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Spring 2022 Diverse Voices Quarterfinalists

By November 22, 2021No 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 Quarterfinalist round for another read. A huge congratulations to every writer advancing. Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on December 15th!

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 2022 Diverse Voices Quarterfinalists can be found on Coverfly here or below.

“The Missing Link” Mark Mc Quown
#She Said Z-Said” Georgette Long
23 & NOT ME Maren Leggett
A Blue Dawn Thato Mwosa
A Handsome Sense of Pride Ariana Quiñónez
A Nasty Habit Sadie Fearon
A Place To Call Home Luke Fuller
Affirmative Andrew Quailes
Agnes of Los Angeles Melinda Maerker
Agnoshtick Daliah Bernstein
Always, Foreverland Cheran Rush
An Enemy of Angels Jaz Garewal
An Ideal Wife Sarah Knight
Approved Sajini Subhaskaran
Around the Multiverse in 80 Years Grace Chapple
Ashes to Ashes Rachel McClard
Ask Already Sandra Lince
ATTACK THERAPY Warren Clarke
AWFUL EXES Victor Dean
Babelsberg Jon Davis
Backstitch Amber Lena-Miller
BASHEER DOES AMERICA Marwan Naji
Before The Others Meko Winbush
Believe the Hype Allison Jackson
Ben Johnson Day Kerena Marchant
BIFURIOUS Lucia Rubio
Billie & Sadie OShea Myles
Black Honey Teresa Warner
BLACKSEED NOVA BLACK
Blitz Levena Ostergaard
Blood and Dreams – “Complicit” Suzanne Griffin
Bloody Mary Sara Kimura
Blue Andres Valentin Lopez
Blue Eighteen Michael Meyers
Boom Or Bust Carlton Gillespie
Boricua tony barone
Box of Chocolates Kazeem Rahman
Boy Wonder Denis Theriault
Brood Annie Grace
Bunnies Hann McEwen
Calls From Home Laura DeBar
Carmen Cox: “Always Pick C” Shanice Anderson Tchamambé
Cayenne and Dee Laura LeeLun
Centurions (feature) Sally Stubbs
Ceremony Harrison Clark
Ch*nk in the Armor Andy Jiang
Chart Topper Ariel Goldberg
Chlorine Kish Fernandez
Christmas Cuff Sumona Roy
City of Six Anna Cowley
CIU: Crisis Intervention Unit Jacalyn Wetzel
Clearwater Ellen Young
Clementine Stacie Gancayco-Adlao
CLIMB TERRENCE KELSEY
Cocoa Ashley Boge
codeswitch Sasha Kai Parker
COMMONWEALTH Jared Hardy
Coney Jesse Klein
CORDON Bart Baker
Cream City Jeffrey James Keyes, Matt W. Cody
Da Club Christopher Celestin
Daddy’s Little Girl Rob Poquez
Dancing Soldier Daisy Rosato
Dark Matter Olga Holtz
Dead Mom Friend Summertime Fun Club Alex Walker
Dead Water Lisa Rysinger
Deadline Jen Boxall
Death & Detroit Katharine Densmore
Deep Conditioner Ryan Simantel
Deliver Us Olivia Baptista, Christina Paterno
Demented Tristan Mercado
Detroit Run Odin Ozdil
Diaz Party Roxana Altamirano
Dig David Vieux
Distant Stars Illimani Ferreira
Dog Person Jeanee Ledoux
Doing Business As TOM KUHL
Elevate Emma and Dustin Bates and Castleberry
Esperanza – One Hour Pilot David Christopher Loya
Eulogy Andi Avery
Famewrecked Charlotte de Anda
FANNY AND BEANIE GET OUT OF TOWN pamela winfrey
Feminoid Alexandria Lane
Fighters Michael Oluokun
