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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   2nd April 2012
Fees:  $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place.
Details:   For fiction up to 5,000 words.
Country:   United States
Website:   https://www.pshares.org/submit/Emerging-Writers-Contest.cfm

Write Place Open Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. £75; £50.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,500 words on the theme of A Modern Fairy Story.
Contact:   Elaine Everest, 8a Oliver Road, Swanley, Kent BR8 7DY
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   elaineeverest@aol.com
Website:   http://www.thewriteplace.org.uk/page9.htm

Du Maurier Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. 2nd prize £75.
Details:   Short Story. No minimum count – maximum 1500 words. Any genre. The theme is based on The Rondezvous. Postal entries as printed typescripts. Online entries welcome. Fee payable by posting a cheque.
Contact:   11 Pentreath Close Fowey Cornwall PL23 1EP
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   lesleymccartney@btinternet.com
Website:   http://www.dumaurierfestival.co.uk

Writer Advice Flash Prose Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   18th April 2012
Fees:   $12 for one entry.
Prizes:   $200 for first place. $100; $50.
Details:   For flash fiction, memoirs, and creative nonfiction up to 750 words.
Country:   United States
Email:   Lgood67334@comcast.net
Website:   http://www.writeradvice.com

Fantays Short Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   20th March 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $20 for first place. Publication in our magazine with a bio and link to your work.
Details:   We are looking for strong fantasy/medieval fiction short stories up to 6000 words. Entertaining stories that leave the reader asking for more is a must, but strong grammar and spelling is just as important.
Country:   United States
Email:   adam@tavernsvault.com
Website:   http://www.tavernsvault.com

Cheshire Prize for Literature
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st September 2012
Fees:   Ł0 for one entry.
Prizes:   Ł2,000 for first place. Ł750 additional prize money and chance to be published in an anthology.
Details:   Awarded for an original short story not exceeding 1,000 words. The writer must have been born, live or have lived, study or have studied, work or have worked in Cheshire, Wirral, Warrington or Halton. Entrants must be over 18. Three typed non returnable copies should be entered. A cover letter with name, address and telephone number should be submitted with the entries.
Contact:   The Cheshire Prize for Literature, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   cheshireprize@chester.ac.uk
Website:   http://www.chester.ac.uk/literatureprize

CONTEST num.1 by Caligae Travel Files
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $500 for first place. $300 and $200 for the second and third winner respectively and publishing.
Details:   Topic: Friendly and humorous typology of modern society in your country. Describe and illustrate the most representative, emerging or curious social groups and strata. Material: 1 article (up to 500 chars.) plus at least 1 illustration (of any style) per social type. Number of articles and illustrations is unlimited. Submit only original texts and author’s artworks of your own creation.
Country:   Spain
Email:   editor@caligae.info
Website:   http://www.caligae.info

Toulmin Prize 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £500 for first place.
Details:   For short stories up to 4,000 words, concerned with some aspect of life in North-East Scotland, and written in Scots (including Doric) or English or a mixture of the two.
Contact:   Professor Ian Russell, Director, The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, MacRobert Building, King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 5UA
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   elphinstone@abdn.ac.uk
Website:   http://www.abdn.ac.uk/elphinstone/events/toulmin/toulmin-prize2012.shtml

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

29th Annual Orange Rose Contest
Sponsor: Orange County Chapter
Fee: $25–35.00
Deadline: April 14, 2012
Eligibility: RWA members in good standing, not contracted/published in book-length fiction in last 5 years.
Entry: 50 pages including synopsis – electronic entry only to save printing and postage costs!
Categories: Contemporary Category Romance, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance, Inspirational Romance, Mainstream w/Romantic Elements, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Romance, Romantic Suspense, Single Title Romance, Young Adult Romance.
First Round Judges: Published authors.
Final Judges: Acquiring editors and agents.
Top Prize: $100.00
FMI, www.occrwa.org/contest.

21st Annual Duel on the Delta
Sponsor: River City Romance Writers
Fee: $25.00
Deadline: April 15, 2012 *extended*
Entry: electronic entries only; first twenty pages.
Judges: trained, published and unpublished.
Final Judges: Historical – Deborah Nemeth, Carina Press; Inspirational – Sarah Long, Bethenay House; Erotic – Angela James, Carina Press; Young Adult – Liz Pelletier, Entangled Publishing; Contemporary – Aubrey Pope, Sourcebooks; Romantic Suspense – Liz Bass, Carina Press; and Paranormal – Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
FMI, www.rivercityromancewriters.org; duelonthedelta@yahoo.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

WANTED TWO COPYWRITERS IN ENGLISH AND HINDI 
Wanted 2 copywriters in English and Hindi with excellent command in their respective languages for writing scripts for various corporate films, TV shows, documentaries, and TVCs. Send in your detailed resume with a sample writeup and a passport size still photograph to Amber at contact@qedcommunications.com. Only for residents of New Delhi & NCR. FREELANCER CANDIDATES NEED NOT APPLY. THIS POST IS FOR PERMANENT JOB.

WRITING PARTNER WANTED 
I’m a writer with contacts in Los Angeles looking to break into TV. I’m currently developing TV pilots to pitch to friends from my AFI days, who have lately become executives in the industry. I have several pilot ideas that need development, and need a partner to speed the process. If you have pilot ideas of your own, all the better (but not essential). We could pool our efforts and attack it as a team. My sensibilties are comedic but not broadly so, and satirical. Influences include Alexander Payne, Mike Judge, and shows like Enlightened, All In The Family, Downton Abbey. Please send me (Charlie MacNamara) a writing sample and resume at charliemcnamara@mac.com if you’re interested, and I’ll send you some of my work.

SCREENWRITER SEEKS PARTNER TO HELP FINISH SCRIPT
I have a screenpay based on a true life story that has caught the interest of an established actor, he’s been in mulitple movies and had his own tv show. He likes my concept, writing and main characters but still feels the script needs more work. This is the first script I’ve ever written and could use a 50/50 partner to help me bring it to completion. Email me (Jarrod Miller) at jarrod.miller03@gmail.com for more information.

SEEKING SCREENPLAYS BY CANADIANS FOR LOW BUDGET FEATURE 
New production company seeking screenplays by Canadians that can be made for under $1M. Writer-director submissions ok. All genres welcome. Please email a full outline to us at adamdwyer1@gmail.com. If we like it, then the script will be requested. Pay will be 2% of total budget.Thank you.

SEEKING EXPERIENCED SCREENWRITER IN NYC AREA FOR COLLABORATION 
I have written a wonderful story for a full-length movie that features many different sub-plots. I’ve been able to blend all these plots into an easily understood story by using a unique and different concept. I need a proven and experienced screenwriter that can work with me in re-writing my story into a screenplay. I am especially looking for someone with experience in the terrorist/espionage genres. I will share appropriately whatever is to be made from our work. If interested, please email your bio and contact info to me (Anthony Diffley) at mondiff@aol.com. Thank you.

SEEKING WRITER FOR SCI-FI FILM PROJECT 
I really need to find my partner in crime. You don’t need experience as much as enthusiasm and willingness to work on an awesome film project. Specifically, I need a writer (ideally a sci-fi/independent film lover) for development of a truly unique and new sci-fi film project that I am currently developing. I have the story outlined and have the first half of the film (approx 25 scenes) visualised and storyboarded. I have experience editing and have been learning to composite various SFX that might be needed including the development of various rigs and electronic props. If this sounds like its for you and you think you can help feel free to contact me via my email at zombiesatepurplenick@yahoo.com.

LOOKING FOR FEATURE LENGTH ROMANTIC DRAMA OR COMEDY 
I am searching for a feature-length romantic drama (in the vein of “Cairo Time” or “The Eclipse”-Irish film 2011) or romantic comedy (ala “A Touch of Class”) for two amazing actors in their 50s. The piece must be set (or be adaptable to) in a remote and isolated area (preferably a hotel). Adaptations of plays are welcome. Please send logline (in the body of the email, please) to sarah@jofilms.com. Many thanks.

LOOKING FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER SHORT FILM SCRIPT 
We are looking for short film script in the pyschological thriller genre. The story should be set in just one flat or room. The film will be made by us and it will be self-funded. Due credit will be given to writer along with some pay. However, as the project will is self-funded, the money will not be great. Contact us at bharichinmay@hotmail.com.

WRITING CLASSES AND CONFERENCES Via ScreenwritingU

Advanced Dialogue Screenwriting Class
ADVANCED DIALOGUE is about taking the best dialogue you’ve ever written and making it irrestible to actors, agents and readers.  
In the course, we’ll cover:
Day 1:  What Makes Great Dialogue Great?
Day 2:  Expressing Character Fully
Day 3:  More Character in My Dialogue, Please
Day 4:  Colorful Language that Entertains
Day 5:  Dialogue Contrast and Twists
Day 6:  Dialogue Structures that Match Real Conversation
Day 7:  Suspenseful Dialogue
Day 8:  Subtext in Dialogue, Part 1
Day 9:  Subtext in Dialogue, Part 2
Day 10:  Applying “Advanced Dialogue” to Your Scripts.
PRICE:  $90
DATES: March 13 – April 13, 2012
WHERE:  Online.
MORE INFO
To register, go to http://www.screenwritingu.com/enroll2.htm.

Teleconference: “How To Get An Agent ”
Sign Up for the Conference! t’s FREE! If you want an agent or manager,
you need to know the rules of that business relationship. You need to know the rules, the reality, and the roadmap that will get you in the door and to the point of being a represented writer. “This call changed my whole vision, plan, and focus.” –  Audrey Jacobs
In this 90 minute teleconference, you’ll learn…
REALITY:
*Strategies that came from over 100 interviews with agents and managers.
*The fundamentals of landing an Agent or Manager.
*The four mistakes everyone advises writers to make with agents!
RULES:
*The Rules of Engagement with Agents
*How to be a Great Client
ROADMAP:
*8 Strategies for Landing a Manager or Agent.
Sign Up! 

DFW Writers’ Conference 2012
Registration is now open for agent/editor consultations.

You can find out which agents are coming here, and which genres the agents are interested in here. Each agent will have a finite number of slots available so register now!
May 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Hurst Conference Centre, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, TX 76054  –  Register Now!

 

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Annual Short Grain Fiction Contest 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  1st April 2012
Fees:   $35 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. $750; $500.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,500 words.
Contact:   Short Grain Contest, P.O. Box 67, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 3K1
Country:   Canada
Website:   http://www.grainmagazine.ca/contest.html

The Muse in Alms
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   21st July 2012
Fees:   Ł0 for one entry.
Prizes:   Ł100 for first place.
Details:   The EU want to a new anthem which represents the ideals of freedom and democracy in the modern world. You are charged with writing the words which will comprise this new anthem. Max. 40 lines. Online submissions only.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   email@bardandmuse.co.uk
Website:   http://bardandmuse.co.uk

Rider Haggard Society Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th March 2012
Fees:   £10 for one entry.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. Also free society membership.
Details:   For stories in the oral tradition starting with the sentence provided on the website.
Contact:   Roger Allen, 27 Deneholm. Whitley Bay NE25 9AU
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   rb27allen@blueyonder.co.uk
Website:   http://www.riderhaggardsociety.org.uk/competition.htm

John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th April 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $500 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For unpublished short stories up to 8,000 words.
Contact:   John Gardner Fiction Contest, Harpur Palate, English Dept., Binghamton University, Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Country:   United States
Website:   http://harpurpalate.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

Mslexia 2012 Women’s Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   19th March 2012
Fees:   £10 for one entry.
Prizes:   £2,000 for first place. £500; £250.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,200 words, by women.
Contact:   Mslexia Publications Ltd, PO Box 656, Freepost NEA5566, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1BR
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   shortstory@mslexia.co.uk
Website:   http://www.mslexia.co.uk/shop/scomp_enter.php

IF you can write…
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   9th April 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $500 for first place. Cash prizes for second and third place in both fiction and nonfiction categories.
Details:   We invite you to enter our inaugural competition. The contest is open to all, no fee required, with cash prizes in fiction and non-fiction categories. Entries will focus on one of the ideals expressed in Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem: If. Submit online at our web site. Winning submissions will be published in the magazine.
Country:   United States
Email:   susan.hawkins@AllThingsIf.org
Website:   http://www.allthingsif.org/if-you-can-write

Second Annual bosque Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 5,000 words.
Contact:   ABQ Writers Co-op, 163 Sol del Oro, Corrales NM 87048
Country:   United States
Email:   contest@abqwriterscoop.com
Website:   http://abqwriterscoop.com/writingcontest.html

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

2012 THE SHEILA Contest
Sponsor: Valley Forge Romance Writers
Fee: $25.00 for all VFRW members; $30.00 for all non-VFRW members
Deadline: April 7, 2012, 11:59 p.m. EST
Eligibility: Participation is open to all RWA members, published and unpublished, who have not published a full-length novel (40K words or more) in the category entered at the time of the contest deadline (April 7, 2012) and within the past five years.
Entry: Electronic entries only. Total of 35 pages, including synopsis (not to exceed 5 pages)
Categories and Final Round Judges: Single Title Romance – Emilia Pisani, Gallery Books; Historical (short or long and Regencies) – Elizabeth Poteet, St. Martin’s Press; Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal – Leah Hultenschmidt, SourceBooks; Women’s Fiction with Romantic Elements – Alex Logan, Grand Central; Romantic Suspense – Katherine Pelz, Berkeley; Young Adult – Wendy Loggia, Delcorte Press/RHCB.
Judging: Entrants will receive a detailed score sheet from four qualified judges including, whenever possible, at least one RWA PAN author. The lowest score will be dropped before determining the final score. The top five entries in each category will advance to the finals.
FMI, Jeannine Standen, Contest Chair, at contest@vfrw.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

LOOKING FOR LOW-BUDGET, FEATURE-LENGTH HORROR SCRIPT 
Rey Media is looking for a low-budget, feature-length horror script. Pay is negotiable. Send script in PDF format to David Rey at reymediallc@gmail.com for consideration. Thank you.

