned. Do not send originals.
  • There are two categories (w/ two separate prizes). Please clearly mark on entry form which category you are applying for.

Spec scripts (for a show already in existence) or half-hour or one hour length, of comedies or dramas (for example, Scrubs, Law & Order, etc.)

Pilots and MOW (Movie Of The Week). Pilots for comedies or dramas may be up to one hour in length.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2008 ($50 Reading Fee)

Winner of each category receives$500
All winners and finalists may receive consideration by established production companies and agencies.

Send to: Acclaim Film & TV
300 Central Ave., Ste 501
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Film Script Contest Guidelines Film Entry Form

  • Open to all writers 18 and over.
  • Work must be original material of the author(s).
  • Must not be sold or optioned at time of submission.
  • Multiple entries may be submitted by author(s).
  • Include separate form for each entry.
  • Author(s) must sign entry form for eligibility.
  • Feature length scripts of any genre accepted.
  • Format and bind your script according to industry standards.
  • Register your script with the WGA or Library Of Congress.
  • Scripts will not be returned. Do not send originals.

Deadlines / Reading Fees:
Early Deadline: postmarked by August 23, 2008 ($40 Reading Fee)
Regular Deadline: postmarked by September 27, 2008 ($45 Reading Fee)
EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2008 ($50 Reading Fee)

1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: Up-to-date books on writing and selling scripts
All winners and finalists may receive consideration by established production companies and agencies.

Send to: Acclaim Film & TV
300 Central Ave., Ste 501
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701


Actors Theatre of Louisville


Actors Theatre of Louisville and Miami’s City Theatre have joined forces to co-sponsor the National Ten-Minute Play Contest.


    Each playwright may submit only one script — send us your best!

    No scripts will be returned – save postage. No SASE required.

  • Entries will be acknowledged by postcard in January and all playwrights will be notified when or before the winner is announced in the fall.
  • Each script must be no more than ten pages long.
  • Previously submitted plays, plays that have received an Equity production, musicals, children’s shows, and any unsolicited longer one-act or full-length plays are not accepted and will be returned.
  • Each manuscript must be typed and individually bound or stapled.
  • Title page must include name, address and phone number.
  • The volume of scripts submitted hampers our ability to comment individually on each work, so we do not offer criticism.

    All ten-minute plays will be considered for the Heideman Award ($1000), the Humana Festival of New American Plays, City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival and the Short Cuts Tour. Plays that meet the following criteria will also be considered for the annual Actors Theatre Apprentice Showcase: age range 18-28, minimal sets, minimal props, minimal costume requirements.

Visit the site for more details:

Playwrights must be citizens or permanent residents of the USA.

2009 DEADLINE Submission Postmark November 1, 2008

Address Submissions to:
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202-4218

For more information about City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival and Short Cuts tour, please call 305-755-9401 or visit


AIM Magazine Short Story Contest

Physical Address:
1704 Alder St
Milton WA 98354
United States

Description: Well written stories with lasting social significance proving that people from different racial/ethnic backgrounds are more alike than they are different; request guidelines by SASE; no inquiries by fax. Winners notified by mail. Maximum length 4000 words.
Parent Company
U.S. Publishers
     AIM Publishing Co

Phone: 253-815-9030




The Bellingham Review

Physical Address:
Mail Stop 9053, Western Washington University
Bellingham WA 98225
United States

Description: Maximum length for prose is 8,000 words. Poems within a series of poems will each be treated as a separate entry. No previously published works, or works accepted for publication, are eligible. Work may be under consideration elsewhere, but must be withdrawn from the competition if accepted for publication. Please make checks payable to: The Bellingham Review. All entries will receive a complimentary two-issue subscription.


Phone: 360-650-4863






The following awards are offered once a year by the Bellingham Review. Please click on the contest name to view the submission guidelines for this year and past winners for each contest.

