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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Hazel Hilles Memorial Short Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   18th September 2012
Fees:   $6 for one entry. CAD
Prizes:   $500 for first place. 2nd: $100 CAD; 3rd: $100 CAD.
Details:   Short fiction, any genre, any theme. Length: no minimum; 5000 words maximum. Full details and rules on website.
Country:   Canada
Website:   http://www.be-a-better-writer.com/creative-writing-contest.html

The Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   28th May 2012
Fees:   $40 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. All entries will be considered for paid publication ($250).
Details:   This annual contest is for short fiction by writers who have not yet published a novel or story collection. Open to Canadian citizens or residents only. No word limit. All entries will be judged blind. $40 entry fee includes a 1-year Canadian subscription. Details at website.
Country:   Canada
Website:   http://tnq.ca/peter-hinchcliffe-fiction-award

Swanwick Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:  £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Week at writers’ summer school plus publication; critique; magazine subscription.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,000 words on the theme: A sense of duty.
Contact:   Elizabeth Kay, Warners Group Publications, Fifth Floor, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JD
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.swanwickwritersschool.co.uk/dynamic/documents/2012%20competition%20details.pdf

Hillerman Prize Mystery Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st June 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $10,000 for first place.
Details:   For crime novels of at least 60,000 words, with a primary setting in the Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.
Contact:   St. Martin’s Minotaur/THWC Competition St. Martin’s Minotaur 175 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10010
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.wordharvest.com/contest.php

Henrietta Branford Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   27th April 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Opportunity to meet authors, editors, publishers, agents, and other professionals in this field, plus up to £150 travel expenses.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,500 words by writers under 19 living in the UK, using the opening paragraph on the website.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   anne.marley@tiscali.co.uk
Website:   http://www.branfordboaseaward.org.uk/HBWC/hbwcstart.html

Children’s story competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:  £100 for first place.
Details:   Stories can be up to 5000 words in length, suitable for readers aged 7-11 and the theme is open. 1st Publications of a small paperback plus £100 plus website publication, 2nd £50 plus website publication 3rd £25 plus website publication.
Contact:   18 Hillside Road Blidworth Nottinghamshire NG21 0TR
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   thynkspublications@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://www.thynkspublications.co.uk/competitions

Fineline Competition 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st June 2012
Fees:   $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place.
Details:   For prose poems or short short fiction up to 500 words. No verse.
Contact:   Mid-American Review, Department of English,
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.bgsu.edu/studentlife/organizations/midamericanreview/fineline.html

Nottingham Short Story Competition 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:   £10 for one entry.
Prizes:   £1,000 for first place. £250; £125.
Details:   For short stories on any subject up to 2,500 words.
Contact:   Prime Writing Academy, Nottingham Short Story Comp 2012, PO Box 10235, Nottingham NG2 9NY
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.primewritingacademy.com/competitions.php

Rannu Fund for Speculative Literature
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st May 2012
Fees:   $10 for one entry. $15 if entry is submitted in both categories.
Prizes:   $500 for first place. Two $500 prizes (poetry, fiction) and $50 honourable mentions in both categories.
Details:   NO ATTACHMENTS. Open to all countries. All entries in both fiction and poetry MUST be speculative literature in content. Poetry: up to 5 poems (unpublished) not to exceed 10 single-spaced pages. Fiction: submit one short story or a novel excerpt (unpublished) of no more than 7,000 words double-spaced. If submitting a novel excerpt, include a brief synopsis. Both categories: Plain text format. Include name, address, telephone number and e-mail address and a one-paragraph biography.
Country:   Canada
Email:   rannufund@gmail.com
Website:   http://rannu.webs.com

Fantasy/Medieval Short Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th May 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry. 0
Prizes:   $0 for first place. 0.01/word. Publication in our Magazine.
Details:   Up to 6000 words of your best fantasy or mediaval fiction. We are looking for strong fantasy fiction that entertains and leaves the reader begging for more. Strong grammar and punctuation is a must. Submission by e-mail only please.
Country:   United States
Email:   adam@tavernsvault.com
Website:   http://www.tavernsvault.com

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st June 2012
Fees:   $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $2,000 for first place.
Details:   For previously unpublished short fiction, up to 8,000 words.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.philadelphiastories.org/marguerite-mcglinn-prize-fiction-0

Writing Competitions–Cash Prizes!
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:   Ł3 for one entry. Multiple competitions at different prices.
Prizes:   Ł200 for first place. Various prizes in different competitions.
Details:   Various competitions for people of all ages. Prizes for winners, and commendations in anthology. Fiction and non-fiction. Competitions include: New Novels, Open Short Story, Young Writers and Christian Short Story.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.sunpenny.com

Short Story of the Month Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  25th April 2012
Fees:  £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. £10 firstwriter.com Voucher, publication on the website and promo.
Details:   The short story of the month competition is open to all writers creating original and dynamic fiction (up to 2,000 words). In addition to the voucher and publication on the website, every entry will be considered for publication.
Contact:   Hayley Sherman
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   hayleysherman.editor@gmail.com
Website:   http://www.hayley-sherman.co.uk

Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   27th April 2012
Fees:   £10 for one entry.
Prizes:   £1,000 for first place. Also editorial report and advice on publication.
Details:   For the first 30 pages of a novel by a woman over 21 who has not previously published a full-length novel.
Contact:   Fiction Prize, c/o President’s Secretary, Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge CB3 0BU
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/post/47-lucy-cavendish-college-fiction-prize-2012—enter-now


 *Open to published authors
**Open to published and unpublished authors

The 2012 Golden Claddagh
Sponsor: Celtic Hearts Romance Writers
Fee: $20–25.00
Deadline: May 5, 2012
Entry: 30 pages maximum with a 6 page synopsis maximum, total not to exceed 35 pages.
Judges: Trained, published & unpublished.
Final Judges: Editors and Agents.
FMI, http://www.celtichearts.org/contest.html.