LOOKING FOR EXCELLENT SHORT SCRIPT
Looking for a short film script of any genre. Scripts already produced are welcome – we are looking to direct it our own way. This gig is not paid; credit only. Kindly send inquiries to Ravi Shankar at 21ravishankar@gmail.com. Thank you.

AUTHOR SEEKS SCREENWRITER FOR COLLABORATION
I am an published author looking to get my first feature length movie made. I am looking for a collaborator for a script in any genre. Please contact me and send writing samples to mentalllll@yahoo.com. Please put “writing sample” in the subject line of your e-mail. There will be no pay unless the movie is sold. We split everything 50/50. Now, let’s make a movie. Mr. Shannon L. Clements

DIRECTOR SEEKS SMALL BUDGET SHORT FOR MAY SHOOT
I am a film director hoping to make a small budget short film and am looking for a drama/thriller script that can be shot in the May. You will receive a credit, a copy of the film, and screening invitations. Please contact me thru my web site contact page at http://www.deanwayneevans.com/contact-dean-evans/.

NYFA STUDENT PRODUCER SEEKS SCREENPLAY FOR THESIS PROJECT
I’m producer who is looking for a drama, family drama, or thriller screenplay for my NYFA thesis. It will consist of a complete production package for a feature film. Please attached logline and synopsis at stefania.nyfa@gmail.com. This is not a paid gig.

PRODUCER SEEKS SCRIPTS TO SHOOT FOR PILOT PITCH
BKP Films is planning to film a TV series in Austin, TX.  We would like to read a synopsis of your script, any genre. If your script is accepted, we will shoot a pilot and will pitch the show to the networks. It will be a paying gig once we are in production. Please feel free to contact me at info@bkpfilms.com for more information. Looking forward to hear from you.

STUDENT FILMMAKER NEEDS SHORT SCRIPT ASAP
Hello, my name is Chris Stone and I am currently producing a final piece for my degree at the Northern Film School and due to complications we have had to drop our project that we had been working on and are now in a position where we need to have a new project ASAP to shoot in the next month. We have an amazing crew and a nice budget and we are requesting any scripts between 5-10 pages to be submitted for consideration. We need a finished script not a first draft. Obviously you will be consulted and have input on the film but it is a wonderful opportunity to get your script made. Please send inquiries to me at chrisstone.film@gmail.com. Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.

NEW REALITY WEB SERIES SEEKS WRITERS
Production company producing a new reality web series seeks aspiring writers, directors and/or producers to pitch their big ideas on camera to be judged by a panel of industry professionals. The best and most viable pitches will be selected and featured in their own episode. To submit yourself for consideration make a brief video introducing yourself and telling us a little bit about who you are, and what kind of stories you want to tell. Include one or more titles and loglines of ideas you would like to pitch. Feel free to include multiple ideas. We will accept video of any quality, webcam/iphone/smartphone is fine. Please do not make tapes, DVDs, etc. Send videos to thepitch.submissions@gmail.com or upload to Youtube/Viddler as a private video and send us the link. Please make the subject of the email “ATTN: PITCH SUBMISSIONS.” IMPORTANT: Include your name and contact information so we know how to reach you. Allow 4-6 weeks for us to review submissions and contact people for callbacks. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at dragondroppers@gmail.com.

LOOKING FOR KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE BASED SCREENWRITER
Looking for scriptwriters to develop a couple of scripts for feature films, tele-movies and documentaries. Requirements include: Prior experience in writing scripts for feature films is an advantage; Strong passion, creative, imaginative, enthusiasm are some of the characters that we need; Scripts you have done before; it is COMPULSORY that you are based in Kuala Lumpur & Singapore. Send your letter of enquiry to enquiry@anonymousproduction.com. This is a paid job, depending on experience and quality of your scripts.  Again, those who are not residing in Kuala Lumpur/Singapore, need not apply. More Info at http://anonymousproduction.com.

ACADEMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER SEEKS EXPERIENCED WRITER
Academy-Award winning producer seeks experienced writer for inspirational new media company, SpiritClips.com. Must possess a mature perspective and be able to work in house. Primary responsibility will be writing short, inspirational scripts. Please take a look at our content and write a cover letter that describes why you are a good fit and supply one short (under 5 pages) writing sample. Please have at least one professional writer gig under your belt (does not have to be feature film). Pay is negotiable. Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to nare@spiritclips.com.

GETTING DAVID LYNCH WEIRD
Seeking talented and especially creative writers who would be interested in working with me on writing an upcoming feature-length film. I cannot stress enough the high level of creativity necessary for the job. I am a student filmmaker who is writing a screenplay to be shot by DSLR equipment and film crew. I am especially interested in working with other college students. This gig is not paid. Please send your expressions of interest and any questions to me (Joe Murphy) at jjmurphy239@aol.com. Thank you.

CREDITED PRODUCER SEEKS HYSTERICAL COMEDY SCREENPLAY
Currently seeking completed comedy screenplays (buddy, rom com, outrageous) featuring a leading role or strong supporting male role (25-33 years old). See IMDB Profile for Producer/Actor Matt Prater at http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm1056990/. Must have completed budget to be considered. WGA rates apply. Please send log-lines only at this time to PraterPix@gmail.com. Thank you, Melinda Jeffries, Assistant – PraterPix.

NOVICE WRITER SEEKS HELP POLISHING SCRIPT
I am a novice writer wanting someone to look over my comedy-fantasy script to resolve any differences between my UK English and American English, to correctly format the script, and, if possible, find a producer. This is a non-paying gig, but I am willing to take on an interested partner, such details to be be determined. Send inquiries to Harry Higgs at harryhiggs123@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Narrative Magazine Winter Story Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $2,500 for first place. 1,000; $500; $100 x 10.
Details:   For unpublished fiction and nonfiction up to 15,000 words.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/163488

Hungry Hill Short Short Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   6th April 2012
Fees:   €5 for one entry. €3 for young writers
Prizes:   €150 for first place. Additional prizes for young writers.
Details:   A competition for short short stories (500 words maximum) on any theme. There is also an unthemed competition for under-18s, and a themed competition, The River, for under-14s.
Country:   Ireland
Website:   http://www.hungryhillwriting.com

Kelpies Prize 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th February 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £2,000 for first place. Also book publication.
Details:   For children’s novels, set in Scotland, between 40,000 and 70,000 words.
Contact:  Kelpies Prize 2012, Floris Books, 15 Harrison Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 1SH
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   floris@florisbooks.co.uk
Website:   http://www.florisbooks.co.uk/kelpiesprize/enter.html

Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   $4 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. $100.
Details:   For stories of any genre, style, or length.
Contact:   Gemini Magazine, Short Story Contest, P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558
Country:   United States
Email:   contest@gemini-magazine.com
Website:   http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

Writers & Artists Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   14th February 2012
Fees:  £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Residential writing course.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,000 words on the theme: Identity.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   shortstorycompetition@bloomsbury.com
Website:   http://www.writersandartists.co.uk/writers/advice/stage2/competitions

Children’s Story for 5-8 year olds
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st August 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. Plus small paperback publication.
Details:   Write a story for 5- 8 year olds up to 5000 words – any theme First prize £100 plus small paperback publication, 2nd prize £50 plus website publications, 3rd prize £25 plus website publication.
Contact:   Competition secretary 18 Hillside Road Blidworth Notts., NG21 0TR
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   thynkspublications@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://www.thynkspublications.co.uk/competitions

Willow Springs Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th March 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry. $20 for international entries.
Prizes:   $2,000 for first place. Also publication.
Details:   For short fiction of any length.
Contact:   The Willow Springs Fiction Prize, Willow Springs, 501 N Riverpoint Blvd, Ste 425, Spokane, WA 99202
Country:   United States
Website:   http://willowsprings.ewu.edu/contests.php

SCRIPTS

Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award
Category:   Scripts
Closes:   5th March 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £500 for first place.
Details:   For plays up to 30 minutes long, with a cast of no more than six.
Contact:   The Windsor Fringe Drama Writing Award, Suite 640, 24-28 St Leonard’s Road, Windsor, Berks. SL4 3BB
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   ann.trewartha@btinternet.com
Website:   http://www.windsorfringe.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=5&Itemid=14

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

 

*012 Touched By Love Award
Sponsor: Faith, Hope, and Love RWA Chapter
Fee: $20–25.00
Deadline: April 1, 2012, Midnight EST
Eligibility: Unpublished authors or authors not published in the last 3 years.
Entry: Electronic entry only. First 30 pages of an inspirational manuscript, 2-page synopsis.
Final Round Judges: Published Authors.
Top Prize: Overall winner gets an editor critique.
FMI, http://www.faithhopelove-rwa.org or email RileyK1@aol.com.

2012 Royal Ascot
Sponsor: The Beau Monde
Fee: $25 for Beau Monde Members for the first entry; $30 for Non Beau Monde Members for the first entry; $20 for subsequent entries. Multiple submissions welcome provided separate entry form and fee accompanies each.
Deadline: Friday April 6, 2012, midnight PDT: Deadline for all parts of entry.
Eligibility: Open to unpublished authors and authors who have not been contracted in book-length fiction by RWA PAN definition in the last 5 years. All entries must have at least partial Regency (Late Georgian) setting, broadly defined: within the United Kingdom between 1780 and 1840.
Entry: Entry length limited to 7,000 words (determined by computer word count).
Categories: Categories will only be used for first round judging. Six finalists will be determined based on highest score. Categories are: Regency Historical (longer Regency or Mainstream Regency-set); Hot Regency (Very sensual to Erotic Regency, at author’s discretion); Wild Regency (Paranormal, Time Travel, other similar Regency); Sweet & Mild Regency (Traditional, Inspirational, Young Adult or other without explicit sex)
Judges: Three trained first round judges, including at least one published author. Lowest score dropped.
Final Judges: A panel of agents and editors TBA.
Top Prize: $100 Grand Prize and a certificate.
FMI, email royalascotcontest@gmail.com or visit http://main.thebeaumonde.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

ESTABLISHED DIRECTOR SEEKS LOW-BUGET FEATURE SCRIPT
I’m an experienced feature director in Los Angeles looking for an excellent  limited location script with limited cast that can be produced for under 500k.  I appreciate dark, strange and original material although smart comedies are fine too; please no sci-fi or romantic comedy.  Please send loglines, synopsis and query to Chris Iovenko at trickpictures@gmail.com. Pay to be determined.

SEEKING SPEC SCRIPTS FOR THE KEYSTROKE KILLER
OTLP is currently developing the television series THE KEYSTROKE KILLER based from the original short film by the same name.  After the short film became an instant cult classic receiving 1 million hits on YouTube, a television network wants it developed.  We currently have written 12 episodes, but need 23 for the first year, then if the series is a success up to 63 scripts.  These are one hour episodes.  If your spec script is used, you will be paid according to industry standards.  To write a spec script for KSK it must be based on our characters and storyline.  Please visit www.onthelotproductions.com for the character breakdown. Send inquiries to Carol Michaels at drcarolmichaels@gmail.com. Thank you.

SEEKING SCRIPTS FOR SHORT FEATURING LAWYER CHARACTER
We have a unique opportunity to produce a short film for upcoming high profile festivals. There is NO budget and VERY limited time to film, the script needs to take that into account. Limited characters and locations covering a legal subject or with a lawyer as a main character only. Any genre except horror. Please stay away from murder mysteries or “Law and Order” type scripts – they are overdone and populate this specific festival – think outside the box.  This film is for credit only as it’s a pet project strictly for a short festival run – so if you have 8-12 pages that fit the bill, want to see your work produced, and have you name in the credits as writer submit asap. Please put “law short script submission” in the subject line and send a logline and example. If it is something we think we can work with we will request a script. Also tell us a bit about yourself. PLEASE don’t submit until your script is a final draft. We’ll be accepting screenplays till Sunday, February 26th. Writers may be considered for future gigs. We have a full slate coming up the next year and work with award winning writers. Entries and query letters will not be accepted after the 26th unless specifically posted per project. Send to Ron Smith at info@2hfc.com.

COMEDY ACTRESS SEEKS WRITERS FOR SKETCH SHOW PILOT
I am a comedy actress and I am producing a sketch show pilot. My intention is to get it picked up by one of the big TV comedy production companies. I have some great contacts in the industry, but a fully polished pilot is expected of me if I want to be taken seriously. My inspiration is ‘Smack The Pony’, ‘Little Britain and the traditional sketch show formats from back in the day, such as Tracey Ullman, French & Saunders etc. I am looking for very varied character material and therefore would most likely end up working with multiple writers. I have some extremely talented and experienced actors to bring this pilot to life so at the very least you would walk away with some great showreel pieces of the comedy sketches you have written. This pilot is unfortunately unpaid at this stage but should negotiations arise with a big production company or broadcaster then a fair contract based on equity standards would be worked out. If this is something that you would like to be a part of then please can you email me some examples of your work. I would like to receive 2 contrasting sketches using any character types you like, preferably with a female character in both of the sketches. My email is melissahartzel@live.com. For your reference my acting work can be seen on my website www.melissahartzel.co.uk. It would be great to hear from you, I can’t wait to read your material! More Info: http://www.melissahartzel.co.uk.

LOOKING FOR TREATMENT OF FOUND FOOTAGE HORROR FILM This is a paid position for an up-and-coming screenwriter with some writing experience. If you have optioned screenplays before please let us know. We are looking to get a draft of a fully-developed treatment for a “found footage” horror film. Think “Repulsion” meets “Paranormal Activity”. Salary: $2,000 We would like to see two writing samples of features and/or short films. Please email: info@magnetfilmworks.com. More Info: http://magnetfilmworks.com. Thank you.

