WEST COAST SCREENWRITING WEEKEND BLITZ WORKSHOP : Hosted by: Canadian Media Production Association. West Coast Screenwriting principals, Keith Digby (Young Alexander, Time Exposures) and Brian Paisley (Lies Like Truth, The Great Night of Shiva) will hold a ‘Weekend Blitz’ personalized workshop in Vancouver for aspiring screenwriters and adaptors. In five sessions of high-octane teaching, Brian and Keith will take participants through hands-on sessions in screenwriting structure, character development, creating visual action scenes, and building sequences that grip the audience. For new and emerging screenwriters, bring your idea/concept, outline or unfinished screenplay. Novel and short-story writers, who might be thinking of adapting one of their works, bring a one-page outline and watch its progress toward the big screen. Location: Canadian Media Production Association – 736 Granville Dates: Mar 23rd (evening) to 25th (late afternoon) Cost: $275 (Participants) $150 (Gallery) For details on ‘Participant’ and ‘Gallery’ status, and to see full curriculum details please go to www.westcoastscreenwriting.com or Contact Us directly by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to Keith at (250) 743–2439.
WOLFSINGER: Guidelines for our 2012 Anthology - Time Traveling Coffers -- Deadline May 31st 2012. Rules for the anthology – an object must be found in some sort of container and result, directly or indirectly, in a time traveling adventure. What kind of object, what it’s found in, when the story starts and to when/where it travels, is completely up to the writer. Feel free to use historical settings or events, space ships, other planets, fantasy realms or mythology. Characters can be human or not. Method of time travel can be a machine, putting on the object, via the astral plain, or something new and different. Don’t follow tried and true plot lines, ideas or formulas. The more ‘out of the box’ the story, the more likely it is to be accepted. Would prefer original stories. Query for reprints. In the Subject line please put : Submission : Time Traveling Coffers : Title of your story : your name. Attach as rft document. Send to: Submissions@wolfsingerpubs.com Payment will be $5.00 initial, plus an equal share of 50% of royalties. Deadline will be 31 May 2012 – we are hoping to release around mid October 2012. Will accept Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fantasy, Steam punk, Alternate History, Christian Speculative Fiction, Space Opera, Romance, yes, the editor will consider a Romance, and any other genre as long as it meets the guidelines including experimental. No Fanfiction, shared universes or continuing serials. Length 1000-6000 words. Will consider flash fiction if it’s well written. Times Roman 12. Standard manuscript submission form must be used. Any submitted incorrectly will be rejected. PG 13 rating only! VERY IMPORTANT: Expect to be asked to do rewrites and have your story critiqued. For detailed submission guidelines on this and other wolfsinger anthologies see http://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/OpenCalls.htmlVALLUM 9:2 : UPCOMING THEME: INVISIBLE ‘CITYSCAPE’ (HIDDEN URBAN LANDSCAPES) Deadline: April 30, 2012 website: http://www.vallummag.com/ The ‘Cityscape’ has fascinated people since the flâneurs of Paris and beyond. But what is unseen, underground or hidden eludes us. What are some of these hidden aspects of the ‘cityscape,’ the hidden urban landscape?
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