Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting 2014

Applications for the prestigious and lucrative Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are now open for 2014.

This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. Since 1986, 133 fellowships totalling $3,600,000 have been awarded.

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Opportunities for Writers February and March 2014

Prepared with both emerging and established writers in mind, here is our latest round-up of writing competitions, publication opportunities, fellowships and more. Please check the relevant websites for full terms and conditions, and don’t forget that entry fees are applicable in some cases.

Indiana Review
is accepting submissions for its winter 2014 issue. Fiction and Nonfiction of up to 8000 words will be considered and poets should send between 3 and 6 poems per submission.  All work must be previously unpublished.

The Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing
provides up to four months of writing time for a writer working on a first or second book. In alternate years, the residency is awarded to poets and writers of prose (fiction or creative nonfiction). The residency provides lodging in Bucknell University’s Poets’ Cottage and a stipend of US$4000. Applications for the spring semester residency close on 1 February.

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We Said Go Travel Writing Competition January 2014

Are you an aspiring travel writer? Entries are now open for We Said Go Travel’s Winter Writing Competition. The theme for the competition is ‘inspiration’ and a total of US$1750 in prizes is on offer.

Who Can Enter
The competition is open to writers from anywhere in the world and there are no age restrictions. Entries must be original, unpublished and G rated. There is no entry fee.

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As 2013 draws towards a close, we thought it would be a good opportunity to share the 10 most popular posts on our site from throughout the year.

10.   10 Great Podcasts for Writers

10 Great Podcasts for Writers

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How to Enter The Telegraph Harvill Secker Crime Writing Competition

Are you an aspiring crime writer? English newspaper The Telegraph is offering an unprecedented opportunity to be published by one of the world’s leading literary imprints.

Who Can Enter
The competition is open to writers from anywhere in the world. Entries must be unpublished works of fiction aimed at adult readers and written in the English language.

The prize is only open to those who have not had a novel published before and are not already signed with a literary agent.

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