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Announcing the Second Round of the 2021 Launch Pad Feature Competition!

By September 18, 2021 October 25th, 2021 No Comments

Congratulations to the Second Rounders from this year’s competition! Our Top 100 Finalists will be announced on October 22nd.

TitleWriter(s)
#throwbackthursdayTyrel Lougheed
10 Miles Outside of Homer, AlaskaJulia Bergeron
1000 Miles To OntarioFarboud Vaziri
2088: A Farmer Takes A WifeRussell Bennett
23 YardsMaahir Khan
A Bit MuchStacy Dymalski
A Breed ApartJayne Maginot
A Coin Called GraceMitchell Montgomery and Zach Abdallah
A Daughter Like MeZachary Joel Johnson
A Friend In The DarkZaza Karaim
A Stellar LifePaul Fernandez
A Trial for MilesDuane Rodney
Above Us Only SkyNathan Patton
AcidsAmelia Phillips
AdaJason Porath and Emily Rifkin
Adventure: The Story from a Chinese ImmigrantJun Kuang
AftermathJustin Boyd
All Things FalselySuzanne Faber
AlmaHillary Schoelzel
AmbergrisJacobo Fe Gismera
American Cowboy. Part 1Pepi Kokab
An Irish ErrandAri Frankel
An OtherChristopher Backs
Anansi and the Chest of StoriesAyinde Ricco
Anybody But YourselfJ. Morgan Baker
Anywhere But HereDebbie Castanha
ArgonautaSuzanne Rindell
ART – The Movie MusicalMatthew Puckett
AsylumToofun West and Anna West
AuditGeordie Sabbagh
BackhaulPatrick T. Dorsey
Bad BusinessAndrew Adams
Bad ChoiceGary Lippman
Bad RomanceChad Wellinger
BaggageDavid Lambertson
BalefireRebecca Carter
BallLuke Duffy
Barnstorming: A Story of Sex and BaseballRonald Drescher
BaronessBrent Hartinger
Be My EndPeter von Grendle
Bear TrapAnthony LaRose
Beasts of BurdenNick Tassoni
Best Place in the WorldMarco Calvani
Better AngelsJohn Kirkman
Big Love – a fableBrent Bishop
BirthrightDavid Snyder
Black Kiss StigmataChad Michael Ward
BlackoutArtii Smith
BloodworldTochukwu Osuji
Blue Moon FireStacey Maltin
Blue SunshineOliver Silver
Blues For The FatherJoseph L Harrison and Barry Kohl
Boat PeopleDavid Kane
Boil Your BloodSam Kench
Border SkirmishJames Mulcahy
Breast in ShowAndrea Berting
BrianDavid Bold
Broken StonesRudi O’Meara
BucketheadLee Redmond
BuffaloSarah Dixon
BURNER: A Killing in Palm SpringsBob Canning
By Jocelyn BellJordan Randolph
By The Yew TreeLewis Eastwood
Calls From HomeLaura DeBar
Capital PunishmentAlina & Bart Norman
Captain ManicLouis Ferrante
CascadiaTim Millette
Cast ListConnor Smith
Celebrity SkinChristopher Greenslate
CenturionsSally Stubbs
Charlie’s PubKeith Macri
CheatersBrittany Harris and Caitlin Gallo
ChimeraAndrew Kaberline
ChindiTimothy Bryan
ChiranhaSteve Briscoe
Citizen BAndrew Reinhard
Cleaning HouseMark Grisar
ClosetTony  Radevski
Cold Hard CashTom Silva
Cold, NevadaChris Bean
CompulsionBrady Nelson
Core RulesetTimothy Bryan
Cosmos GardenBrian Gonka
CoyoteFredrick Leach
Crash LandingCord McConnell
Crush the MonsterAlex Odaguar
CustodyBeau Farrell
CutthroatCarolyn Kras
DadStuart Forrest
Dad GenesKelsey Ross
Dating DickPamela Ryckman
Daughter of the SamuraiEsther Shihabi
DaylightMichael Morra
DeadW0Lf69Shayne Eastin
Death by FelinePatrick Leivici
Delicate ArchMatt Warren
Devil’s NightMike Voltz
DevourPeter Petrucci
DirtBaakal Geleta
Dirty Movies on VHSWhitney Melton
Do Not Go GentlyTara Jean O’Brien
Doc Band-AidBob Bland
DoljabiRobert Park
DoorSara Magness and Wil Magness
Down the laneJohanna Moreau
DragonDave Holton
Dragon RiderMichael Tracy
Dream HouseRyan Berry and C.L.R.
