Entering Screenplay Contests

Screenwriting Contests are competitions in which writers submit completed feature-length or short screenplays to be judged on different story elements. Prizes from screenwriting contests can be anything from receiving notes, all the way to taking meetings with agents and managers. While there are now many available, the best screenwriting contests usually offer a yearly monetary fellowship and or meetings with industry professionals and often lead to representation if a screenplay becomes a finalist in that competition.

Writer’s Edge: All About Screenwriting Contests

As a screenwriter, you should be entering screenwriting contests to further your career. The reason for that is not necessarily to try and win a cash prize. It is to make significant contacts that can lead you to your ultimate goal of selling your scripts. There are contests that you should...

Why You Should Write a Short Film Screenplay

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! I recently signed my first NDA for a feature-length writing assignment. I did it without an agent (although I’ve had one), without living in L.A. (although I was born there), and without pinning a producer to the file cabinet with brass...

Unscripted: Screenwriting Contests

QUESTION of the day: Which screenwriting contests do you think are best and why? Chime in on our Facebook page now! Speaking of contests, the deadline is fast approaching for a contest with a twist… getting your script published as a novel! Check out the Screenplay Replay Contest – deadline September...

Balls of Steel: Lessons of a Reader

Every once in a while I get an opportunity to help a fellow writer or colleague. Whenever my schedule permits, and even when it doesn’t, I do my best to say, “yes.” Why would I offer up my time, even when I’m busy? To learn. I don’t care how many scripts...

Sending Queries to Literary Managers About a Screenplay

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! When I work with writers giving feedback and guidance on their material and career paths, I often end up giving advice about how to gain access to agents, managers, and producers – which seems to most writers to be the biggest...