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Submit your Logline for FREE to the Story Pitch site and get it promoted on the social media networks (over 1.2 million followers)

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We will post your pitch right away and send you a link.

There is a introductory special to turn your logline into a Video Pitch for only $10. This includes a voice over artist performing your logline as your text scrolls on the video with images (optional). Watch examples on the site:

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We guarantee 1000s of views on your video.

There are also some other exciting contests these other festivals runs that I thought would be right up your alley:

Write and submit a 1pg. screenplay. Guaranteed win and a performance reading video using professional actors:
Deadline February 28th – 1pg. Screenplay Contest

Write and submit at 1pg. novel (400 words or less). Guaranteed win and a performance reading video by a professional actor:

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Deadlines Feb. 28th – Screenplay (Feature, TV) and Novel Writing Festivals

WILDsound Festival

Just wanted to let you know about the upcoming deadline. Hope to see you submit. Love to perform your stories at the festival.

Deadline February 28th: Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

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Deadline February 28th:: TV PILOT/SPEC Script Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING TV PILOT Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_pilot_readings.html

Watch WINNING TV SPEC Screenplay Readings
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/tv_spec_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
TV Screenplay Testimonials from the WILDsound Festival

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DEADLINE February 28th: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.
1st CHAPTER and FULL NOVEL FESTIVAL. Deadline February 28th

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript…

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VIDEO PITCH for Pagan Flames, Novel by Vanayssa Somers

Watch the Video Pitch for PAGAN FLAMES:

BUY this book on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.ca/Pagan-Flames-Vanayssa-Somers-ebook/dp/B00OSP04O0

Get to know writer Vanayssa Somers:

1. What is your story about?

Arch-Wizard Faery Prince recruits an under-confident young orphan
girl for training in Shapeshifting, Time Travel, Quantum Mastery, all
to turn her into a super-hero who travels through time, saving lives
and bringing evil to its knees.

2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?

This story, in large part, is based on a past life reading I gave once to a
young woman several years ago. I never forgot the reading, it was so unusual
and vivid. This young woman had been a psychic master of some sort in a past
life and was able to shape shift…take on the form of animals at will,
including eagles and wolves. I had been giving past life readings for years
but had never experienced a channeling at all like this one. I never forgot
it. Always wanted to write about it, and about an imaginary girl like her.
That book is PAGAN FLAMES. Of course, the personal details of the actual
reading are sacred and are not included in the book. But the shapeshifting
was the most wonderful thing to channel, unforgettable.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

Since I was a small child, but writing professionally, just about five
years. Solstice Publishing gave me a chance, took Pagan Flames. So thrilling
to get that first contract. Only a year ago, that happened. The book had sat
under my bed for about three years, I’d given up.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

“How to Train Your Dragon I” and also “You’ve Got Mail.”

5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?

Steven Spielberg. But I don’t know much about Hollywood and its major
personas. I just know his name like everyone knows his name.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have written about a dozen stories. Full length novellas, two and another
in progress.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

As mentioned above in question #2, I had a personal experience with
channeling a past life to a young woman a few years ago and being able to
take on animal form at will was part of that reading. It was something I
never forgot, very vivid and exciting to channel this information for her.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Well, I get an idea, as I suppose all authors do. I get that little excited
feeling in the core of my body and my brain starts tearing along behind my
nervous system. The excitement builds, if I am sitting getting my hair done,
or on a bus or something, and I start thinking how I could write about it.
Then I sit down soon as I get home at my computer and pound out a few lines
so I make sure I remember what I thought about. Then next day or so, I spend
some time fiddling around with it at the computer. It kind of slowly knits
together, then some of it doesn’t work or it is too complicated and over a
period of months I pull a decent story together. But all ideas an author has
only suit a certain niche of the population, of course.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Animal protection. Trees and having nature kept in a town building program,
so there are always trees everywhere, no matter what kind of building
project is going on. What a difference it makes to a community. Incredible,
especially in this time of climate change when everyone is too hot and
looking for shade. Cut down all the trees, guess what…no shade. Worst
thing. Heat is a killer. Animals, trees, local newspapers (very important to
support your local paper), and fitness. I love working out.

