Posts made in September, 2011

The Sitcom Mission 2012

Here you can find details on how to enter The Sitcom Mission 2012. Make sure you read all the pages in this section – for example, you won’t stand a chance of winning unless you stick to the guidelines. Early Bird Entry Fee: £10 (Entries received before 00.00 GMT on January 25, 2012) Final Deadline Fee: £15 (Entries received between 00.00 GMT on January 25, 2012 and 23.59 on January 31, 2012) This is the first year we have introduced an entry fee. In order to grow as an organisation and to secure the long-term future of The Sitcom Mission, we need to make sure we are financially sound. However, we stick to the policy that nobody will ever pay to appear on stage, and the 16 writers that make it through to the knock-out stage will have their entry fees refunded. Also, any writer taking the Bronze feedback who gets through to the longlist will have their feedback fee refunded. We’re open for entry from 1st October 2011 until 23.59 GMT on January 31, 2012. There’ll be a PayPal button here from 1st October, and once payment is received you’ll be directed to an online system where you can upload your script. Before entering, you should read the following three pages. The guidelines will make sure you submit a suitable script, and the rules govern this...

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NILSEN LITERARY PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL

NILSEN LITERARY PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/nilsennovel.htm — $25 ENTRY FEE The competition is to identify and publish completed fiction manuscripts of high literary quality by authors who have not previously published a full-length novel or novella. Submit previously unpublished novels, novellas, and collections of closely linked short stories. Does not accept manuscripts that have been self-published. The competition is open to unpublished novelists who are U.S. residents writing in English. The Prize includes a $1,000 cash award and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press. The winning author will be invited to present a reading at the University. Deadline November 1,...

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THE CREATIVE WORK FUND

THE CREATIVE WORK FUND http://www.creativeworkfund.org/ — For artists and organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Stanislaus counties in California. Currently accepting letters of inquiry from media artists or performing artists. Just finished a deadline for literary artists and traditional artists. Annually, the Creative Work Fund invites letters of inquiry for projects in which artists and nonprofit organizations collaborate to create new works. Deadline, artforms invited, funding available, and eligible counties vary from year to year. Sign up to keep informed about deadlines, guidelines and projects. $10,000 to $40,000 for projects in which artists and nonprofit organizations are working closely together to create new art works. Any kind of nonprofit organization is eligible to apply to collaborate with an...

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Lit Fest Magazine writing contest

Short Story Contest: Lit Fest Magazine www.litfestmagazine.com Enter a 3,000 word or less short story or article on a topic or theme of your choice. Our favorite each week will run in our WEEKLY SHORT STORY column. Email your writing to: amanda@litfestmagazine.com. Please paste your writing in the body of your email, (attachments will not be opened). Place WEEKLY SHORT STORY in the subject line and don’t forget to give us your...

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ESQUIRE SHORT SHORT FICTION CONTEST

ESQUIRE SHORT SHORT FICTION CONTEST http://www.esquire.com/promotions/contestandsweeps/fiction-contest — Deadline October 7, 2011. Top ten finalists will receive reimbursement for up to $500 from Aspen Writer’s Foundation for a roundtrip economy plane ticket to New York City from anywhere in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, reimbursement for up to $500 for two nights lodging in New York City to be provided by Aspen Writer’s Foundation, two-hour workshop with Colum McCann, and an invitation to a party with top literary luminaries hosted by Esquire and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation all at a total estimated value of $2,000/person. From the finalists, one finalist will be chosen as winner of a scholarship to 2012 Aspen Summer Words fiction workshop, 5 nights lodging in Aspen, and reimbursement for up to $500 from Aspen Writer’s Foundation for a roundtrip economy ticket to Aspen from anywhere in the 50 United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada, and will have his/her entry published by Esquire either in the magazine or online at esquire.com. (The estimated retail value of the Winner’s prize package, including the trip to New York is $8,000). Submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen instructions along with your original fictional short story of exactly 78...

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