SEEKING LOVE STORY SCRIPT FOR FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION
Dominic Perez is looking for love. Or should I say, I’m looking for a love story to produce into a feature film. If you’ve written a screenplay about love and relationships email me your synopsis to: domster2@gmail.com. This is a paying gig, but this project will be low-budget. Think Mumblecore or Dogma 95. My main focus will be on acting, character and relationships. More info at http://www.evilthingsmovie.com. Thank you.

LOOKING FOR SHORT FILM SCRIPTS
I’m looking for a writer (or a couple of writers) to work with me to produce short films of 2 -15 minutes in duration. These films are mainly to build my portfolio (and yours) from script to screen. I have all kit for all these productions and have production contacts. I’m looking for a script of 1-2 characters set in a couple of locations, or one location. This needs to be filmed in London. More Info: http://www.jgrayonline.com. Apply to: James Ian Gray, info@jgrayonline.com. Thank you.

SEEKING WRITERS FOR VARIOUS FILM GENRES
MAKS Entertainment (New Dehli, India) is seeking script writers/content writers with good command of English. 0-1 year experience for documentaries, corporate films, short films, TVC & AD films. Send inquiries to: info@maksentertainment.in. Thank you.

PRODUCER SEEKS COMEDY OR HORROR SCRIPT
I am a Spanish producer working temporarily in NY and I am looking for a script. Genre: comedy or horror. Pay to be determined. Send your logline and full synopsis to producing2012@gmail.com. Thank you.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Fantasy Writing Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th June 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $500 for first place.
Details:   Completely free to enter and is looking for stories, of up to 8000 words, within any fantasy sub-genre. This could be traditional fantasy, epic fantasy, urban fantasy, steam-punk, and so on. More importantly though, winners will feature within an anthology alongside some of the Fantasy genres finest authors.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   Marc@Fantasy-Faction.com
Website:   http://www.fantasywritingcontest.com

Remosa Publishing
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th February 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Remosa monthly writing competition.
Details:   Monthly writing competition, winners will be published on our website for a period of 30 days. There will be a small trophy for the first prize winner. Send us your synopsis and 3 chapters advising which genre your writing is in one of the following genres : romance, paranormal romance, sci-fi/fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, romantics and general fiction. Entries to be made by email or post and additionally all entrants will be considered for publication.
Contact:   Remosa Publishing, 5 Joseph Street, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 1JX
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   competitions.Remosa@gmx.com
Website:   http://Remosa.co.uk

DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th March 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Details:   For unpublished stories up to 10,000 words.
Contact:   DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Contest, c/o Ander Monson, Dept. of English, P.O. Box 210067, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
Country:   United States
Email:  nmp@thediagram.com
Website:   http://thediagram.com/contest.html

Rose and Crown Christian Romance
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £18 for one entry.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. Publication.
Details:   For your chance to see your story in print we are now accepting Christian Romance submissions for their Writing Competition for 2012. 1st prize is £200, 2nd is £100. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Winners will be guaranteed a publishing contract, as will all the best, publishable novels! For further information visit website and remember – submissions must be in by 31st March. Good luck!
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://sunpenny.com

Sunpenny Ltd. Christian Short Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £4 for one entry.
Prizes:   £150 for first place. Published Anthology
Details:   For your chance to see your story in print we are now accepting submissions for their Open Short Storry competition. We are seeking the new and the talented. Winning manuscripts will bepublished and the author will receive cash and book prizes. For further information visit website and remember – submissions must be in by 31st March. Good luck!
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://sunpenny.com

Frome Festival Short Story Competition 2
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st May 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry. £40 for in depth critique.
Prizes:   £300 for first place. Second prize, £150, 3rd prize £75 plus extra prizes for local entrants.
Details:   For stories on any theme: 1,000 to 2,200 words. Judges: crime writer and novelist. Winning stories read by top London literary agent. Entry fee: £5 per story.
Contact:   Cheques payable to: Frome Festival Short Story Competition. No entry form required. Post entries to: FROME FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION, c/o Frome Library, Justice Lane, FROME, Somerset BA11 1BE
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   clinkelmstreet@aol.com
Website:   http://www.fromefestival.co.uk

Limnisa / Bluethumbnail Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th March 2012
Fees:   £6 for one entry. Discount for members.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. One week Writing Holiday in Greece.
Details:   Short Stories of max. 3000 words on any subject. Open to writers world wide. First prize a one week, full board holiday by the sea in Greece. Runners up get 50% discount. We are looking for stories that surprise and move us!
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   entries@limnisa.com
Website:   http://www.bluethumbnail.com/Author/competitionpage.html

The Word Hut Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   18th March 2012
Fees:   £4.00 for one entry.
Prizes:   £50.00 for first place.
Details:   Maximum length is 1000 words and the story can be on any theme or in any genre. Please submit in a clear font as an email attachment. Payment is via PayPal. Full details on our website.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@thewordhut.com
Website:   http://www.thewordhut.com

Writers’ Village Best Story Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £10 for one entry.
Prizes:   £400 for first place. Every entry, win or lose, gains a free expert critique.
Details:   All entrants, winners or not, gain a helpful critique of their story – a feature thought to be unique among low-fee writing contests. Winners will be awarded the title: Winner, the Writers’ Village Best Writing spring 2012 Award, and see their work showcased online. Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed world-wide.
Contact:   The Old School House, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 9DP, UK
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.writers-village.org

Happily Cognating Reader’s Choice Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st May 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $30 for first place. Two paid runners-up.
Details:   The first contest run by a literary journal that is a brand new, one-man-show, but aspires to become noteworthy. We’re seeking submissions to our Summer (and inaugural) issue. Our goal is to find undiscovered writers (to give first bylines) and fiction that creates conversation and brings people closer together.
Country:   Germany
Email:   STCrowley1@gmail.com
Website:   http://sites.google.com/site/happilycognating/submissions

MORE FICTION

2012 Yeovil Literary Prize
Visit www.yeovilprize.co.uk for full details of the prizes on offer and how to post your entry. The competition closes on 31st May – don’t leave it till the last moment!
Our short list judges this year are Sophie Hannah (novel), Sue Freestone (short stories) and Louis de Bernieres (poetry), and all of us at the Yeovil Prize are looking forward to reading your work.

SCRIPTS Via InkTip

Nexus Entertainment – Seeking Scripts About Hannibal of Carthage
We are looking for completed feature-length scripts dealing with the life and times of Hannibal, the military tactician from Carthage. Please note we submitted this lead one year ago, and at this point in time are only looking for scripts which have been written since then, or which have not yet been pitched to us. 
Budget has yet to be determined. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit. Our credits include “American Dream” and the upcoming “Dysfunctional Friends,” among others.
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/  Enter your email address.  Copy/Paste this code: t92fnkax84
NOTE: Please only submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for exactly. If you aren’t sure if your script fits, please ask InkTip first.

Cosmotoons Inc. – Seeking Scripts with Science Education
We are looking for completed scripts or extended treatments with a science-based educational core, i.e. something in the vein of “What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?” or “Cosmic Quantum Ray”(Animated TV series on HUB). We are not looking for submissions in the vein of Star Trek or some other sci-fi story. Please only submit if you are familiar with the above two titles. We are open to features, series, documentaries or animated projects, as long as they have a clear scientific theme and preferably based on existing book, comics, game or a toy.
Budget has yet to be determined. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit. Our credits include “Rift.”
To submit to this lead, please go to:  http://www.inktippro.com/leads/  Enter your email address.  Copy/Paste this code: rhjq0u9br4
NOTE: Please only submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for exactly. If you aren’t sure if your script fits, please ask InkTip first.

Softcelluoid Films – Seeking High Concept Thriller Scripts
We are looking for completed feature-length high concept thriller scripts, i.e. stories in the vein of “Looper,” “Memento,” or “The Divide.” Please note that, if you can’t pitch your script in a single sentence, it isn’t high concept.
Budget will not exceed $2 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.  Our credits include the multiple award winning film “Intelligence,” and we are repped by a major studio management company.To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/  Enter your email address.  Copy/Paste this code: 9gyn7zsu26
 NOTE: Please only submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for exactly. If you aren’t sure if your script fits, please ask InkTip first.

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

2012 Magic Moment Contest
Sponsor: Heart and Scroll RWA
Fee: $25 for RWA members or $30 for non-members
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Top prize: $100 and certificate
Entry: Send us any ten pages of your manuscript where the hero and heroine first meet, and we’ll give you the benefit of three detailed critiques. Note: Magic Moment has gone paperless! All entrants have the option of submitting paper or electronic entries!
Judges: 1st round: experienced published and unpublished authors.
Final judge: Pamela Harty of the Knight Agency
FMI, visit www.heartandscroll.com or e-mail laurie@authorlaurielarsen.com.

2012 Query Quandary Contest
Sponsor: New Hampshire RWA
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Eligibility: Open to published and unpublished authors.
Entry: query + optional 1-pg. synopsis
FMI, http://www.nhrwa.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

LOOKING FOR SHORT FILM IDEAS 
I need an idea for a short film (>30min), a finished script is preferable. Needs to be minimal cast, little dialogue. . . and I’m a sucker for tragedies.  To give you a flavour of my style, this is my latest short: http://youtu.be/J9MCdpRUSI4. I can be contacted at info@ydpictures.com. Thank you for your consideration!

SEEKING WRITER FOR AD FILM 
We require creative assistance for generating ideas and concepts for an ad film. We are looking for someone who can deliver the best idea and theme for the film. Experience in ad film industry, specifically in creative writing part, is required. Pay is contingent. Send emails to shiveshmishra@lycos.com with questions and/or your expression of interest.

SEEKING SCREENWRITER FOR DOC/REALITY TV FORMAT 
We are looking for a screen writer for a documentary/reality TV format, which is centered around a transformational skiing experience. It needs to be someone who has experience in writing for reality TV shows with a pinch of documentary added. Please send examples of previous work with your resume to jan@skiguru.tv. For the successful candidate we offer a financial upside once we get the production financed.

NYFA PRODUCER SEEKS SCREENPLAY
New York Film Academy Producer is looking for screenwriter for script which is 90pg to 110pgs. All genres accepted. Please send your log-line and synopsis to me at jnyfa1@gmail.com. I hope to meet a great partner for the project. Thank you.

COMEDY WRITER NEEDED FOR COLLABORATION ON HIGH-CONCEPT SPEC.
I’m looking to collaborate with a skilled and experienced comedy writer on a high-concept feature spec. that a number of legit. Hollywood prodco.’s, including Benderspink, are eagerly waiting to read. I have the rough outline and the characters but trying to hit all the right beats in the step outline in terms of theme, pacing, motivation, plausibility and goals, is making my head spin. I need help with this one! This is a truly saleable idea and we need to hit it out of the park. I’m offering co-writer’s credit and 50/50 on whatever money this script might make either through an option and/or a sale (obviously I can’t promise anything). WGA-registered, produced comedy feature writers or writers who have won or placed extremely well in the comedy category of a LARGE contest only, please. Respond to countdrake@hotmail.com. Thank you.

STUDENT SEEKS SCRIPTS FOR THESIS SHOOT
I am a student and I am looking for some scripts to do my thesis. If you are interested my e-mail adress is antonella.rig@gmail.com. Thank you.

LOOKING FOR WRITERS TO CREATE NEW FANTASY SAGA
Looking for writers to join a team to create and produce a new fantasy saga. Please send examples of synopsis and treatments of works in the fantasy genre only as well as CV to us at aa@ab-product.com. Please note the following: We are looking for a writer in the London area only; We are looking for a writer with 3 years previoous experience writing; We are looking for a writer with previous feature film experience. Our budget for the writer will be £300-£500 depending on experience.  This is not a full time position. The writer will be required to come in 1 a week to show and discuss progress. Thanks and good luck.

SITCOM SEEKING STORY WRITERS
We are looking for story writers for the second series of Nigerian sitcom ‘Meet The Adebanjos’ (www.meettheadebanjos.com.) This is not a full-time role, but will require you to be flexible with your time; you will become part of a writing team, working together to create and develop episode ideas. Therefore you must be open to discussing ideas within a group environment and offering opinions during the development process. Due to time constraints, you will need to be hard-working and dedicated – we need somebody who can deliver quickly. We are asking all applicants to submit a 1 page treatment for a future episode of Meet The Adebanjos, as well as the opening scene in script format. The deadline for all applicants is Sunday 5th February and successful writers will be called for interview the following week. We are especially looking for writers who can mimic the comedic style of the first series (so it may be beneficial to watch a couple of episodes first) and can bring the characters to life. Most importantly, you will need to have a strong grasp of the sitcom format and be able to write COMEDY. This is what we will be looking for in all applications. Please reply to Jessica@meettheadebanjos.com.

EVERETT FILMMAKERS GROUP SEEKING SHORT SCRIPTS
The Everett Filmmakers Group is looking for a few good 5-10 minute scripts to produce in the coming months. Our experienced filmmakers will work with your script to produce a short feature. These not-for-profit films may be submitted to festivals. Subject matter is flexible, but writer must have full rights to the script; copyrigths of others must be respected. To submit your script for review and consideration — or for additional information– send email to larrygmcconnell@yahoo.com.

SCRIPTS SOUGHT AT FILMMAKERFORUM.ORG 
Please check our hosted forum for producers seeking scripts at http://www.filmmakerforum.org/scripts/. Thank you.