2012 Ignite the Flame Contest
Sponsor: Central Ohio Fiction Writers
Fee: $25 for COFW members; $30 for non-members
Deadline: May 20, 2012
Eligibility: Unpublished authors
Entry: 15 pages of the hero/heroine* first meet scene (no synopsis), paper and electronic entries accepted (*hero/hero, heroine/heroine is also welcome).
Categories: Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance, Category-Length Contemporary, Young Adult, Single Title, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance.
Final Judges: Laura Bradford (Agent at Bradford Literary Agency), Deb Werksman (Editor at Sourcebooks), Rhonda Penders (Editor at Wild Rose Press), Andrea Somberg (Agent at Harvey Klinger, Inc.), Katherine Pelz (Editor at Berkley Publishing Group), Alicia Rasley (Editor at Red Sage), Lindsey Faber (Editor at Samhain Publishing).
FMI, www.COFW.org or email itfcontest@gmail.com.

(N.B. Only contact the companies listed below between 17th April – 2nd May2012)

A new production company is seeking screenplay submission on any good genre. The screenplay must be a finished one, with lots of intrigues and creativity. If you have any screenplay that you want to see produced submit a query to this mail: howard.tims@ymail.com. Please don’t submit any screenplay yet unless on request. The genre (e.g.: action, thriller, horror, comedy, drama, suspense, Sci-Fi etc.) is open for now because we are looking for something captivating. The budget is open too; glad to say that the company has lots of fund to invest, looking at producing couple of scripts this year and next. Submission ends on 10.04.2012

We are an independent film production company. We are looking for a writer with episodic scripts for a 1 hour TV Drama to be aired on a major Canadian Broadcast channel as follows: One-hour programs that can air between 8 to 9 p.m. and/or 9 to 10 p.m.; Action oriented programs (such as “Republic of Doyle.”); Female oriented, character driven shows (such as “Being Erica.”); Programs that speak directly to Canadians, about Canadians. Please note: We will accept submissions from Canadian writers only. The funding we seek can be only acquired on condition that the writer and producer are Canadians. If you have what it takes please provide a log line, synopsis and target audience. You can email us the information to filmscripts@flowpictures.com Only selected writers will be contacted. Apply to Gilbert Khoury.

We are ready to team up with another writer with a unique screenplay and create a movie that’s based around Scottish Highlands. Be advised that this is a low budget out of pocket project. Please send synopsis only for a 8-10 minute short. We will not accept a script without a synopsis first. Please Do not send a catchphrase, send a synopsis only. If we like the synopsis, we will get back and ask for screenplay. A synopsis must include a brief description of the screenplay/story. Thanks. Email us at casting@squareelephant.co.uk

My name is Zack Lyon, I am a comedy/drama writer. I am seeking a writing partner to develop a sitcom pilot in which I have already have a first draft. I believe the scenario to be both extremely commercial and also original. I have contacts within the industry which I will discuss in person. I understand any writer may find the concept of working on another writers project potentially frustrating, but I believe with the help of another talented writer we can make this work. Due to my other drama projects I am struggling to commit the time it deserves. I’m looking to form a lengthy writing relationship. With a talented writer I see a future in dealing with. Contact me: lyon.zack@gmail.com

Writers are invited to pitch their take on two Amazon Studios projects to be considered for Open Writing Assignments that will pay up to $33,000 each. To be considered for these Open Writing Assignments, you must submit a Writer’s Proposal by May 14, detailing your approach to a rewrite of the script or scripts — you can submit for both.

 Seeking a motivated writing PA for primetime cable award show in its second year to assist the lead writer on the show who can help break story (docu-style shorts and comedy shorts), research, brainstorm, punch up scripts, and help line up interviews. As the award show gets closer, responsibilities will also include managing changes in show script, updating run of show, and dealing with last minute script changes from producers and presenters’ agents. Award show is in October and work days will be sporadic (think once a week) and will grow as the award show draws near. Writing PA will also help work on other projects in development internally at the production company. Must know how to use Final Draft proficiently (in a production capacity, not just writing) and Photoshop and/or Illustrator is a plus. Please send resume and writing sample (original pilot or spec, with logline) to Tone at tone@mrbproductions.com Rate is $125/day.

iFeatures2, the enhanced production initiative from Creative England and BBC Films, will green light 3 feature projects in Dec 2012 with budgets of £350,000 each. Level 5 Films will be submitting 2 projects to this very exciting development scheme and are currently looking to collaborate with a produced screenwriter on one of our submissions. If you are a screenwriter with a demonstrable track record (whether you live in the English regions or London), meet all of the requirements as outlined in the iFeatures guidelines (http://www.ifeatures2.co.uk/guidelines1.html) and feel that you have an exciting, fresh voice to add to the British Indie film landscape, then we would love to hear from you. PLEASE NOTE: If you are a Writer/Director and wish to apply to Level 5 Films you must have an excellent track record working at this budget level (i.e. you’ve won major awards as a director or have been critically acknowledged for your body of work) PLUS you must be prepared to go through an extensive development process on your proposed script with Level 5 Films acting as the lead creative producer in this instance. Take a look at the iFeatures page at http://www.level5films.com/ifeatures.html then click through to our submissions page to register your interest with us. On application to us we will require: 1.) A brief bio – pay particular attention to what inspires you as a writer and your experience with project development on previous work. 2.) A 25 word logline 3.) A brief synopsis or project outline. As a final note, if such films as ‘Last Resort’, ‘London to Brighton’, ‘Frozen River’, ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’, ‘Blue Valentine’, & ‘Wendy and Lucy’ really do it for you as a writer, then we definitely want to hear from you. Submission deadline for iFeatures 2 is Tue 8th May. However, if you are interested in working with us we must receive your application in the first instance by THU 19th APRIL.

I’m looking to collaborate with another screenwriter for a local feature film project. If you’d like to learn a little bit more about the film, then please visit traficantethemovie.com, although, I must say, the synopsis has changed a little and thus this is why I am now seeking another writer to collaborate with in recreating or tweaking the original story around. If interested, please reply to this posting or send me an email at deavilaj@yahoo.com We can go into details later.