DreamboatAluisio Leite
DreamerMarisa Hardwicke
Dumplings For ChristmasDavid Au and Mark Neal
DutyAnthony Ford
East of WestwoodAmir Mosallaie
Election NightEboni Boykin
ElsieFernanda Cardoso
Escaping DisposalBrian Dzyak
EuropaSidney Nordstrom
Eva’s American DreamIsabella Bodnar
Ex CopsBrian Walsh
Executing MercyIngrid Schoenfeld
Exit FeeGunny Troelstrup
FacadeDash Finley and Evan Scott
Faker!Eric Thompson
False SenseCraig Cambria
FeastHarris Gurny
Federico EroticoDavid Stovall
Feeling Gravity’s PullMark Brown
Femme Fatale in Stiletto HeelsPam Price
Final DraftDennis Johnson
Finding AlexandriaSy Huq
Fire AntCharlie LaRose
Fire LoadLaura Kemp
First KillThomas George Mazzola
Five Swords Under HeavenLogan Shaw
Five With A BulletChristopher Isenegger
Flaming ColdJordan Gustafson
FontanaJohn Michael Riva Jr.
Foodie: The Begrudging Palate of Berwin TrugXan Wynne-Jones
For MarieMadeleine Dean
ForevermindWilliam Dickerson
Forgotten DepthsTed Bronson
Frank DresdenColin McLaughlin
FreakAmir Ohebsion
FreelanceMike Gerbino
From Little Acorns GrowLaura Kosann
GarambaAaron C. Wong
Ghost BustedMara Ganz and Eliza Maher
Ghost WriterCourtney Hull
GigKrystyna Loboda
GlimpsesTammy Klembith
GlistenConnor Smith
Glory HIllsG. Wallace Gamble
Going to Meet the DevilAdel Morales
Good DeedsJeanette Campbell
Good GriefReina Slutske
Good HusbandsAri Halevy
Grace Canyon RanchJim Lopezzo
Grandma WarsBetty Sullivan
GreensleevesTom Radovich and Blake Middleton
GriftedSeth Ruffer and Hyesoo Kim
Gulp!John Whitcher
Hail MarySophia Baratti
HanshiCarolyn Johnson
Happy Little AccidentsAndy Erikson
Happy Little TreesPatrick Franklin
Have MercyJason Ruscio
He Wanted You To Have ItOona Garthwaite
Heads UpHeather Ostrove
Heart LandLauren Ciaravalli
Heart of the DesertMiguel Parga
Hell FlightMichael Stark
HellfireMark Dollard
Here To StaySara Robin and Shirley Miller
Higher ArtMariya Alexander and Crystal Sugarman
Hit ThatChase Karpus
Hoe-MissionEric Pou
How To Find True Love When The Fucking World Just Ain’t Gay EnoughKimon Koufogiannis
Human CollateralTanya Hilson
Hungry JoePaul Holbrook
Hungry ManJordan Prosser
I Visited A Parallel Universe and All I Got Was This Lousy T-ShirtRuss Josephs
If I Didn’t Love YouMelinda Maerker
If They Were Of UsRosemary Griggs
If, Because, In Spite ofKıvanç Çakmakçı
Illicit AffairsTalia Walters
Imagine/NationPhil Krampf
In the DarkMandy Newton
In the Lake of FireBlake Robbins
In the MeantimeJoe Wielosinski
Ink.Heidi Nyburg
Inside LifeVanessa Herron
International WatersStephen Gill
Into the RustOliver Silver
Intolerable ActsMatt Cochran
IrmaMatthew Perkins
Island of the JewsAndrew Irvine
JewelTamara Steren
JumpmanMatthew Breault and Alex George Pickering
June Turned AroundKarlyn Gibson
June WarClea Montville-Wood
JunkerHunter Hadfield
Just for TodayOli Canavan
JvvlPeter Faint
Kill for LoveMaceo Greenberg and Laura Picklesimer
Killing KellyKaty Erin
Killing the LiveDanny Salemme
KinJessi Campbell
King AfuaCharlene Jean
Knock on the SkyRobin De Mayo
KyleJena Kaplaniak
LawmanDennis Smith
LegatoPaul S. Casey
Legend Of The Sky Drifters, or Murph And Alex Go To Time-JailDustin Milligan
LegendarySophia Porter
LegendsSuhashini Krishnan
Let’s Go CrazyCory Krueckeberg
Level UpHymnson Chan
