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Call for screenplays

Calling all screenwriters!

Scriptapalooza Fellowship 2017 is here! This is your chance to take your screenwriting to new levels. For those who make the grade:

Fellowship Recipient Will Receive:

  • Fellowship recipient will be sent to a Robert McKee Story Seminar.
  • Airfare and Hotel to Los Angeles or New York.
  • 6 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.

Five Recipients Will Receive:

  • 3 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.
  • We will offer advice, guidance and direction on your script.

Scriptapalooza Fellowship Entry Fees

  • Fellowship entry only $45
  • Fellowship entry with 4-5 pages of feedback $105

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application and fee.
  • Your screenplay emailed to us in PDF format.
  • Applicant must answer the following essay question:
    Why are you interested in this fellowship and what do you hope to gain from it? (1 page maximum)

Timeline:

  • Fellowship currently accepting screenplays. Deadline is July 1st.
  • Applicants get their feedback between July thru September.
  • We announce the top 6 Fellows on October 9th.
  • We announce the Fellowship recipient on October 23rd.
  • Fellowship recipient attends the McKee Story Seminar in 2018.

Full info and to enter: SCRIPTAPALOOZA FELLOWSHIP

Dime Grinds

Join us for Dime Grinds!

This Sunday June 4th our “Dime Grinds” event at Joe Maxx coffee shop, 500 E Windmill Lane (east of Bermuda), 2-4PM.

Come out and hear HWG author Gregory Kompes read from and discuss his latest release, “Tamburlaine: A Broadway Revivial.” He’ll be joined by Morgan St James, co-author of the Silver Sisters Mysteries.

Regular Coffee ten cents a cup during the event. You can’t beat that!

This radio show wants you

Aspects of Writing is looking for writers to be guests, sponsors, or co-hosts.

Aspects of Writing is a Las Vegas radio show designed to expose new projects and inspire those who have a desire to write, while at the same time offering guidance for those who have a work in progress. The purpose for the show is to create a format that offers the listener a shared experience with fellow writers from every aspect of writing; scripts, novels, magazine, newspaper, newsroom, etc.

There is a cost associated with joining in as they look to re-establish themselves and forge their way into a national market. With your help, the goal is possible.

To sign up and help, follow this link: Apsects of Writing, Indie Go-Go

Special contest

2 Elizabeths announce a special contest with a $325.00 Grand Prize. 

Send your short fiction (1,000 – 6,000 words) or poetry collection (3 – 10 pages). The grand prize is $325. The second place prize will be $100, and the third place prize will be $75. Each of the three winners will have their work published, and will also have a full feature interview on our website and in our bi-monthly electronic magazine.

Please send your work to in either a Google Doc or Microsoft Word document. Double spacing with a legible font like Times New Roman is preferred. Please include contact information, title, and word count at the top of your document.

One short fiction entry should be between 1,000 and 6,000 words in length.
Alternatively, one poetry entry should consist of a short collection, between three and ten pages. 

They do accept multiple and simultaneous submissions, but ask that you let them know if your work is accepted elsewhere in a timely manner.

They require first rights and electronic rights of a piece we select to publish. Works will first be available on the website and then in the bi-monthly electronic magazine.

For more information, please join us at 2Elizabeths.

Marketing workshop in Henderson

The Henderson Libraries are offering a Marketing & Publishing program in the Conference Room of  the Paseo Verde branch on May 20., from 2:00PM – 4:00PM.

Titled Advice & Insight for Writing & Publishing Success From Start to Finish, it will feature authors Roger DeBlanck and Jonathan Sturak as they share inspirational strategies and techniques to guide you through the writing process and the preparation of your manuscript.

They will also share their experiences about what to consider when choosing a publishing option for your book and what approaches have worked best to gain an audience and reach success as a writer.

Hit their website to register: Advice and Insight

Guest Speaker

Toni Briegel, will speak on May 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada.

Her topic: What an Editor Does and the Different Type of Editors

Dr. Toni Briegel has been an educator, writer, and editor for an embarrassing number of years. Recently retired after spending 14 years as a professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, she has begun a free-lance editing business. Her published books range from tomes full of academic research to poetry. Her degrees are in English, Reading, and Curriculum and Instruction. She attended film school and interned at the University of Arkansas Press. She has served as editor for several educational journals and has edited student papers ranging from first attempts at writing short paragraphs to doctoral dissertations. She has experience editing children’s books, personal memoirs, novels, coffee table books,  and newspaper articles.

Mentors Needed

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is searching for Mentors for their annual program.

The application time period is open until June 15. NV SCBWI is an all volunteer organization of writers and illustrators helping each other to create an arts community for children’s literature.

Ellen Hopkins and Suzanne Morgan Williams founded the program and we have kept it going.

They have hired 9 authors and one children’s book art director from Chronicle Books to become mentors for a six month time period where they will have writers revised their manuscripts in hopes of having it be ready for literary agent representation.

Each mentor will take up to 3 mentees.

All of the information is on their website: SCBWI

The mentors are paid but not their usual rate since they are doing this to help other writers. NV SCBWI tries best to break even, although in the past they’ve lost money and have events all year long to try to make up the difference.

Here is a list of the authors participating thus far: SCBWI Mentors

Author U Dream Book

HWG fan and friend of authors everywhere reminds us the deadline for entry is looming!

Would you like to see your manuscript turned into a book ready to sell? Enter it in AuthorU’s Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition and you could win $7000 in publishing services for your book, Ideal for the self-published or independent author.

AuthorU is on the hunt for books in 5 categories:

Children’s – Juvenile – Young Adult – Fiction – Non-Fiction

One Winner will be selected from each of the 5 categories, PLUS the winner with the highest average score will receive a check for $1,000

Deadline is May 1st 2017. Enter promocode WDDTD to get $20 off your submission.

Details at AuthorU.org/Competition.html