Do you have a gift with a pen? Do you like to have the skill to write great dialog? Can you paint a picture in just a few words? If you said yes, then Ath Wonder Entertainment is looking for you! We are looking for a few talented writers for scripts and treatments to start immediately. We have everything else we need to make our new Internet Television Channel, except you. Please send us your resume and an example of some of your work. Send inquiries to us at athwonderbiz@gmail.com We would look forward to hearing from you! Ath Wonder Entertainment.

We are a media production company in Atlanta looking for completed feature length, high-concept scripts to produce. We are placing emphasis on ROMANTIC COMEDY AND/OR DRAMA. The ideal concept will have minimal locations and cast, a unique non-traditional storyline with a short but strong hook in the logline. Pay to be determined. Please NO ACTION, THRILLER, SCI-FI, ETC. Thank you for your submission. INSTRUCTIONS to SUBMIT: We pay attention to professional, carefully proof-read queries and scripts. Thank you. *PLEASE READ CAREFULLY* (1) In SUBJECT line put – [TITLE]’ (2) Cut and Paste QUERY LETTER or SYNOPSIS ONLY into body of email at: SCRIPTS@WILDHUNDREDS.COM (3) Attach a FULL script. Partial scripts are accepted however, please note we can only make a decision from scripts we have read entirely. Thank you for your submission. You will be contacted if interested.

Producer seeks short scripts for Web Series. Must be crime, mystery, horror, supernatural with a twist. Scripts should be less than ten pages. Send inquiries to us at info@sunsetpicturesllc.com

My name is Jay Sansone, I am a professional video director and photographer. I am currently looking for a short story writer to submit/or write a piece for a short film. The film should be from 2-6 minutes in length. We are looking for post-modern subjects, with quirky, witty, and interesting writing. Myself and crew each have over 6 years experience making shorts, and we are looking for a talented writer with interesting stories. Please contact me ASAP at jaysansone@gmail.com if you are interested. My work can be seen at http://www.jaysansone.com Here is my professional reel: http://vimeo.com/11243412

Script Writer needed to work on short film with Director. More Info: http://www.steveglashier.com.

Searching for screenwriter that wants to write and develop content with producer. Features, TV Pilots or Web series. We are currently looking for screenwriters for productions. We are looking for writers to help us put into writing some great ideas that we have already started to develop. This is a great opportunity to to be apart of a team and possibly have a story produced. We are a team of creative and driven individuals working together to get great projects done locally. Our team consists of local television, film and radio professionals with experience working for clients such as CNN, DISCOVERY, ABC, and more. Currently these are non paying positions, however, we offer the opportunity for growth, access to production equipment, press credentials, and production experience for your resume and portfolio. Most importantly we will make your stories come to life. You will have a product in your hands which we will market and distribute with your name. This should lead not only towards great networking, but also towards funding (grants, sponsors etc) for future projects. Send inquiries to us at auramediapro@gmail.com (To see some of our projects, please visit Youtube.com/TheAmpNetwork)

Hi I’m making this post because I’m looking for a dedicated co-partner that will be willing to help me create an entire season of screenplays and shop around it for funding. The premise and the pilot is pretty much locked and completed. It’s also copyrighted and ready for funding! I’ve spoke to a few investors about the idea but I want to get a partner before I continue pitching this sitcom to anywhere else. I realized I can’t do this all on my own, literally impossible! So if you think you can do this hit me up in an email to quanmillion@hotmail.com and I’ll go over all the details as far as pay, agreement forms, the script, and the connections I have. Thank you. Quan.

My current projects aren’t eligible so I’m looking for directors and especially writers to make an iFeatures team application. As I’m based in the regions, working with me would make you eligible to apply, no matter where you’re from in the UK. You also need a full team to be eligible, so lets hook up! iFeatures 2 are looking for projects in their early stages. 16 short listed teams will receive development money and support (min £1500 per script draft). Eventually 3 projects will be produced. Please read their guidelines carefully before sending me anything. http://www.ifeatures2.co.uk/guidelines1.html If you’ve already written a screenplay for your idea, this must be a very rough first draft only. Please don’t submit anything more developed than this, it will only lead to trouble for the whole team later on. For writers, the iFeatures application requires a logline up to 25 words, a synopsis up to 100 words, an outline up to 2,000 words (roughly 4 pages) and a bio up to 500 words. Please therefore send me something similar, however, I appreciate that it takes time to draft materials to these exact lengths – if you’ve already drafted docs for other schemes, you may send those instead. If I’m interested, we can work together on re-drafting for iFeatures specifications. If you are applying as a writer-director, please also include a showreel link. Or if you are applying as a director without a project, please just supply the bio and showreel. NOTES FOR DIRECTORS: This scheme favours teams where the writer and director are separate people. If you are truly a writer-director, and your work is equally strong in both areas, then no problem. However, my preference is to select the strongest ideas, before pairing them with directors. ALL DIRECTORS MUST HAVE MADE AT LEAST 2 SHORTS WHICH HAVE SCREENED AT FESTIVALS. ADDITIONALLY THEY MUST HAVE WON AT LEAST ONE AWARD, OR SCREENED AT ONE MAJOR FESTIVAL (E.G. Edinburgh, London, Cannes (not the short film corner), Berlin, Venice, Locarno, SXSW, Sundance, Tribeca, other Oscar qualifying festivals etc). Very competetive scheme – please don’t be offended if I can’t work with you on this occasion. And please be aware, I will read loglines and 100 word synopses first. If these haven’t grabbed me, I probably won’t have time to read your 4 page outline. iFeatures deadline is 8th of May. However, I NEED TO RECEIVE ALL EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST BY 5pm MONDAY 23rd OF APRIL. This will allow me time to read everything, pair projects with directors where necessary, and develop materials further before the iFeatures 2 deadline. Good luck, I will bounce back to confirm receipt of very application. Please just apply via my email – jack@shudderfilms.co.uk – no need to submit via the Talent Circle entry form. Thanks.



