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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

Remosa Writers Competition 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   24th December 2011
Fees:  £5 for one entry.
Prizes:  £200 for first place. 50 pound second prize
Details:  6 competitions being held monthly in general fiction, romance, genre romance, mysteries, thrillers, sci fi / fantasy. All entries will be considered for development into a full novel for publication. Entries requirements are 3 chapters and synopsis in the genre of your choice. You are welcome to enter as many times as you like in more than one competition.
Contact:  Remosa Publishing, 5 Joseph Street, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 1JX
Country:  United Kingdom
Email:   competitions.remosa@gmx.com
Website:   http://Remosa.co.uk

Writers of the Unemployed Short Story Co
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   3rd February 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $0 for first place. A signed copy of the novel.
Details:   A contest for short stories dealing with some of the themes addressed in the new book. If you have an idea for a story dealing with unemployment or other economic hardships, it is time to get writing. If your story is already finished, now is your chance. The winner will be announced Friday, March 2, 2012.
Country:   United States
Email:   chrisjprofeta@gmail.com
Website:   http://christopherprofeta.webs.com/writingcontests.htm

UWP Love Competition (Fiction)
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th December 2011
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,500 words on the theme of love, by Christian writers aged 16 and over.
Contact:   Unique Writing Publications (UK), Flat 3, 75 St. Peters Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RP
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   penofareadywriter@hotmail.co.uk
Website:   http://www.wix.com/penofareadywriter/uniquewritingpublications#!competitions

Five Stop Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Book of short stories, publication on Five Stop Story iPhone and iPad app.
Details:   1,000-3,000 words, FREE entry, open to international entrants aged 16 and over, theme: dreams, Closes 31st December
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.fivestopstory.com

Twist in the Tale
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   3rd March 2012
Fees:   £3.50 for one entry. Free to Premier1 Members.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. 2nd Prize: £150 3rd Prize:£100 plus more
Details:   Can you craft a story that contains a unique twist at the end? If yes, you have just 1500 words to enthrall and surprise us. All we ask is that your story is original and previously unpublished. It can be on any subject or written in any style.
Contact:   Creative1 Publishing 15 Rue Canigounenc Ceret 66400
Country:   France
Email:   info@creative-competitor.co.uk
Website:   http://creativecompetitor.com/2011/12/06/twist-in-the-tale-writing-competition/

A Teenager’s Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   23rd December 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Being published on website and Ebook, additional prize to be revealed.
Details:   Stories have to be under 1000 words and have the theme of Christmas. You can enter more than one piece but don’t re-enter the same piece of work. Please email any entries to the email address provided, with Christmas Stories and Poems Competition as the subject. You have to be 19 and under to enter.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   ateenagersguide@gmail.com
Website:   http://ateenagersguideto.blogspot.com

Iowa Review Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st January 2012
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,500 for first place. $750.
Details:   For fiction or nonfiction up to 7,500 words.
Contact:   The Iowa Review, 308 EPB, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Country:   United States
Email:   iowa-review@uiowa.edu
Website:   http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/rules

Words Magazine Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   £3 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Winner wins all entry fees.
Details:   For short stories on any theme, up to 2,000 words.
Contact:   WORDS, PO Box 13574, London W9 3FX
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.wordsmag.com/efdecember.htm

Unbound Press/Spilling Ink Flash Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   9th January 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry. 1 – £5 / 3 – £10 We also accept $ and €.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Write 500 words for a chance to win amazing iprizes!
Details:   1st Prize – iPad2 and publication in our 2012 annual print anthology 2nd Prize – iPod touch and publication in our 2012 annual print anthology 3rd Prize – iPod nano and publication in our 2012 annual print anthology Shortlisted Entries – publication in our annual 2012 print anthology Shortlisted and Honorable Mentions will receive also receive a free copy of our 2011 annual print anthology.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   unboundpress@gmail.com
Website:   http://unboundpress.com/competitions/unbound-press-spilling-ink-review-holiday-flash-fiction-prize/

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

Fab Five 2012
Sponsor: WisRWA (Wisconsin Romance Writers)
Fee: $18–20.00
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Eligibility: Unpublished or published but not PAN-eligible.
Entry: First 2,500 workds of manuscript; no synopsis.
Judges: Trained, published, unpublished. Final Judges: editors and agents
FMI, visit the WisRWA website, http://www.wiswa.org
E-mail: Contest co-ordinator Joe Fraser jfraser6353@yahoo.com for questions not answered from website information.

Great Beginnings Contest
Sponsor: Utah RWA
Fee: $10
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Entry: First five pages; electronic entry only.
Judges: Trained and/or published. Final Judges: editors and agents
FMI, visit http://www.utahrwa.com.

