2024 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Semifinalists

by ScreenCraft on February 7, 2024

Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2024 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition. These exceptional stories were selected from almost 600 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on March 20th on our blog and on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the Semifinalists:

"Enough Is Enough" Monique Baisden
a new old god M.X. Edwards
Breakfast at the Taj Mahal Michael Richards
Death at the Sundial Motel Aaron Clark
Death by Dying Diane Sutherland
Defying Gravity Jana Williams
Demo Saleh Karaman
Fear Thy Nature Brian "Drew" Cedillo
Gigi Anne Moore
Hail Mary Suicide Squeeze a Little Christie Brinkley Please   Michele Salt Horn
Harmonics of Monk and Chicken John Broadhead
Homecoming Dance Matt Fried
It's Not Magic Elizabeth Tabish
Jonquil Leslie Reynard
LASHER David Dalessandro
October Seven Steven Stiefel
Of Crab Traps And Fisherwomen Liesl Wilke
Permission to Pause Carley Thorne
Pinheads James Tallman
Recall Notice JG Nair
Snake Bit Amy Mills Klipstine
Something to Cry About Sofi Papamarko
The Ghost Of Great-Great -- Our Story Marcella Hill
The Jar Tradition Carla Ward (Cloutier)
The Man In The Vending Machine Pedro Salinas
The Odds Matthew Haynes
The Rental Rae Shambrook
The Time Rosa Ran Barbara de la Cuesta

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