Contests

Deadline Looming for Sunspot Contest

Sunspot Lit seeks fiction and nonfiction, including scripts and screenplays, from 29,001 to 49,000 words. Graphic novels should run between 51 and 100 pages.  This call closes Jan 31, 2023. Entry fees are charged. Submit online with Submittable or Duotrope. More about ongoing Sunspot literary contests here.

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Conferences

2022 Austin Film Festival Need Readers for Script Competition

Voracious readers who are well versed in screenwriting and have a keen sense for story analysis are needed to evaluate submissions to the twenty-ninth annual Austin Film Festival Script Competition. The Festival will be held October 27-November 3 in Austin, Texas. For complete information, visit the site. Volunteers who wish to help with the script

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Conferences

Opportunities for Screenwriters—2022 Austen Film Festival

With writers as the focus, the Austin Film Festival began in 1993 and is still going strong. This year’s dates are October 27—November 3, 2022. All details are available on the AFF site. One of the many features of the festival is a screenwriting competition. The first deadline for the 2022 Script Competition passed on

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Contests

Contest for Self-published Authors

Submissions are being accepted until June 30, 2022 for entries in the North Street Book Prize competition sponsored by Winning Writers. For an entry fee of $70 per book, self-published authors may submit in the following categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction Genre Fiction (romance, mystery, fantasy, etc.) Creative Nonfiction and Memoir Poetry Children’s PictureBook Graphic Novel and

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Contests

Still Time to Submit Screenplays for 2022 AFF

The early submission deadline has passed, but there is still time for screenwriters and filmmakers to submit scripts for the 2022 Austin Film Festival competitions. Two submission deadlines remain. Late Deadline: June 24 Extended Deadline: July 8  AFF is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, making all Jury Award-winning Narrative Short,

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General

IN-Person with Ozark Writers League October 2021

The Ozark Writers League returns to Branson, Missouri, live and IN-person October 22-23 with their annual conference. Network with fellow writers, artists, and photographers, learn new tricks, and, best of all, ignite your passion for your craft. Fee for the conference is included in the membership. Contest entry is $15 for over two dozen categories

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Contests

Sunspot Rigel 2021 Contest

Anything seems to go for this contest ($5 entry fee; $750 prize to winner). Rigel 2021 Contest Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, or Art No restrictions on theme or category. See guidelines for details. Open: April 1, 2021 Close: June 30, 2021 Entry fee: $5 Prize: $750 cash and publication Enter through Sunspot’s Submittable Form According to

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Contests

Deadlines for Indie Awards, Nimrod, and Austin Film, 2021

Here is a line-up of contests and award competitions with deadlines in February, April, and May. Next Generation Indie Book Awards—Deadline: February 12, 2021 The Next Generation Indie Book Awards program is still accepting entries written in English and released in 2019, 2020,or 2021. The awards are presented by the Independent Book Publishing Professional Group. All

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