Opportunities

Turner TV Pilot Contest

turner tv contest

ABFF launches the very first American Black Film Festival Turner TV Writing Contest designed to shine a spotlight on new diverse writers who are invited to submit an original pilot script in comedy or drama categories. Five TBS/comedy finalists and five TNT/drama finalists will be selected, and one winner in each category will receive a…

2017 Fellowships for Film and Television

2017 film television fellowships

Here are the 2017 deadlines for film and television fellowships. Some offer a stipend, some don’t. Not to appeal to the procrastinator in you, but typically most of these programs are annual, so if you’re not ready this year, plan for next year. Whatever you do, just get writing. Good luck! Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship: There are three…

BuzzFeed Offers $12,000 for Emerging Writers Fellowship

buzzfeed emerging writers

I used to think Buzzfeed was just good for listicles and funny videos but oh has my opinion changed. In addition to the amazing recipes like this and this, I read an engrossing long-form journalism piece that was reminiscent of Vanity Fair in their heyday. Expect to see more of this type of reporting and…

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Awards $50k in Writing Fellowships

If you’re not utilizing Poets & Writers’ Grants and Awards database, you’re missing out. They have the following listings and more. If you’re ready to take your work to the next level, here are some great opportunities. Deadlines are approaching, get cracking! John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Writing Fellowships — Fellowships of approximately $50,000 each are awarded…

Applications Accepted for 2016 Stegner Fellowship

stanford felllowship

I’m putting this one on my list to apply to in four years. The Stegner Fellowship at Stanford is a two-year creative writing or poetry fellowship. I like this one because they offer a $26,000/yr living stipend, pay for your tuition and health insurance. The only thing you have to do? Write. Revise. Attend workshops.…

Sundance Accepting Applications for New Frontier Labs

New Frontiers Lab

This sounds like a pretty cool opportunity! Who wouldn’t want to spend five days at the Sundance Resort in Utah? If you’re into innovative storytelling and have a work-in-progress, you’ll want to apply to the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program. The five-day lab was created to identify and foster independent artists innovating in the art and…