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March 3, 2014

Writing Competitions and Opportunities Digest – Edition 36

by limebirdvanessa

Welcome to the 36th Edition of our weekly writing competitions and opportunities digest. If you missed the last edition, you can see it here.

First up is one of the industry’s biggest screenplay contests; past winners from this one have gone on to Hollywood screenwriting success. Second on the list is a food writing competition for budding young food writers. Third is submissions required for an anthology; for this one they want stories that will make the reader think. Finally we have a flash fiction and poetry contest for a journal.

As always, do let us know of any writing successes you have had, we love to hear about them!


Opportunity type – Screenplay contest.
Theme – Any, within one of these genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy/Rom-Com, Drama, Family/Animated, Biopics, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Horror
Word count – Maximum 150 pages (but they would prefer it to be 90-100 pages).
Organiser/publisher – Final Draft Big Break Contest.
Reward – Winners share over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including The Final Draft/New York Film Academy Fellowship in Writing for Film & Television. Two Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for the Final Draft Annual Award Event.
Eligibility – International.
Deadline – Julu 31, 2014.
Link for info – Final Draft Big Break Contest.
Notes – As with most of the big screenwriting contests, there are entry fees. They are: $40 – Early Bird Deadline (Apr. 30, 2014). $50 – Standard Deadline (Jul. 15, 2014). $65 – Extended Deadline (Jul. 31, 2014).


Opportunity type – Food writing competition.
Theme – Non fiction feature on any food related subject.
Word count – 750 words.
Organiser/publisher – The Guild of Food Writers.
Reward – The winner will will receive a library of the books shortlisted for the 2014 Guild of Food Writers’ Awards, plus a visit to the delicious test kitchen. The winning piece will also be published on the delicious website
Eligibility – I’m afraid this one is only open to UK residents aged between 11 and 18.
Deadline – May 12, 2014.
Link for info – Guild of Food Writers competition.
Notes – They also run a young cook of the year competition, details here.


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