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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


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).


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.


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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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Happy New Year!

This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:


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


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.


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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:


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


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


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.

Immersive Writing Lab Competition
Deadline: 21 December 2011
Create a cross-platform storyworld and win a £6k development fund.

Red Planet Prize
Deadline: 16 January 2011
£5,000 cash prize and entry to a mentoring scheme for an original TV script.

Script Space 2012
Deadline: 31 January 2012
Open competition that invites submissions of new, unperformed one-act plays from UK-based writers.

Theatre Trail Writers Competition 2012
Deadline: 31 January 2012
Have your play performed at next year’s Arundel Festival Theatre Trail.

One Act Playwriting Competition
Deadline: 31 January 2011
The Drama Association of Wales’ One Act Playwrighting Competition is now open for submissions.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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