Conflict and idea course taught by Bob Mayer $30.00


Will be offered October 2012


(Registration Open) Can you say what your book is about in 25 words of less? This is essential to both writing a tight book and then selling it. We’ll discuss ways to find and state your original idea so that you stay on course while writing the book. The original idea will you excite those you tell it to when trying to sell it. Conflict drives your story. Not only must conflict escalate throughout the entire novel, every single scene must have conflict in it. The Conflict Box is an effective technique for focusing your story on the protagonist, antagonist, their goals and finding out if you have the necessary conflict lock. These two

The 32nd Writers Conference  22-24 June, 2012
This year, we have 74 authors, poets, screenwriters, commissioning editors, literary agents and industry specialists attending the conference!

Alan Titchmarsh, OBE, gardener, novelist, broadcaster, raconteur and everyone’s friend, will lead our glittering line-up of novelists, poets, playwrights, commissioning editors, literary agents and industry specialists as our Plenary Speaker

Jackie Kay, poet and storyteller will charm us with her best readings, Jack Sheffield will be showing aspiring writers how to create successful novels from his diaries as a Yorkshire school teacher, Margaret Graham, a great Winchester favourite, returns with cleaver ideas to construct novels, Sally Spedding, Lesley Horton, and Lindsey Ashford will conspire on crime fiction techniques. This is just a taster!

With the very able help of Sara Gangai, our administrator, we are piecing together the myriad collection of 50 lectures, 14 Masters’ Courses, 18 workshops and 500 one-to-one appointments that become this international event for all writers.

In addition, eighteen writing competitions with 68 prizes are being clicked into place with sponsors and specifications, waiting for your creative ideas.


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

Good luck and let me know how you get on.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Graffiti Magazine Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   10th April 2012
Fees:   £2 for one entry.
Prizes:   £25 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For short stories on any theme, up to 1,000 words.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   graffiti.magazine@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://www.wilkiemartin.com/competition.php

Wolfe Pack’s Black Orchid Novella Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st May 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For crime mystery novellas between 15,000 and 20,000 words.
Contact:   Jane K. Cleland, Chair, Jane K. Cleland, P.O. 3233, New York, NY 10163-3233
Country:   United States
Email:   jane@janecleland.net
Website:   http://www.nerowolfe.org/htm/neroaward/black_orchid_award/BO_award_intro.htm

Novelicious Undiscovered 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   3rd April 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Prizes include Kindle; vouchers; critique; books.
Details:   For the first 3,000 words of a chick-lit novel.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   undiscovered@novelicious.com
Website:   http://www.novelicious.com/noveliciousundiscovered2012.html

Best and Brightest Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   13th May 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. There are plenty of other prizes on offer as well- visit our website for further details!
Details:   A creative writing competition for student and graduate authors; a competition that isn’t just limited to the members of a single University’s Students’ Union, but one which is open to entrants from across the United Kingdom, and beyond! After judging all the entries on a regional basis, anthologies of the 10 regional shortlists will be published; and 2 months later, the readers’ votes will be counted to see who makes it into the FINAL anthology!
Contact:   292 Rochfords Gardens, Slough, Berkshire SL2 5XW
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   bestandbrightestcompetition@gmail.com
Website:   http://best-and-brightest.co.uk

Pearl Short Story Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st May 2012
Fees:   $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $250 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:For short stories up to 4,000 words.
Contact:   Pearl Short Story Prize, 3030 E. Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.pearlmag.com/contests.html

Steyning Festival Short Story Competition 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £4 for one entry. Three for £10.
Prizes:   £250 for first place. £50; £25.
Details:   For unpublished fiction up to 1,500 words. Any theme.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   steyningbookshop@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://www.steyningfestival.co.uk/short-story-competition-2012


Shoreline Screenwriting Competition 2012
Entry Fee: £25 ($38approx) Early Deadline.The Competition Is Open!
Shoreline Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2012 is made up of a small team of experienced producers and script consultants.
Our strong relationships within the industry, both in the UK and US, enables us to pair the right projects with the most suited producer.
Prizes are great, but a writers biggest challenge is getting his or her work out there. That’s where we come in. Throughout the competition, and after, we will activelyget the best scripts into the hands of the people that can get them made.
Shoreline Scripts is open to anyone, anywhere in the world!

Website:   http://www.shorelinescripts.com/index.html


 *Open to published authors
**Open to published and unpublished authors

International Digital Awards (IDA)
Sponsor: Oklahoma Romance Writers of America
Fee: $15.00
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Eligibility: Any ebook with a copyright date of 2010 or 2011 that was eligible for sale in 2010 or 2011 and is NOT available in print.
Entry: Non DRM PDF as email attachment.
Categories: (All of the following offer BOTH a short/novella and a Novel category in each genre) Contemporary, Erotica, Historical, Inspirational, Paranormal, Suspense, Young Adult.
Judges: Readers, including other unpublished and published authors.
Top Prize: Winner of each category (short and Novel) will receive an engraved paperweight and reviews, tweets, and Facebook posts from at least five OKRWA members. Bonus prize: All entrants will be placed in a drawing for a free book trailer.
FMI, http://IdaContest.Wordpress.com.

