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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:


The British Writers Awards (BWA) 2012
Entering the Brit Writers’ Awards is easy! To give you the best BWA experience possible, we’ve created a simple process for submitting your story, poem, script or song for consideration by our judges.
Closes:   30th March 2012
Fee:   £10.95
Prize:   £10,000
Website:  http://www.britwriters.com/how-to-enter-your-story-poem-song-or-script-into-the-brit-writers-awards-unpublished-2012/

Brighton COW Autumn Short Story 2011
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th November 2011
Fees:   £4 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. Second prize £50 and third prize £25.
Details:   Send us your best stories. Open theme. 3000 word limit. Top ten stories will be published on site and recorded for broadcast on local hospital radio network. This competition is open to writers all over the world. Past competitions have featured entries from writers in over thirty countries. Payment by cheque or through paypal.
Contact:   Flat #10 Montpelier Lodge Montpelier Terrace Brighton East Sussex England BN1 3DF
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   comps@brightoncow.co.uk
Website:   http://www.brightoncow.co.uk

The FFW Flash Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   9th December 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £25 for first place. 2nd – £15.00, 3rd – £10.00.
Details:   For flash fiction stories of between 400 and 1000 words. Any theme in any genre.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   comp@flash-fiction-world.com
Website:   http://www.flash-fiction-world.com/flash-fiction-contest.html

A. E. Coppard Prize for Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th December 2011
Fees:   $15 for one entry. Additional entries $10 each.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also publication and 25 copies.
Details:   For longer short fiction 8,000 to 14,000 words.
Contact:   Long Story Contest, International, White Eagle Coffee Store Press, P.O. Box 383, Fox River Grove IL 60021
Country:   United States
Website:   http://whiteeaglecoffeestorepress.com/page4.html

New Bridge House Short Story Competition
Category:F   iction
Closes:   1st November 2011
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Anthology publication; mentoring; critiques.
Details:   For short stories up to 5,000 words. Enter online.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   submissions@bridgehousepublishing.co.uk
Website:   http://bridgehousepublishing.co.uk/ShortStoryCompetition2011.aspx

Santa Fe Writers Project (SFWP) Comp
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th December 2011
Fees:   $25 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,500 for first place. $1,000 x 2.
Details:   For short fiction, essays, and unpublished book excerpts.
Contact:   Santa Fe Writers Project, 369 Montezuma Ave, #350, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.sfwp.com/awardsguidelines

pixelhose.com Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   7th December 2011
Fees:   $0 for one entry. Fiction and Non-Fiction Categories.
Prizes:   $300 for first place. $300/$150/$50 – in Each Category.
Details:   We are looking for works of up to 5000 words in each category. Previously published work are accepted so long as we can legally obtain free, one time, one site, permanent web publication rights. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ONLY. Full info on site.
Contact:   POB 1476, San Mateo, CA 94402
Country:   United States
Email:   pixelhose@live.com
Website:   http://www.pixelhose.com

Momaya Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:   £8 for one entry. Payment can be made as US $12.
Prizes:   £155 for first place. 2nd place £55. 3rd place £30.
Details:   Heat is the theme. Submit your short story (3,000 word limit) by 30 April 2012 in order to compete for prize money and publication in the Annual Review 2012. The judging panel includes members from Random House, Penguin, Reuters and a novelist who has published six books.
Contact:   Momaya Press, 189a Balham High Road (Rear Building), London SW12 9BE
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.momayapress.com

Southport Writers’ Circle Fiction Comp
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st October 2011
Fees:   £3 for one entry. £10 for four.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. £100; £50.
Details:   For unpublished short stories up to 2,000 words. Online entries accepted.
Contact:   Short Story Competition, Southport Writers’ Circle, Flat 3, 35 Saunders Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0JH
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   southportwriterscircle@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://www.swconline.co.uk

Speakeasy Open Fiction Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st October 2011
Fees:   £4 for one entry. £10 for three.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. £50; £25.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,100 words. Entry form available on website.
Contact:   SPEAKEASY COMPETITION 2011, 46 Wealdstone Place, Springfield, Milton Keynes, MK6 3JG
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   speakeasy@writerbrock.co.uk
Website:   http://www.mkweb.co.uk/speakeasy/displayarticle.asp?ID=78828

Phoebe Winter Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th December 2011
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For fiction up to 7,500 words. No novel excerpts.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.phoebejournal.com/?p=1522


2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
Sponsor: Southern Magic Romance Writers
Fee: $30 first book; $25 subsequent books
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Eligibility: All published authors of novel-length or novella-length romance fiction.
Entry: Books must have a copyright of 2011. Ebook-only publishers accepted (non-subsidy/non-vanity/no self-pub).
Categories: Historical; Romantic Suspense; FF&P; Contemporary; YA; Inspirational; and Novella (20,000 – 40,000 Words).
Judges: Avid readers of romance, booksellers, and/or librarians.
FMI, http://www.southernmagic.org; Contest Coordinator Callie James, GWContest@southernmagic.org.

2012 Marlene Awards
Sponsor: Washington Romance Writers
Fee: $20–30.00
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Entry: all electronic submissions, 35 pages maximum (story opening and synopsis).
Judges: trained, published and unpublished.
Final Judges: editors and/or agents.
FMI, www.wrwdc.com.

