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2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Writing Competition Winners

By March 17, 2021 No Comments

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Writing Competition.

Sharks In The Valley by Travis Kennedy has been selected from nearly 1400 entries as the Grand Prize Winner. Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte has been selected as the Runner Up.

Sharks In The Valley, is set in the roaring twenties, and America’s Most Wanted take their summer vacations in Redemption, Maine – home to a brothel, a casino, and the biggest bootlegging operation on the East Coast. But in the summer of ’28, hijacking the whole town proves far too tempting to resist . . .

Four Dead Queens, is a fantasy thriller series about a teenage thief who ingests the memories of the person who brutally killed her nation’s four queens, and must unmask the perpetrator before she’s next on the murderer’s list.

Honorable mentions in 2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Writing Competition include –

The Prairie Bridesmaid by Daria Salamon

Crushing The Red Flowers by Jennifer Voigt Kaplan

The Other One by Chrysler Szarlan

In addition to the ScreenCraft team, this year’s jury included executives from Henry Holt & Co., Gravity Squared Entertainment, and William Morrow/Harper Collins. 

Congratulations to these winning writers and finalists, and thank you to our judges and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable submissions.

View the QuarterfinalistsSemifinalists, and Finalists here.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize and circulation of their materials to top literary managers and agents.

And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2021, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

And be sure to check out more of ScreenCraft’s recent success stories here.


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