Showing posts with label Competitions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Competitions. Show all posts

Sunday, 22 December 2019

International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020

This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to write a radio play.

In the UK the BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with Commonwealth Writers have opened up entry to their International Radio Playwriting Competition 2020.

This competition is open to new and established writers who are NOT a resident of the UK and will be at least 18 years of age before 31st January 2020.

The competition is for radio playscripts of approximately 53 minutes (usually 1 page per minute) on any subject/genre with no more than 6 central adult characters, plus a synopsis of up to 400 words that outlines your play.

There are 2 categories, one for those whose first language is English and one for those who have English as a second language.

In each category, there is a prize of £2,500, and a trip to London including airfare and accommodation for one, to see your play being recorded and to attend a prize-giving event.

The closing date is 31 January 2020 at midnight GMT.

You can enter by post, email, or online

Find complete rules and how to enter at the BBC writers room website.

Good luck. 🤞

Monday, 28 October 2019

Your Book Into a Movie + $1,000 Prize Money + Intros to Hollywood Agents & Producers

Ever wanted to see your book made into a movie or a TV show?

Well, now is your chance.

This is a great competition open to writers worldwide to get your book made into a movie.

If your book or graphic novel has a cinematic possibility for film or TV, then you can enter it into this competition.

What will you receive if your book is chosen?

Win $1,000 + introductions to Hollywood agents and producers!

There is also a prize for 2nd place plus a special mention for 100 quarter-finalists.

The closing date is 30th November 2019.

Click the link below to see full terms and conditions and to enter your book now.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Unusual Writing Competition For a Short Story

Owl Canyon Press Short Story Hackathon #3

This is a free-to-enter short story competition with a difference.

All the publisher is looking for is a short story consisting of exactly 50 paragraphs. Each paragraph has to be a minimum of 40 words, but there is no maximum word count for the story overall.

Not only that, but you are already provided with the first and twentieth paragraphs and you have to write all the others yourself.

This writing competition is open to writers from all over the world, but entries must be in English. And you can write in any genre.

The 3 top entries will win the first prize of $3,000, second prize of $2,000 plus the third prize of $1,000.

And the top 24 entries will also be included in an anthology.

The closing date for entries is 30th September 2019.

Find out more and how to enter at the website,


What If... Short Story Competition

This is another free-to-enter short story competition.

It's run by Cook Publishing who are looking for submissions of short stories from 3,000 to 10,000 words.

The theme of the story must be "What If...?" and it's open to your own interpretation.

The overall winner will receive $250 and finalists each receive $50. 

All winning entries will be published on the company's website.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Script Writing Competitions for 2019

I was doing a bit of freelancing writing research online recently and I came across a lot of screenplay writing competitions.

There are competitions running all year for stage plays, movies, TV shows and a whole lot more.

There are even opportunities to write episodes of existing TV shows or to create one of your own.

And it's easy to look up what screenwriting competitions are coming up months in advance.

Because it's already February, some of the deadlines for early competitions are closed.

But there are plenty more for this month, next month, and many months to come.

So if you're interested you can sit back with a fresh cup of coffee and browse all the screenwriting competitions available by clicking on the links below (each one has lists of many competitions) or if you're not up to writing a whole script, go to my website to read about writing and submitting ideas for movies, TV shows, and Reality TV shows at


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Current Writing Competitions

Today I have a list of writing competitions for you. All of them are free to enter but some of the closing dates are soon.

Announcing the Halloween Sitcom Trials - scripts wanted
We want sitcom scripts that we can perform in the tried and tested Trials format (a 10 minute sitcom ending in a cliffhanger with a 3 minute payoff scene, to be performed by no more than 4 actors, you'll see details in the files). And this time, though you can write your sitcom on any subject, we're particularly looking for scripts with a Halloween or horror theme.
The deadline for script entries is midnight Saturday October 10th

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2016 Short Story Competition
We're offering you the chance to win £500, plus a place on an Arvon writing course of your choice! All you have to do is enter a short story (for adults) of no more than 2,000 words, on the theme of 'ageing'.
The closing date is midnight on Monday 15th February 2016.

Gatehouse Press New Fiction Prize 2015
Gatehouse Press is excited to announce the opening of submissions for the 2015 New Fiction series. With a word limit of between 10,000 and 13,000 words, the open submission process seeks to encourage new writers to explore the possibilities of length within the short fiction genre. The winning stories will be published as part of Gatehouse Press’ ongoing New Fictions series in 2016.
UK submissions only.
Deadline: 10 October 2015

The 2016 Times / Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
What Chicken House are looking for:
Original ideas, a fresh voice and a story that children will love! To enter, you must have written a completed full-length novel suitable for children/young adults aged somewhere between 7 and 18 years. By full-length we suggest a minimum of 30,000 words and ask that manuscripts entered do not exceed 80,000 words in length.
First prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of £10,000, plus representation from a top children’s literary agent.* All longlisted entrants will receive a reader’s report of their work.
The competition will close on Friday 18th December 2015.

Short Story Writing Competition
Enter up to two short stories each month.
This month's theme is: Gothic
400-1500 Words
Fainting heroines, dark mysterious castles, and supernatural beings. Send us stories of spooky happenings and things that go bump in the night in time for Halloween.
We're looking for short stories from all genres, so it doesn't matter if you have a touch of comic flair or enjoy writing thrillers full of suspense, this is the competition for you.
Winners who have their story published in the Anthology will receive a monthly prize of an equal share of the sales profits!
The deadline for this month's entries is the 28th October 2015.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Free to Enter Writing Competitions and Fiction Markets

I've discovered some current writing competitions that are free to enter.

Some are on-going every year and others are ending in the next few weeks.

I have also included a link to a list of magazines that accept submissions of short stories.

Monday, 7 April 2014

3 Free Short Story Competitions

This is just a quick post to let you know about 3 short story competitions that are free to enter. But one is closing soon ( next week) so you have to be quick with that one if you want to enter.

The prizes are $300 AUD, 100 Euros and 100 GBP.

All 3 links to the competitions open in a new window/tab so that you won't lose this page.

Monday, 10 March 2014

1 Free Contest, 1 New Writing Market & 2 Amazing Offers

Today I have 4 great offers for you. One is a free contest, one is a new writing market, and two are deeply discounted offers for writers which may never be repeated.

The free contest is a chance to win 3 premium WordPress themes for your blog.