Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered Diverse Voices this year! We are excited to announce this year’s Winners and Honorable Mentions. A huge congratulations to all of you!
If you are interested in applying to the Fall 2023 Lab, you can learn more here.
The Winners were selected by our industry jury that included:
Eric Hsiao (Creative Executive, Perfect Storm Entertainment), Daniela Gonzalez (Literary Manager, Good Fear Content), Angelina Chen (Literary Manager, Energy Entertainment), Dustin Alpern (Literary Manager, Meridian Artists), Kasra Ajir (Manager & Partner, Velocity Entertainment), Crystal Holt (VP of Series, 20th Television), Josh Dove (Literary Manager, Circle of Confusion), and Arielle Díaz (writer, Co-EP GENTEFIED).
Without further ado, the Spring 2023 Diverse Voices Winners can be found on Coverfly here or below.
Crickets by Derege Harding
Preoccupied by his frivolous dating life, an easy-going Black Los Angeles native suddenly gets a harsh dose of reality when he’s continually mistaken for a crazed cop-killer and deceitfully framed for murder.
Mitra by Pranali Kamble
“Mitra”, the Marathi word for friends. The misadventures of four pre-teen girls from an immigrant suburb in the early 2000s as they navigate a time in their lives that feels both insignificant and profound.
T.R.U.T.H. by Denise Jaxon
An off the-grid computer genius races to destroy the corporate conglomerates who use their gaming devices to program the minds of players to manipulate the world order, when she discovers they programmed her champion gamer brother to kill.
The Parks by Grace Rowe
A struggling L.A. photographer unravels the secrets of her extended Korean family who may or may not have murdered Grandma.
Thirstygirl by Alexandra Qin
When her estranged alcoholic sister lands in the hospital after a relapse, Charlie Xu reluctantly agrees to drive her across the country to a rehab in Kentucky. But she must deal with a secret addiction of her own along the way.
What Doesn’t Kill Me by Anna Khaja
A true-crime obsessed 14 year old girl is embroiled in a murder case that connects to the death of her mother.
We’d also like to spotlight some really strong Honorable Mentions:
Roadkill by Harrison Hamm
Sign Me Frankie by Hilari Scarl
Soul Searching by Vee Saieh
The Light at the End by Arun Croll
Congratulations again to all these writers. We are so excited for all the year has to offer.
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