Final Boy C.J. Redfield
FINDING A LOST PEN Joseph Mwamba
Fine-tuned, Supersonic, Speed Machine Unnamed
Firecrackers Connor Smith
Fireflies Michael Chen
Five With A Bullet Christopher Isenegger
Forsyth County James Sasser
Fratricide Asante Jones
GARDENIAS IN THE DARKNESS George Graham
Ghost Spa Gretchen Cathcart
Gigantica duane smith, stefane barbeau
GLOBAL GOOD Barbara Nunberg
Going South Kacey Johnson
GONE HOLLYWOOD Sara Hallowell
Good Husbands Ari Halevy
Good Neighbors Luis Lassen
Good Things Scott Button
Gospel of Blaze Wes Miller
Grace of God Libby Ewing
GREEN WARS WARREN CLARKE
Guidance Zach Paul Brown
Handle With Care Luisa Parnes
HANUI Elsa Hana Chung
Harper Ariel Hartzman
HEAVEN John McPhaul III
Her Giant Self Catharine Parke
HOT AIR Avery Russell
Hot Cake Debi Bradshaw
Hurricane Hennley Nicole Groton
I Am Bruce Lee Erin Falconer
I am the Dragon King Michael Choi
In Real Life Josie Kaye
IN THE AESTHETIC OF DESMOND D.K. UZOUKWU
Jan, Janitor Anushka Bhagavathula
Jaw Crusher Santiago Fernandez-Concha
Jersey Boy Jaskaran Singh
Jim Yannick Marshall
Journey to the Enchanted Inkwell LD Green
Karachi Vice Faisal Qureshi
Keith Sweats Lexx Truss
Kingdom of Ivory Coast Sean Davis
Kiss & Makeup Catherine Durickas
L.A. Jillian Ibarra
La Villana (The Villain) Munir Abedrabbo Campana
LAME Rachel Handler, Kara Moulter
Leah Rose Colin Larkin
LEASES Wanda J. Coppage
Leaving the Party Janet Scanlon, Rose Bonomo
Levels Adam Esquenazi Douglas
Liberty City Jessy Lauren Smith
Lil Boo Alexander Etseyatse
Long Walk Home Luisa Parnes
Loss Brian Beatty
Low Brandon Burke
Lucha Danny Cavada Montenegro
Made in USA Desdemona Chiang
MAFIA BEACH CLUB Amanda Miller
malaya Stacie Gancayco-Adlao
Martha Gellhorn vs. Hemingway Gail Brice
MATCH opeyemi
Mato Sapa Kara Uranga
Maya of Brooklyn Brittany Ramjattan
Meet Me in a Dark Alley Jessy Lauren Smith
Memorial Day Alan Jenkins
Men’s Magazine Saj Pothiawala
Mi Casa, Tu Casa David Aguilar Rodriguez
Middlehood TV Pilot Episode Alison McGrath
Moonboy Brent McKnight
Murder-in-Marsh Elisabeth Hayward
My Best Friend’s Love Story Ushmey Chakraborty
My Daughter Maya Sarah McCulley
Mystic Cody Ashford & Eric Vue
Nanking Road Joanna Pickering
NERVES Cooper Shaw
NEST Dustin Liu
Nice Restaurant Dorothy Nguyen
No More Allies. Pierce Livingston
North Amerikay Elizabeth Dwyer
Not Your China Doll Veronica Chavira
O.T.i.S. K.J. Sparrow
Our Bodies & Other Shames Malka Wallick
Out Again Raye Schiller
OUT AND ABOUT Zoe Albano-Oritt
OUT OF AUSCHWITZ Mickey Falcone
Outlier Denise Hernandez
OVER NIGHT KELLY LI
Parallels Praxis Fernandez
Parents Optional Anna Yee
Pastor Kamal Navid Mehrjou
Peasant Ridge Frank Anthony Polito
POLYDACTYLY Joni Rodgers
Pretty Broken Maria Pendolino
PSYCHO FREE Amy Blackwelder
PULP Ann Lu
Queerdriplegic Nicolet Satran
Reaching for Rye Andrew Guerrero
Rearranged Sajini Subaskaran
REBIRTH OF A NATION Michael Lockett
Reboot Blaine Ross
Release Stacie Shellner
