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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FICTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCRIPTS/PLAYS: Via First Writer

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

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

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

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via The Screenwriters Cove

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

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

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

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

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

Remosa Writers Competition 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   24th December 2011
Fees:  £5 for one entry.
Prizes:  £200 for first place. 50 pound second prize
Details:  6 competitions being held monthly in general fiction, romance, genre romance, mysteries, thrillers, sci fi / fantasy. All entries will be considered for development into a full novel for publication. Entries requirements are 3 chapters and synopsis in the genre of your choice. You are welcome to enter as many times as you like in more than one competition.
Contact:  Remosa Publishing, 5 Joseph Street, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 1JX
Country:  United Kingdom
Email:   competitions.remosa@gmx.com
Website:   http://Remosa.co.uk

Writers of the Unemployed Short Story Co
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   3rd February 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $0 for first place. A signed copy of the novel.
Details:   A contest for short stories dealing with some of the themes addressed in the new book. If you have an idea for a story dealing with unemployment or other economic hardships, it is time to get writing. If your story is already finished, now is your chance. The winner will be announced Friday, March 2, 2012.
Country:   United States
Email:   chrisjprofeta@gmail.com
Website:   http://christopherprofeta.webs.com/writingcontests.htm

UWP Love Competition (Fiction)
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th December 2011
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place.
Details:   For short stories up to 1,500 words on the theme of love, by Christian writers aged 16 and over.
Contact:   Unique Writing Publications (UK), Flat 3, 75 St. Peters Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B20 3RP
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   penofareadywriter@hotmail.co.uk
Website:   http://www.wix.com/penofareadywriter/uniquewritingpublications#!competitions

Five Stop Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Book of short stories, publication on Five Stop Story iPhone and iPad app.
Details:   1,000-3,000 words, FREE entry, open to international entrants aged 16 and over, theme: dreams, Closes 31st December
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.fivestopstory.com

Twist in the Tale
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   3rd March 2012
Fees:   £3.50 for one entry. Free to Premier1 Members.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. 2nd Prize: £150 3rd Prize:£100 plus more
Details:   Can you craft a story that contains a unique twist at the end? If yes, you have just 1500 words to enthrall and surprise us. All we ask is that your story is original and previously unpublished. It can be on any subject or written in any style.
Contact:   Creative1 Publishing 15 Rue Canigounenc Ceret 66400
Country:   France
Email:   info@creative-competitor.co.uk
Website:   http://creativecompetitor.com/2011/12/06/twist-in-the-tale-writing-competition/

A Teenager’s Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   23rd December 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Being published on website and Ebook, additional prize to be revealed.
Details:   Stories have to be under 1000 words and have the theme of Christmas. You can enter more than one piece but don’t re-enter the same piece of work. Please email any entries to the email address provided, with Christmas Stories and Poems Competition as the subject. You have to be 19 and under to enter.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   ateenagersguide@gmail.com
Website:   http://ateenagersguideto.blogspot.com

Iowa Review Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st January 2012
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,500 for first place. $750.
Details:   For fiction or nonfiction up to 7,500 words.
Contact:   The Iowa Review, 308 EPB, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
Country:   United States
Email:   iowa-review@uiowa.edu
Website:   http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/rules

Words Magazine Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   £3 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Winner wins all entry fees.
Details:   For short stories on any theme, up to 2,000 words.
Contact:   WORDS, PO Box 13574, London W9 3FX
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.wordsmag.com/efdecember.htm

Unbound Press/Spilling Ink Flash Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   9th January 2012
Fees:   £5 for one entry. 1 – £5 / 3 – £10 We also accept $ and €.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Write 500 words for a chance to win amazing iprizes!
Details:   1st Prize – iPad2 and publication in our 2012 annual print anthology 2nd Prize – iPod touch and publication in our 2012 annual print anthology 3rd Prize – iPod nano and publication in our 2012 annual print anthology Shortlisted Entries – publication in our annual 2012 print anthology Shortlisted and Honorable Mentions will receive also receive a free copy of our 2011 annual print anthology.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   unboundpress@gmail.com
Website:   http://unboundpress.com/competitions/unbound-press-spilling-ink-review-holiday-flash-fiction-prize/

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

Fab Five 2012
Sponsor: WisRWA (Wisconsin Romance Writers)
Fee: $18–20.00
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Eligibility: Unpublished or published but not PAN-eligible.
Entry: First 2,500 workds of manuscript; no synopsis.
Judges: Trained, published, unpublished. Final Judges: editors and agents
FMI, visit the WisRWA website, http://www.wiswa.org
E-mail: Contest co-ordinator Joe Fraser jfraser6353@yahoo.com for questions not answered from website information.

Great Beginnings Contest
Sponsor: Utah RWA
Fee: $10
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Entry: First five pages; electronic entry only.
Judges: Trained and/or published. Final Judges: editors and agents
FMI, visit http://www.utahrwa.com.

