Screenwriting Contests

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 Payment: $10 per published piece TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL (except contest entries): Paste previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, short plays or other interesting work into body of email and send to: submissions@gemini-magazine.com No attachments except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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2014 Book Pipeline Contest

Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014 Entry Fees $50 per entry Prizes – Entrance to the Book Pipeline event in Santa Monica, CA in November 2014, where one winner is announced (finalists chosen will range from 2-8) The event will include representatives from Energy Entertainment, Benderspink, and Paradigm. – $1,000 cash to winning entry – Airfare to attend the Book Pipeline event (or $500 airfare reimbursement for international finalists) – Additional development assistance and consultation from Script Pipeline executives Description The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), and Paradigm to discuss further development and the potential for production. After 12 seasons running the successful Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, the 1st Annual Book Pipeline Contest aims to continue discovering new talent and delivering unique, compelling stories to the industry–with the specific intent of getting projects on the fast-track to production. Contact Information: Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com Phone: 323-424-4243 Website:...

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