Screenplay Contests

Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists and more, but sometimes the cost of membership can be too much for up-and-coming writers. That’s why five years ago we started our free fellowship to theOffice. And we’re happy once again to offer it to you. Announcing our 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice. It works like this: You send us an example of your best piece of writing along with a paragraph or two explaining why this fellowship would help you. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including unlimited, free coffee & tea, wifi, ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, a small reference library and all the peace and quiet you can handle. The fellowship starts May 1st and goes through October 31st, 2015. It is completely free to enter. Winner will be announced the last week of April. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive. Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city. Here’s what we need from you: An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email. In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please) A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted. Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by April 15, 2015. That’s it. You’re done! Some important points to remember: Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. Be honest, if you live in Pasadena and won’t want to drive across town to write every day, then this fellowship isn’t for you. If you don’t flourish in...

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Call for submissions: GeminiMagazine

We have no guidelines or restrictions on writing style or content—nada, zilch, keine. As Charlie “Bird” Parker pointed out, “There’s no boundary line to art.” We don’t want to set any boundaries so we use a clean, simple selection process: if it strikes a chord with us we print it. Payment: $10 per published piece TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL (except contest entries): Paste previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, short plays or other interesting work into body of email and send to: submissions@gemini-magazine.com No attachments except JPEG images for art and photography. Don’t send contest entries to this email address. See box at top for contest info. TO SUBMIT BY SNAIL MAIL: Gemini Magazine P.O. Box 1485 Onset, MA 02558 USA (include SASE/email address for reply) ***** Submission period: 365 days per year Response time: We have a large backlog and are making every effort to catch up. After 60 days please feel free to inquire about your submission. We will respond to all submissions. Rights: All rights revert to author upon publication in Gemini Magazine. Visit the website: ...

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BlueCat Screenplay Competition: Feedback for all Entrants

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Offers Analysis to Every Script Here at BlueCat Screenplay Competition we provide written analysis for every script submitted. Our group of readers issue detailed notes with the goal of helping every entrant improve their screenplay. This process affords our entrants the option to rework, and then re-submit their scripts based on the feedback they receive. This is just one example of BlueCat’s main objective—to support and develop all screenwriters at every stage of the writing process. For more information and examples of our script analysis here at BlueCat follow the link: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/script-analysis/ Thank You, Claudia Summerfield ____________ Upcoming Submission Deadlines: MID DEADLINE: October 15th, 2014 Submit by: October 15th, 2014 Receive written analysis by:  November 10th, 2014. Fees:($65 Features, $50 Shorts)   FINAL DEADLINE: November 15th, 2014 Submit by: November 15th, 2014 Receive written analysis by: March 1st, 2015. Fees: ($70 Features, $60 Shorts)   SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submit/   BlueCat Awards   BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY $15,000 Grand Prize Four Finalists $2,500 Prize   BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY $10,000 Grand Prize Three Finalists $1,500 Prize   THE CORDELIA AWARD Best Feature Screenplay from the UK $1,500 Prize THE JOPLIN AWARD Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK $1,500 Prize   Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include: 2014 BlueCat Winner HF Crum has signed with manager Michelle Knudsen at MXN. Knudsen co-produced Jason Bateman’s “Bad Words” and also represents screenwriting team Yana Gorskaya & Maia Rossini, who are currently writing a film for FOX and director Paul Feig. Aaron Guzikowski’s #1 Film “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo, was released in September 2013. He is also the creator of “The Red Road,” a Sundance Channel original series. Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham,” a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking. Ana Lily Amipour’s debut feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” premiered at 2014 Sundance. Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell,” to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce. Visit the website: ...

