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 ISA Registry, 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 90 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 September 20th.
What if I make a mistake and send 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:
How do I re-enter my rewrite?
If you have received Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Analysis during the 2014
competition season and have revised your screenplay, please request a special link
to re-enter by emailing Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com
If you have NOT received Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Analysis during the 2014
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.
Will my screenplay be accepted if it’s not in the traditional format?
Scripts should be written in standard spec screenplay or teleplay format, set in
12-point Courier font. Scripts should be standard length. While your entry will
not be disqualified if it is longer or shorter than these specified page counts,
for your own benefit we recommend that you adhere to the page length guidelines.
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 accept all genres. We understand scripts can be categorized in many genres.
Please pick from the genre below that best reflects your screenplay. You are welcome
to enter in more than one genre, but another entry fee is required. Action/Adventure, Thriller
Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Family, Historical, and Horror
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 either are the author
or have a written agreement with the author allowing this script to be written and
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 first 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
first registration confirmation.
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