The Burnettwork is now accepting submissions to its first-ever short story competition. Selected works will be published in a book (The Imagination Connoisseur, Volume 1) later this year. The grand prize-winning story will be turned into a short film directed by Robert Meyer Burnett.

The Burnettwork is now accepting submissions to its first-ever short story competition. A section of The Burnettwork website is now dedicated to the contest and provides the rules and instructions to authors as well as a submission form and portal for uploading manuscripts.

Key facts about the competition

The non-refundable entry fee is $25 per submission.

All entries must be uploaded and paid no later than April 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (PST). 

Entries can not be longer than 10,000 words (+/- 1%).

While there are no specific genre categories, The Burnettwork reserves the right to reject submissions that are considered contradictory to the organization’s community standards – so trying to keep stories focused on a general, mass audience is recommended.

The theme for this year’s competition is “The Imagination Connoisseur” – although there are no specific requirements as to how or if the theme should appear in the submitted story. All of the stories selected by the judges will be published in a hardcover book entitled “The Imagination Connoisseur, Volume 1) which will be available for purchase sometime later this year.

Finalists and the “Grand Prize” winner will be announced in early June.

TBN will produce a short film based on the “Grand Prize” winning story

Robert Meyer Burnett

The Burnettwork will produce a short film based on one of the stories selected for publication. The host of ROBSERVATIONS, Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, will oversee the production and distribution of the project and will likely serve as the director of the short film.

“We’ve managed to attract a community of very creative people from around the world,” Mr. Burnett explained. “The film festival we launched late last year generated just over seventy entries and exhibited a wide range of talent and new ideas. It was all very exciting – but we wanted to extend the invitation to even more people.” 

So the TBN Short Story Competition was born.

Where it goes from here will be a story of its own.