(N.B. Only contact the companies listed below between 26 March – 17th April 2012)

Miso Studios seeks writers to produce witty and informative content for Social TV second screen platform. This content (we call them sideshows) will be synchronized in real time with the content from the your TV set-top box.  We are looking for writers that have a good understanding of social media space and technology-savvy.  The position will require 10 hours a week at flat rate to produce 5 sideshows and extend through an entire season (8-10 weeks). Go to http://goo.gl/DOmw6 to indicate your interest in the Miso Studio Writer position. Feel free to check out our website for more information: gomiso.com/sideshows

Cinemonger Motion Picture Company is seeking SCREENWRITERS to work with on developing feature films. Responsibilities: Work closely with producers to form characters, story and dialog; Brainstorm with the development team; Perform in-depth research; Write character bios, outlines, treatments, scenes, synopses and screenplays; Follow grammar, style and legal guidelines; Stay on schedule. Requirements: Must have completed a minimum of two feature-length screenplays; Must be extremely comfortable with screenplay format, structure and the English language; Must understand how a film is made and knowledgeable about film language; Must be a team player and open to criticism and direction; Must be a self-motivated individual; Must have the ability and talent to write in multiple genres. Please send cover letter, bio, filmography or resume and a 5-10 page sample in TWO of the following categories: Quirky Character Piece; Sexy Suspense/Thriller; Action Sequence; Teen Drama or Comedy (R-rated is OK); Family Drama or Comedy. DO NOT SEND more than 20 total pages. Send all materials to: ASSISTANT@CINEMONGER.COM Compensation is negotiable, depending on experience of writer and budget of project. On average of $400 – $1,000 initial payment. Plus back end profit sharing.

Looking for a STORY WRITER for a short film. The genre is psyhco-thriller. Premise, characterization and basic story arc is already chalked out. The writer needs to fill in the gaps with interesting events in the life of the character(s), add exciting and fresh story elements, build a dramatic conflict with suitable twists & turns. The film is intended for the festival circuit and movie channels on TV & online. Freshers are most welcome, provided they have keen sense of storytelling and a basic understanding of what is possible on screen and what not, within the limited budget of an experimental short film. People who are passionate about doing something different & exciting in this industry, please apply with your CV here and also send a short sample of your creative fiction writing to soumya.tvconceptsdev@gmail.com

We are looking for experienced screenwriters for the pre-production of a major film. Serious inquires only. All interested candidates must be familiar with the current standard screenplay format (i.e. Final Draft software). For more information, please contact Noel at sbv7four@gmail.com

Looking for a Latina screenwriter that wants to join me in writing a feature script based on my short film Neon Angels. (Neon Angels has played in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Atlanta Film Festival.) Pay will be $200 – after script is done. Contact me, Alex Clavijo, at asclavijo@yahoo.com

Online serial writer (GUIOPERA) seeks stealth screenwriter (someone who goes about their business undetected) for long term partnership to develop concepts and ideas for TV, film and online/video games. The partnership will yield new intellectual property for new company created by collaboration. so there is no pay in the first instance. Please email john@etfiction.com for more information.

Comedic screenwriter is on quest for epic collaboration with equally talented writer for dramedy project. Specifically looking for writer(s) with some experience. Must have a thorough knowledge of the 90’s. Send messages of interest to Mutt Johnson at poquito.johnsonfilms@gmail.com. Gig is non-paid.

V-FilmS is looking for film scripts, regardless of runtime or genre – however we give exciting and crazy scripts preference. Main condition for entries is that the scripts are innovative and can be produced on low budgets. Please send your script (include a short synopsis) to contribute@meridianum.eu. If you have no script as of now, send us a message anyway if you are interested in writing for us on a freelance basis. We are looking forward to your exciting work and stories.

Hi, I’m taking a producing program in NYFA. I’m looking for a script which is any genre but related with tourism, or travel, or theme park, or any kinds of movie theaters. Yor script would be developed as a feature film project for a student thesis, which include all business plans, bugeting, scheduling, and potentail director, potentail castings. If possible, I am going to find the resource to produce it. Contact me, James Chuang, at jameschuang0422gmail.com I’m willing to have an option agreement if the script has a potential to develop as a feature film.

Small video company needs a feature film screenplay for ultra low budget production. Shooting only in NYC area with 2-3 main actors. We can pay a little money. Contact Alen at alex.video@yahoo.com

Hi, I am looking for Writing Partners who are serious and creative. Looking for people who are willing to travel to meet just as i am willing to travel to meet. I have started multiple projects in the action and comedy categories and have acquired some good contacts to send material out when it is finished. You will receive a percentage of what comes out of the finished product. I have a great movie started that just needs some touching up on the script so it won’t take long to finish. I am looking to get 1-2 other writing partners to possibly develop into a real money making writing team. If you are interested please email me at darakkhamone@yahoo.com and we can exchange contact info. Thanks, Darak Khamone.

Central Station Media is a well-established production company that has filmed and edited over 500 TV commercials which have aired on national and International TV channels, and has produced 1 feature film to date. As we open our new Hollywood production facility our company will be selecting the 5 most-promising screenwriters (based on previous work), as well as the five most promising directors in a contest to showcase local talent and draw attention to our company’s new feature film production capabilities. During production, Central Station Media will provide all equipment, casting, and production facilities at absolutely no cost to screenwriters or directors. There is no pay associated with this project, but screenwriters and directors that are chosen will have access to a full studio of equipment to make their creative visions a reality. For Screenwriters: Please submit a SHORT screenplay that is 3-5 pages long, and preferably takes place in 1-2 locations. For Directors, please submit your resumes to the email associated with this posting. We look forward to reading your screenplays and resumes. Send to us at censtation@gmail.com

I am an award-winning director looking for a scriptwriter to collaborate on another short film in the near future. I have just finished another short but am hungry to collaborate on another exciting project. I have a great track record of successfully making the most of script ideas, delivering great pitches and overall achieving funding through national film funding schemes. I will use part of that funding to pay for the production rights to your script, so that your creativity and hard work are fully rewarded. I would like to receive any treatments/scripts for a short films that you have written and feel would make a good short film. Ideally looking for fictional dramas of any sort. Please email your submissions to Rohan Green: rrrproductions@hotmail.com Then we can speak soon and take it from there. In the meantime, here are a few links of interest: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/2012/newsid_8950000/8950008.stm and http://filmlondon.org.uk/news/2010/july/award_winners_announced_for_best_of_boroughs Thank you.

