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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:


Facebook Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   First Prize: iPad 2.
Details:   Australia’s first Facebook Short Story Competition. First prize is an iPad2. Entry is free and anyone can enter. Winning entry judged by highest number of Facebook likes. Stories must be no longer than 420 characters.
Country:   Australia
Website:   http://thewritinglab.com.au

TF Worldwide Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   4th January 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry. Submissions are free to TFW members.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Publishing Opportunities.
Details:   This 5000 word Short Story competition is quite unique as all entries reaching the required standard could be Winners and appear on the website as well as be e-book published in a special compendium of Short Stories. This is seen as a great initial opportunity for budding authors to Be Published. Note all stories on TFW are for family consumption therefore any subject considered to be inappropriate by the Editors will not be accepted or published.
Contact:   TFW, Bramcote, Mont Cochon, St Helier,
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   contact@travellersfriendworldwide.com
Website:   http://www.travellersfriendworldwide.com

Trosher short story competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th October 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. £50; £30.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,000 words on a Norfolk theme and including some Norfolk dialect.
Contact:   Rosemary Cooper, Tyddyn, Swanton Avenue, Dereham, NR19 2HJ
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   fond@norfolkdialect.com
Website:   http://www.norfolkdialect.com

Dark Tales Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £3 for one entry. £6 to include crit;£15 to include crit and edit
Prizes:   £500 for first place. £250 for 2nd, £100 for 3rd.
Details:   Previously unpublished horror and sci-fi of up to 5000 words. All winning stories also published in our professionally produced anthology. Subscribe and enter for free.
Contact:   Dark Tales Short Story Contest, 7 Offley Street, Worcester WR3 8BH
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.darktales.co.uk

Mississippi Review Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st December 2011
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place.
Details:   For short stories 1,000-5,000 words.
Contact:   Mississippi Review Prize 2012 118 College Drive #5144, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001
Country:   United States
Email:   elizabeth@mississippireview.com
Website:   http://www.usm.edu/mississippi-review/mrcontest.html

Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Story Comp
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   28th October 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £30,000 for first place. £1,000 x 5.
Details:   For stories up to 6,000 words by authors with a previous record of publication in creative writing.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   hannah.davies@booktrust.org.uk
Website:   http://www.booktrust.org.uk/Prizes-and-awards/Sunday-Times-EFG-Private-Bank-Award

Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st December 2011
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 7,500 words.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://neworleansreview.submishmash.com/submit

Home-Start Bridgwater Short Story Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st February 2012
Fees:   £7 for one entry. 100% going to charity’s work.
Prizes:   £500 for first place. Also £200 and £100.
Details:   Original stories on any theme up to 2200 words. Judging by award-winning novelist. Entry by post or online. Full details and downloadable form from website.
Contact:   Short Story Prize, Home-Start Bridgwater Area, Victoria Park Community Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7AS
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.homestart-bridgwater.org.uk


Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest (published) 2012
Sponsor: WisRWA (Wisconsin Romance Writers)
Fee: $25.00 (WisRWA members are entitled to one free entry.)
Deadline: January 10, 2012
Entry: Novel-length romances w/ 2011 copyright, first printing, first North American printing date (ten categories).
Judges: Romance readers.
FMI, www.wisrwa.org or contest chair, Donna Kowalczyk, paulck1225@aol.com.

Golden Quill 2012: Published
Sponsor: Phoenix Desert Rose RWA
Fee: $30.00
Deadline: Received by Friday, January 13, 2012
Eligibility: Romance novels authored by RWA members in good standing. Titles must have a copyright date, first North American printing/release date, OR electronic print release date between January and December 2011.
Entry: Five autographed copies of each title. E-book submissions printed and bound OR PDF readable format on five separate CD’s. No ARCS (advanced reader copies) accepted. No entry limit. If you would like to donate books for the Golden Quill Basket to be given away at the 2012 Desert Dreams Writers’ Conference, please send six books.
Categories: Best First Book, Traditional, Long Contemporary, Mainstream/Single Title, Short Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Novella, Historical, Regency Historical, Paranormal/Fantasy/Science Fiction, Inspirational, Inspirational-Romantic Suspense, Hot/Sexy/Erotic, GLBT.
Judges: Romance readers, librarians.
Top Prizes: Plaques for winners in each category, certificates for finalists. Representation in a full-page RWR ad, lapel pin, and website graphic.
FMI: goldenquill@desertroserwa.org or visit www.desertroserwa.org.