The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry

1st Prize: $1,000

Final Judge: Paulann Peterson

The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction

1st Prize: $1,000

Final Judge: Kim Stafford

The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction

1st Prize: $1,000

Final Judge: Kathleen Alcala


Boulevard Magazine Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers
Boulevard Magazine

Physical Address:
Box 325, 6614 Clayton Rd
Richmond Heights MO 63117
United States

Description: Open to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction with a nationally distributed press. Simultaneous submissins are allowed but previously accepted or published work is eneligible. Send typed, double-spaced mss & SAS postcard for acknowledgment of receipt. No mss will be returned. No maximum length; cover sheets not necessary. Entry fee is $15 per story with no limit per author.


Phone:      314-862-2643






Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers


$1,500 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning story by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press.  


All entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2008.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible.  Entries will be judged by the editors of Boulevard magazine. Send typed, double-spaced manuscript(s) and SAS post card for acknowledgement of receipt to: Boulevard Emerging Writers Contest, PMB 325, 6614 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117.  No manuscripts will be returned.

Entry fee is $15 for each individual story, with no limit per author.  Entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Boulevard (one per author).  Make check payable to Boulevard.

There is no maximum length.  Author’s name, address, and telephone number, in addition to the story’s title and “Boulevard Emerging Writers Contest,” should appear on page one.  Cover sheets are not necessary.

The winning story will be published in the Spring or Fall 2009 issue of Boulevard.

Include a 3 x 5 inch index card with your name, address and title of your submission(s).

These are the complete guidelines.



Entry fee: $10
Deadline: March 20, 2009. Prize: $500 and publication.
Submit a maximum of 3,000 words. The piece cannot have been
previously published. Each entry includes an entry form, four
copies of the manuscript, and a title page.



ENTRY FEE $5 CDN or U.S. fee per entry.
$8 CDN or U.S. to enter both fiction and poetry categories.

Founded July 8, 2008 by writers/editors Sandra Kasturi and
Brett Alexander Savory, in honour of the 30th wedding anniversary
of Sandra’s mother and step-father, and their contributions to
the arts and education both in Canada and Estonia. The Fund
offers two awards per year of $500 CDN each, one for fiction,
one for poetry, granted to two writers of speculative literature
(i.e., science fiction, fantasy, horror, magic realism,
surrealism, etc.), of any nationality/place of residence, at
any stage of their career. The first submissions for this new
award will be accepted between October 1, 2008 and December 31,
2008. The winners will be announced March 1, 2009. Two Honourable
Mentions in each category will win $50. Submission period: October
1-December 31, 2008. Winners announced: March 1.

Poetry Award: $500 prize

submit up to 5 poems, not to exceed 10 pages


10-12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial

include name, address, telephone number and e-mail address

include a one-paragraph bio

Fiction Award: $500 prize

submit one short story or a novel excerpt of no more than
  7,000 words


if submitting a novel excerpt, include a brief synopsis

10-12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial

include name, address, telephone number and e-mail address

include a one-paragraph bio



GO!, an online magazine for teens, is published by Iowa
State University’s Center for Transportation Research and
Education. Submissions to the contest should address some
aspect of transportation and be appropriate for teens and
young adults. The goal is to encourage writers and readers
to think about how integral transportation is to everyday
lives. Deadline January 15, 2009. Accepts short stories and
nonfiction articles up to 2,000 words. Prize for the best
story is $1,000 and for the best nonfiction article $1,000.
For the best submission by a student writer, high school or
college, prize is a $500 gift card to Iowa State’s University
Book Store. If a student wins the $1,000 case prize, that
student also wins the $500 gift card. Note: any student
anywhere can purchase books, art supplies, gifts and Iowa
State gear online. Incoming Iowa State students are eligible
for computers, software and electronics. No entry form or fee.
Submissions should be targeted to readers ages 14 to 20.