LA BASED PRODUCER SEEKS COMPLETED SCREENPLAYS W/ UP TO $4M BUDGET
PraterPix is currently seeking script packages that contain completed budgets (up to $4m USD). Scripts must be high concept and have international appeal. All genres welcome. Please send log-lines only at this time. Address your messages to PraterPix@gmail.com. WGA rates apply.  Thank you.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Fable’s Fortune Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   2nd February 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. £50; £25.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,000 words on the theme: Forbidden Fruit.
Contact:   10 Woodward Close, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1LP
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.writers-toolkit.co.uk/blog/?p=355

Waasmode Short Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th March 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place.
Details:   For short stories up to 7,500 words.
Country:   United States
Email:   passages@nmu.edu
Website:   http://passagesnorth.com/contests

100-Word Story Competition 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st January 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £1,000 for first place. £100 in book tokens x 2.
Details:   For stories exactly 100 words long. Enter by email.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   theeditor@readersdigest.co.uk
Website:   http://www.readersdigest.co.uk/magazine/212-Your-RD/1391-Your-Books.html

WritersReign 2012 Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th June 2012
Fees:   £3.50 for one entry. Two stories £6.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. 2nd £50, 3rd £25.
Details:   This year’s theme is: One Moment in Time. Weave your story around a moment, an incident, a revelation, in your character’s life that dramatically changes things. Whether for good or ill, it doesn’t matter, but remember, as with all our competitions, your story should leave the reader with that feel-good factor in the end. Story length 1,000 to 1,500 words.
Contact:   WritersReign, 1 Delta Road, Brentwood, Essex CM13 1NG
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   Editor@writersreign.co.uk
Website:   http://www.writersreign.co.uk/WritersReign-Competition-2012.html

Nelligan Prize – Colorado Review
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  10th March 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $2,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For unpublished short stories up to 50 pages long.
Contact:   Nelligan Prize – Colorado Review, 9105 Campus Delivery, Department of English, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-9105
Country:   United States
Website:   http://coloradoreview.colostate.edu/nelligan-prize/submission-guidelines

THE 4’33” 60 SECOND STORY CONTEST 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £1 for one entry.
Prizes:   £60 for first place. 2nd: £30; 3rd: £15.
Details:   Brand-new contest for the best audio story of one minute or less. Enter by email, Skype or phone. Full details on how to enter can be found on our website.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   433mag@gmail.com
Website:   http://www.fourthirtythree.com/contest.html

SCRIPTS

Sky Blue One Act Playwriting Competition
Category:   Scripts
Closes:   30th March 2012
Fees:   £15 for one entry. Ł5 Youth entries (under 18)
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Short listed plays given a public performance and assessment with a view to publication of your play.
Details:   An opportunity to have your play performed, have valuable development time with the actors and director. A special merit award also for the winner of the youth section. Plays must be original, written in English for two or more actors. Entries must be unpublished and not previously performed. Playing time must be between 20 and 30 minutes.
Contact:   Sky Blue Theatre, Administration, 3 Wetenhall Road, Cambridge CB1 3AG
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   anne@skybluetheatre.com
Website:   http://www.skybluetheatre.com/Upcoming.php

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

Touch of Magic 2012
Sponsor: Central Florida Romance Writers
Fee: $25 CFRWA members; $30 non-members
Deadline: March 20, 2011
Eligibility: Writers who are unpublished in book-length fiction (40,000+ words) in the past five years.
Entry: All electronic. First 25 pages (including Prologue, if applicable), plus up to three page synopsis (unjudged), in .rtf format.
Categories: Historical; Short/Series Contemporary; Long/Single-Title Contemporary; Paranormal; Romantic Suspense; Novel with Strong Romantic Elements; Young Adult.
Judges: Published, trained/unpublished.
Final Judges: Katherine Pelz, Penguin, Romantic Suspense; Kate Dresser, Simon and Schuster, Single Title; Meredith Giordan, Penguin, Paranormal; Helen Rosbugy, Medallion, Historical; Esi Sogah, Harper Collings, Novel with Strong Romantic Elements; Gail Chasan, Harlequin, Short Contemporary.
Top Prize: certificate, Frog Prince charm, announcement in RWR.
FMI, www.cfrwa.org or email contest coordinator Lorena Streeter at lorneastreeter@gmail.com.
 

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

SEEKING EXPERIENCED WRITER FOR REWRITE OF TEEN ROMCOM
“My Friend Noah” is a romantic comedy written by Ryan MacKenzie about a guy who pretends to be gay to score the hottest girl in school. First act included at our website at http://www.MyFriendNoah.com. Plans are to produce the film in 2012. Financing is around the corner and coverage has been collected. Script is in good shape but needs a strong rewrite and collaborator to guarantee a sale when the film is completed. Looking for an experienced screenwriter who is passionate about Ultra- Low Budget independent films, years of commercial screenwriting experience, a strong handle on romantic teen comedies, and understands niche markets, film festivals, etc. Will consider union and non-union. Payment will be deferred — $5,000 (more for union). Upon commencement of principal photography. Please provide job resume, bio, writing samples, and references for us at myfriendnoah@gmail.com. References will be called.

SEEKING COWRITER TO DEVELOP 2 HOUR TELEPLAY SCRIPT
Seeking a cowriter to develop an outline/partial script into a teleplay for a 2-hour TV Pilot/feature film. Production team is professional and has some great credits under their belt already. The genre is psychological thriller (think of a little Twin Peaks, a little Alias, a little Millennium – very character driven with an ensemble cast.) Please understand the following: this may or may not be paid, so please DO NOT respond if you are only willing to do paid work. And it will be a collaborative effort with the series creator. Male or female, young or old, student or professional – all may apply. Also this will need to be done remotely. My production Company has produced two successful projects already: a very well received TV Pilot which won about 25 awards in 2010 from TV Festivals, and a short film, which received two nominations in 2011. Both were of high quality in every respect. So you won’t be getting into something that will turn out to look and sound of poor quality. Please email your resume, sample scene(s) or trailers/clips of your finished script work, imdb page (if you have one), photo (optional), and anything else you think might be helpful. Thank you.

YOUNG DIRECTOR SEEKING SCREENWRITER FOR JUNE 2012 PRODUCTION
My name is Isaiah Smith, and I’m 25 years of age. I work as an independent contractor shooting, directing, and editing. Editing is my passion; my goal is to be a feature film editor! I have a bachelor’s degree in film studies from the University of North Texas. I know that doesn’t mean much in a field driven by artistic skill and creativity, but I’m hoping to build more credibility by mentioning my degree. Anyhow, I’m reaching out to the writing community because screenwriting is not one of my strong points. I can shoot shots all day; I can edit all day, but developing a script is an entire beast in itself. That’s why there are professionals, like you all, who make careers of it. I have a small team that is helping develop the script for our short film, but we’re not script writers. I’m doing most of the writing, and it is very challenging. We have about 24-pages written at the moment, but it’s not very strong. I understand the amount of skill and talent it takes to develop a solid story. It’s not something I take lightly because without a good story there is nothing worth sharing. I’m looking for somebody who is passionate and gifted in writing. This person should be able to take an idea and run with it. Preferably, this person will have some experience in screenwriting, but it’s fine to apply with no experience. We all have to start somewhere. 🙂 Lastly, this film is planned to be shot in June 2012. As of right now, we have yet to obtain funding. However, we will be launching a two month campaign on Indie Go-Go in March. We’re believing that God will bless us with $20,000 to make this film a reality. The team is made up of young people who have come together to do a great thing in order to build momentum that will help propel us into our future endeavors. So, there is no money to pay whoever joins the team, sorry. Remember, God takes us through different seasons in our lives. Today, I’m developing a short film, believing for $20k because this is the season God has placed me in. However, in the future, I plan to develop feature films with budgets well in the millions of dollars. If I’m faithful with what I have been given then more will be given. In other words, please don’t let money be the reason you turn down the opportunity to collaborate with talented and creative people. Write to me at infor@saiahsmithfilms.com. For samples of my work check out IsaiahSmithFilms.com. Also, to find out more about the lead actor for this film check out Harmini.org.

SEEKING COMEDIC SCREENWRITER TO HELP WITH DIALOGUE
I need a comedic screen writer to help me get my story out of the outline stage into the actual first draft of the script. I have the exact story but the dialogue really screws me everytime. I’d love to sit down and discuss the story and see if you can helpe out. I’d love if you are seasoned at screen writing and more specifically at comedies. Pay will be small unless you would rather make a deal for when I either direct the film or sale it and we can work that out when it comes. You can text me at 972-533-5480 at anytime.

SEEKING CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS PASSIONATE ABOUT WRITING
Hotspot Studios (HSS) established in 2005, is seeking creative individuals who are passionate about writing who don’t mind doing the hard work it takes to get a finished product.  If you are a fun, team oriented person who inspires, motivates, accepts constructive criticism and is bursting with ideas for film and tv, then consider growing with us.  HSS is a production company that writes, directs and produces their own content. Currently, this includes Film, Television, Plays and Webisodes. We seek aspiring artists and provide them with an opportunity to pursue their dreams through writing, singing, acting and dancing.  If you feel HSS is a company that you would like to be a part of, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  African American writers are encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required. Must have at least one year of TV Writing and/or Production experience. Must be able to meet twice a week. Must have reliable transportation. Must have personal laptop. Must be familiar with social networking. TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME WITH REFERENCES AND TWO ORIGINAL WRITING SAMPLES TO writers@hotspotstudios.com. (Any combination of Screenplay, Play, Spec Script or Pilot.)  Serious Applicants Only.  Start February 6,  2012.  There is pay.

LOOKING FOR IPHONE CONTENT CREATORS 
Do you have a passion for TV? We’re a start-up at the intersection of entertainment and technology and we’re looking for writers with personality who would like to be one of the first content creators on our platform for the iPhone. We hope that you will find that being one of the first SideShow creators is akin to being one of the first YouTube creators or podcasters. Our team is also dedicated to ensuring that the community is aware and engaging with your shows, and it will be a unique addition to your portfolio. You can find out more about us at www.gomiso.com/SideShows. If interested, please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/a/bazaarlabs.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dE1TMnEyQkFSZEFVQzY5MHp5dm8xcHc6MQ#gid=0

LOOKING FOR EDGY COMEDY SCREENWRITER FOR PILOT PITCH 
We’re looking for Comedy Screenwriter / Film Maker and Producers to collaborate on a Series of Comedy Sketches for Pilot Episode to be pitched to various TV network. We’re after edgy comedy screenwriters to not afraid to tackle taboo and controversial subject. Must have previous experience in writing and creating Pilots or Webisodes. Please apply to shaz@silverfoxpictures.com with online video web-links to your work. Thanks.

LOOKING FOR SCREENWRITER FOR COLLABORATION WITH FILMMAKER
Looking for deep-down with human feelings screenwriter to collaborate with a filmmaker on a contemporary drama/action script. Desired script will be packaged and arranged financing by Lucine Distribution. Pay after production is financed. Submit resume: email@LucineDistribution.com. For more info about the company, please visit www.LucineDistribution.com

WEB SERIES PRODUCER SEEKS CO WRITER
I’m a one man video production, and I’m trying to get a web series off the ground, though I do writing my self, I find that trying to get work, direct, produce, and everything else, I’m wearing my self thin and its causing my creative self to suffer. So I’m looking for a script writer to join up with me and help bring my visions to light. I’m trying to get an action series off the ground but first get a nice buzz, following and interest by putting out a series of 10min or less short action stories that would be for youtube and online.This is not a paid gig, so only the most dedicated should apply but all is welcome. Please apply to out.da.box.ent@gmail.com with: full contact info, brief outline about how long you been script writing, what movies you like and your availability.

INDIE PRODUCTION CO SEEKS FEATURE SCRIPT
Small independent production company seeks feature script submissions. Scripts should be tailored to low budget production. Open to submissions in any genre. This will be a standard option with purchase agreement if your script is selected. Please send your log lines and one sheets to electricdragonfly@me.com.

NEW YORK PRODUCER SEEKS BRILLIANT SCREENPLAY
New York Film Academy Producer seeks ORIGINAL DRAMA or FANTASY screenplays for potential production. Chosen screenwriter(s) will partner with a NY Film Academy producer who will create an entire producer’s package for the script. Package will include a business plan, a look book, a budget, a schedule, and a marketing and distribution plan. Please submit a log-line and synopsis in the body of an email message to Jeanne Ode at scripts.nyfa.2011@gmail.com. Also attach any link to your previous work, or even a sample of your script. If the project is funded; compensation will be at customary low budget independent film rates.

MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTOR LOOKING TO EXPAND
I am an experienced Music Video director looking to expand my work experience, I have written and directed 8 music videos. Recently my video for Wait Up (Boots of Danger) by Tokyo Police Club was nominated at the Much Music Video Awards for the Independent Video of The Year. I have experience directing Adults, Children and Animals, I am interested in finding a writer who either has a finished script or has an almost finished script that would like to see their story come to life. Contact me at: mike@heisthefuture.com for more information.

DIRECTOR LOOKING FOR CLEVER SHORT SCRIPT
Director/ad creative Nic Penrake is looking for a clever, uplifting script with a clever twist /payoff with a running time of up to 3 minutes. The plan is to shoot on HD over a weekend in Feb-March, depending on how quickly a top script can be made ready, then entering the film to Virgin Shorts and/or any other relevant festivals and competitions. Your idea can be on anything – provided the budget is sensible and the idea is more than a gimmick. Please send loglines and synopses in first instance to nic_penrake@hotmail.com. You can submit more than one idea.

SEEKING UPBEAT HINDI LANGUAGE SCRIPT ANY GENRE
We are In need of a Hindi langiage script which has a ‘out of the box’ thinking and the story has to be upbeat. It can be of any genre, but realism will be our preference. We are in touch with potential investors who are willing to invest in potential scripts that will be eventually filmed. The writer will get a salary according to the budget the movie has been allocated and will also be a part of the pre-production stage. Please send in you’re scripts to parmar.samrat@gmail.com. Thank you.

