Archive for February 18th, 2011

100 Words or Fewer Fiction Writing Contest, Number Seven

18 February 2011

Two months left to enter!  We want complete, sizzling stories with excellent grammar and punctuation!  You will see wonderful examples in “Winning Stories” on the web site.

http://www.100wordsorfewerwritingcontest.com (US)
Stories mus be unpublished, in English. on any subject except for lewd.

Deadline:  April 18, 2011

Prizes:  $500–first, $200–second, $150-third, $50-fourth.  Ten honorable mentions.
Winning four stories will be published on the web site.

Entry fee: $15, plus checkmark evaluation: $21, plus critique by Idore Anschell: $49.

Enter through the following email only:  hundredwordsorfewer@eathlink.net.  Payment is through Paypal.

Both novice and advanced writers find this challenge to be fun!
Guidelines are on the web site– http://www.100wordsorfewerwritingcontest.com

Able Muse Book Award (Poetry)

18 February 2011

$1000 prize plus publication of the winning manuscript by Able Muse Press. Finalists will also be considered for publication.

Guidelines:

  • Blind Judging by the Final Judge Andrew Hudgins.
  • Initial screening by the Able Muse Editors.
  • Entries may not be previously published, but individual poems and chapbook-length sections may have been if the previous publisher gives reprint permission. (Still, more than half of the manuscript. may not have been previously published as a collection.)
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted as long as we’re immediately notified if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Unlimited entries per person.
  • All poetry styles are welcome (metrical or free verse).
  • Acknowledgments may be included in the manuscript but are not required.

Entry fees:  $25 for a manuscript of 50 to 120 pages.

Entry deadline: March 31, 2011

Vist the website for details: http://www.ablemusepress.com/ablemuse-book-award

Can you turn this logline for A-list Screenwriter Allan Loeb into the first 15 pages of a killer script?

18 February 2011

“A group of married men desperate for one last bachelor party invents a long-lost friend who’s about to be wed, but things get out of control when their wives want to meet the groom before the big event.”

Break out your scriptwriting software and get to work, because the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest gives you the unique opportunity to spin this idea into solid spec screenplay that could be your ticket to Hollywood success.

The Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest is an International competition that facilitates relationships between new writers and Industry leaders looking to help aspirants embark on writing careers.

Here’s how it works:

  • Write up to the first 15 pages of a script based on the logline above, provided by Allan Loeb
  • The top 10 finalists receive a copy of Final Draft Screenwriting Software, Development Notes, and a letter of congratulations from Loeb
  • Each of the 10 finalists enter into a 12-week Story Specialists mentoring program, consisting of feedback for every 10 pages submitted, with the goal of completing a spec screenplay
  • Allan Loeb and Production Company Benderspink judge the completed screenplays and choose a winner

The lucky winner receives transportation and lush accommodations at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, a classic Industry lunch with Allan Loeb at The Ivy, a one-on-one with a top Industry Agent, a meeting with Benderspink and more.

Fees, Dates and Deadlines:

  • Contest Begins: February 1, 2011
  • Early Submission Fee (ends 2/28/11) $40
  • Standard Submission Fee: $50
  • Contest Material Deadline: March 31, 2011

Ready for your shot at the big time? Visit the Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest today to learn more and enter.

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