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Scriptapalooza 8th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition: The early bird deadline is January 5, 2006 - Only $40. First prize is $10,000 and screenwriting software for the top 30 winners from Write Brothers. Over 70 production companies are reading all the entered scripts! All thirteen winners will be considered by Scriptapalooza's outstanding participants: A Band Apart, Samuel Goldwyn Films, HBO, Material, Disney and many more. http://www.scriptapalooza.com
The San Francisco Writers Conference: February 17-19, 2006 It has everything a writer craves—writing workshops taught by bestselling authors, editors and agents looking for new talent, time to network with other writers, and cutting edge information on publishing. This event brings literary agents, publishers and editors from the West Coast and New York to the historic Mark Hopkins Hotel over President’s Day Weekend. If you are serious about your writing career, you should be there too! Genres include non-fiction, fiction, romance, children’s books, thrillers, memoirs, poetry, books-to-film, and cookbooks. Attendees can also include the valuable event within the event Speed Dating for Agents where attendees can search for the perfect literary agent! http://www.sfwriters.org/
The 1st Annual River City Write Off: Short screenplay competition, sponsored by Yellow House Films, aims to bring together new writing talent and the Richmond film community to produce a short film in the spring of 2006. Unlike most screenwriting contests, the River City Write Off does not simply pass the winning script along to Hollywood readers. Instead, the winning writer will take part in producing their script. The baseline production budget is two thousand dollars and will be augmented by entry fees. The submission deadline is February 10, 2006. http://www.rivercitywriteoff.com
The 6th Annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself In Film, Music and Books, will be held February 5-12, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre and Roosevelt Hotel, both located in the heart of Hollywood. The event will feature national and regional independent cutting-edge film screenings; extensive panels and workshops; and more. http://www.diyconvention.com/
The 2006 Backspace Writers Conference (July 21 & 22, New York City, Algonquin Hotel) brings together 14 top literary agents, 9 editors, 5 New York Times best-selling authors, and many other publishing professionals for a two-day, two-track event in the heart of the publishing world. Keynote speakers are Sara Nelson, Editor-in-Chief of Publishers Weekly and Richard Curtis, top literary agent and long-time author advocate. Panels, workshops, and pitch sessions round out the program. Hour-long mixers each afternoon (refreshments included) afford plenty of time to mix and mingle with program participants, as does the awards banquet at The Algonquin Hotel Friday night. For more information, visit the conference website at http://www.backspacewritersconference.com or write to Karen Dionne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Christopher Graham, email@example.com
Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
NAA's Marketing 2006 Conference
London Book Fair
Bologna Childrens Bookfair
Central Ohio Writers of Literature for Children Conference
National Society of Newspaper Columnists Convention
Beijing International Book Fair
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