SEEKING SHORT SCRIPT FOR LONDON PRODUCTION
We are a small production company looking to put a short script into production to be shot within the next few months. We are open to ideas but looking for a completed contemporary script that can be made within London and is between 5 to 15 minutes in duration with 2 -5 characters only. The script should have a creative flaire and be presented at a very professional level. This is a low budget project, therefore a chance to collaborate and have your story developed from paper to screen. The completed film will be entered into festivals in the UK and abroad. This is also a great opportunity to collaborate in the hope of working on more projects in the future. Parallel Vision is proud to work with professional students and industry practitioners to create films of high quality and imagination. Please apply to us at info@parallelvision.co.uk with a short bio, years of experience and any link to your previous work, along with a short synopsis and a sample of the script. Please ensure your reply and script lies within the requirements stated and any further questions can be discussed at a later stage. We thank you in advance for taking the time to apply and due to usual high number of replies we shall only be able to reply to suitable applicants.

PRODUCTION COMPANY SEEKING ANIMATION AND FANTASY SCRIPTS
Production company is working with investment group and interested in producing feature length animation and/or fantasy and is seeking scripts for review. Any scripts based on books or TV stories must have full rights obtained prior to submission. Please submit logline with synopsis for review to us at info@jninemedia.com. If our company is interested we will contact you for further information. All scripts must be WGA or have copyright. Pay is “Paid option agreement.” Thank you.

SEARCHING FOR COWRITER TO COLLABORATE ON SCIFI FEATURE SCRIPT
Director developing feature version of a science-fiction action story based on short film is searching for a co-writer to collaborate on the feature script.  The script will be independently produced later this year in Michigan, and some equity financing has already been secured. The film will have a budget of less than $500,000, but our goal is to utilize digital filmmaking and groundbreaking special effects now available to everyone, to produce a film that looks and feels like a $50M movie. This is a great opportunity to get some of your work professionally produced and hopefully distributed to an audience. The ideal candidate should be a great writer, love collaboration, be passionate about movies and science fiction, and be fun to work with.  Also, you would be able to stay on the project for help re-writing and polishing the script until we shot in August. Agency representation is a plus. Please send writing samples to scifiwritersearch@gmail.com and tell us a little about yourself in the email. Compensation will be available on a deferred basis, but cash payment may be available upon financing completion in March.

PRODUCTION COMPANY LOOKING FOR FILM NOIR SCRIPTS
Production Company looking for FILM NOIR scripts to make into feature film. Must have some commercial appeal, but would love a FILM NOIR script that stays true to classic FILM NOIR. Please submit script with IMDB link or resume to deppich22@gmail.com.

LOOKING FOR TALENTED SCREENWRITER TO COLLABORATE WITH DIRECTOR
We are looking for a talented screenwriter who will work in collaboration with the director to develop a full length screenplay based on his idea. It’s “work for hire” which means the writer will not own the rights to the screenplay. The writer will be paid once the film goes in production and will receive a screenwriting credit on film. It’s a mixed genre concept with philosophical tones to it. Please apply only if you have written feature film scripts previously. Attach a pdf with samples of your work. If you don’t provide any samples, we will not consider you. Please contact us at mail@millionsofpixels.net. The imdb link to the director’s filmography is: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0162157/. Thank you.

SEEKING WRITER FOR TV PILOT
We are looking for the writer of our up and coming TV Pilot ‘Cast a Star’ we want it to be a scripted documentary style reality TV piece; that will cast our next film ‘Dissection’. The short-listed actors will then be put into a house to do daily tasks, that relate to the filming process. The actors we like the best will be cast into roles. The show will incorporates a range of shows that you would have already seen, for example: X-factor, Big Brother, The Hills, Made in Chelsea, The only way is Essex etc. By putting them together we will produce something that is new and exciting for audiences, interested in the arts. The writer will be paid £300-500 plus 1% of net producers profit depending on experience.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

James White Award Short Story Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st January 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For science fiction stories up to 6,000 words by non-professional writers.
Contact:   James White Award Administrator, 48 Spooners Drive, Park Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 2HL
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.jameswhiteaward.com

James Jones Fellowship Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st March 2012
Fees:   $25 for one entry. $28 for online submissions.
Prizes:   $10,000 for first place. $750 x 2.
Details:   For novels in progress by US citizens who have not had a novel published.
Contact:   James Jones First Novel Fellowship, c/o M.A./M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Wilkes University, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Country:   United States
Email:   jamesjonesfirstnovel@wilkes.edu
Website:   http://www.wilkes.edu/pages/1159.asp

Science Fiction Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  31st May 2012
Fees:   £3.50 for one entry. £30 critique fee.
Prizes:   £50 for first place. Runner-up £30.
Details:   Open to new and published writers in the genre. The winner, runner-up and up to 12 other winners will be published in a Science Fiction anthology in August 2012. Winners will be announced in July 2012. Entries can be made by email in Word, Open Office or PDF format. Please write Science Fiction Entry in the subject line. Maximum length: 3,500 words.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   wjwpublishing@gmail.com
Website:   http://wjwpublishing.wordpress.com/

€100 can be yours!
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th March 2012
Fees:   €5 for one entry.
Prizes:   €100 for first place.
Details:   Maximum length is 1500 words. Theme – anything you like, so long as it makes us laugh. For the full list of rules and regs, visit our website, where you can also read the winning entries and runners-up from the first four competitions. So, join in, get writing and have fun.
Country:   Portugal
Email:   competition@cheerreader.co.uk
Website:   http://cheerreader.co.uk

Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st March 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place.
Details:   For short stories up to 7,500 words by full-time students in US or Canadian universities.
Contact:   John Westermann, Director, Stony Brook $1,000 Short Fiction Prize, Stony Brook Southampton, MFA in Writing and Literature, 239 Montauk Highway, Southampton, New York 11968
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.stonybrook.edu/sb/southampton/fiction/index.shtml

Valentine’s short story competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   6th February 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £10 for first place. Web publication and possible print publication. (Alteternative to cash – £10 vouchers).
Details:   We’re looking for romance this spring. Send us a short story of no more than 1,500 words including 1) a spilled drink and 2) a case of mistaken identity. Your story can be any genre, so long as it contains a romantic element. Any sexual content should avoid explicit or graphic detail and be relevant to the story.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   competition@thegreatesc.com
Website:   http://thegreatesc.com/writing-competitions

Meridian Writing Spring Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry. Additional £3 for a basic critique
Prizes:   £100 for first place. Second place – £50, and Third Place – £25 plus a firstwriter.com voucher for each winner
Details:   Short stories accepted of up to 3,000 words – with no lower limit – in any genre or theme. Open to new and published writers. Critique service available – please see website for full entry details and services available.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@meridian-writing.co.uk
Website:   http://www.meridian-writing.co.uk

Chudleigh Phoenix 2012 Short Story Competition 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st January 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. £50; £25.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,500 words. Open theme.
Contact:   Chudleigh Phoenix, The Granary, 3 Palace Mill, Rock Road, Chudleigh, TQ13 0JJ
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   chudleighphoenix@heathside.com
Website:   http://www.chudleighphoenix.co.uk/2012comp.html

Blue Cross – War Horse story competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th February 2012
Fees:   Ł0 for one entry.
Prizes:   Ł0 for first place. Ł50 book voucher.
Details:   To accompany the War Horse film, we are asking young writers to write 500 word story on: A day in the life of a war horse during the First World War, from the horse’s point of view or a story about a soldier and his horse during the First World War, showing the relationship between the horse and his rider. Two age groups: under 11s and 12-15s.
Contact:   War Horse Competition, The Blue Cross, Shilton Road, Oxon OX18 4PF
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   warhorsecomp@bluecross.org.uk
Website:   http://www.bluecross.org.uk/95895/short-story-competition-for-young-people.html

FICTION

Langport Festival,
Closing date: 31st of March
Prize:   1st £125, 2nd £75, 3rd £25.
Details on our website www.langportleveller.co.uk (don’t forget to download the attachment on the site).

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

2012 Prism Contest
Sponsor: Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter
Fee: $30–35.00
Deadline: March 20, 2012
Eligibility: Books with publication date of 2011.
Entry: Novels and novellas with both romance and paranormal elements.
Categories: Dark Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Light Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, Futuristic, Time Travel/Steampunk, Erotica/Romantica, YA, Novella, Best First Book, Best of the Best.
Judges: published/unpublished.
Top Prize: gorgeous Prism Award, certificate, pin.
FMI, www.romance-ffp.com or PrismContest@romance-ffp.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

ACTOR PRODUCER LOOKING FOR SHORT SCRIPT
Actor/Producer is looking for a festival ready short film to produce. Drama, Action, Romance are welcolme. NO SCI FI please! This is a ultra low budget. We’re looking for a project that’s 6 pages max. Would like to work with writers possibly on a long term basis to develope feature. Please include your synopsis along with resume. Send inquiries to info@RonBRobinson.com. Thank you.

SEEKING SCREENWRITERS WITH KNOWLEDGE OF BLACK CULTURE
I am looking for a writer to collaborate with on a feature film screenplay. Genre is Black comedy, action and or stories dealing with black culture of the past few decades. Films such as “Coming to America” “Five Heartbeats” “Spook That Sat By The Door” “New Jack City” “Love Jones” “Cooley High” “Jungle Fever” “Love And Basketball” “Love And Basketball” “Mo’ Better Blues” “Malcom X” etc. Etc. I have a few ideas in mind, but I am willing to start fresh. Contact me at rodneydwira@alphabetproductions.com. Thank you.

SCREENWRITER NEEDED TO POLISH VO DIALOGUE FOR DOC FILM
Screen Writer needed for feature length documentary to complete and polish existing voice over dialog for two hour film. Some plot points may need polishing as well. Duration of work shall run for two weeks and require writer to take on style of host/talent in documentary. Previous documentary experience a plus. Salary is negotiable. Job is to be filled right away. Non WGA only please. For more information please contact us at info@hollywoodrequest.com.

ECLIPSE TALENT SEEKING SITCOM PILOT SCRIPTS
Eclipse Talent are currently seeking scripts for a pilot Sitcom.We are looking for ideas for a sitcoms set to the style of shows such as; Benidorm, Phoenix Nights,The Royle Family, Early Doors. If you would like to work with us please write a spec script or short scene with your ideas and treatment. Send material to eclipsetalent@aol.com. Thank you.

SEARCHING FOR COWRITER TO COLLABORATE ON SCIFI FEATURE SCRIPT
Director developing feature version of a science-fiction action story based on short film is searching for a co-writer to collaborate on the feature script.  The script will be independently produced later this year in Michigan, and some equity financing has already been secured. The film will have a budget of less than $500,000, but our goal is to utilize digital filmmaking and groundbreaking special effects now available to everyone, to produce a film that looks and feels like a $50M movie. This is a great opportunity to get some of your work professionally produced and hopefully distributed to an audience. The ideal candidate should be a great writer, love collaboration, be passionate about movies and science fiction, and be fun to work with.  Also, you would be able to stay on the project for help re-writing and polishing the script until we shot in August. Agency representation is a plus. Please send writing samples to scifiwritersearch@gmail.com and tell us a little about yourself in the email. Compensation will be available on a deferred basis, but cash payment may be available upon financing completion in March.

PRODUCTION COMPANY LOOKING FOR FILM NOIR SCRIPTS
Production Company looking for FILM NOIR scripts to make into feature film. Must have some commercial appeal, but would love a FILM NOIR script that stays true to classic FILM NOIR. Please submit script with IMDB link or resume to deppich22@gmail.com.

LOOKING FOR TALENTED SCREENWRITER TO COLLABORATE WITH DIRECTOR
We are looking for a talented screenwriter who will work in collaboration with the director to develop a full length screenplay based on his idea. It’s “work for hire” which means the writer will not own the rights to the screenplay. The writer will be paid once the film goes in production and will receive a screenwriting credit on film. It’s a mixed genre concept with philosophical tones to it. Please apply only if you have written feature film scripts previously. Attach a pdf with samples of your work. If you don’t provide any samples, we will not consider you. Please contact us at mail@millionsofpixels.net. The imdb link to the director’s filmography is: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0162157/. Thank you.

SEEKING WRITER FOR TV PILOT
We are looking for the writer of our up and coming TV Pilot ‘Cast a Star’ we want it to be a scripted documentary style reality TV piece; that will cast our next film ‘Dissection’. The short-listed actors will then be put into a house to do daily tasks, that relate to the filming process. The actors we like the best will be cast into roles. The show will incorporates a range of shows that you would have already seen, for example: X-factor, Big Brother, The Hills, Made in Chelsea, The only way is Essex etc. By putting them together we will produce something that is new and exciting for audiences, interested in the arts. The writer will be paid £300-500 plus 1% of net producers profit depending on experience.

PRODUCTION COMPANY SEEKING ANIMATION AND FANTASY SCRIPTS
Production company is working with investment group and interested in producing feature length animation and/or fantasy and is seeking scripts for review. Any scripts based on books or TV stories must have full rights obtained prior to submission. Please submit logline with synopsis for review to us at info@jninemedia.com. If our company is interested we will contact you for further information. All scripts must be WGA or have copyright. Pay is “Paid option agreement.” Thank you.

