Posts made in January, 2007

American Screenwriting Competition

AMERICAN SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Deadline Entry Fee 11/15/2006 (early) $40 (11/15/2006) 01/31/2007(regular) $50 (by 01/31/2007) 03/31/2007(late) $60 (by 03/31/2007) 04/30/2007 (late – extended) $65 (by 04/30/2007) Award: $12,000 Other Awards/Prizes: ** Over $50,000 in cash & prizes. Grand prize of $12,000 including cash, over $1,000 in screenwriting software, industry meetings, production consideration, writer profiles, press releases, and much, much more. $3,000 cash & prizes for second place; $2,000 cash and prizes for third. All ten finalists win cash & prize packages including screenwriting software, industry meetings and more. Plus, there will be two random drawings (one for early entrants and one for all entrants) with great prizes worth over $7,000. Every brilliant film begins with a brilliant screenplay. Do you have what it takes? Our annual screenplay competition is aimed at finding the best and most talented writers from around the world. The main goal of the competition is to uncover the best, unproduced screenplays and in collaboration with the writer help develop and potentially produce them. We will work hard to support all talented writers that enter our contest . . . not just the winners. Notification Date: June 15, 2007 Eligibility: Open to everyone. International entries are welcome. Rules: All entries must include an original screenplay between 70 and 150 pages, a completed entry form, a signed release form, a short synopsis, and the appropriate entry fee. Scripts must be unproduced, unsold, and not under option. There is no limit to the number of scripts you may enter (discounts are offered for multiple entries). Go to website for complete rules. Web Address: http://www.flatshoe.com Contact & E-mail: Mark Reed Contact Title: Contest Director Organization: American Screenwriting Competition 311 N. Robertson Blvd., Ste. 172 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 United States Phone:...

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Grub Street Book Prize

Announcing the Grub Street Book Prize for a non-first book of poetry from a poet outside New England. One winner receives $500 plus all-expenses-paid trip to Boston for reading, book party and citywide promotion. An exciting opportunity to promote your book in Boston’s thriving literary community. Poetry deadline postmark March 15th, 2007. Reading fee/donation $10. Mail to Grub Street Writers, 160 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116. See guidelines first:...

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Mesa Community College English Faculty

Mesa Community College (Phx., Az.) will hire a full-time English Composition/Creative Writing faculty member to begin in Aug. 2007. Prospective applicants should go to the following website for job description, salary range, and application procedures. From there, click on “Current Openings” and scroll to the “English Composition” link for Mesa Community College (Posting #...

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New Millennium Writings Awards & Contests

New Millennium Writings Awards & Contests $4,000 in Prizes, plus publication in NMW and on the Web at www.newmillenniumwritings.com $1,000 for best Story; $1,000 for best Poem; $1,000 best Nonfiction (Nonfiction includes humor, memoir, creative nonfiction, travel, opinion, essay, interview, features, investigative reporting, etc.) Plus, $1,000 for best Short Short Fiction (1,000-word limit) Winners of NMW Awards are showcased along with interviews, profiles and tributes to famous writers such as Julia Glass, Shel Silverstein, Khaled Hosseini (The Kite-Runner), George Garrett, Ken Kesey, John Updike, Lee Smith, Cormac McCarthy, Lucille Clifton, Shelby Foote, Paul West, Norman Mailer, Sharyn McCrumb, William Kennedy, Faulkner, Hemingway, Dickinson, Keats, Percy, Warren and many others. Also, prize-winning stories, poems & articles, humor, graphic arts & writing advice. 200 pages plus. To Enter, follow these Guidelines, or enter on-line at www.writingawards.com. 1. No restrictions as to style, content or number of submissions. Enter as often as you like. 2. Winners and selected finalists published in our 2007 issue, which you receive for entering, and on-line at www.writingawards.com. 3. Send between now and midnight of Jan. 31, 2007. 4. Simultaneous & multiple submissions welcome. 5. Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry, and should total no more than 6,000 words except Short-Short Fiction (no more than 1,000 words). 6. Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry. 7. Include name, phone, address, email & category on first page. 8. Manuscripts not returned. Include email address or SASE for list of winners. 9. Include $17 check payable to NMW with each submission. 10. Send to: “NMW” Room EM, PO Box 2463, Knoxville, TN, 37901. To order our current issue, add...

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George F. Wedge Poetry Award

I-70 Review announces the second George F. Wedge Poetry Award contest. The prize this year is $500.00. Reading fee for submissions is $10.00. Send no more than three poems. You must include SASE if you desire a response. Submissions by e-mail will not be accepted for the contest. Please do not place your name on the poems. All submissions will be judged anonymously. Place name and address on cover letter only. You may include your e-mail address on cover letter. Do not send submissions for the award with submissions for the journal. They must be sent separately. All submissions will be read and judged by a highly-qualified poet not affiliated with I-70 Review. ALL AWARD MANUSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 31. Send submissions to: George F. Wedge Poetry Award I-70 Review 913 Joseph Dr. Lawrence KS...

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