I am a young score writer that has made many scores, but none of them have ever been used. I would love to work on a score for a movie. If you are interested in my full list of works and my complete bio, please contact me at mtmichael13@gmail.com

We’re a film team looking for some good drama/dramedy scripts. You should really only send scripts (to: storybirdfilms@gmail.com) that are WGA protected–it’s just a smart thing to do. For further info about us visit our web site at http://storybirdfilms.com/. You’ll notice a lot of comedy, but we’re looking to branch out. There is no pay, nor is there any plan to make money. This is art for art’s sake. If it turns out well, we’ll submit it around to festivals. Thank you.

I am a producer and starting a new company and need fresh, talented writers who can give words to the imaginations and can create a magic onscreen and can attract audience. Interested candidates can apply and can send sample of their work or loglines in any genre to me, Ekta, at ekta_lovesdancing@yahoo.com

Looking for screen/script writer for a short community music television show. One day shoot. Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis. Apply to Gabriel at amfestevents@gmail.com


Self-Publishing Options–6 Week Course taught by Bob Mayer & Jen Talty for $40.00

Will be offered April 2012

(Registration Open) Published author considering publishing your backlist? Unpublished author considering self-publishing? This workshop will look closely at self-publishing distribution channels from what kind of file you will need to upload your eBook to various options you have in creating the files. We will also discuss all the various platforms such as Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Smashwords and what are the best strategies to getting your book up for sale. We will discuss doing it yourself, outsourcing and team-building options. Authors have more options today than ever before, but the process can be overwhelming. While this is not a step-by-step technical class, the workshop is designed to give you enough information to make informed decisions on how to get your eBook on all formats possible. Course taught by Bob Mayer and Jen Talty

San Francisco Writer’s Conference – February 14-17, 2013

We are proud to announce bestselling author R.L. Stine will be our keynote speaker for 2013.

Continued for the 2013 SFWC  More conference! The SFWC will start on Thursday evening and run through the entire President’s Day weekend. Both new and returning attendees will appreciate the welcome session on Thursday evening (Feb. 14th) at no additional cost. As always, the main event is Friday through Sunday…but now there will be optional PreEvent and PostEvent Master Class writing intensive sessions which will be announced later this year. Watch your Newsletter for announcments. 
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Please remember to check out legitimacy of all contests, classes, and conferences before you enter, and to copyright all your work before you submit.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Short Story of the Month Competiton
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   24th March 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Winner: critique, online publication and promotion. £10 Firstwriter voucher
Details:   The monthly competition is open to all writers on any subject. Submissions will be accepted up to 2,000 words. Best of luck.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   hayleysherman.editor@gmail.com
Website:   http://www.hayley-sherman.co.uk

The Writer Short Story Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:   $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. $300; $200.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,000 words.
Contact:   Gotham Writers’ Workshop, 555 8th Avenue #1402, New York, NY 10018-4358, Att: The Writer Short-Story Contest
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/writer.php

Queen Mother Memorial Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th March 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £50 for first place. Possible magazine publication.
Details:   For short stories by writers under 18, up to 250 words.
Contact:   19, Westbourne House, SW1W 8SJ
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://sites.google.com/site/royalpoetrycompetition/competitiondetails

Multi-Story 1500 word competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:  30th April 2012
Fees:   Ł5 for one entry. Two entries Ł8.
Prizes:   Ł300 for first place. Second Prize Ł100 Third PrizeŁ50.
Details:   Open-themed short story of no more than fifteen hundred words. The winning entries will be published on the site. The judge is an author whose ten novels, including one Booker Prize nominated, have all been internationally published.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@multi-story.co.uk
Website:   http://www.multi-story.co.uk

E.M. Koeppel $1,100 Short Fiction Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:   $15 for one entry. $10 each additional entry.
Prizes:   $1,100 for first place.
Details:   For unpublished stories up to 3,000 words.
Contact:   Koeppel Contest, P.O. Box 140310, Gainesville, FL 32614
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.writecorner.com/award_guidelines.asp

Unleash your imagination: short story co
Category:  Fiction
Closes:   15th March 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Published on website, tablet, and eReader
Details:   3000 word limit, theme is what life will be like in 2025, please include political, technological and social changes that will occur over the next 13 years. Please visit the website for more details and submission process.
Contact:   Hannah Iredale The Guardian Kings Place, 90 York Way London N1 9GU
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.guardian.co.uk/futurescapes/competition/unleash-your-imagination-short-story-competition

Yeovil Literary Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st May 2012
Fees:   £11 for one entry.
Prizes:   £1,000 for first place. 2nd £250, 3rd £100.
Details:   Synopsis and opening chapters of your novel, up to a maximum of 15,000 words.
Contact:   Yeovil Literary Prize, The Octagon Theatre, Hendford, Yeovil BA20 1UX
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.yeovilprize.co.uk

Yellow Room Spring Short Story Comp.
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £4 for one entry. £10 for three.
Prizes:   £80 for first place. £45; £20.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,500 words.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   jo.derrick@ntlworld.com
Website:   http://www.theyellowroom-magazine.co.uk/www.theyellowroom-magazine.co.uk/Competitions.html

Ether 18-25 iPad Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th April 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £399 for first place. The story with the most downloads wins an iPad.
Details:   Publishes Quick Reads of 3,000 words or less on the iPhone APP. Our launch contest is for 18 – 25 year old Writers. Any genre is accepted, and the prize is an iPad. ALL ENTRIES ARE PUBLISHED on the iPhone APP.
Contact:   Maureen Scott 1 kildare court london w2 5ju
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@etherbooks.com
Website:   http://www.etherwin.posterous.com

SCRIPT: Via First Writer

Euroscript Screen Story Competition  
Category:   Scripts
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £35 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. £1,000 Worth of Script Development.
Details:   For short films or extracts from full-length screenplays. Send two-page outline, plus ten sample pages from script.
Contact:   +44 (0)20 8208 0992
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.inspired-by-nature.org.uk/


 *Open to published authors
**Open to published and unpublished authors 

*7th Annual Passionate Plume Contest

Sponsor: Passionate Ink
Fee: $15–25.00
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Entry: Electronic and print books with strong erotic elements. Must have a 2011 copyright date.
Judges: readers and reviewers.
FMI, visit www.passionateink.org or e-mail passionate_plume@yahoo.com.