SCRIPTS:

AUSTIN FILM FILM COMPETITION 2012
For the past 18 years, the Austin Film Festival has prided itself in championing great work from legendary, contemporary, and rising talent. Diligently seeking out films that display strong written and visual storytelling, AFF strives to showcase great examples of independent filmmaking. Offering highly-regarded judges, unique venues, and enthusiastic crowds, AFF ensures your work gets the respect it deserves. Don’t miss your opportunity to share the spotlight with an enthusiastic and encouraging mix of aspiring and established filmmaking talent. Submit today, and your film could take its place in this year’s lineup.
Website:   http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/film

SCRIPT PIPELINE
Annual Contests
2012 Screenwriting
Early Deadline – 12.31.11
2012 TV Writing
Early Deadline – 12.31.11
2012 Great Movie Idea
Final Deadline – 12.31.11
*$100,000 Cash/Prizes*
*200 Companies review finalists*
*Industry meetings for winners*
Website: http://www.scriptpipeline.com/homeSCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via THE SCREENWRITING COVE

CIMA PRODUCTIONS Inc. – High-Concept Comedies

We are looking for completed feature-length high-concept, studio-style comedies. Nothing too edgy or base humor (no “Hot Tub Time Machine” or “Waterboy”). By high-concept, we mean material with a strong hook that can be pitched in a sentence or less. However, please also provide a synopsis when submitting.
Budget is open. WG and Non-WG writers may submit.
Our credits include “Bedrooms,” “ESL” and “Filly Brown.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address. Copy/Paste this code: jm4jeuzuxz

FILM STREET PRODUCTIONS – Christmas Dog Scripts

We are looking for completed feature-length holiday scripts featuring a young person and a dog, and centered around Christmas. Adventurous, high concept, fantasy elements preferred, but material must be contemporary. Note also, we are only interested in reading family friendly material, garning a G or PG rating, as the target audience is kids 6-12 and parents. Submissions should be in the vein of “The Dog the Saved Christmas,” or “The Search for Santa Paws.”
Budget will not exceed $500K. Only non-WGA writers should submit.
Our credits include “First Dog” and “Ben & Jake’s Big Deal.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address. Copy/Paste this code: fy7u8xny7d

COMMERCIAL HORROR for Micro Budget Feature Film

Flow Pictures is an independent Film Production Company. We produced several short films and two features. Our work have been selected in film festivals. Here is a demo reel of our work: http://vimeo.com/30622685

We are looking for 2 Horror Commercial High Concept Micro Budget feature Film scripts to produce. The scripts will be produced in 2012 and will be marketed at the Cannes Film Market for distribution.
If you believe you have a strong script please send us your pitch at filmscripts@flowpictures.com. In case you are selected an agreement will be put in place and you will be compensated $1,000 dollars plus 10% of the Director’s net profit.. Flow Pictures will have exclusivity of the script purchased. Before you submit make sure your script is a Horror Commercial HIGH CONCEPT MICRO BUDGET FILM SCRIPT.
$1,000 dollars per script plus 10% of the Director’s net profit
Include with submission: Pitch. Outer Motivation.
Response time: Immediately
Contact: Gilbert Khoury, Producer-Director
Flow Pictures (Production Company)
Toronto, Canada Company started in: 2004
Principals: Gilbert Khoury Industry deals/affiliations: Independent Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3266509/
Email
: filmscripts@flowpictures.com

SCRIPT WANTED

Accomplished Director and Producer team with excellent industry connections are seeking a short film script for a new competitive funding stream in Canada. We are looking for a short to produce which can later be expanded to a feature length screenplay. This position is fully paid at a % of the budget for the short, and industry standard rates for the feature. Maximum of 12 pages (10 minutes run-time). Canadian writers preferred, but not mandatory
Preferred Genres:
Drama (The Wrestler, Black Swan, Rachel Getting Married)
Coming of Age (Stand By Me, Field of Dreams, Juno)
Comedy/Drama (The Descendants, Garden State, Lost in Translation)
Comedy (Rain Man, I Love You Man, Sideways)
Thriller (Cape Fear, Winters Bone, United 93)
Do Not Send: Horror, Western, Sci-fi, Action/Adventure, Crime, Musical, Animation
Please email short query letters with loglines/short synopsis’s only to: submissions@rogueplanet.ca. Thank you.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FEMALE-DRIVEN STORIES

Nasser Entertainment Group is looking for completed feature-length contemporary family friendly, female-driven scripts. Submissions should preferably be for the sort of “faith-friendly” material you’d see on Hallmark. Please note we are not interested in edgy material, sci-fi stories, anything involving time travelers trying to save Christmas, or any fantasy elements.

Budget will not exceed $3 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
To submit go to www.InkTippro.com/leads 
Enter your email address
Copy/Paste this code: kvdupbjsba.
You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only. Thank you.

