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Co-Executive Director & Co-Managing Director, Feature Contest & Retreat
Colette Sartor is an award-winning writer whose linked short story collection ONCE REMOVED (University of Georgia Press) won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and was shortlisted for the Balcones Fiction Prize and the William Saroyan International Fiction Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, KENYON REVIEW ONLINE, CARVE MAGAZINE, SLICE MAGAZINE, PRAIRIE SCHOONER, and COLORADO REVIEW.
Colette has taught writing for almost 20 years and currently teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, Los Angeles Writers’ House, and privately. She also co-hosts the Literary Roundhouse Bookclub and curates a variety of online resources concerning craft, submission, publication, community, mentoring, and other writing-related topics on her website page, Writers’ Resources, and on her Facebook page. Before becoming a writer, she practiced entertainment law, representing clients ranging from writers, actors, and producers to major motion picture studios and independent production companies. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and very large German Shepherd Dog who has yet to get over his destructo-boy insticts, and she hopes never to practice law again.
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Founded in 1995, CineStory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating emerging TV writers and screenwriters. It is not a talent representation service and does not manage and/or direct the development of writers’ careers, nor does it procure representation and/or employment for writers.