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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Details:   For unpublished stories up to 3,000 words.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.

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