From the Guild’s Inbox

Announcements of two contest opportunities recently arrived in the Guild's Inbox. One is from the Austin Film Festival for its First Three Pages! Live!, and the other from Missouri Review's Miller Audio Competition. Both have submission deadlines in April

First Three Pages! Live!

The Austin Film Festival is reaching out to San Diego Writers and Editor Guild to announce they are currently accepting submissions for their First Three Pages! Live! online event happening on May 5th. 

Selected scripts will be read aloud by professional performers on ColdTowne Theater’s Twitch stream. The selected writers will also have the opportunity to be a part of a virtual Q&A after the readings.

The submission deadline is April 24th, at 11:59 pm CT.

For more information and submission details, see their website.

13th Annual Miller Audio Competition

The Contest Editor of Missouri Review announces that the 13th Annual Miller Audio Competition has been extended through April 30. These are uncertain times and they know that for many, this also requires new approaches to work – professional and creative – with new limits on resources. They know that the writers and artists in our community have other priorities right now and they value and honor those priorities. The 13th Annual Miller Audio Competition will be available for submissions when and if creative projects for our artists are feasible. They would love to listen to the art that the members of your community produce now more than ever.

Prizes remain the same: the winner in each category of Poetry, Prose, Audio Documentary, and Humor receives $1,000 along with publication on the Missouri Review website and promotion on their social media platforms. Runners-up in each category will also have their work published on their website in the summer of 2020. More than slick production, they are looking for good, exciting, and compelling writing in all four categories.

The Miller Audio Prize remains to be pay-by-donation at $16, $25, or $30. All entrants in the Miller Audio Prize Contest will receive a one-year digital subscription to the Missouri Review (normally $24) as well as a free download of an e-book from Missouri Review Books.

Deadline: April 30, 2020

For full details and to enter, please see our website

The contest organizers are thrilled to have Alex Sujong Laughlin as their final judge this year. Laughlin is a journalist and writer who works in multiple mediums. By day, she works as a producer at Transmitter Mediaand in her spare time she writes fiction and essays about identity and technology. She teaches interactive journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and collects rejection letters at @hellorejection.

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