LiabilityJohn Kelley
Lies We TellHeather Ragsdale
Life On The CurbTy Strange
LifeclockScott Nabat
LikeableCourtney Weaver and Liz Goodwin
Lone RockSteve Maidment
Long Live John Africa!Sean Slater
LongshadowSean Cunningham
Look at MeJessie Holder Tourtellotte and Dan Gallun
Lost in ManhattanArtii Smith
Lost in TorontoMartina Muhoberac
Love You MoreDelano Del Potter and Michelle Adams
Love, Crime, and BootsJanice Naehu
Lucifer the holy oppositionRuben Jones
Lucky PennyMarc Rosenzweig
M.E.T.A.L.Neal Thibedeau
M.O.M.Christopher Oroza Nostas and Ronald Johnson
MAC + BETHJaime Kawamoto
Magma RisingTim Gilmer
MalvadoJohn Mahony
ManifestAnthony Benigno
MatherKevin Percival
Me & My Mother-In-LawLauren Fields
Medusa JonesBarbara Davis
Memory BankMichael Raymond
Merchandise No. 5Danny Hogan
MercyTodd Cahoon
MiDogLaura Antonelli
Mind CloneBrian Connolly
Mind GamesMatthew Manson
Mind GamesHelene Griffin
MineAshley Tropea
MinotaurTim Auld
Miss Christmas CityChristine Pfeiffer Stocke and Dan Stocke
Missed ConnectionsZachary Griffin
MisteriaJL Felker
MonsterElizabeth Urwin
Monsters InsideNick McDowell
Moon’s MonsoonAlek Abate
More Than One Idiot BrotherPearse Lehane
Moscow FallNickolas Daniel
MotherBenas Drabavicius
Mother TimeAlexander Bernard and David Donnella
Mrs. KiddGary Graves
Mutual AgreementNatalie Ekberg
My Missing YearStephen Foster
My Wild and Secret WorldAdam Sandel
NaomiAndy Jafe
National HeroJohn Vasiliades
Nearly DeadM. K. Martini
Nellie Bly Takes on the WorldBrittany Bookbinder
New BelgiumThomas Schrack
NitsAaron Mobley
No Good DeedHeather Farlinger
NonexistentMrittika Sarin
North of Fear – South of PainDragos Munteanu
Not TodayMeron Girmaiy
NourMaitha Alawadi
Nurse ConfidentialTony Martin
OffspringNicholas Pappas
Old FriendsMike Kravinsky
Old FriendsBrandon Cohen
OmegaconAndrew Wilczak
On The Skulls of GiantsZan Gillies
One LifeMaximilian Pock
One More Before I GoIsaac Siegemund-Broka
One More HitBrad Max
Only ThusMiriam Zenilman
OphidianCharlie McLravy
OprexiumCody Pearce
OrsonJared Egol
Out of the SkyArnon Shorr
Park KidzQuamé Hamlin
Peripheral LiesGraig Solow
Pervy Skank AssassinsLena Buda and Dorrie Lipman
Picket CharlieMichael Graf
PioneerNicholas Woods
PisadeirasOmar Kamara and Jalmer Caceres
Pool BoyGareth Boucher
PostScriptNelson Downend
PotentialHannah C. Langley
Pre-Utopian TensionChristian Maxwell
Pressure DropScott Cramer
Protector of the Emerald CityKevin J. Howard
Psycho FreeAmy Blackwelder
PullMarc Messenger
PulsePascal Mercay
Quantum TelegraphJoshua Jashinski
RadiexRose Gaffney
RebelCharles Cordaro
RetreatJulie Sharbutt
RevelationsJohnny Gilligan
RiceOmar Kamara
RiffRalph Torrefranca
Rough DraftJonathan Ferrara
Ruby SafewayAmanda Biggs
Run RiotRick Kinnebrew
Running With The QueenDavid Lesser
Ruthie the RuckusBrendan Boogie
SéverinMaggy Torres-Rodriguez
Sangre de mi Sangre (Blood of my Blood)Nicolas Delgado De La Camara
Savage HillsJack Costello
Saving CinderellaMelinda Saranchock and Chris Saranchock
ScamTaylor Hopkins
ScarredSheldon Harper
ScorpionsChris Pittas
Screaming in AgonyG. Wilson
Sea DogsCurtis Matzke
Second GenerationFrank Smith
Seeds on Mars – Volume OneAlison Glasser
Selective DeletionEric Owen
Send the NomadsAlexander Guerriero
