Barry Brennessel — Mystery, Romance, Suspense & Humo(u)r

Awards and Nominations

  • Sideways Down the Sky (Screenplay):  Grand Prize Winner, Barren Branches LGBTQ Screenplay, Rhode Island International Film Festival; Semi-Finalist, 14th Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest; Top 75, 2016 Tracking Board Launch Pad Feature Screenplay Competition; Finalist, 2016 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Competition; Semi-Finalist, Carmesi House International Screenplay Competition; Finalist, Great Gay Screenplay Contest; Finalist, TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Screenplay Contest; Finalist, Cannes Screenplay Contest
  • Paradise at Main and Elm (Screenplay) was named a Finalist in both the Great Gay Screenplay and TMC London Film Festival Contests
  • The Simpsons: A Spoonful of Medicine Helps the Medicine Go Down was named the Grand Prize winner and The Simpsons: What a Revoltin’ Development was named a Silver Award winner in the American Movie Awards Screenplay Contest
  • Nagasaki was named a Finalist in the 1st Annual TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and was nominee in the Toronto International Film and Video Awards
  • The Celestial, The Simpsons: A Spoonful of Medicine Helps the Medicine Go Down, and The Gifted: The Calling, Episode 1 are all Finalists in the Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
  • Reunion (Screenplay) was named a Semi-Finalist in the Marquee Lights Screenplay Competition, won 4th Place in the London Film Awards Screenplay Competition, and was named a Finalist in the 1st Annual TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Screenplay Competition
  • The Celestial (Screenplay) was named a Quarter Finalist in the BlueCat Screenplay Contest, a Finalist in the Great Gay Screenplay Competition; a Gold Award Winner in the International Independent Film Awards;  won First Place in the 2014 Rhode Island International Film Competition; and was named a Finalist in the 1st Annual TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Screenplay Competition
  • Kill Them With Kindness (Screenplay) made the top 10% in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition (Short Screenplay Category)
  • The Simpsons: A Spoonful of Medicine Helps the Medicine Go Down was named a Finalist in the Chicago Screenplay Competition
  • Nagasaki (Screenplay) was named a Finalist in the 1st Annual TeaDance Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Screenplay Competition
  • Reunion (Screenplay) was named a Silver Award Winner in the International Independent Film Awards
  • The Gifted (Teleplay, Pilot) was named a Quarter-Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Contest and was a 2nd Rounder in the 2014 Austin Film Festival)
  • Paradise at Main and Elm was named a Finalist for Gay & Lesbian Fiction in the 2013 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards and a Finalist in the 2014 Rainbow Awards
  • A Special Kind of Folk, available from MLR Press, was named a Finalist for Fiction, Horror Category, in the 2013 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards
  • The Celestial, available from MLR Press, won the Gold Medal for Gay & Lesbian Fiction in the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards
  • Reunion, available from MLR Press, was named a FINALIST in the 2013 USA Book News Best Book Awards
  • Reunion and Tinseltown, both available from MLR Press, were FINALISTS in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Book Awards
  • The Celestial, available from MLR Press, was a FINALIST in the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards and the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, and was a FINALIST in the 2012 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest
  • Tinseltown, available from MLR Press,won 3rd PLACE in the 2010 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and was a FINALIST in the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
  • Tinseltown (screenplay) was a FINALIST in the 27th International WriteMovies Competition
  • Reunion, available from MLR Press, was a FINALIST in the 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards
  • Nagasaki, published in Polari Journal Issue 2 (October 2010), was a FINALIST in the 2010 Dana Awards, and appears in Barry’s short story collection Reunion, available from MLR Press
  • Shin-Kiba Park, published in Gival Press’s ArLiJo, was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize and appears in Barry’s short story collection Reunion, available from MLR Press
  • The Price of Silence, published byL&L Dreamspell, was a FINALIST in the 2009 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest and received HONORABLE MENTION in the WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition
  • The Sulphur Cure, published L&L Dreamspell, was a FINALIST in the 2006, 2008, and 2009 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contests and received HONORABLE MENTION in the WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition
  • The Darkest Recesses (short story collection) received HONORABLE MENTION in the WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition and was a SEMI-FINALIST in the WriteMovies.com International Competition #14
  • Ficelle, published in SNReview, Summer 2007, received HONORABLE MENTION in theWriteSafe Art & Writing Competition
  • A Rather Salty Little Farce, a La Carte (short story) received HONORABLE MENTION in theWriteSafe Art & Writing Competition
  • A Special Kind of Folk, which appears in the Dreamspell Nightmares anthology, received HONORABLE MENTION in theWriteSafe Art & Writing Competition
  • Pot Roast (short story) received HONORABLE MENTION in theWriteSafe Art & Writing Competition
  • The Gift: Home Is Where the Hearts Are (teleplay) was a FINALIST in the 2006 & 2008 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contests
  • The Simpsons: She Derided Me With Science (teleplay) won 3rd PLACE in the 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and was a SEMI-FINALIST in the WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition
  • The Simpsons: What a Revoltin’ Development (teleplay) received HONORABLE MENTION in the 74th Annual Writers’ Digest Competition and was a SEMI-FINALIST in both the WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition and the WriteMovies.com International Competition #14
  • The Simpsons: A Spoonful of Medicine Helps the Medicine Go Down (teleplay) was a SEMI-FINALIST in the WriteSafe Art & Writing Competition
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Branching Out (teleplay) was named a WINNER in the  October 2013 WILDsound Screenplay Contest

 

 

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