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May 2015  

   

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New Guard Volume V fiction and poetry contests

The New Guard is inviting original, previously unpublished work in fiction or poetry for the contests below. Writers could win $1,500 and publication in The New Guard Volume V. Selected finalists will also be published. The entry fee is $20.

Work submitted for either contest must be previously unpublished and submitted in .doc or similar files. No PDFs. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard. Each submission is considered for publication, and final judging is blind.

  

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Machigonne Fiction Contest

$1,500 and publication for an exceptional work of fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. Judged by Adam Braver.

Knightville Poetry Contest

$1,500 and publication for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. Judged by Roger Bonair-Agard.

Bang!

Short work in fiction, nonfiction and poetry is also accepted year-round via BANG!

Bang! authors are showcased individually online for thirty days. Each author installment is made up of three pieces in any combination: poetry shorts (20 lines) or fiction or nonfiction (500 words each). Three prose pieces, for instance, could total 1,500 words max. Bang! pieces are not published in The New Guard. Work is meant to be very short – flash short – so that the pieces on Bang! serve as a kind of calling card for the author. Bang! instalments run from the 20th to the 20th of every month. Bang! submissions are accepted year-round. Submissions are $20.

For more details, or to submit, go to http://www.newguardreview.com

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New website for poets

A Swift Exit is a new website that provides a platform for emerging and more established poets.

The creators describe the site as still at the embryonic stage, but are planning for the site to have performance videos, reviews and other articles of interest, as well as the most important aspect: the poetry.

A Swift Exit will also be publishing books of poetry in both print and ebook format. Calls for submissions will be posted on their website, and Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.aswiftexit.co.uk

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ScriptFest fast approaching

ScriptFest will be taking place from May 29 to May 31 at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel & Convention Center, 2500 N Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505.

There will be more than 40 panels, classes, workshops, and master classes presented by amazing speakers such as Diablo Cody (Oscar winner for JUNO), Peter Gould and the writing staff of BETTER CALL SAUL, Steven S. DeKnight (Showrunner for DAREDEVIL, SPARTACUS), and Hart Hanson (Showrunner for BONES). Pilar Alessandra from ON THE PAGE will be there to consult on your script, along with Jen Grisanti, Jose Silerio from SAVE THE CAT, Carole Kirshner (Previous Exec with DREAMWORKS), Kathie Fong Yoneda (Previous Exec
from DISNEY), Lee Jessup with the SCREENWRITER BUSINESS SCHOOL, the FILM FINANCE FORUM with Franco Sama, and dozens of others.

You will also be able to pitch to more than 120+ Agents, Managers & Production Companies at the Great American PitchFest. The invitations are out and companies will be announced as they confirm their attendance. Companies who have attended in the past include:

  • WME (William Morris Endeavor Agency)

  • Imagine Entertainment (Ron Howard’s Company – THE GREEN MILE, APOLLO 13, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT & dozens more)

  • John Wells Productions (The West Wing)

  • Shane Black’s Company (LETHAL WEAPON, KISS KISS BANG BANG, IRON MAN III)

  • NBCUniversal (50 SHADES OF GREY, LUCY, KICKASS, OUIJA)

  • Benderspink (THE RING, HORRIBLE BOSSES, MONSTER-IN-LAW)

  • The Asylum (SHARKNADO, Z NATION, JAILBAIT)

  • Jerry Bruckheimer Film & TV (PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN 6, AMAZING RACE, CSI)

  • FOX Television (PRISON BREAK, BEVERLY HILLS 90210)

  • APA (Agency For The Performing Arts)

  • Paradigm (Agency)

And many more, including financiers, distributors, actors and actresses, and other industry execs.

For more information, please visit http://www.scriptfest.com or contactinfo@scriptfest.com.

  

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