**7th Annual Stroke of Midnight Contest

Sponsor: Passionate Ink
Fee: $15–25.00
Deadline: April 15, 2012
Entry: Electronic only; first 35 pages, first 20 pages for novella entries. A synopsis of up to 5 single-spaced pages (which will not be judged) must also be included. Entry must contain strong erotic elements.
Judges: trained, published authors.
Final judges: editors and agents.
FMI, visit www.passionateink.org or e-mail gina@passionateink.org.


I am looking for a writing assistant and an assistant for my documentary film, Long Shot, The Kevin Laue Story – www.thekevinlauestory.com. Between the two positions I can offer between 10-20 hours a week of work. Depending on your contribution we’d workout some type of credit, but mostly you should be looking to be involved with us to proof read, brainstorm and do research as my writing partner and I will be doing most of the actual writing. If this interests you, please submit a sample of your writing to us at info@dutchmenfilms.com. The pay is small, however you will make connections and have a learning experience that will be great and it can lead to other opportunities with this series that we are starting. Please go to www.dutchmenfilms.com to learn more about us and some of the projects we’re involved in.

I am an actress/producer who has written a show and I am looking for someone to collaborate with. I have already written the pilot (comedy), shopped it around, the idea is solid, now I want to take it to the next level. If you want to check out some of my work, watch Starvival (youtube.com/starvival) on Youtube. There are 20 episodes that I created, produced, filmed, and edited. Let me know if you’re interested in a potential partnership. Send samples of your work to me at Starvival@gmail.com. I will reciprocate. Serious inquiries only. Thank you.

American author looking for an industry professional to change my novel into a spec script for film production. I am looking for someone with industry connections. I already have a spec script written, but you may see changes need for the silver screen. This storyline is something like Star Wars meets Star Trek. I am currently penning the last in the trilogy for publication – the first two have already been published. Please send your resume and one sample of your work with the title “Film Adaptation” in the subject line of your e-mail to mentalllll@yahoo.com. There will be no pay for this gig unless there is a sale of the spec script.

“Inez Comes to America” is a completed action/adventure feature. Log Line: Inez crosses the border in search of work and her missing mother. She finds murder, cover-up and political corruption. I need the input of a WGA accredited partner to prepare it for submission. We will share equally in film credits, compensation that may come from this film. Please contact me, Joe Patterson, at viejojoe1@cox.net.

AB Productions (London) is looking for a scriptwriter to write a predominantly one-location ROM-COM or HORROR script. We are looking for something that keeps that audience hooked, that is witty and original, but also up to date. To apply please send us a couple of synopsis for either genre and your CV/resume to Alana at aa.ab.product@gmail.com. If you have a 10 page sample of your work that would be great. £300-£500 depending on experience.

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

I am the creator of Way-Station Nine, a new television series I plan to start shopping to my contacts. Way-Station Nine is going to be Star Trek meets Robotech with a little Wing Commander thrown in. I need people who can help to plan at least five seasons worth of stories for the series. I can’t pay you until we have a budget in place. Once we get a budget then we will work out compensation according to WGA guidlelines. If you are interested contact me, Cordell Garrett, at cordellg3@insightbb.com. Thank you.

I’m a screenwriter fluent in both Arabic and English. I have completed scripts in English, with Arabic and international characters. I’m looking to collaborate with writers in projects which deal with the middle eastern culture and beyond. Contact me at ayham_la@yahoo.com. Thank you.

Iron Horse Entertainment is looking for a female writer, preferably African-American, to compose a synopsis or treatment for a true story to which rights are secured. The story centers on a African-American woman (late 20’s) that lands a job at a Hollywood agency. Genre is drama/light comedy and script will be geared for TV/Cable as a MOW. Only accepting writers with sample(s) and resume. Please send material that is registered and less than 15 pages (could be part of a full script) to us at generalinfo@ironhorse-ent.com. Thank you.

Looking for Latina screenwriter for a coming-of-age feature film script based on the short film “Neon Angels”. Send inquiries to me, Alex Clavijo, at asclavijo@yahoo.com. Thank you.

Searching for a writer who is interested in working on a screenplay. The story is about two young adults who fall in love in Washington Heights. The girl is deaf and the boy speaks and communicates with her through sign language, they are confronted by obstacles in their neighborhood. We are planning to shoot the film before the summer on location. The film will be submitted to film festivals when completed. For those interested, please contact me at julianlbass@gmail.com. Thank you. 

We are looking for talented writers with completed scripts who are looking to see them produced. Our focus is primarily shorts but features and web series are welcomed. We have a very busy schedule ahead of us for this year and are looking to collaborate with professional-minded writers. Top genres of interest are horror, sci-fi, action & thriller but drama and comedy are welcomed. Our budgets are (normally) micro so please keep that in mind when choosing which scripts to submit. Please submit a quick description, along with a synopsis of the script(s) to info@freitasfilms.com. For your own protection, please have your scripts registered before submitting them to anybody. Writers will be compensated based on the sale of the finished project. Serious inquiries only please. Thank you.

Dear August Productions has secured financing and is seeking a feature-length script for production. Genres are horror, comedy, christian themed or documentary. Low to no vfx, animals, or children preferred. There is pay and writing credit will be reserved. Submit treatment for consideration to submissios@dearaugustproductions.com. Selected projects will be asked to forward complete screenplay.

I am working on a few animated screenplay projects and am in need of a good comedy writer to add in comedy and to help me finish the scripts. We will split any royalties 50-50. Folks with industry connections to animation houses and agents would be most appreciated. I will give you credit as co-writer. Hope to hear back. Send email inquiries to me, Jeff Dearman, at jdearman77@hotmail.com. Thank you

I’ve written several original scripts that require a native English speaker’s touch. I’m good with ideas but lack the special vocabulary to make them attractive. If anybody wants to partner with me, it would be a worthy experience. Contact me, Jim Kopatsaris, at ellinasxx@yahoo.ca. Thank you.

