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Official 7th Annual Dialogue Contest Updates

Here you will find the latest information regarding the entries and prize money for our 7th Annual Dialogue Contest. Submissions are now closed. Re-submissions will be accepted through September 30th.

Last updated on 9/16 (7:00 pm Central)

Submissions Received: 337
Re-Submissions Received: 95

Current Prize Money (prize money continues to go up with each new submission):

Total Prize Purse: $1,935

1st: $1161
2nd: $387
3rd: $193.50
4th: $101.75
5th: $91.75

Explanation of Prize Structure:

1st Prize: $300 minimum + $3 for every entry over 50
2nd Prize: $100 minimum + $1 for every entry over 50
3rd Prize: $50 minimum + $1 for every two entries over 50
4th Prize: $30 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50
5th Prize: $20 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50

Find more details on our Contest Page

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  1. Hello there,
    Is this competition open to everyone or only residents of the USA? I am in the UK.

    Thanks in advance,


  2. Hello,
    After submitting once, do you have to be rejected in order to submit a second story? ‘Unlimited entries’ is mentioned under the “entry fees” section, but the submissions page also requests that only one story be submitted at a time.


    • Sofia, thank you for your interest in our Dialogue Contest. Yes, you must wait to submit a second story until we respond to your first submission. If we have not responded to your first submission within 5-7 days, then you are in the current top 5. Should we reject your first story, we will provide a specific link where you can submit again. If you have any further questions, please contact us at

  3. Hello,

    If the first story is rejected, can we resubmit the same story with changes or does it have to be a whole new story?

    Thank you,

  4. Hi so I was just wanting to clarify that if a story falls out of the top 5 it gets marked as rejected on Submittable?

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