Tag Archives: play

FREE contest to pitch story idea (250 words or fewer)


Duke City Shootout is seeking short pitches for environmental comedy sketches. $500 prize; no entry; 250 words or fewer; deadline is 2/27/2012; details HERE:



iChallenged Script Contest


Deadline is 11/20/2011; $1,000 prize; $45 entry fee; details HERE:


FREE poetry, short story & one-act drama contest


Literary Laundry’s writing contests:  Dec. 1, 2010 deadline; no entry fee; prizes range from $250 – $500; be sure to read details on how to submit HERE:


Contest for mystery plays, short stories & screenplays


Several categories; cash prizes; category for young adults; Oct. 31, 2010 deadline; info HERE:


FREE writing contest for one-act plays


FREE to enter; $100 (pounds, not dollars) prize; The Diana Raffle One Act Play Competition; April 2, 2010 deadline; play must run 30 minutes to one hour; info and entry HERE:


Dylan Days writing contests


Dylan Days seeks poems, stories and one-act plays; March 15, 2010 deadline; poems of less than 1,000 words and short fiction of 1,000-4,000 words; one-act plays accepted; separate division for h.s. and undergrads

To enter or find more info, go here:


Scriptapalooza is here!


I thought your readers might be interested in learning about Scriptapalooza, the annual screenwriting competition.

Now in its twelfth year, Scriptapalooza has grown to be one of the world’s most recognized screenwriting competitions with over 40 scripts optioned, two Emmy winners and is as the only screenwriting competition endorsed by the WGA.

Every script that is entered into Scriptapalooza is read by a manager, agent or producer at 90 participating companies including Disney, Miramax, Big Light, and Bender-Spink, among others. And unlike other screenwriting competitions, every person who reads a Scriptapalooza script is named on Scriptapalooza.com (http://scriptapalooza.com/participants.htm).

What sets Scriptapalooza apart is that it offers what even the largest grand prize could never buy: a guarantee that an “unsolicited” script will be read by leading industry decision-makers. The first place winner, chosen by Scriptapalooza, receives a $10,000 grand prize. In addition, the Scriptapalooza staff will promote the semifinalists and finalists for a full year after the winners are announced.

Deadlines are as follows:

  • “early bird” deadline is January 5, 2010 (application fee $40)
  • regular deadline is March 5, 2010 (application fee $50)
  • final deadline is April 15, 2010 (application fee $55) 

Please visit www.scriptapalooza.com for more information.