Top 5 Pilots - 2023 JumpStart Writing Competition
Roadmap Writers is thrilled to announce the Top 5 Pilots from our 2023 JumpStart Writing Competition.
JumpStart leverages the reach and resources of Roadmap Writers to advocate for these exciting emerging voices. This year's judging panel includes execs and reps from companies such as Good Fear Content, Odenkirk Provissiero, Heroes and Villananthology-styles, Writ Large, and more,
And now we’re pleased to announce the...
TOP 5 PILOTS
Two runaway slaves, journeying to a sanctuary for hundreds of liberated individuals guarded by cannons abandoned after the War of 1812, find themselves compelled to protect their newfound haven from invading U.S. troops before they can establish new lives.
Dalila Ali Rajah
In a realm where magic collides with the mundane, Natalie, a Black Queer Hybrid Fae, and her wild-child Trans sister, Naomi, navigate their Faerie cannabis business, unexpected family visits, budding romance, and the unraveling of treaties with hostile Clans.
When a suburban realtor's wife has a mental breakdown, his mother in law cuts him off financially, forcing him to return to his sketchy Queens Village roots to manage a building of questionable tenants in order to retain custody of his kids during the glory years of the early 1980’s.
A 12-year-old graffiti artist takes down a local drug dealer to avenge his brother and becomes a trailer park kingpin. *This is adapted from an award-winning short story.*
THE FLEA MARKET: EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY
Nikhil Emmadi & Mark Dudley
Michelle, a writer struggling with maladaptive daydreaming, has her life upended when she inherits a Midwestern flea market from her quirky aunt. Rescuing it from her estranged uncle will save the livelihood of the market’s denizens and lead to a fat $500,000 payday if she can keep it operational for a year.