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Spring 2020 Diverse Voices Semifinalists

By May 15, 2020No Comments

Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered Diverse Voices this year! Your hard work, talent, and dedication to storytelling shines through in the entries we received.

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We are thrilled to advance entries to the Semifinalist round for another read. A huge congratulations to every writer advancing.

We also want to acknowledge all of the strong scripts that did not advance. If your script is not on this list, it does not at all mean that our judges didn’t enjoy the read – in fact, we’re confident some of the scripts not advancing will bring their writers success in the very near future. Thank you for entering your script and always keep writing.

Without further ado, the Spring 2020 Diverse Voices Semifinalists can be found on Coverfly here or below.

A Ballad for Syria Annie Macdonald, Robert B. Mac
A Couple of Months Deborah Riley
A Little Race-Ish Ursula Taherian
A Need to Kill Mark Pettit, AJ Jones
A State of Crisis Alec Kenney
A Tent on Jupiter Derek Nicoletto
A Turban & A Beard Jaskaran Singh
Adults of an Undescribed Species Kathryn S. Gardiner
After Hebden David Kirkham
After Saint Marks David Scala
All But Dissertation Yancey Hrobowski
All the Gallant Men Ken Gire
All The Real Boys Ohad Ira Amram
All We Are Will Stewart
American History David Moriya
Anansi and the Chest of Stories Ayinde Ricco
Arranged Mithra Alavi
Artemisia, an Allegory of Painting Gisella Faggi
As You Wish Suhashini Krishnan
Asians Can’t Play Jazz Carlos Gutierrez
Assimilated Christopher Guerrero
Astronomica Matthew Wollin
Asylum Sarah Ream
Barnstorming: A Story of Sex and Baseball Ronald Drescher
Beast of Silk City Courtney Sposato
Before We Arrive William McGhee
Being Brave Ambika Vas
BELLE Melissa Birks
Beyond Basketball Ashok Ginde
Black Creek Trail Jaime Saginor
Blood and Dreams – “Complicit” Suzanne Griffin
Blood Trail Hind Metwalli
Body Farm Karen Hendry
Bonnie & Bonnie Lena Murisier
Boricua tony barone
Breaking Up Andrew Williams
Brooklyn Pansy Jason Forbach
Brujería Daniel Pfeffer
Bully Stuart McMeans
CareFull Talie Melnyk
CHERRY HILL BLUES Shay Ball
CHOKEPOINT Tamra Teig
Chow Herman Chen, Carrie Wong
Chrissy Judy Todd Flaherty
Chronic Connections “Silver” Mimi Newman
CIGAR BOX LETTERS Douglas Spaltro
Coney Jesse Klein
Conscience Brandon Kelley
Coriander: The Lost Elephant Jordan Sandfer
Courageous Kat Pamela Brewster
Covet Becca E. Davis
Cryptids Joanna Ke
Curry Mrittika Sarin
Curveballs Suzanne Reed
D.J.J.D. Taylor Hopkins
Darkmatter Storm Ashwood
Dawn of the Rising Son Junot Lee
Deluge Kenneth Vatan-Woodall
Diamonds Marcus Thomas
Don’t Look Back Jesse Klein
Earth Ninja Rob Hooks
El Barrio Cassidy Harrison, Adam Prince
Fabulosity Jesse Klein
Fat Lady Sriracha Reeyaz Habib
FEATHER Kevin Schwartz
FEATURE CREATURES Sophie Hessekiel
Fester Robbie Lemieux
FET 12 Gia El Aynaoui
FIVE POINTS Vivian Kerr
Flint Hill Elizabeth Yanders
Fool’s Gold Alexandra Shields
For Later Times Miguel Ramirez
For the Culture Phylicia Pearl Mpasi
Forging Heavenly Peace Duane Butler
Frankie & the Estrellas Roxana Altamirano
Gay Fury Joel Mahr
Gifted Tess Meyer
Good Vibes Only Kyra Jones
GREENWOOD Jody Hadlock, A.J. Orr
Guncle Tom Stovall
Happy Camp Liz Farrar
HAVE A GOOD ONE Shay Ball
Heavy Pilot Collette Legault
Hey Handsome Joe Borg
HOUSE MONEY Don I. Waldo
Icon mikhail marks
If Wrong Could Weep Calvin Beckett
In His Name Eissa Saeed
In Light of Leaving Jonas B. Liz Smith
INCOMPLETE K. Junicue
Infinity Plus One Stefani Zabner
Inheritance Kurt Choate
Intros/Outros thy riedel
Irritable Sam Josephs
It Was Written Valeria Vallejos
JAANI Suhana Chander
Jason Sharp: Confirmed Bachelor Steven Greenwood
