Are you a student, professor or inexplicably involved in some way with Cogswell Polytechnical College? If not, I have good news for you! They're holding a contest (students, professors and others involved with the school ineligible) called COG Page to Screen Awards. Admit it, you've played that game where you plan which Hollywood A-listers would play your characters when you sell the movie rights. Well, Cogswell may not have any Hollywood A-listers on speed dial but part of the prize for their contest is bringing your work to life as "an animated short film, 2D animation, graphic novel or series of interpretive illustrations by students in Cogswell's celebrated Digital Art & Animation program." The winner will also receive
a blurb about your creation by Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) who is judging the contest
You can submit your unpublished short story or creative nonfiction piece of less than 7,000 words until March 31. Multiple submissions are welcome ($17 per submission). Winners will be announced in May. You can submit your creation here.