VILLAGE FILMWORKS – Teen Sex Comedies

We are looking for completed feature-length teen sex comedies, i.e. material that is outrageous in the way that “American Pie” and “Porky’s” were in their time.
Budget will not exceed $1 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
Our credits include “Wired City.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address. Copy/Paste this code: 69c53gtgvr

OGUS FILM – Contemporary Espionage Scripts

We are looking for completed feature-length espionage scripts. Submissions must be for contemporary material (no period or cold war material), and should feature stories built around tradecraft, not action, i.e. scripts in the vein of “Day of the Jackal,” “The Ipcress File,” or “Munich.”
Budget is open. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
This will be for a first feature film project for a Cannes Gold Lion-winning director whose clients include Visa, Nestle, New Castle Brown Ale, Asics Running Shoes, etc.
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address. Copy/Paste this code: 69nmhf0rus

 

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

Script Co-ordinator Needed
Script Coordinator needed for new daily TV talk show. Must have at least 1 year of Script Dept experience on a daily TV show. Must be super-organized, a team player and work well with tight deadlines. Please reply to Lindsey Diaz at  lindsey.diaz@gmail.com.

Pilot Collaborator Wanted
I have an idea for a  dramedy television series, but I  want somebody to collaborate with me on the pilot. Think PUSHING DAISIES meets GLEE with a hint of THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA. Send your writing samples to Tim Bartow at baackflipcreator@aol.com under the subject line “pilot collab”.

Seeking Writer for Espionage Short
We are looking for a writer who specializes in the espionage genre for a short film. We are looking from anywhere from 40-50 pages to be written. A fee will be negotiated with Executive Producer Charles Murrey. You will be fully credited as a writer and will have IMDB credit. Send samples of your work (no more than 5-10 pages of your work) along with desired pay to director Sean Lawless at InavisionCinema@gmail.com.
See pre-production trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuKuWJTo2lU&feature=share. Also here is an Intro link here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=137585106350383. Thank you.

Seeking Non-Commercial Feature Length Scripts from Canadian Writers
Flow Pictures is an independent film production company. We have produced 2 feature films and 6 shorts. See our demo reel at http://vimeo.com/30622685.
We are looking for Canadian writers with finished Non Commercial feature film scripts. The script has to be innovative and creative for a film festival type of film. We can only accept Canadian writers due to the nature of the grant we might get. It’s going to be a micro budget grant if awarded. The selected writer will receive 2% of the acquired budget and 10% of the net profit once the film is produced. The finished film will be submitted to film festivals all over the world and also marked at major film markets for distribution.
If you are interested please e-mail us your synopsis at filmscripts@flowpictures.com. Only selected writers will be contacted.
P.S: the script can be any genre as long as it’s artistic, creative and innovative. Please no commercial scripts.

Looking for Experienced Reality Show Writer
Looking for an experienced Reality Show writer to help stage/script out the flow of a sizzle/pilot for large CA based Talent agency. If the show is sold, writer will receive a % and full credits and potentially be part of the series.Please send inquiries to us at info@jarsproductions.com. Thank you.

Professional Screenwriters Wanted
Orange Universe and Parallel 33 Pictures are seeking professional writers for our slate of films in the Horror, Science Fiction and Crime/Thriller genres. You must fulfill all criteria for consideration. Please submit a web URL or PDF files of your work to Dave Marchetti at dmarchetti@orangeuniversefilms.com for this contract/paid position. You can view our credits and clients at: www.orangeuniversefilms.com. Thank you.

High-Concept Comedy Scripts Wanted
Cima Productions (credits include “Bedrooms,” “ESL” and “Filly Brown”) is looking for completed feature-length scripts for high-concept, studio-style comedies. By high-concept we mean material with a strong hook that can be pitched in a sentence or less. Nothing too edgy or base humor (no “Hot Tub Time Machine” or “Waterboy”). Budget is open. WG and Non-WG writers may submit.
To submit go to www.InkTippro.com/leads, enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip’s free newsletter) using this code: jm4jeuzuxz. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only. Thank you.

Whistleblower Seeks Docudrama Screenplay Writer
Exposing underground human egg-racketeering by fertility doctors in the IVF Industry, and the generation of genetic orphans they have created in the process, robbing these children of having any access to, or knowledge about their true genetic origin or their family health history and turning America into a nation of in-breeds.
Applicants are requested to e-mail their info to teriroyal@hotmail.com. Include phone number. Depending on volume of applications received, I will respond as I am able to. Must provide proof of experience writing screenplays. Paid on spec when screenplay is sold. (% negotiable.)

Screenwriter – Low Budget Film
Director / Producer seeks a Low-Budget Screenplay to produce in late 2012, early 2013. Budget $250K, there will be some up-front money as well as back-end compensation. Preferred genres are Suspense (thriller, crime, noir) and Comedy. Production will take place in a mid-atlantic metro area, setting can be urban or rural.
If interested, please respond with a query email to rdv.storydept@gmail.com that includes: Brief synopsis, brief bio of writer(s), and please indicate if there are any rights issues (ie. based on a life story, novel or other pre-existing work). Please do not send entire screenplays. All queries will receive a response.

Please remember to check out legitimacy of all contests before you enter and to copyright all work.

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