Monday, August 22, 2011

Green Chair Reader extends submission deadline for inaugural issue

[From Green Chair Reader...]

Green Chair Reader extends submission deadline for inaugural issue of on-line journal of short screenplays

Henniker, NH--Green Chair Reader is pleased to announce the deadline extension for submission to the inaugural issue of its web journal of short screenplays. If you are an accomplished author of short screenplays, the editors invite you to consider submitting your best script to the journal for consideration by September 30, 2011.

“This has been a dream of mine since I saw my first screenplay published in a literary journal,” says Editor Dana Biscotti Myskowski, principal behind Green Chair Pictures; her short script PLAYING HOUSE was published in the Fall 2006 Pitkin Review of Goddard College.

Managing Editor Patrick Witherell plans to investigate how the fledgling publication might take wing in the more-traditional paper format. “The paperback journal would compliment the website presence, and vice-versa,” says Witherell.

While submissions to Green Chair Reader are free to authors, restrictions are placed on who may submit. “We want a publication that features scripts of the highest caliber, by accomplished writers who have studied their craft. We hope other screenwriters will look to future issues of our journal to read examples of great screen story telling techniques,” says Witherell.

Biscotti Myskowski agrees, adding that she also hopes filmmakers will turn to Green Chair Reader when they need a great short script to shoot. Individual authors will retain all ownership to their material, and will negotiate directly with interested filmmakers. “But maybe we can help make the connections,” she says.

Scripts of 25 pages or fewer are currently being accepted via the Green Chair Reader page of the Green Chair Pictures website. Authors are required to list at least one accomplished scriptwriting credential, such as having graduated from an accredited screenwriting program or having won a recognized script competition.

For complete rules, please visit the Green Chair Reader page of the Green Chair Pictures website, Adobe acrobat formatted submissions will be accepted via an on-line form until September 30, 2011; deadlines for future issues will be posted on the site.

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Green Chair Reader
A Journal of Short Screenplays
Brought to You by Green Chair Pictures
Dana Biscotti Myskowski, Editor
Patrick Witherell, Managing Editor