2012 Winter Rose Contest for Unpublished Authors
Sponsor: Yellow Rose RWA
Fee: $25.00
Deadline: January 16, 2012
Eligibility: RWA members in good standing, unpublished in the previous 5 years.
Entry: First 25 pages of your romance manuscript (projected 50K and up).
Categories and Final Judges: Contemporary Single Title, Alicia Condon / Kensington Publishing; Historical (Includes Regency), Amanda Bergeron / Avon; Mainstream with Romantic Elements, Paranormal, Heather Osborne / Samhain Publishing; Romantic Suspense, Deb Nemeth / Carina Press; Series Contemporary, Young Adult, Kari Sutherland / HarperCollins Children’s Books; Erotic.
Top Prize is a partial read by agent Maura Kye-Casella of Don Congdon Associates.
FMI, www.yellowroserwa.com.

SCRIPTS: Via International Screenwriters Association (I.S.A.)

Submit Your Original Sitcom Screenplay!
Submit your half-hour comedic format screenplay@comedywritercontest.com
Grand Prize: $5000 plus direct input and creative guidance on the winning script from acclaimed writer/producer/director John Wells.

The Writer’s Place Screenwriting Contest
 The Writers Place co-founders have raised over $50 million for film and entertainment projects. Winners receive cash awards and PR worth $3,000. Honored scripts presented to 6,500+ managers, agents and producers. Features, shorts and teleplays OK.
Please put (I.S.A.) after your last name to obtain the $5 discount.

Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the KAIROS PRIZE was established in 2005 for first-time and beginning screenwriters. In addition to $50,000 in prize money, winning scripts are read by top execs. One film has been released with several in the production pipeline. 

Accepting Feature and Short scripts!
Over $20,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to the winners of the 2011 OFF! During the festival you can attend our conference, which always features great speakers/writers creating a great resource for learning and networking!http://www.omahafilmfestival.com

Wanna Go to the SUNDANCE Film Festival?
You get to participate in the SUNDANCE experience where you can see great indie films, you can network with producers and filmmakers from all around the world, you can party with celebrities, you can go skiing, see more films, it’s up to you. The town will be yours for a few glorious days!
SAVE $10 on FEATURES/TV PILOTS: CLICK HERE    Use this code: ISA99A           

Win an Agent for Your Screenplay!
Top Hollywood Literary Agents will read, consider and meet the winning writers & discuss representing their screenplays.  This type of access to agents is the most difficult to accomplish in the industry, until now! 

Videotaped, Live Readings-Marketing Bootcamp
Enter the 10th Annual Script-2-Screen Competition and WIN an opportunity to Direct Actors performing key screenplay scenes during the Bare Bones International FilmAnd Music Festival. Top 20 finalists receive 2-FREE Festival passes and Marketing Bootcamp. 


Seeking Crime/Thriller scrips with limited locations
Brooklyn Reptyle Films is looking for completed feature-length, crime/thriller scripts with limited-locations and characters. We are NOT interested in procedural stories or any police or law enforcement and legal characters.  We prefer up to four principal characters and six or less locations.  Examples of films we like are “The Disappearance of Alice Creed,” “Funny Games,” and “Blood Simple.”  However, the characters should have life and death stakes, which is to say, we’re looking for stories that deal with crime, but not about criminal justice or crooked cops. Budget will not exceed $250K.  Only non-WGA writers should submit at this point in time. Our credits include “Junkie Nurse” and “Audie & the Wolf.”
1. Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads
2. Enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip’s newsletter – FREE!)
3. Copy/Paste this code: vb9pfgs5rq
4. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only.
IMPORTANT:  Please ONLY submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for EXACTLY.

Seeking collaborator for short
I’m looking for someone to collaborate on the script for a short which I will soon be shooting. My initial idea was that I wanted to write a script which would take place in a really limited space- just one or two rooms, the idea being to keep the shooting really simple. In short, it’s about a woman who realises one day that she’s never had a close black friend. Ultimately I think the situation is an interesting one. There are lots of people who probably live lives with a very narrow circle of friends, like Margaret, and realise that they are the worse off for it.
I am really looking for someone with screenwriting experience, who is not scared to try something quite experimental. This is supposed to be funny, so someone with a sense of humour! Any collaboration welcome. Willing to work by skype/email. Although if there was someone london based who would be able to meet-up to workshop it a bit, that could be great. You will get full accreditation for any participation. I have assembled a fantastic cast and crew, I just need to get the script right! Email Stella Ramsden for additional information: stellaramsden@gmail.com

Screenwriters Wanted
Production Company seeks new and emerging screenwriters to tackle a number of projects in its development slate.  We are looking for talented writers who wish to learn from an experienced production team with over 1000 hours of produced television and 20 major feature films between them.  Great foot in the door opportunity for someone wishing to get read by agencies, get notes from seasoned producers, and ultimately work towards writing a project that our company has the resources and full intention to produce.
Please respond with “Screenwriter Inquiry” in the subject line. 
Tell us 1:  What genre you feel you excell at.  2: What film made in the last 3 years do you wish you had written.  3:  What are your three favorite films of the last 5 years. Or which films do you admire most of the last five years and why.  4:  A SHORT screen writing sample (15 pages or less please).
PLEASE NO CV’S we’re interested in your taste and writing talent, not in your professional history.
Please send all Inquiries to TriangleProducer@gmail.com
Paid Upon Commencement of Principal Photography + Back-End ParticipationPlease remember to check out legitimacy of all contests before you enter and to copyright all work.

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