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

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Choc Lit Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st January 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. £50 runner up. Also online publication and a box of chocolates.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,500 words on the theme of chocolate.
Contact:   Short Story Competition, Choc Lit Ltd, Penrose House, Crawley Drive, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2AB
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@choc-lit.co.uk
Website:   http://www.choc-lit.co.uk/html/choc_lit_short_story_competiti.html

Stella Kupferberg Memorial Prize
Category:  Fiction
Closes:   2nd March 2012
Fees:   $25 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also ten-week creative writing course.
Details:   For short stories on the theme: objects of desire.
Contact:   Selected Shorts Contest, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
Country:   United States
Email:   shorts@symphonyspace.org
Website:   http://www.selectedshorts.org/extras/writing-contest-2

Stories Space fiction contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   12th March 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $100 for first place. 2nd prize $75, 3rd prize $50
Details:   Stories must be based on the theme: New Beginnings. As an additional challenge stories must also contain one (or both) of the following items: A family heirloom and/or a set of keys. Stories, poems and songs are all eligible to enter and you can submit as many entries as you like.
Country:   United States
Email:   lisa@storiesspace.com
Website:   http://www.storiesspace.com

Twisted Stringybark Short Story Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   4th March 2012
Fees:   $9.75 for one entry. Discounts for multiple entries.
Prizes:   $300 for first place. Additional cash prizes.
Details:   All genres accepted. There are only two constraints. Firstly, that the story must have a nifty twist at the end that surprises the reader and secondly, that the story must have some link, no matter how tenuous, to Australia. International entries encouraged.
Contact:   PO Box 851 Jamison Centre ACT 2614
Country:   Australia
Email:   judges@stringybarkstories.net
Website:   http://www.stringybarkstories.net

Five Stop Story January Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st January 2012
Fees:   £4 for one entry. £4 for 1 entry, £7 for 2, £8 for 3.
Prizes:   £50 for first place. £150 prize for overall winner of 2012 league table
Details:   Stories up to 3,000 words; Open to international entrants aged 16 and over
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.fivestopstory.com/write

Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   24th February 2012
Fees:   $75 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,500 for first place.
Details:   Calling all indie book authors and publishers – including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2011 or 2012 or with a 2011 or 2012 copyright date to enter the most rewarding book awards program.
Contact:   Next Generation Indie Book Awards 511 Wilkinson St. Chelsea, MI 48118
Country:   United States
Email:   info@indiebookawards.com
Website:   http://www.indiebookawards.com

Ledge Fiction Awards Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   28th February 2012
Fees:   $12 for one entry. $6 for subsequent entries.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. $250; $100. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For unpublished short stories up to 7,500 words.
Contact:   The Ledge 2012 Fiction Awards Competition, 40 Maple Avenue, Bellport, NY 11713
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html

Crystal Magazine Children’s Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st October 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry. £2 each subsequent entry.
Prizes:   £50 for first place. Prizes for children.
Details:   Write one story, up to 1,000 words for children aged 6 to 9. Theme: Jumping For Joy. Three sections: £50 plus books and DVDs for children. First section is aimed at very young children and includes an artist tool box and drawing pad. Decide which section to enter on the prizes offered. You may enter all three, using one copy of one story. Or request money only. Send stamped sae for entry form.
Contact:   3 Bowness Avenue, Prenton, Birkenhead CH43 0SD
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   christinecrystal@hotmail.com
Website:   http://www.christinecrystal.blogspot.com

Tom Howard Short Story Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:  $3,000 for first place. Total prizes of $5,550 will be awarded.
Details:   20th year. Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words. Both fiction and nonfiction accepted. Submit entries online or by mail. Entries may have been previously published. Winners are published online.
Contact:   Winning Writers Attn: Tom Howard Short Story Contest 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222 Northampton, MA 01060-3961
Country:   United States
Email:   johnreid@mail.qango.com
Website:   http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/tomstory/ts_guidelines.php

Reynolds Price Short Fiction Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   3rd February 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,200 for first place. $150 x 2.
Details:   For short stories up to 5,000 words. Open to men and women.
Contact:   Amy Knox Brown, Director of the Salem College Center for Women Writers, 601 South Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Country:   United States
Email:   cww@salem.edu
Website:   http://www.salem.edu/community/cww/international-literary-awards-guidelines

Scenes of the Apocalypse
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   8th February 2012
Fees:  £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Book voucher from a major retailer for the winner.
Details:   Calling all writers to submit a short story on how do you imagine the end of the world. Will humanity be engulfed by nature? Will wars and crisis turn us against each other? Let your imagination flow and captivate us with your scenes of the apocalypse. Length: 1000 words maximum (2 pages approximately).
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   project2012exhibition@gmail.com
Website:   http://project2012exhibition.blogspot.com

FICTION

The Bridport Prize 2012
Poems/Shortstories/Flash fiction
NEW CLOSING DATE: 31st May 2012

The Bridport Prize is the richest open writing competition in the English language – with £5000 first prize for a short story (of up to 5000 words); and £5000 first prize for a poem (of up to 42 lines). The category of Flash Fiction attracts £1,000 to be won for the best short, short story of under 250 words.

The Bridport is also known as a tremendous literary stepping-stone – the first step in the careers of writers such as: Kate Atkinson, Tobias Hill, Carol Ann Duffy and Helen Dunmore.

Anyone can enter – so long as the work is previously unpublished. It costs £8 per story, £7 per poem or £6 per flash fiction and the NEW closing date is 31st May 2012

Each year the prize is judged by well known writers – this year we are delighted to announce that Gwyneth Lewis will be judging the poetry, and Patrick Gale, the short stories and flash fiction

The 2011 anthology of winning entries is available for just £12 or £15 overseas (including postage and packing). The 2010 and 2009 anthologies are available in limited numbers for £7 and £5 (£10 and £8 overseas).
Enter online at: www.bridportprize.org.uk
Or download an entry form: www.bridportprize.org.uk/entryform.pdf
Or email for a pdf entry form: frances@bridportprize.org.uk
Or send an SAE for an entry form to be posted to you: The Bridport Prize, PO Box 6910, Dorset, DT6 9BQ. UK.

SCRIPTS/PLAYS: Via First Writer

Pint-Sized Plays
Category:   Scripts
Closes:   31st May 2012
Fees:   £5.50 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Plays will be performed in the Festival.
Details:   2012 will be the fifth season: 5 to 10 minute plays for no more than three characters, suitable for performance in a pub. Six winning plays will be performed during the Festival and go on to a Script Slam competition where the audience vote for their favourite play. For full details please visit the website.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@pintsizedplays.org.uk
Website:   http://www.pintsizedplays.org.uk

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

Spring Into Romance Contest
Sponsor: RWA San Diego
Fee: $25.00 Non Chapter Member/$20.00 Chapter Member
Deadline: March 17, 2012
Eligibility: Non published or not in the last five years.
Entry: First 25 pages of novel.
Categories: Historical, Single Title, Young Adult, Series Romance, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal, Romantic Elements.
Judging: Chapter members (trained/one published).
Final Judges: Editors and agents.
FMI, rwasd.contests@gmail.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via The Screenwriters Cove

SEVEN PICTURES – Television Pitch Writer
We are looking for completed one-hour television scripts from writers with experience pitching television projects and writing one-sheets. Note that we are looking for writing samples to gauge writers’ voice and sensibility in a potential writer-for-hire opportunity; we are not looking for scripts to option.
Budget is irrelevant. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
Our credits include “Necronaut.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter your email address. Copy/Paste this code: akf4n0k6tx

MISCHIEF MAKER STUDIOS – Teen Comedy Scripts
We are looking for completed feature-length teen comedy scripts from writers with a strong knowledge of High School life as samples for a possible writer-for-hire opportunity. We are developing a zombie teen comedy feature, so if you are pitching a teen comedy sample and have a zombie one, we’d prefer to read that. The emphasis is on being skilled at writing hilarious teen comedy, so we’re not open to samples about adult characters. If your pitch interests us, we will request the sample script for further consideration.
Budget will not exceed $4 million. Both WGA and Non-WGA writers may submit.
Our credits include “The Graves” (Tony Todd).
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter your email address. Copy/Paste this code: xzeqfmqzme

GTMG – Espionage, Contemporary Only
We are looking for completed feature-length contemporary espionage scripts. Stories can be set anywhere, but they must be contemporary, we are not open to cold war period pieces. Please re-submit to this lead if you already submitted to this particular mandate.
Budget will not exceed $5 million. Only non-WGA writers may submit.
Our credits include “Death and Cremation” and the upcoming “The Employer.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter your email address. Copy/Paste this code: unwbgjum1e

ALIEN KINGDON – currently looking for screenplays.
Length: Feature
Genre: Action and/or Thriller / Fantasy
Compensation: % of budget
Looking for films that can be made in the 750K – 1.5 million dollar range.
Please submit a Query Letter to query@alienkingdom.net
Please
do not send scripts.
Thank you.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

Singapore Production Company seeks feature scripts
Singapore-based independent feature film production company is calling for scripts for projects 2012. We are looking for exciting feature film length scripts from any genre with a character-driven story. Please only submit scripts, which are completed. Submit your script(s) directly to scripts@action.ms in PDF file format only! Please do not submit treatments or loglines only. Any other file format than PDF will be deleted immediately. Thank you very much!

Producer seeking high concept screenplays
Amply credited producer (IMDB Link: http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm1056990/ ) seeks high concept screenplays (horror, thriller, drama, comedy) for production consideration. Maximum budget = $4m. MUST HAVE INTERNATIONAL APPEAL. Please email log-line only at this time. Send to: praterpix@gmail.com. If we are interested, we will contact you for more information. Thank you.

Think Boy Think is seeking niche feature scripts
Do you have the next great film script but no one else seems to know it yet? Too niche for others to invest? Then we want to read them! Think Boy Think Productions is looking for undeveloped film scripts of 60 minutes or longer to develop into proposals for production. Currently in post production on their debut feature film, Think Boy Think Productions are wanting to find the next films to take from the page and stick up on the big screen. We are looking for lower budget films to be produced in the near future, and larger productions for the development for investment. No genre, style or approach restrictions. We are hoping to meet writers also interested in a long term association. Please visit http://www.thinkboythinkproductions.com/Think_boy_Think_Productions/ScriptSearch.html for more details. Email us at info@thinkboythinkproductions.com.

Looking for low budget horror script
I am a director looking for my next project. You can view my last project here at www.thescamthemovie.com. I am looking for a low budget horror script that is great and different than the other stories that have been told out there.
I prefer something that is simple and not that many locations and actors. Please email me a logline and a synopsis of your script at perdellproductions@gmail.com. If we like it, I will email you for the script to read. Thank you.

Seeking fellow screenwriter to collaborate with
I wish to find a fellow screenwriter to collaborate with on screenplays. I have repeatedly received indications from studios and/or directors/producers directly that they were more inclined to favor collaborated work, especially work that has crossed some international culture differences. Any level is ok, just need the passion to work hard and get things done with me. If interested, please let me know ASAP by contacting me at anthony_spicer@hotmail.com.

Seeking fellow screenwriter for collaboration
I am looking for a fellow screenwriter who would be interested in collaborating with me on a true story I have for a future film.  We would collaborate together on the screenplay and bring it to someone/film company to bring it to life.  If you are a screenwriter looking to write for a new feature film here is your chance.  This is a true, very original, unique story that would be a great experience to write.  I want to collaborate with somebody who I know will be willing to work with me and take the it to heart.  This story could be called a murder/mystery with a flair but the truth is, it is much more than that.  It is a story unlike any other,  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at sarahangelrose@yahoo.com.

Santa Barbara CA Company looking for screenplays
Studio 2050, a Santa Barbara Based production company is currently looking for live action screenplays to review. Our goal is to begin production this year, 2012. We are interested in genres including Drama, Romantic Comedy, Family and Romance. Story could include some fantasy elements provided they are not period or special effects driven. We are interested in scripts that are light, feel-good or positive in nature. We are not interested in scripts that are dark in nature, period pieces or heavily special effects driven. Our goal is to shoot in Santa Barbara and the surrounding Santa Barbara area. This would include beach, Mountains and foothills, ranches , rural, wineries and any of the Santa Barbara land marks ( Mission, Downtown area, high end real estate etc.) Please email logline, 1-3 page synopsis and script to scripts@studio2050.com. Please include all contact info including: name, email and phone.

Looking for fellow screenwriter to collaborate
I am a director and looking for a fellow screenwriter who would be interested in collaborating with me to enhance the script which I already developed. The current draft version is 2. This is going to be very low budget feature film. I would offer 5% of the Director’s net profit. This is a romantic comedy so if you are good at comedy and dialogues, this will be a good opportunity. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Please contact me at chandu@moviebuffcreations.com for further details. Serious writers apply!

Looking for ultra low budget rom com scripts
Looking for Ultra Low Budget ROM COM scripts. Please send a logline to Cary at info@carysandovalfilms.com. Very interested in scripts that take place in New York City. Thank you.

EFish Entertainment is calling for scripts
Efish Entertainment is expanding their development slate and is now calling for scripts in the genres of Action, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-fi, True stories, Book adaptions and very uniquely done horror. No conventional horror please. We are acquiring scripts from known and unknown writers to be set into immediate development. Please do not send the script. It will not be read. Please only send the following: no more than a 1/2 page synopsis; plot point outlines (if applicable); resume of writer/s; contact information. After reviewing the material, we will request the script for coverage. Send your materials to: info@efishentertainment.com. Thank you.

Seeking fellow screenwriter for collaboration
I am looking for a fellow screenwriter who would be interested in collaborating with me on a idea/story I have for a feature film. We would collaborate on the screenplay together and bring it to someone/film company to bring it to life. If you are a screenwriter looking to write for a new feature film or a writter that would like to dabble with in the art of screenplay here is your chance. This a very original, very unique idea/story that will be a very fun experience to write and a nice addition to add to your resume. I gurantee you this is something you have not done before or will ever do in the future. It is a horror/comedy film with a B movie flaire. I want to collaborate with somebody who I know will be willing to work with me on crafting this story and not planning to place it on a shelf. We are working on the screenplay together. I am not just giving you my work so it is your problem. I want to work with someone who work with me on this and we do everything possible to have it made. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me. Please contact me at abandonsinner@aol.com for further details. Serious writers apply!

