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

March 27 - March 20, 2020 | One Act Play Race 

Participants will receive KICK OFF email with instructions and prompts at 7PM CST on March 27, 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
Will be announced soon.

The grand prize winner/team will have the opportunity to see their play brought to life by Scope Theater Company. (Details to be announced.)


ALL WRITERS
Will receive feedback from the judging team on their stories.

TOP JUDGES
Will be announced soon.

Early Bird registration is $35. (
Closes on February 26th at 11:59PM CST.)

Regular registration is $45.

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Winners will be announced on April 13, 2020.

Registration and more information COMING SOON, including details on: cash prizes, special opportunities for publication and performance, competition rules, and more.

 

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.