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I am working for a company that wishes to source writers for their current production of an upcoming funny cartoon series called Firsty.

The directors are currently looking for writers & stories for future episodes. And are taking submissions online.

Not sure if this is the place to ask, but where is a good place to locate / source good script & story writers to who are interested in writing for an animated series?

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    Isn't this what agents are for? I think you look for an agency that specializes in this. – DPT Nov 2 '17 at 17:30
  • They are a small production company who wish to not use agencies and just deal with writers directly. They want writers to submit their Scripts / Stories online so they can read over and choose best writers / stories themselves. – Sean Carroll Nov 2 '17 at 17:36
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    There should be several free lance websites you can go to where people are putting their work up for hire. For the purposes of the site, we can't market products/services however, I would look into that. – ggiaquin16 Nov 2 '17 at 17:41
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    It frankly sounds like you are soliciting writers. I would encourage anyone who might be tempted to nibble your way, to be very careful. And, I encourage you to use an agency. – DPT Nov 2 '17 at 17:44
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    @DPT I did cringe at the idea with the way this was written...but I was definitely having the alarms go off in my head at the possible attempt of stealing work or hoping they find a writer who is not knowledgeable in contracts to take advantage of. However, I will repeat to sean that if he wants someone who is "free lance" there are plenty of websites out there with a quick google... – ggiaquin16 Nov 2 '17 at 18:01
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A ghostwriter on Reedsy.com may be what your looking for. It's at least a place to start your search.

Another avenue to explore would be to put up a webpage for submission on the company's website and call for script writers to submit directly. I would refrain from asking for ideas or stories directly (as mentioned in the comments, it can come off as a little fishy) and look more at sample pieces submitted to put together a team of screenplay writers that will convey the voice and tone of what your company is looking to produce.

Hope this helps.

  • They have a website with submission page and "and call for script writers to submit directly." is pretty much exactly what im looking to do for them. but I don't know which sites are best to do this on? also they are not against looking for ghost writers, but all writers will get full credit unless requested otherwise. I will check out reedsy. Thank you for your response. – Sean Carroll Nov 3 '17 at 5:00
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The Writer's Guild of America is a possibility because professional screenwriters and their agents are members. They're very conscientious about fair contracts.

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