november, 2020

30nov1:00 am1:00 amCinematic Short Story Writing CompetitionSeeking great prose stories that have cinematic adaptation potentialInternational Entry Fee: $49 Max word count: 20,000 Top Prize: $1,000

Cinematic Short Story Writing Competition

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Does your short story have cinematic potential? 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!

Judges
Sean Crouch – TV Writer, Creator, and Showrunner ⁠
Sean E. Crouch was the Showrunner of the popular Amazon Prime series, LORE, an anthology of short works. Previously he was showrunner of the critically acclaimed FOX series, THE EXORCIST and Co-EP on THE 100. He also wrote and produced numerous episodes for CBS’s NUMB3RS, HELIX, UNFORGETTABLE and even VERONICA MARS.⁠

Navid McIlhargey – President of Scripted Content for Storied Media Group⁠
As President of Scripted Content for Storied Media Group, an IP-focused company bringing top writing of all kinds to Hollywood, Navid McIlhargey worked on Cannes winning film AMERICAN HONEY, Clint Eastwood’s THE MULE, and John Carney’s MODERN LOVE. Previously, McIlhargey worked on movies ranging from BLACK HAWK DOWN to WHITE CHICKS TO BROKEN CITY and was a Producer on Guy Ritchie’s ROCKNROLLA⁠

Eleanor Chandler – Managing Editor, Granta Magazine⁠
Eleanor Chandler is an editor at Granta Magazine, a UK-based literary magazine and publisher that has published works by A.A. Milne, Stevie Smith and Sylvia Plath.⁠

Heidi PIitlor – Series Editor for “The Best American Short Stories”⁠
Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays, The Daylight Marriage, which was optioned for film, and Impersonation. A former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Lit Hub, Ploughshares, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere.

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