The Launch Pad, in exclusive partnership with Artillery Creative and Oil & Cattle Entertainment, is thrilled to announce the Top 100 finalist for the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition.
Five years! With this Top 100 announcement marking the first of our 2018 competitions, we’re not only thrilled to introduce to you those who’ve made the top 4% of this year’s competition, but also in looking back at the milestones our community of writers have achieved since the competitions began. We’ve seen more than 360 writers signed, 100 projects set up, 50 writers staffed, 100 appearances on the annual best of lists, and six bidding wars since the Launch Pad began, and with this new list of writers joining our Launch Pad community, we’re being excited to see where they go from here!
For those of you who’ve also tracked the Launch Pad Competitions in previous years, you may notice that this year we began with a Top 100, not a Top 75. With the continual growth in both the quality of entries, and entries overall, for 2018 we decided to make the jump to 100 to give us an opportunity to truly highlight and showcase those writers who won us over, and who we’re excited to have join our Launch Pad Community.
This year our Top 100 comes to us from an incredibly diverse spectrum of 114 writers spread across 6 countries. Their works cross most every genre, and bring a mix of incredibly personal tales, fun-filled romps, sweeping epics, inventive sci-fi, and over the top laugh out loud tales, all stemming from wide canvas of human experience and imagination. Whether it be prohibition era dramas, Mughal Empire adventures, present day L.A., or the literal apocalypse, these stories deliver something new, something relatable, and in many cases something we’re thrilled to have never seen before.
So, without further ado, let us introduce you to the Top 100 finalists of the 2018 Launch Pad Pilot Competition!
(As a reminder, if you selected the guaranteed signing, option, or mentorship program upon entry, you are still in the running for those prizes. The winners of our add-on prizes are not limited to our finalists. For those of you who selected feedback notes, those will be delivered upon announcement of the Top 25 this year.)