Hollywood has adapted countless movies and TV pilots from great short stories. Our judges are looking for stories with potential to be adapted for the screen. We’re looking for true and fictional short stories, novellas less than 20,000 words in length. Submit your work for consideration today!
Prize: Grand prize of $1,000 USD, entry to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program, personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood literary managers, complimentary badge for the 2022 ScreenCraft Virtual Summit, and a lifetime subscription to Arc Studio Pro; second prize of $500 USD, entry to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program, 50% off 2022 ScreenCraft Virtual Summit, and a lifetime subscription to Arc Studio Pro; the top quarterfinalists will receive special mention on the announcement website
Description: This unique literary competition seeks short stories (not scripts) with cinematic adaptation potential. All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible, although any writer who has earned more than $50,000 USD from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not. Short stories or novellas longer than 20,000 words will not be eligible.