10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?

I stumbled into this website called WildSound. I didn’t know what it was. I
saw it was an opportunity to put my books out there and I read the blurb on
the site and decided to have a shot. It feels like fun, very positive.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Well, never give up never give up. Take James Patterson’s Masterclass, 22
videos in which he teaches you details about how to write and stuff. Very
personal, very relaxing, not stressful at all and it makes you really
rethink your books. And it’s only ninety bucks U.S. A real deal. Jump at it.
I once listened to a radio show where Hammond Innes was being interviewed,
he used to be a very popular writer years ago, male-type action adventure
books, I am a woman but I loved his books. Esp Wreck of the Mary Deare. Love
that book. Anyway, he said one thing I never forgot: He said he has always
taken every single writing course he ever ran across. He still took them.
Still learning how to write, still humble after such big success. Well, his
books now have very old fashioned morals and values, you wouldn’t read some
of that these days. Men were men etc. But the adventures were wonderful. You
can still get his books on Amazon.

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VIDEO PITCH for Pagan Flames, Novel by Vanayssa Somers

Watch the Video Pitch for PAGAN FLAMES:

BUY this book on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.ca/Pagan-Flames-Vanayssa-Somers-ebook/dp/B00OSP04O0

Get to know writer Vanayssa Somers:

1. What is your story about?

Arch-Wizard Faery Prince recruits an under-confident young orphan
girl for training in Shapeshifting, Time Travel, Quantum Mastery, all
to turn her into a super-hero who travels through time, saving lives
and bringing evil to its knees.

2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?

This story, in large part, is based on a past life reading I gave once to a
young woman several years ago. I never forgot the reading, it was so unusual
and vivid. This young woman had been a psychic master of some sort in a past
life and was able to shape shift…take on the form of animals at will,
including eagles and wolves. I had been giving past life readings for years
but had never experienced a channeling at all like this one. I never forgot
it. Always wanted to write about it, and about an imaginary girl like her.
That book is PAGAN FLAMES. Of course, the personal details of the actual
reading are sacred and are not included in the book. But the shapeshifting
was the most wonderful thing to channel, unforgettable.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

Since I was a small child, but writing professionally, just about five
years. Solstice Publishing gave me a chance, took Pagan Flames. So thrilling
to get that first contract. Only a year ago, that happened. The book had sat
under my bed for about three years, I’d given up.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

“How to Train Your Dragon I” and also “You’ve Got Mail.”

5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?

Steven Spielberg. But I don’t know much about Hollywood and its major
personas. I just know his name like everyone knows his name.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I have written about a dozen stories. Full length novellas, two and another
in progress.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

As mentioned above in question #2, I had a personal experience with
channeling a past life to a young woman a few years ago and being able to
take on animal form at will was part of that reading. It was something I
never forgot, very vivid and exciting to channel this information for her.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Well, I get an idea, as I suppose all authors do. I get that little excited
feeling in the core of my body and my brain starts tearing along behind my
nervous system. The excitement builds, if I am sitting getting my hair done,
or on a bus or something, and I start thinking how I could write about it.
Then I sit down soon as I get home at my computer and pound out a few lines
so I make sure I remember what I thought about. Then next day or so, I spend
some time fiddling around with it at the computer. It kind of slowly knits
together, then some of it doesn’t work or it is too complicated and over a
period of months I pull a decent story together. But all ideas an author has
only suit a certain niche of the population, of course.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Animal protection. Trees and having nature kept in a town building program,
so there are always trees everywhere, no matter what kind of building
project is going on. What a difference it makes to a community. Incredible,
especially in this time of climate change when everyone is too hot and
looking for shade. Cut down all the trees, guess what…no shade. Worst
thing. Heat is a killer. Animals, trees, local newspapers (very important to
support your local paper), and fitness. I love working out.