Joyless Ryan Manns, Jocelyn Manns
LANCASTER PASTORAL Raymond Cho
Lateslip Veronika Gribanova
Left Behind Yara Caubet
Little Sister Barbara Ward Thall
Loa Francisco da Silva
Loving Me Straight Ruby Smith
Maa Kasia Kaczmarek
Made of Dishonor Megan Bacharach
Made Wright Tedros Habib
Mango Magic Ina Sotirova
Manhunt In Panama Ronald Drescher
Meera Alex Arjuna Hughes
Minor Mexi Gremillion
Mixed UP Nathan Cheney
Money, Blood and Conscience David Steinman
Motherload Layla Soileau
Mr Wellington Diane Young
Mr. Rose Kari Mote
My American Dream Guillermo Noriega
My Best Friend’s Love Story Ushmey Chakraborty
Night Passing Scott Button
Nikkei Curse of Yokai Keiko Sugihara
NO GOOD DEED: THE OLIVER SIPPLE STORY (LGBTQ ANTHOLOGY SERIES) Heather Farlinger
No Quarter, “Welcome to Arcadia” Travis Kehoe
One of Them Laksmi Hedemark
Pansy Craze Samuel Josephs
PINS Jim Provenzano
Pizza Boy Saves the World Bret Grafton
Please. Elise Brown
Pressure Drop scott cramer
Pride, and Joy Keela Buford
Private Lives Cate Holahan
Project Eve Becca Mann
Puck’s Game Alexander Hurt
Queen of the Channel Mark Williams-Abrams
Raghead Natassia Halabi
Reaper Girl Eudie Pak
Rear Edward Worthy
Reflections Cynthia Wright
Right Hand Mann Geoffrey Glenn
Right of Passage Ally Iseman
RNWY P.A. Lopez
Road to Zion Andrew Reid, Jeremy Palmer
Saints and Sinners Brit Cowan
Savant Johnny Gilligan
Scattered Karen Agresti
SCOTUS Alan Jenkins
Selling Heaven Susie Lohse
Semper Fi Amanda Norman
Settle The Score Sharissa Holopainen
Shitty Fucking Advice Elissa Aron
Shooting Blanks Syd Goin
SK8ER BOI Christopher Sullivan
Skin in the Game Julie Zografos Koegl
SLEEPER enrique almeida
Sometimes Boys Don’t Cry. . .They Scream Anna Schwarz
somewhere there’s a church in crowning Cheran Rush
Sonata Coffee Cara Schultz
Soul on Soul Linda Dahl
Space for Raven Shawna Baca
Strange As Angels Akiva Penaloza
SUGARPLUMS Jefferey Spivey
Taejon Jongson Park
Taxi Moto Guy Prevost, Mario Malivert
The Andes Project Jose Casado
The Animus Mandy Foster
The Appeal Yoav Potash
The Black Wall Street Brianna Adams
The Bronze Queen Patricia Escoto
THE BUSINESS OF LOVE Karen Pluemer
The Carolinas Richard Stone
The Chocolate Kandinsky Suzanne Griffin
The Compound Heather Stiteler, Mikaela Shwer
The Corinthians Talie Melnyk
The Countdown Amadou Diallo
The Demon Dan Carrillo, Eugenio Villamar
The Dining Room Shawn Parikh
The Drag Show Lawrence Daly
The Farrell Girl Lyndal Simpson
THE GOLDEN BOY Cindy Matta
The Gospel According to Charlie KAMAL JOHN ISKANDER
The Gotaways Patty Carey
The Great Leader Vinny Lopez
The Hollow Kind: Episode 1 – Where’s Jenny Gregory Burgess
The Homestudy Derek Nicoletto
The Immigrants Ivana Strajin
The In-Between Jaime Chapin
The Inheritance Daniel Hess
The Interpretation Alexander Clavijo
The Itch Jeremy Bradford
The Jesuit Jordan Guingao
The Mughal Empire – Rise of a King Kranti Pally
The Mystery Knight Abril Carpio Marion
THE NEED FOR SOMETHING NEW John Frederick
The Player’s Son Gillian Muller
The Spacer 6 Alexandria Sinclair, Sara Detrik
The Wisdom of Water Erica Kent
The Witch of Dedham Jessica Ross
THERAPY scott cramer
This Is The Last Time Jeff Bretl
Three Dates With Ben Oliver Warren
Three Squared Frank Wood
Throw Like a Girl – “#NoMercy” Elfi Martinez
Tighter Arun Croll
TORCH Jason McBeth
Trust The Process Paul Marsh
TWITCH Tucker Morgan
Two-Week Program Hyasha Kogge
Up The Rio Jaime Osnato-Rosario
UXO: Unexploded Ordnance Celina Dobson
Vampire Facial Liz Fields
Wake Julie Snider
Walk With Me Into Winter Sophia Khan
Weekend at Bernie’s III Craig Miller, Pete Johnson
Welcome to the Neighborhood Aimee Dansereau
What’s Left of Us Joseph Hemsani
Where Light Hides Yvonne Paulin
Wilmington George Ruelas
Winter Tes Noah Asfaw
Wire Hangers Jon Davis


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