One of the most valuable resources around for those looking to become part of the genre, the BloodList just put out an announcement for those of you out there looking to foster your inner Carpenters, Raimis, and Kings! Read on for the skinny!
From the Press Release:
BloodList is on the hunt for “Fresh Blood.” The popular screenwriter-discovery platform is now open to submissions from emerging horror and dark-genre writers.
Writers are encouraged to submit a screenplay, pilot, book, or short film to BloodList.com for consideration in this year’s Fresh Blood section. Content must be uploaded by October 7, 2016, and submissions to BloodList.com are free. The list will be announced on Halloween weekend, October 26, 2016.
The annual BloodList was founded in 2009 and has become the industry standard in recognizing “dark” voices in the screenwriting world. Working Hollywood executives vote on the list, with an eye toward finding their next project. Produced scripts featured on BloodList include: The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Arrival, Stoker, The Boy Next Door, Patient Zero, The Voices, Warm Bodies, and Maggie.
“BloodList shines a light on exemplary genre writing, which is where some of the most innovative and challenging work is being done. But like comedy, horror and science fiction are often overlooked as categories for sublime writing. Without this curated list, buyers would miss out on writers who’ve built the rare breed of a well-crafted story wrapped in a commercial package. Each year’s top entries are like a masterclass in storytelling” – Eric Heisserer, writer/executive producer of Arrival (aka Story of Your Life from BloodList 2014) and writer/producer of Lights Out.
“Our business isn’t physically accessible to everyone, and there are plenty of talented writers and creators looking for new ways to get discovered in the horror, thriller, and sci-fi space. I want BloodList to be their platform,” says Kailey Marsh, founder of BloodList.com and Kailey Marsh Media.
With the success of shorts turned features such as Lights Out and low-budget films such as Don’t Breathe making a splash at the box office, horror has the light shining on it once again.