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Announcing the Top 100 of the 2021 Launch Pad Feature Competition!

By October 22, 2021October 27th, 2023No Comments

Congratulations to the Top 100 from this year’s competition! Our Top 50 Finalists will be announced on November 5th.

Writer(s) Title
Julia Bergeron 10 Miles Outside of Homer, Alaska
Maahir Khan 23 Yards
Zaza Karaim A Friend In The Dark
Nathan Patton Above Us Only sky
Amelia Phillips Acids
Justin Boyd Aftermath
Erez Mossek Amalgam
Suzanne Rindell Argonauta
Geordie Sabbagh Audit
Brent Hartinger Baroness
Barry Kohl and Joseph L Harrison Blues For The Father
Andrea Berting Breast in Show
Sarah Dixon Buffalo
Connor Smith Cast List
Brittany Harris and Caitlin Gallo Cheaters
Andrew Kaberline Chimera
Chris Bean Cold, Nevada
Alex Odaguar Crush the Monster
Carolyn Kras Cutthroat
Esther Shihabi Daughter of the Samurai
Baakal Geleta Dirt
Whitney Melton Dirty Movies on VHS
Robert Park Doljabi
Ryan Berry and C.L.R. Dream House
David Au and Mark Neal Dumplings For Christmas
Amir Mosallaie East of Westwood
Christopher Isenegger Five With A Bullet
Colin McLaughlin Frank Dresden
Mike Gerbino Freelance
Courtney Hull Ghost Writer
Andy Erikson Happy Little Accidents
Crystal Sugarman and Mariya Alexander Higher Art
Joe Wielosinski In the Meantime
Vanessa Herron Inside Life
Alex George Pickering and Matthew Breault Jumpman
Katy Erin Killing Kelly
Dustin Milligan Legend Of The Sky Drifters, or Murph And Alex Go To Time-Jail
Cory Krueckeberg Let’s Go Crazy
John Kelley Liability
Christopher Oroza Nostas and Ronald Johnson M.O.M.
Lauren Fields Me & My Mother-In-Law
Danny Hogan Merchandise No. 5
Helene Griffin Mind Games
Tim Auld Minotaur
Christine Pfeiffer Stocke and Dan Stocke Miss Christmas City
Elizabeth Urwin Monster
Nickolas Daniel Moscow Fall
Alexander Bernard and David Donnella Mother Time
Adam Sandel My Wild and Secret World
Brittany Bookbinder Nellie Bly Takes on the World
Aaron Mobley Nits
Dragos Munteanu North of Fear – South of Pain
Meron Girmaiy Not Today
Tony Martin Nurse Confidential
Nicholas Pappas Offspring
Brandon Cohen Old Friends
Arnon Shorr Out of the Sky
Hannah C. Langley Potential
Marc Messenger Pull
Pascal Mercay Pulse
Omar Kamara and Jalmer Caceres Rice
Amanda Biggs Ruby Safeway
David Lesser Running With The Queen
Maggy Torres-Rodriguez Severin
Melinda Saranchock and Chris Saranchock Saving Cinderella
Taylor Hopkins Scam
John Park Siege on Sand Mountain
Daniel Cova Sirens
Brittany Pratt Sorry
Micki Colker-Pearlman Spoken For
Michael Snow Stardogs
Robert Wooldridge Strays
Todd Restler The Carrier
Joel David Santner The Coffin Club
Nicole Ramberg The Fastest Thing in the Valley
Brian La Belle The Lake
Justin Miller and Jeremiah Castleman The Last Blockbuster
Gordon Kalton Williams and Katherine D Stewart The Last Stephenson
Ali Ahmed The Mirage (Al Sarab)
Carolyn Bradley The Mural
Priscila Santa Rosa The Regent
Charles Carlisle The Spy’s Wife
David Weston The Woman with No Name
Alexandra Serio Tingle Monsters
Bernardo Duran Trokita
Neer Shelter Uncut
Sheila Erdmann Unicorn
Morgan Hage War-torn
Taya Walter We The Children
Caleb John Cushing Weight
Andrew McLinden Wheelchair
Kryzz Gautier Wheels Come Off
Joshua Hunt While We Wait
Rex Cheung White Gold
Niki Ang Wide Open Spaces
Gary Bickal Wishing Well
Gareth Wronski You Better Run
Laura Piety Yves
Anokh Dhillon Zivia
Stevie Yun Zombie Boiz

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 Top 100, 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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