10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?

I stumbled into this website called WildSound. I didn’t know what it was. I
saw it was an opportunity to put my books out there and I read the blurb on
the site and decided to have a shot. It feels like fun, very positive.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Well, never give up never give up. Take James Patterson’s Masterclass, 22
videos in which he teaches you details about how to write and stuff. Very
personal, very relaxing, not stressful at all and it makes you really
rethink your books. And it’s only ninety bucks U.S. A real deal. Jump at it.
I once listened to a radio show where Hammond Innes was being interviewed,
he used to be a very popular writer years ago, male-type action adventure
books, I am a woman but I loved his books. Esp Wreck of the Mary Deare. Love
that book. Anyway, he said one thing I never forgot: He said he has always
taken every single writing course he ever ran across. He still took them.
Still learning how to write, still humble after such big success. Well, his
books now have very old fashioned morals and values, you wouldn’t read some
of that these days. Men were men etc. But the adventures were wonderful. You
can still get his books on Amazon.

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Video Pitch for Chain Reaction plus, Novel by Jacob Greenberg

Watch the Video Pitch Logline for CHAIN REACTION PLUS:

Get to know writer Jacob Greenberg:

1. What is your story about?

An experienced investigator turns out to be a criminal at the end of the successful investigation.

2. Why should people know this story?

Big problems appear after small mistakes.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story
in two words?

Be careful with women.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Three Days of the Condor.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

Two weeks.

6. How many stories have you written?

About thirty.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I like to create unusual situations.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Sometimes I write screenplays.

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Write less but better!

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VIDEO PITCH for The Whistle Blower’s Confession, by Jennifer Lang

Watch VIDEO PITCH for The Whistle Blower’s Confession:

For more information, go to: http://thewbconfession.com

Or, buy the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Whistle-Blowers-Confession-Jennifer-Lang/dp/1634490533

Get to know writer Jennifer Lang:

1. What is your story about?

The Whistle-Blower’s Confession is about an investigative reporter named Kelley Anderson, who after the death of her aunt to cancer, sees a news report on TV that discusses how cancer, autism, obesity, diabetes are all up more and more every year. And rather than just accept it, she starts to question why. She starts to investigate and the more she uncovers, the more danger she and the people around her are in.

2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?

People should know about me and my story because it affects them and their children. I, like most Americans never heard of genetically modified foods. I think we have a naive sense that if it’s bad, the government will do something about it. Problem is, as we recently saw last month, Congress voted against transparent GMO labeling. Our elected officials vote to protect the rights of big corporations and not the people who elected them and that has to stop.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

5 years

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Jason Bourne – The Bourne Identity

5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?

Gwyneth Paltrow …. Being that she recently went to Capitol Hill to push for mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients or GMOs, I’d love for her to be Kelley in the movie.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

This is my first published book and this will be my first…(of many) …screenplays.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I used to live in New York and one night I received a phone call advising me that my mom was very sick and being rushed to the hospital. I left New York and returned back to Arkansas. As I assumed the duties of being her caregiver, I noticed that there were times she would be sitting there with tears in her eyes and clenched fists. She was in severe pain and trying to bear it on her own. So we started documenting everything she eat and drank. As long as she eat meat and vegetables, there was no pain. Then I discovered that the pain returned, once she eat something that had GMOs in it. So, I paid utmost attention to what I purchased, until one day, I bought black pepper in a hurry…got it home, prepared dinner and here come the tears again…I became angry over what should have been the simplest thing to buy, that it was laden with gmo filler. So at this point, I wanted to try and educate people in an entertaining and thought provoking way, because people are going through serious battles that can all be conquered with knowledge and change.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Not really, I see scenes in my head and write them down before I forget them…Then when the time is right, I pull everything together.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Singing….I have my own Independent record label http://www.JenniferLangMusic.com. So as I think about the screenplay, I think about the movie’s soundtrack.