SCRIPTS:

AUSTIN FILM FILM COMPETITION 2012
For the past 18 years, the Austin Film Festival has prided itself in championing great work from legendary, contemporary, and rising talent. Diligently seeking out films that display strong written and visual storytelling, AFF strives to showcase great examples of independent filmmaking. Offering highly-regarded judges, unique venues, and enthusiastic crowds, AFF ensures your work gets the respect it deserves. Don’t miss your opportunity to share the spotlight with an enthusiastic and encouraging mix of aspiring and established filmmaking talent. Submit today, and your film could take its place in this year’s lineup.
Website:   http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/film

SCRIPT PIPELINE
Annual Contests
2012 Screenwriting
Early Deadline – 12.31.11
2012 TV Writing
Early Deadline – 12.31.11
2012 Great Movie Idea
Final Deadline – 12.31.11
*$100,000 Cash/Prizes*
*200 Companies review finalists*
*Industry meetings for winners*
Website: http://www.scriptpipeline.com/homeSCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via THE SCREENWRITING COVE

CIMA PRODUCTIONS Inc. – High-Concept Comedies

We are looking for completed feature-length high-concept, studio-style comedies. Nothing too edgy or base humor (no “Hot Tub Time Machine” or “Waterboy”). By high-concept, we mean material with a strong hook that can be pitched in a sentence or less. However, please also provide a synopsis when submitting.
Budget is open. WG and Non-WG writers may submit.
Our credits include “Bedrooms,” “ESL” and “Filly Brown.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address. Copy/Paste this code: jm4jeuzuxz

FILM STREET PRODUCTIONS – Christmas Dog Scripts

We are looking for completed feature-length holiday scripts featuring a young person and a dog, and centered around Christmas. Adventurous, high concept, fantasy elements preferred, but material must be contemporary. Note also, we are only interested in reading family friendly material, garning a G or PG rating, as the target audience is kids 6-12 and parents. Submissions should be in the vein of “The Dog the Saved Christmas,” or “The Search for Santa Paws.”
Budget will not exceed $500K. Only non-WGA writers should submit.
Our credits include “First Dog” and “Ben & Jake’s Big Deal.”
To submit to this lead, please go to: http://www.inktippro.com/leads/
Enter
your email address. Copy/Paste this code: fy7u8xny7d

COMMERCIAL HORROR for Micro Budget Feature Film

Flow Pictures is an independent Film Production Company. We produced several short films and two features. Our work have been selected in film festivals. Here is a demo reel of our work: http://vimeo.com/30622685

We are looking for 2 Horror Commercial High Concept Micro Budget feature Film scripts to produce. The scripts will be produced in 2012 and will be marketed at the Cannes Film Market for distribution.
If you believe you have a strong script please send us your pitch at filmscripts@flowpictures.com. In case you are selected an agreement will be put in place and you will be compensated $1,000 dollars plus 10% of the Director’s net profit.. Flow Pictures will have exclusivity of the script purchased. Before you submit make sure your script is a Horror Commercial HIGH CONCEPT MICRO BUDGET FILM SCRIPT.
$1,000 dollars per script plus 10% of the Director’s net profit
Include with submission: Pitch. Outer Motivation.
Response time: Immediately
Contact: Gilbert Khoury, Producer-Director
Flow Pictures (Production Company)
Toronto, Canada Company started in: 2004
Principals: Gilbert Khoury Industry deals/affiliations: Independent Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3266509/
Email
: filmscripts@flowpictures.com

SCRIPT WANTED

Accomplished Director and Producer team with excellent industry connections are seeking a short film script for a new competitive funding stream in Canada. We are looking for a short to produce which can later be expanded to a feature length screenplay. This position is fully paid at a % of the budget for the short, and industry standard rates for the feature. Maximum of 12 pages (10 minutes run-time). Canadian writers preferred, but not mandatory
Preferred Genres:
Drama (The Wrestler, Black Swan, Rachel Getting Married)
Coming of Age (Stand By Me, Field of Dreams, Juno)
Comedy/Drama (The Descendants, Garden State, Lost in Translation)
Comedy (Rain Man, I Love You Man, Sideways)
Thriller (Cape Fear, Winters Bone, United 93)
Do Not Send: Horror, Western, Sci-fi, Action/Adventure, Crime, Musical, Animation
Please email short query letters with loglines/short synopsis’s only to: submissions@rogueplanet.ca. Thank you.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FEMALE-DRIVEN STORIES

Nasser Entertainment Group is looking for completed feature-length contemporary family friendly, female-driven scripts. Submissions should preferably be for the sort of “faith-friendly” material you’d see on Hallmark. Please note we are not interested in edgy material, sci-fi stories, anything involving time travelers trying to save Christmas, or any fantasy elements.

Budget will not exceed $3 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
To submit go to www.InkTippro.com/leads 
Enter your email address
Copy/Paste this code: kvdupbjsba.
You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only. Thank you.

