Looking for the next George Carlin (George Denis Patrick Carlin, May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008), Writers Guild Humor Academy is offering a satirist / comedy writing contest for writers interested in writing about contemporary political issues in the U.S. and the excesses of American culture. The writing is ideally suited to reach a broad U.S. and global audience. Submissions will be judged based on the contemporary nature of the topic, the overall readability of the submission, as well as the writing skill and creativity of the writer. Finalists will be notified by email within 60 days of the submission deadline. This is a NO ENTRY FEE ($0 contest entry fee) contest, and all submissions must be made within the deadline. See additional description below.
Writing Contest Description: Write up to 20,000 words about contemporary political issues in the U.S. and the excesses of American culture and open and honest uncompromising examinations of topical political contemporary issues and American culture.
Prize: $2,000 to winner $1,000 second prize
Entry Fees: $0 (no entry/submission fee)
Start Submission Date: September 1st, 2018 (No submissions prior to this date please)
Closing Submission Date: August 30th, 2019
Special Requirements: George Carlin was one of the greatest stand-up comedians that ever set foot on stage and a 5-time Grammy Award winner. Writers Guild Humor Academy is searching for more individuals that have the talent and the ability to become the next George Carlin, offering political satirist comedy and a fresh new perspective on American culture and its excesses.
Additional Information: See writing contest detailed information on entry requirements and addition description, including writing content FAQ.