Although I consider myself an adaptable writer, there are some types of writing that are quite beyond me. One is screenwriting. I wouldn't know the first thing about writing a story while taking into consideration things like camera angles, set dressing and a host of other factors. But for those of you that who craft scripts, I've learned about the Scriptapalooza Fellowship.
The winner of the Scriptapalooza Fellowship receives a 5 day writer's getaway on Costa Rica and a six month mentorship with a successful producer. Happily, this is not a one chance fellowship. They will also award five winners $1,000, a three month mentorship and an online writing course. everyone who enters Scriptapalooza receives four to five pages of feedback, something every writer craves. The entry fee is $155. Entries are accepted from September 1 through October 31 so now is the time to polish that script until it's perfect as well as your one page answer to the question: Why are you interested in this fellowship and what do you hope to gain from it?
Scriptapalooza also has several other contests throughout the year. Scriptapalooza TV, a contest for TV writers, is open now. They are accepting entries through October 15. In January 2016 the entry period for the Scriptapalooza contest, for writers of screenplays, opens.