Q: Are multiple contest submissions acceptable?
A: Yes, we accept multiple submissions; however, you must submit a separate entry form and fee for each script. Multiple submissions are limited to two scripts per contest.
Q: What are the submission deadlines?
A: All submissions must be postmarked not later than 30 April or 31 October to take advantage of our regular fee schedule. We will accept late submissions up to 15 days past the contest end date for an additional $10 administrative fee per script. Late submission deadlines: 15 May & 15 November.
Q: If residing outside of the U.S., how do I pay the submission fee?
A: Use a credit card or mail us a money order payable in U.S. currency, only.
Q: How do I submit to The Writers Place?
A: You may access our entry form by clicking here. Please print out the form from our screenwriting contest section. You may also request a form. Just send a self addressed stamped envelope to The Writers Place.
Q: After submission, should I contact The Writers Place to verify receipt of my script?
A: No! If you would like verification that we received your script, include a self addressed stamped postcard as a part of your submission package. STILL CONCERNED? The Writers Place recommends that you use certified mail through the U.S. Postal Service.
Q: What if my script is optioned or sold after it is submitted to The Writers Place?
A: Congratulations! You no longer require assistance from The Writers Place.
Q: Are awards the same in each category - full length screenplays and/or shorts?
A: Yes! The focus of The Writers Place is to recognize and perpetuate good screenwriting and story telling. Quality is the key - not quantity.
Q: When will I know if I won?
A: We will announce winning and placing scripts not later than two months after the closing date in which your entry is competing. Contest schedules are as follows:
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Q: Aside from certificates, Final Draft software or comparable cash, and magazine subscriptions, there does not appear to be a significant difference between 1st, 2nd & 3rd place - as all three scripts are submitted to industry contacts.
A: True! But The Writers Place does not recognize contest prizes as the screenwriter's principal motivation. The prizes are merely a premium. The true benefit The Writers Place can bestow on a winning or placing script is to eliminate industry barriers for the undiscovered screenwriter. This is the ultimate goal of The Writers Place.
Q: Is there a particular kind of screenplay (genre and/or budget) The Writers Place is looking for?
A: No! The Writers Place has no favorites. We embrace scripts of all genres and budget categories.