SCRIPTS: From The Screen Writers Cove

Eclipse TV – BBC 3 (UK)

Eclipse TV have been given a Blank Commission by the BBC for a pilot Sitcom or Comedy Drama. We are looking for ideas for a sitcoms or comedy drama set to the style of shows such as; Benidorm, Pheonix Nights, Shameless and The Royle Family.

Our production team are looking to make a programme about one of the following subjects:
1. A sitcom about two rival Drag Queens.
2. A Comedy Drama about staff at a Butlins style holiday camp in Blackpool (NOT HI-DI-HI) Must have drama elements.
3. A sitcom about a Young Male Escort (Gay or Straight).
4. An affectionate sitcom about ‘chav’ culture set in Liverpool.

If you would like to work with us please write a spec script or short scene for one of the ideas above OR you could send us an idea of your own including a treatment. (SCRIPTS MUST BE NO LESS THAN 5 PAGES AND NO MORE THAN 30 PAGES)

Send material to eclipsetalent@aol.com

Independent Production Company Seeking Screenplays

Attention all writers ROULETTE PICTURES is currently accepting scripts of all genres. Roulette Pictures is a Canadian Independent Production Company and are looking for possible scripts to begin developing. If you are a writer and have a script either short or feature that you would like to sell or pitch to Roulette Pictures email us at joe@roulettepictures.ca. We’re open to all ideas!!! Roulette Pictures Website – www.roulettepictures.ca and also visit us on facebook- http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Roulette-Pictures/117530024959980. Contracts and pay will vary dependent on script. This is a contract job. Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job!

Gritty Scripts With Female Leads Wanted

AKA Motion Productions is looking for completed feature-length gritty female-driven scripts.Scripts submitted can involve the drug trade or sex trafficking or other difficult topics. We prefer something set in an exotic location, like India or Cuba, although that is not a requirement. However, it is absolutely a requirement that the story submitted have a strong female lead. No co-leads or females partnered with male characters who are the actual leads. Basically, we’re looking for something in the vein of “City of God,” “Pi,” “Sin Nombre,” “Memento,” or “Pusher,” but with a strong female lead. Budget will not exceed $2 million. WG and non-WG writers may submit.

Please note that in order to protect this company from unsolicited calls and emails, and because this lead is exclusive to InkTip subscribers, we’re keeping their name anonymous.

Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads
Enter your email address
Copy/Paste this code: snyuhp6jy4
You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only.

Psychological Thriller Scripts with Female Leads Wanted

Pacifica International is looking for completed feature-length contemporary female-driven thriller scripts. Your story should be set in the present day. The focus should be on psychological thrills, an element of physical danger is acceptable. However, it should NOT be an action script. Budget will not exceed $2 million. WG and Non-WG writers may submit. Our credits include “The Ring.”

1. Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads
2. Enter your email address
3. Copy/Paste this code: z9hptmw25k
4. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only.

Ogus Film – High Brow Comedy Scripts

We are looking for completed feature-length smart idea-driven comedy scripts. By idea-driven, we mean where the humor comes from the situation and not jokes or gags or one-liners or pratfalls, i.e. something in the vein of “Being John Malkovich.”

Budget is open. WGA writers may submit.
This will be for a first feature film project for a Cannes Gold Lion winning commercial director whose clients include Visa, Nestle, Newcastle Brown Ale, Asics Running Shoes, etc.
To submit to this lead, please go to:
your email address.
Copy/Paste this code: qknx3048rz

Claudio Faeh Films – High-Finance Set in Europe

We are looking for completed feature-length thriller scripts about the world of international high finance. By international, we mean the story must be set in Europe, ideally parts in Switzerland. We are not interested in scripts about bank robber heists, etc. Also, we are not looking for action scripts. It should be more dramatic, such as films in the vein of “Boiler Room” and “Wall Street,” but set in Europe. We are not open to scripts that are currently set elsewhere.

Budget will not exceed $10 million. WG and Non-WG writers may submit.
Our credits include “Hollow Man 2” and “Sniper: Reloaded.”
To submit to this lead, please go to:
Enter your email address.
Copy/Paste this code: 7v5sh5t2c7

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