As a result of the decreasing turnout and the corresponding decline in fundraising, the OLL Board of Directors voted last month to end Script Frenzy. This decision wasn't based solely on Script Frenzy's financial considerations, but on the resources that OLL requires to host and improve this and our other annual programs.
By devoting full-time staff power and funds to National Novel Writing Month, its Young Writers Program, and Camp NaNoWriMo—
which together serve approximately 350,000 participants—
we have the opportunity to grow and expand these flourishing programs and reach even more aspiring novelists around the world.
In the coming months, we'll create a Script Frenzy forum on the NaNoWriMo site to host all things scripty, and help participants stay in touch. We are also working on a way to archive the Script Frenzy resources so they are still accessible to participants.
Kudos to the heroic team who made Script Frenzy such a walloping and wonderful creative adventure these many years: Founder Chris Baty; Program Director Sandra Salas; past Directors Jen Arzt and Kristina Malsberger; the OLL board; our greathearted Script Frenzy Municipal Liaisons; and of course, the intrepid scriptwriters themselves.