Currently shopping for a powerful drama script. Am looking to purchase a full script or have someone write it out. Budget for script is $1200. Send inquiries to me, Joe Johnson, at filming35mm@yahoo.com. Thank you.

New York Film Academy Producer is looking for screenwriter. This screenplay will be used to create 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. I wish to see scripts between 90pg to 110pgs. Please send your log-line and synopsis to me (Junghun Yang) at jnyfa90@gmail.com. I hope to meet a great partner for this project. Thank you.


Robert McKee London Story Seminar – April 19-22
We have created package deals to offer great savings. Storylogue is an ongoing, online study. New material 365 days a year. Storylogue is the next step to Story Seminar.
We expect our Seminars will be sold out again. We kindly ask you to register early to secure your seat. Please note, your registration will not be processed until you have completed the credit card payment. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at helen@storylogue.com or call (928) 204-2323 or (888) 676-2533 or visit our website.

Conflict and Idea course taught by Bob Mayer $30.00

(Registration Open) Can you say what your book is about in 25 words of less? This is essential to both writing a tight book and then selling it. We’ll discuss ways to find and state your original idea so that you stay on course while writing the book. The original idea will you excite those you tell it to when trying to sell it. Conflict drives your story. Not only must conflict escalate throughout the entire novel, every single scene must have conflict in it. The Conflict Box is an effective technique for focusing your story on the protagonist, antagonist, their goals and finding out if you have the necessary conflict lock. These two key concepts can help you focus your writing and narrow your pitch. Course taught by Bob Mayer.

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

Good luck and let me know how you get on.

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James Lipton and the Actors Studio did it for fun with the actors…..Now, I’m doing it for fun with the writers.


Writer by Day, Hocky mom by night….

That perfectly sums up Jennifer Talty, or Jenni Holbrook as some of you may know her.

A creative New Yorker, Jenni liked to spend (some) of her teenage years on Lake George. Like most writers, she loved stories and would often show and tell them through the organisation of neighbourhood shows.
But where did her fascination with the darker side of human nature come from? Well, growing up in Rochester may have something to do with it. A city with one of the highest murder rates in the entire state, and home to the likes of The Alphabet Murders, The Genesee River Killer, The Murder of Kali Ann Poulton, and the bizzare case of a Funeral home that stole body parts from corpses awaiting cremation, it now seems obvious she would write for the thriller genre.
But writing was to take a back seat as the lure of Nazareth College and a Business Education degree beckoned. With a few years inside the world of Marketing, and teaching Business Applications at both High School Level and in Continuing Education under her belt, plus training product and sales employees for companies such as 3Comm, HP, and Mcafee, Jenni still felt restless and couldn’t shake her desire to write.
Then finally, while visiting Owasco Lake, Jenni began to write. And write she did; creating one page-turning romantic suspense novel after another; each one with a dark villain to wreck havoc on the hero and heroine.
With novels such as Rekindled, Jane Doe’s Return, Dark Water, and
In Two Weeks, and the many writing conferences and workshops she attends across the country, you’d think there was little time for anything else. Think again. Jenni also co-created Who Dares Wins Publishing with NY Times Best-Selling Author Bob Mayer, and Write It Forward workshops.
Today, Jennifer lives in Western NY with her husband and her three children. When she’s not carting her kids from one hockey rink to the next, she can be found in her ‘cave’ crafting her next Romantic Suspense novel.
So, what would a soccer mum make of our ten questions?
1.  What is your favorite word?  Friendship
2. What is your least favorite word?   Rape
3. What turns you on?   Kindness
4. What turns you off?   Narcisism
5. What sound do you love?   Water
6. What sound do you hate?   Sirens
7. What is your favorite curse word?   Fudge-a-muffin
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?   None
9.  What profession would you not like to do?  Doctor
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?   Good timing

Contact Information

For information regarding Jen Taltybooks and please visit her Website: http://www.jentalty.com/Home.php
Blog: http://jenniholbrooktalty.wordpress.com/

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James Lipton and the Actors Studio did it for actors…..Now, I’m doing it for writers.

Bob Mayer has had quite the career.

Graduating from West Point, he went on to serve in Special Forces (Green Berets), commanded an A-Team battalion operation, and served in many ‘classified’ Special Operations as well as appear on TV’s Discovery Channel.

As an author, Bob’s books have achieved the N.Y. Times Best-sellers list, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today with books such as Write It Forward (and now a Write It Forward Blog), and historical novel Duty, Honor, Country.

He has written over 50 books, selling more than 4 million copies, with stories such as his Area 51 and Atlantis series (writing as Robert Doherty). He writes for genres including science fiction, thriller, suspense and romance, and is the only male author on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll.

As well as being co-creator of ‘Who Dares Wins’ publishing, Bob teaches endless writing workshops, has completed 14 marathons, qualified as Master Parachutist/Jumpmaster, earned a black belt, and graduated the International Mountain Climbing School.

So, what ten things could we possible ask a man like Bob?

1.   What is your favorite word?  Peace

2.   What is your least favorite word?  Hate

3.   What turns you on?  Creating

4.   What turns you off?  Stupidity 

5.   What sound do you love?  Surf

6.   What sound do you hate?  Gunfire

7.   What is your favorite curse word?  Frack

8.   What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?  None

9.   What profession would you not like to do?  Cubicle

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?  Welcome

The Jefferson Allegiance Print BookWrite It Forward: From Writer to Published Author PrintChasing the Ghost Print

Contact Information

For information regarding workshops, on-line workshops, conferences, keynotes or a consultation for your business please contact Bob.

SMail: PO Box 392, Langley, WA 98230

Click here for FAQ press kit regarding The Nine Special ‘Forces’.

Click here for a list of all keynotes.

Go to the WRITE IT FORWARD blog for writing tips and interesting topics regarding publishing and all things writerly.

For information regarding my books and publishing company please visit the Who Dares Wins Publishing website.

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