Links & Opportunities

Page Turner Awards
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Entries for the Page Turner Awards, sponsored by ProWritingAid, are open until the 31st May! (Click here to find out how to submit)

At last year’s awards, three writers won literary representation, six writers won a writing mentorship, five writers won a publishing contract, and thirteen authors won an audiobook production.

 

This year, film rights options are up for grabs!

 

The judging panel features literary agents, publishers, and film producers and includes Paul Michael Glaser of Starsky & Hutch!

 

Click here to see all the judges and submit your work for the Screenplay Award.

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Podcasts

If you're all about improving your writing and learning new techniques, here are a couple of podcasts you could check out (we're not affiliated with them; it's just the stuff we found useful ourselves).

Writing Excuses

Established writers like Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells and Howard Tayler share their knowledge in bite-sized episodes. We recommend Episode 15.25: Using the MICE Quotient for Conflict

The Story Grid Podcast

Especially helpful if you've read Shawn Coyne's The Story Grid (which we recommend as well) and want quick reminders. We recommend Value Shift 101 (podcast) and The 5 Commandments of Storytelling (Article).

Savannah Gilbo's podcast (Fiction Writing Made Easy) is great as well if you need more on the Story Grid. The episode How to Write a Well-Structured Scene goes through the 5 Commandments and gives you an example from Harry Potter.