Serpent and the ChairAlexander Watson
Severed ChildrenJosh Gacita
ShatterGideon Shmorak
Show MeKurt Doerr
ShredPeter Vanderwall
ShunnedKevin Bachar
Siege on Sand MountainJohn Park
SightLogan Crawford
SilkNick Tassoni
Sincerely, Miss WorthingtonNatalie Rix
Sink or SwimJeff Bretl
SirensDaniel Cova
Sleeping on StonesNicole Ballivian
Slow MoeXan Wynne-Jones
Solomon’s ChoiceRichard Geiwitz
SorryBrittany Pratt
Space SuckersDerick & Rebecca Otto
Speak Low if You Speak LoveLori Stephens
SpeedwayBillie Jo Mason
SpoilerMichael Sajewski
Spoken ForMicki Colker-Pearlman
Spring BranchKeith Woodruff
Spy GamesBrian MacGregor
Star ChamberSebastian Davis
StardogsMichael Snow
Stealing From PabloCarlos Gutierrez
StelloolaDeborah Smith
Stiletto AssassinAlexander Sikarevich
StraysRobert Wooldridge
Stuck In NeutralJuan A Mas and Terry Trueman
Sunshine is ForeverKyle T. Cowan
SuplexBryce Marrero
Supporting RolesCourtneyJo Vossen
SurgatSamantha Marine and Michael Borowiec
Sweet Baby JaneRyan Bliss and Emilie Peoples
SylviaLarry Woldenberg
Taketh AwayAngel Partie and Michelle Sauer
TarnishedMatthew Walker
TARO: Legend of JapanBlue Spruell
TatsuAdam Bradley
The Apparition RoomJon James Miller
The Ballad of Bay: A FictionAaron Smith
The BoulevardMichael Leoni
The Business PlotJoe Toto
The CameraJamie Murphy
The CarrierTodd Restler
The City of Lost ChildrenScott Hamilton
The Clubhouse for Wayward SoulsR.J. Blake
The Coffin ClubJoel David Santner
The Comic ShopJonathan Bowen
The CommunityBrenna Kelly
The Creaking UpstairsDavid Rodgers
The CrossoverKaran Sridharan
The Crummiest BookDaniel Sinclair
The CrustBen Crane
The Curse of Locust ManorRachael Blackwood
The Day BeforeAlan Noah
The DeceitSeyni N’Daw
The Deep CutJonathan Samuel
The Devil’s ConspiracyFrancis Strickland
The Disobedient ColonelMehdi Khosravi
The False OneAndrew Kevin Fawn
The Familiar FerryWilliam Williams
The Fastest Thing in the ValleyNicole Ramberg
The First DaughterAbdulrahman Ugas
The First PenitentJosh Jacobs
The Flip and the DeadGreg Harvey
The FoundersEugene Rhee
The GarbageManDru Johnston
The GhostLindsey Gudritz
The Girl With The PaintbrushChristie Allen
The GravediggerLyndal Simpson
The Great God PanRobert Milner
The Great PerhapsChristine Vartoughian
The Gyre MissionBrian Martin
The HomeEfrain Aldaco
The House Is On FireJustin Geldzahler
The Ideal WomanLaura Kosann
The Jersey DevilLayla Halfhill
The KnowledgeConor Kyle
The LakeBrian La Belle
The Last BlockbusterJustin Miller and Jeremiah Castleman
The Last DoctorMatteo Gomez
The Last StephensonGordon Kalton Williams and Katherine D Stewart
The LinkJR Martinez and Pablo Magana
The LouiseGrace Karman Graham
The MallardJaime Chapin
The MinefieldQuinn Redeker and Jason Skorski
The Mirage (Al Sarab)Ali Ahmed
The MuralCarolyn Bradley
The Murder ShowShane Spiegel
The Naked Man ListMorgan Pepper
The Navajo and The AstronautJane Therese
The Night WithinMark Lammerding
The Other GuyJosh Schaffer
The Other SideNonie Shiverick
The OtheredMinh Anh Vo Dinh
The OutpostErez Mossek
The Pigment KeeperMichael DeGrandpre
The PlutocratsAlison Lani
The PodcastJeffrey Craine
The Potato PalaceJohn Lawton
The Purpose of a LighthouseGabe Berry
The RegentPriscila Santa Rosa
The ReturnWill Kuether
