Wednesday, September 1: The Write On! September Challenge begins. Short Fiction & Non-Fiction/Essay Query Contest.Deadline is September 30. Prizes from iScript, Write On Track LA, and VBT-Writers on the Move author Carolyn Howard Johnson. Query Queen Wendy Burt-Thomas will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the finalists! For complete prize info and submission guidelines, check the website.

Wednesday, September 1: Film Independent’s Spirit Award Submissions start today. Details here.

Thursday, September 2: The Writers Store’s last day in Westwood.

Tuesday, September 7: The Writers Store’s first day at the new location: 3510 West Magnolia Blvd in Burbank.

* Details on The Writers Store move in the August StoryLink newsletter!

Wednesday, September 8: Dream It, Then Do It “Power Lunch” with Debra Eckerling and Marla Martenson on Blog Talk Radio from 11 am – 11:30 am Pacific Time/2 pm Eastern Time. Listen. Call in. Learn. Here’s the link!

Save the Date: The next LA Mediabistro Cocktail Party, hosted by Debra Eckerling and Michelle Thatcher, will be at Geisha House, in Hollywood, on September 14, from 7 pm – 9 pm. Details and RSVP here.

Sundays: Scriptchat is a twitter chat for new and seasoned screenwriters. Since screenwriters are global, Scriptchat has two chats each Sunday: 8pm GMT is EURO #scriptchat, moderated by Mina Zaher (@DreamsGrafter) and 8pm EST, moderated by Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (@jeannevb). Remember, Scriptchat is a community, not competitors. Everyone has something to learn. All transcripts are posted on the blog, as well as tons of screenwriting resources:

Post your September Goals here and be entered in the monthly drawing to win an iScript. (An iScript is a professionally recorded audio version of a screenplay or novel read by professional readers, similar to an audiobook.)

Send event listings (2-3 lines, including website and contact information) to

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Save the Date: Write On Track LA launch party in Santa Monica on October 6. Details on this and the virtual launch coming soon!

Write On Track Personal Training for Writers! Writing coach Debra Eckerling trains individuals, experts, and entrepreneurs, so they can organize, articulate, and complete their writing projects. Go to, email, or call 310.908.8980 for more information!



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