2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Finalists Announced

Listed below are the finalists of the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition, selected from roughly 1,200 submissions. We’re excited to be exploring these excellent stories and to have received a slate of such compelling works.

This year’s jury is comprised of editors from The Kenyon Review, The Hudson Review, Tin House Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Granta Magazine, as well as an O. Henry Awardwinning novelist and short story writer.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of the grand prize winners here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks!

If you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2020, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the finalists:

A Seat At The Window Herb Jordan
African Seasons Cynthia Helen Beecher
Altered Plans Constance Bullard
Beyond Their Time Tristan Marajh
Clean Conscience Cemetery Alex Grey
Cold Storage Terence Cady
Come To Daddy Rachele Bowman
Countdown Jamie Liu
Death Broker Lisa Pais
Delta Dionne Irving
Dream On, Dancing Queen Chloe Laube
Dried Figs or Dates Siawosh K. Eskandari
Fetch Jennifer Hudson
Florence Nightingale And The Deer Jeanne Lutz
Friendly Fire Vance Cariaga
Hell Slowly Creeps Raquel Levitt
How To Fold Towels Danielle Lee
Into The Dustlight Lisa Pais
Lady Luck Jennifer Dickinson
Life With Angie DC Diamondopolous
Malta Charles Duffie
Maya Gillian Royes
Miss May Eileen Shields
Mother Of Pearl Laura Sciortino
Mustafa And The Hunchback Mike H. Mizrahi
Nameless Michelle Mellon
Number 12 Rue Sainte-Catherine Roberta Gates
Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives Corey Quinlan Taylor
On Holy Ground Gordon Neufeld
Paddy’s Tonsorial Emporium Ronald Milburn
Pink Baby Erin MacNair
Proxy Steven Kay
Refuge Caroline Bock
Rewind Steven Kay
Seis Dedos, Six Toes Amarilys Rassler
Self Made Stuart Forrest
South of Smoke Alan Adler
Tendrils Ben Howling
The Fog Thomas Barnes
The Narrows John Jodzio
The Pettifoggerys Alan Adler
The Shadow King D.C. Lozar
The Stolen Heart Jack Mulcahy
The Third Obituary Of Anton Popov Jessica Walker
Three Things I’ll Never Do Before I Die Christine Daigle
To The Nines Elena Perez
Tough Girl Russell Bonasso
Two Graves Zoe Kalo
Weeping Willows Daniel Tierney
What Love Does Vijay Fitzgerald

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