How much cash does the Grand Prize Winner receive?
There is a $10,000 Cash Prize for winning the Grand Prize, plus the winner will
receive $2,500 from the category they placed in, for a total of $12,500!
Do you accept entries via snail mail?
No. In an attempt to be green, we’re not accepting hard copies via the postal service.
We’re accepting online entries and online payments via Paypal only. This includes
all major credit cards.
Do I have to enter my script as a PDF?
You don’t have to, but it is preferred. We accept these other formats: Final Draft,
Microsoft Word Doc, and Rich Text Format.
Should I include my title page with my screenplay?
Yes. You should include your title, author(s) name, telephone number and email address.
Can I submit a screenplay under a pen name?
Does my script have to be registered?
No, but we DO recommend registering your work with the WGA and/or the Library of
Congress Copyright office.
Does the writer maintain rights to the screenplay?
When will I receive my analysis?
Your analysis will be emailed to you within 60 days of submitting your script.
If you NEED it faster, you may pay a rush fee of $20.
(Fast Track is only available during the off season.).
Can I re-enter a rewrite or corrected versions of my script if I haven't ordered
Yes, you may re-enter your screenplay for the price of the current deadline fee.
You are welcome to use the $10 discount code found in your confirmation email. This
discount is only available to those who have already entered once with payment.
NOTE: If you purchase our General or Extended Analysis for your screenplay you may
re-enter that screenplay for FREE, ONCE before December 1st.
What if I make a mistake and sent the wrong script?
If you make a legitimate mistake entering and recognize this within 24 hours, email
us here, and we'll send you instructions on replacing your screenplay:Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com
How do I re-enter my rewrite?
If you have received Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Analysis during the 2013 competition
season and have revised your screenplay, please request a special link to re-enter
If you have NOT received Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Analysis during the 2013
competition season: You may resubmit via the regular entry form. Feel free to include
the $10 discount code found in your confirmation email.
Do I need to submit a logline? Synopsis?
Logline: YES/Synopsis: NO
Do you accept ‘short’ screenplays?
No, not at this time.
What's the minimum/maximum required page length?
Features: 80 - 130 pages. TV Pilots/Web Series: Up to 70 pages.
My screenplay is longer than 130 pages. Will it be disqualified?
No, but we urge you to stay within the guidelines. It’s rare that a good screenplay
requires more than the standard number of pages.
If I'm over 130 pages and receiving analysis, will my full script be read?
We are forgiving with a 5-page grace, however if you are at 6 or more pages over
the maximum, you will be charged $1 for each page over 130 pages. You will be emailed
to discuss and billed separately, or you are welcome to just have your analysis
done on the first 130 pages of your screenplay at the normal prices.
What genres do you accept, and can I enter in more than one?
We prefer you pick ONE of the 6 competing categories with the genres listed below
that most represents your script. If you’d like to enter your script in multiple
categories, then you will have to pay for the additional entry. ACTION/ADVENTURE/CRIME/MYSTERY/THRILLER
– ANIMATION/FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION – COMEDY – DRAMA/FAMILY/HISTORICAL – HORROR
– TV PILOTS/WEB SERIES
Do you accept novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments or synopses, reality
show concepts, or spec scripts for existing TV series?
No, we’re sorry; we do not. We accept ORIGINAL feature length screenplays and TV
pilots or Web Series only
Can I submit an adaptation of a book or play?
Absolutely, as long as you have full rights to the material and are the author.
Can I submit more than one screenplay?
You sure can, and each time you do, you can save $10! You'll receive a discount
code in your 1st registration confirmation.
If I enter my screenplay in more than one category, do I get a discount?
You can enter your screenplay in as many categories as you like, and Yes, you’ll
receive $10 off for each additional entry. You'll receive a discount code in your
1st registration confirmation.
If submitted electronically, does my script get read on the computer screen
or is it printed out?
Due to environmental concerns, electronic entries are not printed on paper.
Will entering early increase or decrease my chance of winning?
Entering early will neither increase nor decrease your chance of winning, but it
will save you money!
How will I know if you received my script?
You will receive an email confirming your entry immediately upon submitting. If
you do not, please email us here: Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com.
What if my script is optioned or sold after I enter the competition?
As long as your script was not optioned or sold prior to the date you submitted
it to the competition, you are still eligible for an award.
I don’t live in the United States. Can I still enter the competition?
You sure can, and we look forward to reading your work. Please just make sure it’s
in English. No other languages are accepted at this time.
Does Paypal accept currencies other than the American Dollar?
Yes! Paypal is set up to exchange most currencies into the American Dollar. Please
visit www.Paypal.com if you have any concerns.
Any other questions feel free to email us here: Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com