Reparations Marilynn Loveless
Reunion William Mager
River and Tree Jessy Lauren Smith
Roopa and The Bloobs: Pandemmy Blizzy Gilani Sumida-Moiseff
RPG: Dungeons & Dopeness MICHAEL SEMINERIO
Ruck Nora Kaye
Runner Adrian McNair
SALT Abdul Malik
School of Life Robert Douglas
Searching for Tutankhamun Ariane Hahusseau
SECOND ACT SHARONDA SHEPPARD
See My Evil Kirkland Morris
Shadow Mercedes Street
She’s Your Super Tristan J Shuler
Skin in the Game Julie Zografos
Skin in the Game Kofi Oliver
Sky Trolley Samuel Krauss
Spring Break Allegra Licci
Starstruck Elizabeth Dwyer
Stay Positive Larry Collins
Storme John Lowe
Suck It RAMATEJA JANAMANCHI
Superwife Seda Anbarci
Synergy Robyn Hutson
Taxi Moto Guy Prevost, Mario Malivert
Technicolor Noir Madison Sean Flannery
Teddybär Tommy Tang, Ryan Van Slyck
Tenure Ronald Eltanal
The Abduction Club Sarah Soderquist, Kallie Tenney
The Adventures of Catfish & Zombie Tom Evan Kuykendall
THE AGE OF DESIRE Suzanne Griffin
The Arrangement Kátia Kieling
The Bermuda Shipwreck Eric Murphy
The Brimstone Guild Alex Hurt II
The Dark Lady Carmen Brie
The Devil and Dick Gregory Sean Slater
The Dream Life of a Clown Roy Hsu
The Fifth Sun Ellen Barry
The Free World Marcus Thomas
The Geist Murders (aka The Ghost Murders) Todd Bronson
THE GRIND FV Everleigh
The Hayes House is Haunted – Pilot Austin S. Harris
The Honeymoon Ryan Latchmansingh
The Italian Lover Suzanne Griffin
THE KING OF COLORED TOWN Darryl Wimberley
The Longest Goodbye Aaron Braxton
The Neon Bandit Alejandro Cardenas
The Nexus R.J. Morgan
The Off-Brands Shayla Racquel
The Proposition neha aziz
The Queen of Dairy Vanessa Pegram
The Recipe Gabriel Shanks
The Second Death Zoë Tyler
The Spirit Photographer Spencer McCall, Philicia Saunders
The Terminals Kora Vandervall
The Truth About Lies Tiffany Yarde
The Vampire Prince Kyle Hinton
The Way We Look at Horses Meghan K. Lees
The Witiwig Maria Wilson
THIS IS AMERICA Lyric Fergusson
This Is How You Lose Her – Pilot Luis G. Santos
Thugs of Delhi Palvinder Jagait, Ik Jagait, Joel Joseph Jacob
To Be American Laura Lujan
To Heck With It! Teddi Shaffer
TOM BOY Cameron Tendaji
Transference Dyaus Rai
Tremendo Mission Victoria Freyre Adler
Turf Wars Kelsey Ross
Un-Saved By The Bell Zach Freshley
Uncle Bike Joslyn Jensen
Under The Moon Ari Silver
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW Logan Shaw
Veni, Vidi, Vivi. Olivia Baptista, Christina Paterno
Wampus Cat Jessica Wei
Wanderland Blake Williams
Warrior King Shekinah Williams
We Are Still Here Phoenix Rivera
We Good Keisha Prince
WE WERE ONCE Rebecca Stahl
Weigh In Rudy Bamenga
Welcome to the Sovereign Nation of Kasovia (pop. 57) Diogo Beltran
Welcome To Thystle Mike Carreon
When Joey Met Gemma Britt Wilkinson
Whitefish Vishnu Vallabhaneni
WILL B. FREE bill SINDELAR, Brad Gottfred
Work the Rooms Sanjit Patel
X/WIND Richard Pohl
YELLOW Thom Ang
You Go Boy Matija Sraj


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