10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?

I think that having a video pitch done is a great way of getting the story and the book in front of people to help build buzz for the movie.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

At heart, writers are creative people. So I would say, write from your heart. Write to affect and to effect, so that what pushes and motivates you can be a blessing to other people.

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VIDEO PITCH for “INKED IN BLOOD”, by Paul Corricelli

Watch the Video Pitch for INKED IN BLOOD:

Get to know writer Paul Corricelli:

1. What is your story about?

INKED IN BLOOD is a gritty horror screenplay about a tortured, tattooed young albino named Aesop Quarrels. Seventeen years after escaping from a living hell, he has returned to the town he ran away from as a child, to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him. One by one he will make them pay. Not only to mend the shattered pieces of his own life, but for his mother’s suffering as well.

Past horrors begin to unfold as he embarks on a twisting trail of carnage that will ultimately lead to Aesop facing the one man responsible for their suffering – his father, and in the process he will uncover a hidden family secret that threatens to tear him apart.

2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?

Inked In Blood won the 2014 Table Read My Screenplay Contest, Park City, Horror category. I have been working in the film industry for 20 years (unfortunately not as a writer-yet) and have learned a great deal about film making in the process.

My protagonist is an antihero, but he is not just a cold blooded killer. He kills to wright the wrongs done to himself, and the only other person who ever loved him. He does however have a conscious, and knows he will someday be held accountable for his action. He struggles with his decisions, and whether he’s justified in his actions. I think that makes him more human, more relatable.

The story is very character driven, and you’ll meet quite a few interesting people along the way.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I’ve been writing stories for about ten years, although as a teenager I would write and draw my own comic books. After twelve years in the music industry, I returned to rediscover my love for writing.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The movie I’ve seen the most in my life would have to be, The Big Lebowski. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve watched it.

5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?

If I could collaborate with anyone, it would have to be the Coen Brothers or Quenten Tarantino. (A guy can dream)

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’ve written six screenplays, and two shorts. I also have several Ideas “in the works.”

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I started this screenplay for two reasons. While working on a TV show, a few crew members-and aspiring writers, decided to have a writing contest among themselves, and the subject had to be thriller or horror. After getting in on the action and struggling to come up with a story idea, I had a clear “vision” (if you will), of a scene that takes place in a diner, where my protagonist is sitting with the girl who tormented him in grade school, and things quickly escalate.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

Since I work in the film industry, it’s really hard to get any writing done while I’m working. If I get an Idea on the job, I usually jot down some notes and revisit them on the weekend. When I’m not working I have a pretty regimented plan for writing. I go somewhere relatively quiet (yes, usually a coffee shop), and try to spend a few hours writing a day.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I went to art school, and I’m pretty passionate about photography. I have had my work featured in galleries around Los Angeles and in New York. I’ve been lucky enough to have some of my work published, and I’ve also won a few awards, so It’s something I try to keep up with.

10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?

I’m a pretty quiet person, and I have to admit I’m not very good at promoting myself. I’ve dedicated myself to really pushing my work this year, and when I saw your service I thought it was a great idea.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep writing, even when you’re stuck. I’ve been lucky enough to have spent several years working on a David Milch show. He would, very often, have long dialogs on set (with the actors) about their characters, what motivates them, their flaws, etc. It was like getting a free writing class everyday. His advice when you’re stuck (or even if you’re not), is to write a conversation between two people. No description, no names, just write. When you’re done put it away, then repeat the same process the next day. I took his advice, and practice this often. It’s really helped me.

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Video Pitch for Wings of Hope, Novel by Hillary Hoffman

Watch the Video Pitch for WINGS OF HOPE:

Buy the book on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Wings-Hope-Hillary-E-Hoffman-ebook/dp/B0058ORO0W

Get to know writer Hillary Hoffman:

1. What is your story about?

The bond of a father and daughter is special. When Jules’ father asks her to come stay with him because he’s terminally ill, she goes for the remarkable opportunity to really know her father. She never dreamed he had liberated a concentration camp, dealt cards to Bugsy Siegel, or saved the life of a Black Panther. Wings of Hope takes you on a road trip through the memories of a man making peace with his life through his conversations with his daughter. Teaching her that death is sometimes the most heartbreakingly beautiful part of life.

