48 Hour Writers

48 Hour Writers is a series of writing races we'll be putting on in 2020 (and beyond). Anyone is welcome to participate.  

SAVE THE DATE

June 19 - June 21, 2020 | One Act Play Race 

Participants will receive KICK OFF email with instructions and prompts at 7PM CST on June 19, 2020.

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Writers will have 48 hours to craft and submit a One Act Play (25 pages or less) based off of the randomized prompts. Final submission will be digital.

PRIZES

FIRST PLACE
$350 Cash Prize
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The grand prize winner/team will have the opportunity to see their play brought to life by Scope Theater Company! (Details to be announced.)

SECOND PLACE
$200 Cash Prize

THIRD PLACE
$100 Cash Prize

ALL WRITERS
Will receive feedback on their plays.

TOP JUDGES
Danette Baker

Arietta Austin

Third Judge TBA

TOP EIGHT
The top eight writers will be given the option of having their one act plays published together with the other top writers in a chapbook format released by Strange Tides Bookshop.


Early Bird registration is $35. (
Closes on April 15th at 11:59PM CST.)

Regular registration is $45.

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Winners will be announced on July 3, 2020.

 

PAST RACES
January 31- February 2, 2020 | Short Story Race
Writers will have 48 hours to craft and submit a 2,000 word or less story based off of the randomized prompts. Final submission will be digital.

FIRST PLACE
$350 Cash Prize

SECOND PLACE
$200 Cash Prize

THIRD PLACE
$100 Cash Prize

TOP TEN
The top ten writers will be invited to read their work at a special "Best Of" showcase in late February. They will also be given the option of having their story published together with the other top writers in a chapbook format released by Strange Tides Bookshop.

ALL WRITERS
Will receive feedback from the judging team on their stories.
TOP TEN JUDGES
Jodi Fabbri - Publishing Industry Professional (London)
Ben Nickol - Author & Professor (Wichita, KS)
Bridget Brewer - Writer & Artist (Austin, TX)

Registration is $35 per person.
 Top Ten and Top Three Winners will be announced on February 15, 2020.