VILLAGE FILMWORKS – Teen Sex Comedies

We are looking for completed feature-length teen sex comedies, i.e. material that is outrageous in the way that “American Pie” and “Porky’s” were in their time.
Budget will not exceed $1 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
Our credits include “Wired City.”
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OGUS FILM – Contemporary Espionage Scripts

We are looking for completed feature-length espionage scripts. Submissions must be for contemporary material (no period or cold war material), and should feature stories built around tradecraft, not action, i.e. scripts in the vein of “Day of the Jackal,” “The Ipcress File,” or “Munich.”
Budget is open. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.
This will be for a first feature film project for a Cannes Gold Lion-winning director whose clients include Visa, Nestle, New Castle Brown Ale, Asics Running Shoes, etc.
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SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

Script Co-ordinator Needed
Script Coordinator needed for new daily TV talk show. Must have at least 1 year of Script Dept experience on a daily TV show. Must be super-organized, a team player and work well with tight deadlines. Please reply to Lindsey Diaz at  lindsey.diaz@gmail.com.

Pilot Collaborator Wanted
I have an idea for a  dramedy television series, but I  want somebody to collaborate with me on 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 collab”.

Seeking Writer for Espionage Short
We are looking for a writer who specializes in the espionage genre for a short film. We are looking from anywhere from 40-50 pages to be written. A fee will be negotiated with Executive Producer Charles Murrey. You will be fully credited as a writer and will have IMDB credit. Send samples of your work (no more than 5-10 pages of your work) along with desired pay to director Sean Lawless at InavisionCinema@gmail.com.
See pre-production trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuKuWJTo2lU&feature=share. Also here is an Intro link here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=137585106350383. Thank you.

Seeking Non-Commercial Feature Length Scripts from Canadian Writers
Flow Pictures is an independent film production company. We have produced 2 feature films and 6 shorts. See our demo reel at http://vimeo.com/30622685.
We are looking for Canadian writers with finished Non Commercial feature film scripts. The script has to be innovative and creative for a film festival type of film. We can only accept Canadian writers due to the nature of the grant we might get. It’s going to be a micro budget grant if awarded. The selected writer will receive 2% of the acquired budget and 10% of the net profit once the film is produced. The finished film will be submitted to film festivals all over the world and also marked at major film markets for distribution.
If you are interested please e-mail us your synopsis at filmscripts@flowpictures.com. Only selected writers will be contacted.
P.S: the script can be any genre as long as it’s artistic, creative and innovative. Please no commercial scripts.

Looking for Experienced Reality Show Writer
Looking for an experienced Reality Show writer to help stage/script out the flow of a sizzle/pilot for large CA based Talent agency. If the show is sold, writer will receive a % and full credits and potentially be part of the series.Please send inquiries to us at info@jarsproductions.com. Thank you.

Professional Screenwriters Wanted
Orange Universe and Parallel 33 Pictures are seeking professional writers for our slate of films in the Horror, Science Fiction and Crime/Thriller genres. You must fulfill all criteria for consideration. Please submit a web URL or PDF files of your work to Dave Marchetti at dmarchetti@orangeuniversefilms.com for this contract/paid position. You can view our credits and clients at: www.orangeuniversefilms.com. Thank you.

High-Concept Comedy Scripts Wanted
Cima Productions (credits include “Bedrooms,” “ESL” and “Filly Brown”) is looking for completed feature-length scripts for high-concept, studio-style comedies. By high-concept we mean material with a strong hook that can be pitched in a sentence or less. Nothing too edgy or base humor (no “Hot Tub Time Machine” or “Waterboy”). Budget is open. WG and Non-WG writers may submit.
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Whistleblower Seeks Docudrama Screenplay Writer
Exposing underground human egg-racketeering by fertility doctors in the IVF Industry, and the generation of genetic orphans they have created in the process, robbing these children of having any access to, or knowledge about their true genetic origin or their family health history and turning America into a nation of in-breeds.
Applicants are requested to e-mail their info to teriroyal@hotmail.com. Include phone number. Depending on volume of applications received, I will respond as I am able to. Must provide proof of experience writing screenplays. Paid on spec when screenplay is sold. (% negotiable.)

Screenwriter – Low Budget Film
Director / Producer seeks a Low-Budget Screenplay to produce in late 2012, early 2013. Budget $250K, there will be some up-front money as well as back-end compensation. Preferred genres are Suspense (thriller, crime, noir) and Comedy. Production will take place in a mid-atlantic metro area, setting can be urban or rural.
If interested, please respond with a query email to rdv.storydept@gmail.com that includes: Brief synopsis, brief bio of writer(s), and please indicate if there are any rights issues (ie. based on a life story, novel or other pre-existing work). Please do not send entire screenplays. All queries will receive a response.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION:

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

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

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.

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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.”

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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.
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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.”
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