The River Between UsSara Dahmen and Barbara Joosse
The ScytheTerrance Thibodeaux
The SeedlingKevin J. Howard
The SequelDaron Weiss
The Seventh SisterJ.B. Harrington
The Sexiest Man AliveNathan Patton and Beau Thorne
The Sherwood ForestChristian Sinclair Wolf
The Sky BelowDavid L. Williams
The Spy’s WifeCharles Carlisle
The Stress Hat – the beginningDr Rubina Mian and Omar Mian
The Sun, The Moon and Everything in BetweenMichael Leoni
The Surveillance of Ordinary ThingsSusan Brunig
The Swim LessonDavid Miranda Hardy
The Things I Cannot ChangeAaron Lomeli
The TrailKyle Griffin
The Unfinished SonataAriane Hahusseau
The UnseenShiva Ramanathan
The Valhalla ClubJan Ohrstrom
The Valley RosePatrick Runi
The War AngelsMonica Arisman
The WellPatrick Leonard and Max Golden
The WelshmanAndrew Irvine
The Winter GhostRzwan Cabani
The Woman with No NameDavid Weston
The ZitAnthony Falvo
They Don’t Fall In Love…Justin Geldzahler
This Is MeAslı Bildirici
This is Not Like HomeJulian Pham
Thor LakeMiia Piironen and Michael Williams
Those We Leave BehindAmanda Keener
Ties that BindLuca Violante
Tiger, Tiger Burning BrightThomas Thonson
Time CapsulesJason Caridi
Time PieceStephen Inniss
Time Will TellNti Aning
Tingle MonstersAlexandra Serio
Tiny Cancer: A Tale of the TumersonsJeffrey Barton
Tivoli GardensK. Diakite and C. Darby
To MarsYaroslav Altunin
Tough Old BroadDenise Deegan
Tramps Like UsScott Vogel
Trapped in Plain SightTammy Klembith and George Klembith
TrokitaBernardo Duran
Trouble Will Find MeColin Moore
Turnpike JackknifeB.C. Bell
Twisting ThunderMichael Hahn
Two Birds One GunAmbrosine Davies
Two Holland Park RdAndrea Johnson
Two WolvesMatthew Hopper
UncutNeer Shelter
Under a Desperate SkyJeffrey Kerr
UnicornSheila Erdmann
Universal FrequencyRichard Krzemien
UnlikeableColin O’Brien
Unlocking Freedom’s DoorKenneth Fox
VampiricKelly Parks
Vivaldi’s RevengeDavid Gray
Waitress #2Nathan Patton
WaltRobert Troccolo
War-tornMorgan Hage
Wartime RevelationsCarlo Bordone
We Are Each Other’sMorgan Lariah
We Are OneGiulia Flores
We Flew When The Birds WalkedDaniel Leventhal
We The ChildrenTaya Walter
WeightCaleb John Cushing
WesSuemedha Sood
What the Night Leaves BehindRob Sheely
WheelchairAndrew McLinden
Wheels Come OffKryzz Gautier
When Horror Met Sally…Ervin Anderson
When Wendy Grew UpJenna St. John
While We WaitJoshua Hunt
White ChristmasRichard Kevin Stith
White GoldRex Cheung
Wide Open SpacesR.L. Hooker
Wide Open SpacesNiki Ang
Wishing WellGary Bickal
WoodstakeShawn Hainsworth
Worm in the Bird’s MouthIan Baaske
WustrowArnaud Cugniere and Etienne Moulin
You & INilendra Fonseka
You Better RunGareth Wronski
YuanfenBriana London and Lynn Mills
YvesLaura Piety
ZiviaAnokh Dhillon
Zombie BoizStevie Yun

Make sure to check back for further announcements! Full details about the competition can be found here.
(As a reminder: If you entered into the Mentorship Program, or signed up to be part of the Guaranteed Signing or Guaranteed Option prizes, regardless of making the Second Round, you are still in contention for those prizes. Those winners are selected from the entire pool of submissions separately from the finalist rounds, and will be announced alongside the winners)

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