Hope is the last gift of a father to his daughter–the power to reach for her dreams.

2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?

The stories the father tells are the actual events of my father’s life. The rest of it is fiction. I wrote it while I was pregnant with my daughter so that she could know the grandfather she would never get to meet.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

About ten years.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Meet Joe Black

5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?

In a dream world, J.K. Rowling

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’ve written three novels.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I worried that I would forget all the amazing things about my father’s life.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I set aside time and just write. Then I go back and see if it is any good.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about my faith and my family.

10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?

I was excited about the possibility of sharing my dad with new audiences.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Keep writing!

Video Pitch for Who Killed Honor Bright?, Novel by Patricia Hughes

Watch the Video Pitch for WHO KILLED HONOR BRIGHT?:

Buy the Novel on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Killed-Honor-Bright-Patricia-Hughes-ebook/dp/B00JDPT5YK

Get to know writer Patricia Hughes:

1. What is your story about?

Authorities in the new Irish Free State harassed and murdered Honor Bright before maligning her as a prostitute and acquitting her assassin.

The newly founded Garda Siochana spread deceitful rumours and coerced witnesses to conceal Honor’s true identity and the real reason for her death.

False evidence, perjury and the silencing of potential witnesses led to huge public demonstrations, but newspapers were coerced into printing only authorised stories or else face the consequences from the Garda or Ministry of Justice.

Find out why political support moved away from the Free State towards an independent Republic from 1926, why so many were killed or fled Ireland, and what part William Butler and his wife George Yeats played in the process.

2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?

Patricia Hughes is the daughter of Kevin Barry O’Neill, William Butler Yeats’s illegitimate Catholic son, and the granddaughter of Honor Bright. That was the name Yeats gave to her to prevent her being murdered by his wife George – but he failed. Honor Bright’s real name was Lily O’Neill. She was Catholic, poor, about to emigrate to the USA and thirty-five years younger than Yeats.

3. How long have you been writing stories?

I started writing oddments many years ago, but had no idea what I wanted to write in general. Then in 1999 I wrote two educational reading texts for an autistic boy, realised who I was writing for and haven’t stopped since.

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

John le Carré movies about the Cold War, like Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy; Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino; and The Straight Story by David Lynch.

5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?

David Lynch, or someone who shares his way of presenting the reality of what happens.

6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?

I’ve always read plays and started to write screenplays in the early 90s, but never finished them. In terms of stories, I’ve only written two, though I’ve always had a few in my head. Most of my writing has been factual, recording events that actually happened and working out why and what made them happen.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

Who Killed Honor Bright? Is fundamentally about my father. After I realised that William Butler Yeats was his father, I put together all the facts I knew about him, then I compared it with everything known about Yeats. Lots of people contacted me to tell me things that had never been written down, like the involvement of the Irish Free State government in the form of the Minister of Justice, Kevin O’Higgins. I just wanted to tell everyone what I’d found out.

8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?

I try to have a set routine, but it gets deflected very easily. Ideally I start writing first thing and have the afternoon off to think, but sometimes I have the urge to keep writing for a couple of weeks, and sometimes I need to think things through before I can carry on.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Cooking fascinates me and gardening because I love eating, but I do have to keep these passions under control. Mostly I’m passionate about my friends and family.

10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?

It suddenly appeared on Twitter, a new concept I’d never previously thought of – so why not have a go?

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Yes – first of all, believe in yourself. Second, get started writing somehow, any way will do. Thirdly, save all your ideas, don’t throw them away, no matter how silly they appear. Finally, just carry on writing! That’s the way to become a reliable, experienced writer.