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Top Screenwriting Competitions of 2019 – Calendar of Dates and Deadlines on Coverfly

By Natasha Guimond · December 21, 2018

Looking for the entertainment industry’s top screenwriting competitions to enter in 2019? Coverfly hosts many of the top screenwriting contests, fellowships, labs and retreats – and you can submit to them all in one spot.

After carefully surveying the top screenwriting competitions on Coverfly, based on historical success stories for winners, prize packages, judges and industry reputation, we’re releasing our calendar of dates and deadlines for the best screenwriting competitions to enter in 2019, all available on Coverfly.

With our service, we’ve made a free downloadable screenplay competitions calendar with the all the deadlines, organized by each month of the year.

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Be sure to mark your calendar with these important dates – and start writing!

Contests included in this calendar are:

This calendar provides easy access to learn more and enter each contest. You can even subscribe to individual contest updates by clicking on the contest title and then clicking “subscribe” in the upper right of the webpage that opens up. These top screenwriting contests have partnered with Coverfly, the industry’s largest database of unproduced screenplays, searchable by vetted industry professionals

If there’s a contest you think should be on this list, please email or reach out to them on Twitter.

What’s Coverfly?

Simply put, Coverfly connects screenwriters with industry pros. Diving a little deeper, Coverfly is the industry’s largest database of screenwriting competition entries, searchable by industry pros who are looking for good screenplays. We only accept the top screenwriting competitions and fellowships on our platform. Below is what makes Coverfly special:

Top Contests Only

There aren’t hundreds of screenwriting contests on Coverfly – and that’s by design. We curate the most reputable talent discovery programs in one place and make it easy to apply to them in just a few clicks.

Coverfly Score

Your Coverfly Score is the weighted average of all your screenplay’s contest and coverage performance, across most major industry writing competitions, coverage services and hosting services.

An Easier Discovery Platform

Coverfly automatically collects all your screenwriting contest and script coverage entries and scores in one place. Your screenplay can then be discovered by our carefully vetted network of hundreds of working industry professionals.

Peer-to-Peer Script Notes

Exchange screenplay notes with other writers on Coverfly’s peer script exchange, coverflyX.

Open Writing Assignments

Submit your scripts directly to producers that are looking for a specific type of project.

Your Own Writer Profile

Create and share your writer profile with the industry and the world in just a few clicks.

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