The competition is open to any and all participants regardless of age or location.
Entries must be made through the correct entry submission page on our website with the appropriate fee.
There is no restriction on the number of entries per applicant, but each entry must be submitted separately with the appropriate submission fee.
Short stories and poetry entries should be submitted in a Microsoft Word document format (.doc or .docx), with numbered pages and the story title on the first page. The judges would prefer 1.5 line spacing in Arial 12 font. Short stories should be 1000 – 5000 words. Poems are not restricted but 40 lines or under is recommended.
Scripts should be submitted in a PDF file using the correct industry format. We recommend using industry standard software such as CELTX for scriptwriting. You can download a free version here.
Your name must NOT appear anywhere on the manuscript itself, as the contest is judged anonymously.
All entries must be unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but stories must be withdrawn from the contest immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee will not be refunded. (Note: If your story is posted on a personal blog, please remove it before submitting.)
A tolerance of 10% is allowed on the stated parameters. for word count, line count, page count or run time.