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Terrifying Tweetfest: The First @londonswf Contest Launches

Want to win a FREE ticket to London Screenwriters Festival? Then get yourself to Twitter my friend! We’re reviving our twitter logline competition, this time called The Terrifying Tweetfest: in honour of Halloween (LSF 2011 takes place just before it) we want your HORROR loglines!!

Simply write a tweet of 140 characters incorporating the hashtag #LSFhorror to be in with your chance of winning.

Not sure what a logline is? Then check out The Required Reading List, there’s a whole section on them. Remember a logline is NOT a tagline!

But HURRY UP – the Tweetfest closes next Friday (Sept 9th) at 5pm GMT.


Here are all the terms and conditions – please check the FAQ below before contacting LondonSWF or Bang2write on Twitter.


What do I get if I win?

You get a 3 day pass to the London Screenwriters’ Festival 2011, worth £300, 28th to 30th October 2011. If you have already bought a ticket, we will give you a refund.

It’s not a Horror Festival, why have you chosen a horror logline contest this time?

‘Cos it’s Halloween the Monday after the festival … And ‘cos Judy, the festival manager, needs some inspiration about what she’s going to do to unwind… Some SAW booby-trap-type antics? Sucking unsuspecting victims’ blood? Terrorising some people in the woods?

How many times can I enter this one?

You can enter three times. Any seen after the third will be disregarded.

What’s the deadline?

The deadline is Friday, September 9th, 5pm GMT.

What if I forget the #LSFHorror hashtag in my tweet?

Then you won’t get entered into the contest! The hashtag is to help us with our searches and make sure no one gets missed, so make sure you include it.

Can people from overseas enter?


How will you pick the winner?

Team LSF will pool its opinions and pick its favourite 10 from the tweets (after Sept 9th). We will then rank the top ten in order of preference. The top ten will be published to the LSF site at London Screenwriters’ Festival 2011.

Can I post my logline on the LSF Facebook page?

No, sorry – the twitfest is Twitter only, any loglines written on the FB page will be disregarded.

I’m not sure what a logline is, can you help?

Sure. Check out The Required Reading List – Loglines has its own section! Find it here.

Can I enter a hybrid genre logline, ie. Horror-comedy, Horror-SF, etc?

Of course you can. But do make sure we can know what it is from the *tone* of the logline!

I’m not on Twitter. Can you post my logline for me?

No, sorry – we’ve got loads of admin on at the moment and we’d hate to go and forget your loglines, so this is a Twitter contest ONLY. Why not join Twitter though? It’s free and offers loads of great contacts and info for writers, especially if you follow the #scriptchat hashtag. A guide to getting started on Twitter.

140 Characters minus #LSFhorror, are you kidding? That’s totally not enough space to write my logline.

You’d be surprised how much you can squeeze into a tweet, even with a hashtag! It’s certainly a handy exercise for writers, give it a go!

Hmmmm…. I dunno. If I post my logline online like this, how do I know Team LSF won’t try to nick my idea? Or one of the delegates??

You can’t copyright an idea anyway. Plus script readers see the same ideas ALL THE TIME, it’s the execution of that idea that counts. Really! So why not give our contest a go? You’ve REALLY got nothing to lose… Check out this post about WHY people don’t nick scripts or ideas.


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