Thursday, September 07, 2006

Fiction for Fiction, Screenplays for Screenwriting

Hey Tom,
Although I am applying to all fiction programs my strength and
submission will be a screenplay. My goal is to make a transition to
fiction writing yet the only example of my work is a screenplay or 5.
Any suggestions? Send the script as my fiction submission and write
about my desire to switch to fiction in my personal statement? Help!

Hyped up in Harlem

Definitely not, HuiH. If you want to write fiction, you have to send fiction. If you send screenplays for a fiction slot, they'll toss your application in the recycling bin. My advice is the obvious advice, though it is offered both sincerely and respectfully: Write two great stories.

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