Seeking scripts for low budget production in 2012
Ambitious production company is taking submissions of scripts to be produced on a low budget in 2012. We are interested only in following genres: thrillers, crime, adventure, action, horrors, family and comedy films. No sci-fi or period pieces. No docs, webseries, pilots. Email is contact@manager4actors.com. Please send only logline, 1 page synopsis and character breakdown. Don’t send the script, we will request it. Thank you.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

WritersType
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2012
Fees:  $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $250 for first place. Reader comments, publication on our site.
Details:   Deadline: last day of each month. Sponsors three annual contests in the categories of First Chapter, Flash Fiction, and Short Story. In each category, the monthly winner receives $25, comments from our readers, and publication on our site. Each month, the top two submissions in each category advance to the annual competition. Annual Prize: a total of $250, reader comments, and publication on our site.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.writerstype.com

Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  15th February 2012
Fees:   $27 for one entry.
Prizes:  $2,000 for first place. Also publication.
Details:   For a collection of short stories, novella, or short novel 150-250 pages long, by a US citizen.
Contact:   The Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, Sarabande Books, Inc., PO Box 4456, Louisville KY 40204
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.sarabandebooks.org/?page_id=1105

2012 RESILIENCE Contest 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   20th May 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $0 for first place. Winners are published and possibly featured on our website
Details:   For fictional stories about either getting through, bouncing back from, and/or growing from adversity. Stories may be of any type of adversity. Please specify type of adversity and whether story is fictional or nonfiction when submitting. Multiple submissions allowed. Stories may be anywhere from 50-3000 words. New writers welcome. Please see website for categories. Entrants must read all site guidelines prior to entering.
Country:   United States
Email:   editor@watchmebounce.com
Website:   http://www.WatchMeBounce

Fylde Brighter Writers Circle Prize 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   28th April 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry. 3 Stories for £10.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. Trophy for the Winner.
Details:   Short Stories First Prize : £200 (and a trophy!). Second Prize : £50.Runners Up: £25 x 3. Stories can have a maximum of 2,500 words.
Contact:   12 Ramsey Close Lytham St Annes Lancashire FY8 2RH
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   brighter_writers@btinternet.com
Website:   http://www.brighterwriters.org.uk

Fantasy/Medieval Short Stories
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   25th January 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $20 for first place. Publication in our magazine for first place and runner up.
Details:   We are looking for short stories with a strong fantasy or medieval feel. Exciting and heroic is great, but a well structured story with quality grammar is essential. 6000 words or less that will make a reader ask for more.
Country:   United States
Email:   Adam@tavernsvault.com
Website:   http://www.tavernsvault.com

Orwell Prize 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   19th January 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place.
Details:   Prize for political writing published in 2011. UK only.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://theorwellprize.co.uk

Oxford Editors Short Story Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   17th January 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry.
Prizes:   £150 for first place. Also website and ebook publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 4,000 words.
Contact:   The Oxford Editors, Suite 103, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DL
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@theoxfordeditors.co.uk
Website:   http://www.theoxfordeditors.co.uk/?page_id=271

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

The 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense for Published Authors
Sponsor: Kiss of Death Chapter RWA
Fee: $25.00
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Entry: 2011 copyrighted mystery or romantic suspense.
FMI, www.rwamysterysuspense.org or email: Brooke Wills at daphnecontest@gmail.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via INKTIP:

Nabu Films – Supernatural Horror Samples 
We are looking for completed feature-length supernatural horror scripts from Los Angeles area writers as samples for a possible writer-for-hire opportunity. We would like a writer from Los Angeles who is good at writing dialogue while building suspense. Please include a resume with your pitch. If your pitch interests us, we will request the complete script for further consideration. Again, we are only open to writers living in the Los Angeles area at this time. Please confirm that you are living in Los Angeles in your personal message space provided.
 
Budget is irrelevant. Non-WGA writers only may submit.
Our credits include “Atrocious.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address.
Copy/Paste this code: 6jt055ct2v
 NOTE: Please only submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for exactly. If you aren’t sure if your script fits, please ask InkTip first.

Arc Pictures – Canadian Family Friendly Drama
We are looking for completed feature-length family drama scripts by Canadian writers. Submissions should have a positive or upbeat ending, i.e. something in the vein of “About a Boy,” “Sunshine Cleaning,” “Dear Frankie,” “Big Night,” “Big Fish,” “Cinema Paradiso” or “’Café de Flore.”
 
Budget will not exceed $5 million. WGC and non-WGC writers may submit. Please note that, due to tax and financing reasons, we are only open to submissions from Canadian citizens or landed immigrants at this point in time.
 
Our credits include “Closing the Ring,” and the upcoming “A Big Life,” which will be made from a script we discovered on InkTip.
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address.
Copy/Paste this code: 98nvuzeq8a
NOTE: Please only submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for exactly. If you aren’t sure if your script fits, please ask InkTip first.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

Seeking Brilliant Screenplay to bring into pre-production
We are looking for for a brilliant feature film screenplay to bring into pre-production. Something with award winning potential (something beautiful, heartfelt, with meaning) or something commercial that has something special and different about it. Script must be low budget compatible! We DO NOT want and horror or period films Please get in contact with us at farmhouse-media@gmx.co.uk with the synopsis of the film you have in mind. If we like the sound of the synopsis we will ask for some more info and then eventually ask to read the script. Thank you.

Seeking screenplay writer with story
I am film producer, director and I am looking for a good story for a low budget feature film. I am looking for a writer as soon as possible as I want to start the production soon. Kindly send me your synopsis, if possible registered ones to supriya.lingayat@yahoo.co.uk.

Sreenwriter/Host to interview I.S.A. teleconference guests
The I.S.A. is looking for a screenwriter with hosting or teleconference experience to interview the guests for the upcoming I.S.A. sponsored teleconferences.  You don’t have to have a ton of experience but you have to be engaging, inquisitive and fun to listen to.  We want an active screenwriter because we want someone who will be interested in asking the questions other screenwriters will want to hear.
We do up to 4 teleconferences a month, usually for an hour and a half on Saturdays.  Occasionally some calls are scheduled during the week, so you need to be flexible.  This is currently a non-paid position but could turn into a paid position as the demand for our teleconferences grow.
If you’re serious about your craft, this is GREAT opportunity!  You’ll get to ask the questions you want to ask to the people you will most want to ask them to.  We’ve interviewed some of the top lecturers in the industry, including Robert McKee, Chris Soth, etc.
Please send a short email telling us about you, your experience and why you’re perfect for this job to: NetworkISA@gmail.com

Seeking fellow screenwriter for collaboration
I am looking for a fellow screenwriter who would be interested in collaborating with me on a idea/story I have for a feature film. We would collaborate on the screenplay together and bring it to someone/film company to bring it to life. If you are a screenwriter looking to write for a new feature film or a writter that would like to dabble with in the art of screenplay here is your chance. This a very original, very unique idea/story that will be a very fun experience to write and a nice addition to add to your resume. I gurantee you this is something you have not done before or will ever do in the future. It is a horror/comedy film with a B movie flaire. I want to collaborate with somebody who I know will be willing to work with me on crafting this story and not planning to place it on a shelf. We are working on the screenplay together. I am not just giving you my work so it is your problem. I want to work with someone who work with me on this and we do everything possible to have it made. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me. Please contact me at abandonsinner@aol.com for further details. Serious writers apply!

Seeking scripts for low budget production in 2012
Ambitious production company is taking submissions of scripts to be produced on a low budget in 2012. We are interested only in following genres: thrillers, crime, adventure, action, horrors, family and comedy films. No sci-fi or period pieces. No docs, webseries, pilots. Email is contact@manager4actors.com. Please send only logline, 1 page synopsis and character breakdown. Don’t send the script, we will request it. Thank you.

Seeking brilliant screenplay to bring into pre-production
We are looking for for a brilliant feature film screenplay to bring into pre-production. Something with award winning potential (something beautiful, heartfelt, with meaning) or something commercial that has something special and different about it. Script must be low budget compatible! We DO NOT want and horror or period films Please get in contact with us at farmhouse-media@gmx.co.uk with the synopsis of the film you have in mind. If we like the sound of the synopsis we will ask for some more info and then eventually ask to read the script. Thank you.

Seeking screenplay writer with story
I am film producer, director and I am looking for a good story for a low budget feature film. I am looking for a writer as soon as possible as I want to start the production soon. Kindly send me your synopsis, if possible registered ones to supriya.lingayat@yahoo.co.uk.

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

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Happy New Year!

This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

Spring Issue 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th February 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Publication in our magazine and on our website
Details:   We invite all writers to submit short stories of any genre to our Spring Competition. The best ones will be published in our magazine and on our website. Please submit via email. Your short story must be 2000-8000 words in length. The magazine will be published on March 20th 2012. Multiple entries are permitted but each entry must include your name. See our website for full details.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   editor221b@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://221bmagazine.co.uk/?page_id=818

Fiction Writing Competition
Category:  Fiction
Closes:   1st August 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. SECOND PRIZE: $500, THIRD PRIZE: $250.
Details:   Fiction Writing COMPETITION for Physicians and Lawyers. FORMAT: A short story or novel excerpt in the fiction genre should be submitted. The submission should be typed and not exceed 2,500 words. (This will be strictly enforced). DEADLINE: August 1, 2012. JUDGING: The submissions will be judged on originality, quality of writing, and the potential of the author.
Contact:SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO: (do not send certified mail) SEAK, Inc. —Fiction Writing Competition ATTN: Steven Babitsky, P.O. Box 729, Falmouth, MA 02541
Country:   United States
Email:   karen@seak.com
Website:   http://www.seak.com/2012_National_Fiction_Writing_Competition_for_Physicians_and_Lawyers.html

Writersbillboard Flash Fiction 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   27th January 2012
Fees:   £2.50 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Prize is publication on the website
Details:   Short fiction of fewer than 400 words, any theme
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.writersbillboard.net

Libboo Bounty
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th January 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $100 for first place. Top five stories will be selected.
Details:   Seeking short stories, word count: 1000(min) – 3500(max), within the comedy or satire genre about Vacation and Holiday Mayhem.
Contact:   Libboo Inc. ONE Marina Park Dr., 14th floor Boston MA 02210
Country:   United States
Email:   fernando@libboo.com
Website:   http://www.libboo.com/bounty

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   20th January 2012
Fees:   £4.00 for one entry. £8 (2 stories), £10 (3), £12 (4)
Prizes:   £150 for first place. £75 (2nd), £50 (3rd), £10 x 3 High Commendation, plus publication
Details:   For previously unpublished original stories in English Language in any style, on any subject up to 1,500 words long. Stories submitted must not be under consideration for publication or accepted for publication elsewhere, and must not be simultaneously submitted to another competition.
Contact:Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, London E18 1AB
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
Website:   http://www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/short-stories-0112/

Valentines Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   5th February 2012
Fees:   £1 for one entry.
Prizes:   £30 for first place. 1st prize in Amazon Vouchers, website and ebook publication. Other prizes on offer.
Details:   Short story between 100 and 1,500 words on the theme of Love. Check out website for details.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   editor@5minutefiction.co.uk
Website:   http://www.5minutefiction.co.uk

What Happens Next?
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry. or free to members.
Prizes:   £150 for first place. 2nd Prize: £100 3rd Prize: £75
Details:   Using the photo for creative inspiration, your story must be about a man in a library who chooses a book that changes his life. What the book is and why it has such an effect on him is up to you. The story must evolve and can be emotional, action-packed, mysterious or indeed take any direction that you like. Just make sure that it is powerfully written and interprets the theme creatively.
Contact:   Creative1 Publishing 15 Rue Canigounenc, Ceret 66400
Country:   France
Email:   info@creative-competitor.co.uk
Website:   http://creativecompetitor.com/2011/12/28/what-happens-next-writing-competition/

Man on the Train Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   7th April 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry. Free to Members.
Prizes:   £150 for first place. 2nd Prize: £100 3rd Prize: £75 4th Prize: 3 months membership
Details:   Using the photo for inspiration, create a story that depicts a man on a journey by train, but a journey to where? What happens to him en-route? Who does he meet? What happens when he reaches his destination?
Contact:   Creative1 Publishing, 15 Rue Canigounenc, Ceret 66400
Country:   France
Email:   info@creative-competitor.co.uk
Website:   http://creativecompetitor.com/2011/12/28/man-on-the-train-writing-competition/

500 Word Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th March 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry. Free for Premier1 members.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. 2nd Prize: £75 3rd Prize: £50.
Details:   Using the photo for inspiration, create a compelling story that make us hang onto every word. You can be completely creative with your interpretation but you must include all three characters in some way. Entries must be completely original and previously unpublished. You have a maximum of 500 words including the title so make sure that you use each word wisely.
Contact:   Creative1 Publishing 15 Rue Canigounenc Ceret 66400
Country:   France
Website:   http://creativecompetitor.com/2011/12/25/500-word-fiction-writing-contest/

Scribble Themed Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st November 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. Shortlisted entries to be published.
Details:   For short stories up to 3000 words on the theme: Friends.
Contact:   Park Publications,14 The Park, Stow on the Wold, Glos. GL54 1DX
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   parkpub14@hotmail.com
Website:   http://www.parkpublications.co.uk

Writers For Animals
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. This is a fund-raiser, so contributors won’t be paid.
Details:   Stories of 800 – 8,000 words sought for a compilation book that will be sold to raise funds for animal rescues. Wanted: True-life stories about animals who have touched people’s hearts, and people who’ve helped them. Plus fiction stories for adults and teenagers in any genre that have some kind of animal theme. We don’t want poetry, essays, opening chapters of novels, children’s stories, sexually-explicit content or political rants. Email for submission instructions.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   writersforanimals@live.co.uk
Website:   http://writersforanimals.onlinegroups.net

Illness & the Child writing competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry. Fee donated in aid of Sick Kids.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Hand-crafted Borders glassware, publication and live reading at publicity event.
Details:   Open competiton, poetry (60 lines) and prose (3000 words) on Illness and the Child. Anything linking a child with illness (in the child, or someone known to him or her), otherwise interpretation wide open. Entrants 18 and over; BWF members precluded. Winners announced after 30th May. All entry fees go towards helping children in the Sick Kids Hospital.
Contact:   The Sick Kids Foundation, 20 Millerfield Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1LW
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   bwfcompetitions@gmail.com
Website:   http://www.edinburghsickkids.org/press-and-news/news-archive/open-writing-competition.html

Birmingham Book Festival Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes: 31st January 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. Also writing workshop. Ł50 second place.
Details:   For stories between 1,000 and 2,000 words on the theme: clocks.
Contact:   Birmingham Book Festival Short Story Competition 2012, Unit 116, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   joanne@birminghambookfestival.org
Website:   http://www.birminghambookfestival.org/short-story-comp-2012

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   5th February 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $15,000 for first place.
Details:   For general fiction and young adult novels. Opens to submissions January 23, 2012.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.amazon.com/b?node=332264011

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

21st Annual Duel on the Delta
Sponsor: River City Romance Writers
Fee: $25.00
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Entry: electronic entries only; first twenty pages.
Judges: trained, published and unpublished.
Final Judges: TBA.
FMI, www.rivercityromancewriters.org; duelonthedelta@yahoo.com.