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2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition – SHORT SCRIPTS WANTED – EARLY DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1ST

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition awards the world’s largest cash prize for best short screenplay: $10,000, with three finalists each receiving a cash prize of $1,500.       In keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis. All submissions entered by September 1st, 2014 will receive their written analysis by October 1st, 2014. If you enter during our next submission period (September 2nd – October 15th), you will not receive your analysis until November 10th.   ENTRY FEES: $40 for short screenplays, $60 for feature length screenplays. Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a discounted $35 rate for the duration of the competition.      All screenplays submitted early, by September 1st, 2014 will receive their written analysis by October 1st, 2014. ($60 Features, $40 Shorts) Read more at http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/rules-guidelines/#IHLkvhuZJdV4ZjJI.99 All screenplays submitted by October 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by November 10th, 2014. ($65 Features, $50 Shorts) All screenplays submitted by November 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by March 1st, 2015. ($70 Features, $60 Shorts) All analyses will be returned by March 1, 2015. Short screenplays must be between 5 and 40 pages in length. Check out these interviews with last year’s Short Winner and Finalists: Interview with 2014 Short Screenplay Winner Jennifer Cui Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Wenonah Wilms Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Athenia Paris Mekarnia Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Jeremy Lerman Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success. Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include: Aaron Guzikowski’s #1 Film “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo, was released in September 2013. He is also the creator of “The Red Road,” a Sundance Channel original series. Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham,” a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking. Ana Lily Amipour’s debut feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” premiered at 2014 Sundance. Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell,” to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce. SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submit/   Website: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueCatPictures Instagram: http://instagram.com/bluecatscreenplay Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bluecatpictures Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bluecatscreenplay...

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Welcome to the 2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

EARLY DEADLINE ANNOUNCEMENT The BlueCat Screenplay Competition accepts both feature length and short screenplays, and in keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis, with our best screenplays receiving over $40,000 in cash prizes. SPECIAL EARLY DEADLINE The Special Early Entry Fee for all scripts received by June 15th is $55 for features and $35 for short screenplays. All submissions received by June 15th will receive their written analysis by July 1st. The next analysis deadline isn’t until September! Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success. Awards BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY $15,000 Grand Prize Four Finalists $2,500 Prize BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY $10,000 Grand Prize Three Finalists $1,500 Prize THE CORDELIA AWARD Best Feature Screenplay from the UK $1,500 Prize THE JOPLIN AWARD Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK $1,500 Prize MOVIE TITLE CONTEST Three Winners: $250 each All screenplays entered by August 1st are eligible Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include: Aaron Guzikowski’s #1 Film “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo, was released in September 2013. He is also the creator of “The Red Road,” a Sundance Channel original series. Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham,” a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking. Ana Lily Amipour’s debut feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”, premiered at 2014 Sundance. Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell,” to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.   SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submit/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BlueCat Screenplay Competition Website:  http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueCatPictures Instagram: http://instagram.com/bluecatscreenplay Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bluecatpictures Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bluecatscreenplay Newsletter: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/bluecat-newsletter...

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success. BlueCat accepts both feature length and short screenplays, and in keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis, with our best screenplays receiving over $40,000 in cash prizes. All submissions received by June 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by July 1st, 2014. Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a special rate of $35. The final deadline for the competition is November 15th, 2014. We look forward to working with you! Awards $15,000 Best Feature Screenplay $2500 Four Feature Finalists $10,000 Best Short Screenplay $1500 Three Short Finalists $1500 The Cordelia Prize Best Feature Screenplay from the UK $1500 Joplin Award Prize Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK Movie Title Contest: Three Winners $250 each All screenplays entered by August 1st are eligible Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham”, a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director Jason Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking. Elijah Wood produced Ana Lily Amipour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”, set for release in late 2013. Aaron Guzikowski’s “Prisoners”, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo, will be released September 2013. The Sundance Channel recently bought Aaron’s TV pilot, “The Descendents”, making it their second scripted show after “Rectify.” Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell”, to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce. “SomaCell”, along with “Rodham”, were two 2012 Blacklist Scripts written by BlueCat Alumni. Visit the website:  http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/...

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