2023 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft on April 5, 2023

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition!

Trees by Leanne Phillips was selected from almost 800 submissions as this year's Grand Prize Winner and Rushford Recapitulation by Christopher Rose was chosen as our Runner-Up.

Trees is a dramatic short story that follows two women in 1870's Los Angeles, who after a murder join forces to save the life of a stranger.

In Rushford Recapitulation a small, upstate town becomes the locus for a series of anomalous births.

We'd like to thank our industry judges Zoe Howard (Literary Agent, Howland Literary), Erin Clyburn (Literary Agent, Howland Literary), Carly Watters (SVP and Senior Literary Agent, P.S. Literary), Kimberley Cameron (President, Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency), and Elizabeth Kracht (Literary Agent, Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agency).

Congratulations to these winning writers and all of our finalists, and thank you to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable submissions. View the quarterfinalists, semifinalists and finalists by clicking the corresponding link.

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