Spec the Halls is a contest for speculative winter
holiday-themed fiction, artwork, and poetry. The holiday
may be fictional or real; it may be Christmas as we know
and love it, or it may be something much stranger. What
do I mean by speculative? I mean science fiction, fantasy,
or even horror, of traditional and modern varieties. Mixed
genres or slipstream is okay, as are things whimsical and
strange. Horror must be of the supernatural, dark science
fiction, or dark fantasy variety. However, although I am
including horror, I am not accepting relentlessly downbeat
submissions. This is a celebration of the holiday season,
so I have a couple of caveats. For fiction, there must be
at least one sympathetic character, and there must be at
least a glimmer of hope at the end. Entries must be first
posted between November 1 and December 18, the week before
Christmas. They must stay online until Groundhog Day
(February 2). First prize is $42. Honorable mention will
receive $5. Not to mention the joy and delight of spreading
the spirit of Christmas…and twisting it to your own ends.
Prizes will be paid through PayPal.



ENTRY FEE 5 for current NCPS members, $10 for non-members.

ENTRY FEE $3 for each poem. No fee for members.

Deadline January 20, 2009. All winning poems will be
published in the NCPS poetry contest anthology Pinesong.
Winning poets will be invited to read their winning poems
at Awards Day on May 16, 2009. A single prize of $100 for
a serious poem, any subject, any style, maximum of 100 lines
goes to the designated Poet Laureate. Open to poets currently
residing in North Carolina. The general adult poetry contest
is open to non-North Carolinians with awards in multiple
categories ranging from $10 to $50.



The winner of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2009 will win
two hundred guineas and a two-year subscription to The
Frogmore Papers. The first and second runners-up will
receive seventy-five and fifty guineas respectively and
a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers*. Shortlisted
poets will receive copies of selected Frogmore Press
publications. Poems should be typed and no longer than
forty lines. Deadline May 31, 2009.



You like short stories, we like short stories, let’s say
you write some and send it to us along with six bucks,
we’ll read it for our contest. Then we’ll read the entries
the other kind folks send us. If we pick yours as number
one or number two, you get cash. Half of all we collect
goes to prizes with a minimum payout of $100 First Prize
and $50 Second Prize. We add up all the six-dollar bills
people send us with their short fiction stories, cut the
total in half, and give 35% to first prize and 15% to
second prize. The other half of the six bucks (three bucks)
goes to site upkeep. Deadline November 15, 2008.



ENTRY FEES: (Maximum 8 poems)
BAPC Members: 1-4 poems = NO FEE
up to 4 add’l poems = $1.50 each poem
Non-Members:  $2.00 each poem

Deadline November 15, 2008. Poet’s Choice – Any Subject.
Prizes in each of three categories:
$50 First Prize / $35 Second Prize / $20 Third Prize.
1st, 2nd & 3rd Honorable Mention Certificates. Categories:

1. MINI POEM (limit 15 lines, 64 characters wide)
2. MIDI POEM (limit 25 lines, 64 characters wide)
3. MAXI POEM (limit 35 lines, 64 characters wide)



Contest entrants must be members of ISFHWE. (Entrants may
join ISFHWE at the time they submit their competition
entries.) The contest is judged by professionals in the
fields of genealogy and journalism. The contest has four

  • Category I – Newspaper Columns. This is for newspaper
    columns published on a regular basis, published in 2008.
    Entries must be shorter than 1,000 words.
  • Category II – Articles. These articles must have been
    published in 2008 in a journal, magazine, newsletter, or
    web site. Entries cannot exceed 5,000 words.
  • Category III – Genealogy Research Story. This category
    is for original, unpublished articles between 1,000 and
    3,000 words. The articles should focus on the telling the
    story of genealogical research using one of these topics:
    “The Search for <ancestor’s name or nickname>,” “Sorting
    Out the Entangled Roots of.,” or ” Encounters with a Family
  • Category IV – Want-to-be Writer/Columnist. Entrants in
    this category aspire to be writers or columnists in the
    field of genealogy/family or local history. The submissions
    in this category are original and unpublished, between 500
    and 1,000 words.

Winners in each category will be awarded a cash prize
and a certificate. Deadline November 30, 2008.

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