Ends on April 1, 2018

$17.00 USD

Huzzah! It's official. 

COG is honored to announce that celeb' author Gish Jen - whom Junot Diaz calls "the Great American Novelist we're always hearing about" will serve as the 2018 COG Page to Screen Awards final judge. 

So rev up your laptop, writer. That is, if you've got something to say...

I like to listen. I'm much more interested in listening than speaking, for sure.” 

- Gish Jen

The COG Page to Screen Awards are open to all prose writers except those attending, teaching at or otherwise closely affiliated with Cogswell College. Does your short story or creative nonfiction piece thrill with its skillfully wrought and cohesive narrative; its insight and intensity? Does it alternate nimbly between closely examined moments, characters or nuances and larger human themes - gluing readers' eyes to the screen as inescapably as (if more pleasurably than) the Ludovico technique dreamed up in Clockwork Orange? Is it previously unpublished and no longer than 7,000 words? If so, read on. 

The 2018 winner will receive: 

  • Publication online and in the print issue, as well as a $1,000 prize.

  • A blurb about your short story by Gish Jen.

  • Your story adapted as an animated short film, 2D animation, graphic novel or series of interpretive illustrations by students in Cogswell's celebrated Digital Art & Animation and Digital Audio Technology programs.

Results will be announced in May 2018. The short, animated film based upon the winning piece will be completed within one year and released first online for COG's international audience. 

We consider: 

  • Unpublished short stories and creative nonfiction pieces no longer than 7,000 words. 
  • Multiple submissions. 
  • Simultaneous submissions, so long as you notify us immediately should the piece be accepted elsewhere.
We do not consider: 
  • Published work, or work scheduled to be published elsewhere prior to June 1, 2018. 
  • Excerpts from larger works that cannot also stand on their own as short pieces.
  • Screenplays, treatments, poetry, artwork or design submissions.
All submissions are read blind. Submissions are screened by COG's editorial staff. Judges read all finalist pieces. Please upload your entry in a single file and do not include any identifying information on the manuscript.

We invite writers whose work falls outside of the COG Page to Screen Awards criteria to explore our other submission categories.

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