This site is My baby and I will nurture it until it grows healthy and strong. Sometimes I get discouraged by the lack of interest here but I know that with anything new it takes time to grow and become purposeful. I have all the time in the world to devote to this pet project of Mine, promoting the talent of others. This site needs you and your talent.
What is talent? The dictionary describes it as
While I’m working hard to boost the popularity of this site I’m also working hard to brand it on social networks. Daily, on Facebook through our fan page https://www.facebook.com/spotlightontalent I post tips for writers, contests, artwork and videos of amazing talent. To check us out on Facebook either click the link above or the facebook like box in the right hand side bar. This site and our social networking pages are designed SIMPLY to provide a platform for aspiring and established talent to promote themselves and gain valuable information that can be critical to their careers.
This site isn’t JUST about interviewing and promoting hot talent but also to provide a place that offers a range of resources that can assist talents of every type. You will notice the resource guide area at the top of the page and in the left hand side bar. Just as I am constantly seeking talent I am also seeking businesses and resources to add to the resource guide. So Email and tell me about your business and lets get you added.
Here’s just a few examples of the type things shared through our facebook page. I would hate for you to miss out on great talent or an opportunity to get your own work out there.
Screencraft.org Short Screenplay Contest final deadline is one month away! Submit your script for evaluation by judges from Vimeo, Cannes Film Festival, Maker Studios and more:
These young girls had Me smiling, the shy one with the book bag is going to have a hell of a voice once it’s properly trained.
I found an awesome artist on facebook named KellieBrew check here out by clicking her name.
The following video really touched Me , I meant it hit home on so many levels. I hope you take a minute to check her out.
I’d love nothing more than to showcase your talent, here and on our facebook and twitter pages. SUBMIT SUBMIT SUBMIT and show us your talent at email@example.com
Do you have a true life inspirational story to share? Your original true life stories can get you the opportunity to be published in one of the upcoming “Chicken Soup For The Soul” books. The story has to be 100% true and MUST be inspirational. Writers who stories that are published will be compensated $200. To date, the Chicken Soup For The Soul franchise has sold over 500 MILLION books, don’t miss the opportunity to have your work featured in one.
If they publish your story or poem, you will be paid $200 ($100 for devotionals) one month after publication of the book and you will receive ten free copies of the book your story or poem appears in. You will also become part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul family, you will receive exclusive contributors’ communique and you will be entitled to buy cases of books at a discount.
A few of the guidelines for submissions are
Guidelines for a Chicken Soup for the Soul story
1. Tell an exciting, heartwarming or funny story about something that has happened to you or someone you know. Your story should be written in the first person and should be about yourself or someone close to you.
2. Tell your story in a way that will make the reader cry, laugh, get goose bumps or say “Wow!”
3. The story should start “in the action” and draw in the reader. Do not start your story with an introduction about what you are going to say, or end with a concluding paragraph about what you just said.
4. Don’t be afraid to speak from the heart. Many people tell personal stories for the first time in our books, and they find it to be a cathartic and productive experience. We do let you use a pen name for your story if you do not want to use your real name.
5. Don’t try fancy moves with tenses. Writing in the present tense about something that happened in the past rarely works.
5. Keep your story to 1200 words or less. Tighten, tighten, tighten!
6. Your story must be true. No fiction, no creative writing.
Get the rest of the guidelines and submission info on their website at http://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/story-guidelines