Thursday, November 17, 2011

Opportunity to make a movie

click here to go to the details 
This is one hell of an opportunity if you have a hell of an idea for a movie.
Script Pipeline’s Great Movie Idea Contest gives you the chance to pitch ANY concept you think is film-worthy. All genres and subject matter welcome. Repeat: ALL subject matter. So finally time to dust off that random story your grandfather told you 20 years ago. It might be the next big movie.  

And absolutely no writing experience necessary. Just get creative—really, way-beyond-outside-of-the-box creative. Because we pick one amazing idea and set up the winner with exclusive industry meetings to discuss their pitch. 

Script Pipeline has always been about access, linking talented screenwriters with the proper channels in the hopes of selling their work. Now, all you need is a single, awesome concept.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pan Mcmillian digital imprint in Australia

This article is about the new trend in Australian publishing houses
Digital Publishing 

Joel Naoum, newly appointed publisher of Pan Macmillan Australia’s digital-only imprint Momentum, author of The Smell of Books blog and best thing to come out of Australia since Vegemite (that’s a compliment) recently arrived in London as winner of the Unwin Fellowship.
Felice Howden interviews him about his experience with digital publishing and what the future might hold for Momentum Books.

Thanks Book Machine.

call out to Townsville writers

Our writing friends  at  TWPC. The Towsnville Publishers Centre is asking local writers to get out there and write.

Write CafÉ
Celebrate the National Year of Reading.
writers will emerge from their home offices
to take up residence in cafÉs across the city.
Are you a writer? Or have you ever
wanted to give it a go? Use your most
loved genre to record some of the colour
and energy of Townsville. There will be
opportunities to publish your contributions.
The period of residence may be from one month
to three months, two to three days per week.
Get to know the cafÉs that make
great coffee and are arts-friendly.
Expressions of interest are sought from writers and cafÉs. Please
email and writers include two samples of writing
with a brief outline of what you hope to do while in residence.

Are you aged
8 to 18?
Do you write, doodle or take photos?
Ever dreamed of seeing your
work in print, in a book or online? 2012 is your year!
Get creative. Our theme is
‘In an Ideal World’
Free workshops will help you prepare.
Get cracking by checking out www
or for further information

Monday, November 14, 2011

Short story competition Stringy Bark.

Stringy Bark short story award 2011 is open
The Stringybark Short Story Award 2011 is open.  Unlike our other competitions, this competition has an open theme.  That is, we accept every genre — the only catch is that your story must have some link to Australia.  
This is a great opportunity to try your luck or talent. click the link and follow the easy instructions.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Print on Demand in America

print on demand 
WASHINGTON -- The on-demand book machine unveiled at Politics & Prose Wednesday evening serves as more than just a vehicle for publishing independent volumes, the staff says. It's a way for local writers to realize their dream.
If it happens in the USA then it will happen here. Just give it time. Read the whole article on the link.

Harlequin Seeks New Authors

Harlequin      is looking for new authors. Check out the link. This article was from Publishers Weekly. A good opportunity for those romance writers out there.

"Even though it is one of the world’s largest romance publishers, with about 1,300 active published writers, Harlequin is still looking for new writers. And it is hosting an online conference and manuscript contest with a publishing contract as a prize to help draw them in."
“Last year, we just asked for submissions, and this year we said, ‘Let’s kick it up to a contest to get the word out there even more but also to let people know we’re serious, we actually want to publish somebody out of this, “ said Davis-Todd. The manuscript contest runs from Nov. 11 to Dec. 15, and Harlequin plans to announce the winner on March 1. The prize is a standard publishing contract with “a fair advance against royalties.” David-Todd couldn’t divulge an exact figure, saying that it would depend on which of Harlequin’s lines the book fit into, but that the book would be published in Harlequin’s international markets beyond North America.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Overland Literary Journal

The Overland Journal  takes Unsolicited submissions. click the link for an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking, political magazine. They take fiction, non fiction, poetry in the bucket loads and articles.

Overland accepts unsolicited manuscripts from Australian and overseas writers, although we are only able to pay those from Australia.
Overland relies on its subscribers for survival. For that reason, the editors prioritise submissions by subscribers. While all work will be read, we cannot guarantee response times to submissions by non-subscribers.