The 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense for Unpublished Writers
Sponsor: Kiss of Death Chapter RWA
Fee: $15–30.00
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Entry: prologue/first chapter up to 5,000 words. All electronic entry.
Final judges: See website.
FMI, www.rwamysterysuspense.org or email: Brooke Wills at daphnecontest@gmail.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

SCOUTING FOR WRITER WHO LIVED IN MANHATTAN DURING SEPTEMBER 11TH
Iron Horse Films, LLC is scouting for a writer who lived in Manhattan during the tragedy of 9-11. We are looking for an up and coming writer who is looking to expand their script writing experience. Please submit a sample of your work (i.e. up to five pages either in word or Final Draft with a copy of your resume. Writers will get some compensation for their work. Serious writers only please. Please submit your sample to Iron Horse Films,LLC along with your resume by midnight of January 8th to the following E-mail: info@ironhorsefilms.net. Thank you.

WRITER WANTED FOR SITCOM
Writer wanted for a sitcom about an Indian Immigrant experience taking place in New York. Each episode will be standard sitcom length 23 minutes. We would prefer previous sitcom experience, multi-cultural themes a plus. It’s a comedy/drama/satire with lots of emotions. Send a cover letter with either a link to a sample of your writing or a sample in the body of the cover letter to: info@nritvfilmclub.com. The producer Tirlok Malik is a New York Emmy nominated filmmaker. You can learn more about his work at www.nritvfilmclub.com.

LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK ON HORROR SCRIPT
Just completed a rough draft of a horror script and am interested in getting some feed back to assist in my revisions.   The script is a more traditional style monster mash-up, combining elements of Frankenstein and Mummy lore.  If you think you might be able to offer some free coverage, please drop me a line at kevinmglover@yahoo.com.  Thank you.

LOOKING FOR SCI FI BUFF FOR FILM IN ESPERANTO
If you are a science fiction buff who has an idea for a film in Esperanto, give me a ring. I can barely speak a word of it but if it is written down, or in subtitles, I can actually make out the sense of it fairly well. If you don’t have any command of Esperanto whatsoever, but would like to try your hand at helping write a script along the lines of a futuristic domed city, robots, at least 1 personal sized spaceships, a slave revolt, and a lasergun battle, give me a call. This could be a lot of fun. Call Matthew, late evenings 503-771-3307.

LOOKING FOR JUNIOR WRITER
Oak3 Films, Singapore, is looking for a junior writer. The job scope includes: generate innovative ideas for TV and new media; research and write scripts; pitch & sell ideas to broadcasters and investors. Requirements are: read widely, & sensitive to local & international TV trends; thrives on tight deadlines; awesome written and spoken language skills, especially in Mandarin; good presentation skill, especially in Mandarin. Need not have media background, but must love to watch TV (good & bad ones.)  Send inquiries to info@oak3films.com. Only Singaporean, Singapore PR need to apply.

SCREENWRITER NEEDED FOR AZ FILM PROJECT
Looking for screenwriter in Arizona feature film project. Compensation can be discussed over phone or email. Outline of story can be discussed. The film is drama/comedy. No professional experience necessary. For more information email tallent.stephen@gmail.com.

ACCEPTING SHORT SCREENPLAYS
Pro Digital Group is now accepting short form screenplays. Please submit thriller, crime, and horror scripts only(a flavor of love story OK) with a running time of no more than 20 minutes. Must be unique and original to you and registered with the Copyright Office or WGA. We will produce and provide the financing. Option/Purchase price and rights to be negotiated. Reply by email to us at jobs@prodigitalgroup.com with subject line “SCREENPLAY”! Thanks for your consideration and hope to hear from you soon.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

Express Yourself 2012 – Write your world 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   12th January 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £150 for first place.
Details:   For fiction or any other type of creative writing by a deafblind child or adult, a carer, or any other individual on the subject of deafblindness.
Contact:   Colin Anderson, Sense, 101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   colin.anderson@sense.org.uk
Website:   http://www.sense.org.uk/media_centre/latest_news/august_2011/express_yourself_2012

The FFW Flash Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  9th March 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry. Multiple entries, all free.
Prizes:   £25 for first place. 2nd £15 and 3rd £10.
Details:   Flash fiction stories up to 1000 words in any theme.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   comp@flash-fiction-world.com
Website:   http://www.flash-fiction-world.com/flash-fiction-contest.html

World Audio Short Story Writer 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry. £3 until 31st December 2011. £4 thereafter.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Professional recording of winning story plus promotional author podcast with interview and reading.
Details:   Theme: Open – any genre/theme. Word Limit: 1500-2000 words. Rules: stories must be written in English; must be previously unpublished in text (including internet)or audio form; the entrant must own the copyright to the story they have submitted.
Contact:   Wyndam Granite, PO Box 1302, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 9AE
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://shortstoryradio.com/short_story_competitions.htm

Emerald Writing Workshops
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st August 2012
Fees:   £1.80 for one entry. 3 entries for a fiver.
Prizes:   £65 for first place. Second £20; third £15; three runners-up win a book of short stories.
Details:   Maximum 500 words excluding title. Open theme so you can write about anything you like. Maximum 3 entries per person. Open to anyone in the world of any age. Postal entries only.
Contact:   4 Abbott Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 1DF
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   edwardjohnwalsh@hotmail.com
Website:   http://www.emeraldwritingworkshops.co.uk

Malahat Review 2012 Novella Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st February 2012
Fees:   $35 for one entry. $40 (US); $45 (RoW).
Prizes:   $1,500 for first place.
Details:   For works of fiction between 10,000 and 20,000 words.
Contact:   The Malahat Review, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700, Stn CSC, Victoria, B.C. V8W 2Y2
Country:   Canada
Email:   malahat@uvic.ca
Website:   http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/novella_contest/info.html

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

More Than Magic
Sponsor: Romance Writers Ink
Fee: $25–27.00
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Entry: All romance books with a North American copyright date of 2011.
Judges: Romance readers.
E-mail: jackie.rwimagic@netscape.com
Website: http://www.rwi-rwa.com

BBC:

Little Pieces of Love
Deadline: 20 December 2011
Writers are invited to submit their short plays for a Valentine’s themed event at the Southwark Playhouse.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/little_pieces_of_love.shtml

Immersive Writing Lab Competition
Deadline: 21 December 2011
Create a cross-platform storyworld and win a £6k development fund.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/immersive_writing_lab_2011.shtml

Red Planet Prize
Deadline: 16 January 2011
£5,000 cash prize and entry to a mentoring scheme for an original TV script.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/red_planet_prize_2011.shtml

Script Space 2012
Deadline: 31 January 2012
Open competition that invites submissions of new, unperformed one-act plays from UK-based writers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/script_space_2012.shtml

Theatre Trail Writers Competition 2012
Deadline: 31 January 2012
Have your play performed at next year’s Arundel Festival Theatre Trail.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/theatre_trail_2012.shtml

One Act Playwriting Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2011
The Drama Association of Wales’ One Act Playwrighting Competition is now open for submissions.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/one_act_playwrighting_comp.shtml

The BBC Writersroom Future Talent Award for Writers
Deadline: 01 February 2012
Opportunity for north-based student/recent graduate drama writers to access development opportunities and mentoring from the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/future_talent_award_for_writers.shtml

TenFour Theatre presents – A Table for Six
Deadline: 20 February 2012
TenFour is now accepting submissions of monologues for its Spring production of A Table for Six.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/tenfourtheatre_spring20121.shtml

Saturday Shorts 3 – Scriptwriting competition
Deadline: 01 March 2011
Bristol Folk House are looking for fifteen-minute scripts for a performance event in summer 2012.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/saturday_shorts_2012.shtml

The Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award 2012
Deadline: 05 March 2012
The Windsor Fringe is now accepting unpublished one-act plays from amateur playwrights for its 2012 Award.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/windsor_fringe_2012.shtml

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

New Devil Productions Looking For Next Short or Feature Project
We, New Devil Productions, are looking for our next project.  We are in post for a short film called “the party” and have worked with AmericanDreamMachine Productions and have worked with the producers of the film Echoes.  We are looking for any projects that would be of interest to us and create a world just around that script/story.  Please contact us with ideas any genre any type of script but no tv shows or anything like that.  Shorts are welcomed. Once we can get funding for projects there will be funds. Send inquiries to us at Brandonsndp@gmail.com. Thank you.

Indie Film Production Company Looking for it’s Next Project
Seattle area  indie film production company looking for its next project. We are in post production of our current film and looking forward to our next project. We have a good idea about the setting and other elements but we need someone to bring the script together. If you have a flair for situational comedy and catchy through-line (possible McGuffin) then contact us! We’re paying in percentage of future revenue. We want someone who wants to see their script made into a film. While we have some ideas about the story, the script would be yours and credited as yours. Call Michael at 206-372-7274.

Looking for Experienced Writer to Collaborate on Script
I am a film maker trying to put a story together for my new short film “Love on the Dance Floor.” I am looking only for an experienced writer to collaborate on the script. We will be shooting on canon 5D MII, and sending it out to the film festival circuit. It is a no budget short film so its unpaid project but in consideration for your collaboration, we can provide you with credits and film material for your show reel. If you are interested, please send me your CV and samples of your work to info@shadikhalilvisuals.com.

Seeking Female Scriptwriter in New Jersey/Philadelphia Area
Seeking a New Jersey/Philiadelphia area female script / screen writer to work with the executive producer of an original musical. College seniors and recent graduates ok. For more info write to musicjarproductions@gmail.com. Thank you.

Looking for a Horror/Fantasy Script
New York Film Academy producer seeks original horror or fantasy screenplays for potential production. Chosen screenwriter(s) will partner with a NY Film Academy producer who will create an entire producer’s package for the script. Which package will include a business plan, a look book, a budget, a schedule, and a marketing and distribution plan. Please submit a log-line and synopsis in the body of an email message to Muriel Moraes at script.nyfa2011@gmail.com. If the project is funded compensation will be at customary low budget independent film rates.

Seeking Collaborator/Writer for High Concept Political Thriller
Looking for experienced writer to help develop and write political thriller. Must have experience in this genre with a good sense of story and structure. Please send BRIEF (10 – 15 pages) writing samples in .pdf or Word format to links2movie@gmail.com.

Looking for Drama/Comedy Screenwriters for Feature Film Script
Director/Producer looking for a great writer in the drama/comedy genre to collaborate on a feature film script. The subject involves a struggling band set in LA during the 1970s. Knowledge of that era is a plus, but not a must. Looking for a writer with a dry sense of humor. The film would be a “Bottlerocket” meets “Almost Famous” meets “Spinal Tap.” For more information write to Brandon LaGankea at brandonlaganke@gmail.com.

Looking for Character Driven Short Scripts
I am a director/producer searching for a simple 5-10 minute script. More than anything, I am looking for a character driven piece with no more than 3 locations, containing 2-4 characters. My preferred genre for the script is either comedy, drama, horror, crime or action. The reason for this is because the big budget FX of science fiction or fantasy are way out of my budget. My desired script would be a strong dialogue driven comedy/drama, but I will consider any crime, horror or action stories depending on what FX they require. As long as the FX occur on-screen and do not break the bank too much then I will consider your script. If you are based in or close to Manchester then that is a plus but don’t worry too much if you aren’t. Please e-mail your scripts to jonnycof@hotmail.com.

Looking for Gritty, Original British Short Scripts
Independent Filmmaker requiring original Short Films Scripts (Up to 20 mins long) to be made on a low/no budget basis. I am looking for Gritty British scripts of any genre that contain: Minimal characters (2-5); Minimal dialogue; Only a handful of locations; Gritty themes (Love, sex, loss…etc) Low budget scripts only – you must know a rough estimate of how much your script would cost to make, so please only send your script if you think it could be made for practically nothing. The film will be shot on a Canon 550D camera and edited on Final Cut Pro. Please send formatted scripts and story breakdowns via email to filmprojectuk@gmx.com and we will get back to you with further details.

Seeking Romantic Musical Story for Hindi Feature
Kopy Cat Films ‘N’ Entertainment is registered with WIFPA and going to make a Romantic Musical Hindi Feature Film. We need a good Romantic Musical Story from writers. Please send us One Line Story idea. The shortlisted story writers will call for detail story sitting. Payment will be as per industry trend. You can mail your story idea to script.kopycatfilms@gmail.com.

Seeking Collaborators/Writers for Dynamic Youth-Action Flick
A dynamic, action and sports based digital feature film, starring kids in their late teens and early twenties, is looking for above line collaborators. We have an immediate opening for an experienced co-writer to become part of the development process and work with the director/producer and his writing partner. Will offer equity for the right person, possible stipend upon funding.
If you have a great sense for structure and are a team player, we invite you to help us combining the best ideas into a great story before we write the scenes. The shoot and story is based in NYC, the genre is action/comedy/drama; and it features skateboarding, stunts, teen slang, hacking, gadgets and MAVs. Please send your links/info to nospa3-00@yahoo com.

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