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Script2Comic
Horror2Comic
2022
Reads in Coverfly
Active Since 2022
Winners get their horror or thriller script made into a comic or graphic novel and developed for TV or Film. Presented by the team at Script2Comic.
Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts, Web Series, Treatments, Short Stories, Book/Manuscripts, Stage Plays, and Graphic Novels
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About

What do hit series like Creepshow, The Walking Dead and films like 30 Days of Night, The Crow, Hellboy & Blade all have in common? They all started as comic books.


The HORROR2COMIC Contest was created by the team at Script2Comic and features leading film, television and comic industry professionals from the horror space coming together to provide a platform for writers to see their scares brought to life. 


Submit your screenplay, teleplay, short script, comic script or short story for a chance to have it brought to life as a comic book series or graphic novel and published by one of the top indie publishers in comics. 


Not only will the winning stories appear on shelves in comic and bookstores nationwide, they will also be developed into a film and/or television show by one of our sponsors. 


Our finalist judging panel is comprised of top producers, managers, writers, showrunners and comic industry professionals who have decades of experience, awards, and are associated with billions of dollars in box office. 

Prices & Deadlines

Sep 30th
Standard Entry
Oct 31st
Late Entry
Nov 30th
Last Minute
Standard Entry
$60.00
$70.00
$80.00
Entry With Feedback
$150.00
$160.00
$170.00

Benefits

All our prize winners who have their work made into comic books or graphic novels will share in the profits of their published properties and will receive at least WGA minimum scale purchase price (teleplay or screenplay depending on the final medium) if their property is produced for film or television.


All winners will also receive a framed page of original art from their book signed by the artist and a special comic prize trophy. 


GRAND PRIZE: Your story will be made into a single issue, limited series or graphic novel and published by one of the top indie publishers. ($50,000-$150,000 value)


The Grand Prize-winning property will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development. 


The Grand Prize winner will receive a custom metal cover award comic as well as a graded copy of their premiere issue when it is published and 100 individual copies of their work. 


1st PRIZE: Your story will be made into a comic and published as a series, single issue or short comic story by one of the top indie publishers. ($5,000-$25,000 value) 


The Runner-Up comic will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development. 


The 1st Prize Winner will receive a custom metal comic award and 75 individual copies of their work.

 

2nd PRIZE: Your story will be made into a comic and published as a series, single issue, or part of a comic anthology by one of the top indie publishers. ($5,000-$25,000 value) 


The Runner-Up comic will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development. 


The 2nd Prize Winner will receive a custom metal comic award and 50 individual copies of their work. 


3RD PRIZE: Your story made into a comic short story and published as part of an anthology by one of the leading indie comic publishers. ($1,000-$15,000 value)


The 3rd Prize winning property will be optioned for film and television by one or more of our production company sponsors and put into active development. 


The 3rd Prize Winner will receive a custom metal comic  award and 25 individual copies of their work. 

Announcements

Feb 15th
Semifinalists
Mar 31st
Finalists
Apr 30th
Winners

Rules

At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.


At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.

All submissions must adhere to the Script2Comic Contest Rules & Guidelines.

This contest is VOID where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Please check your local jurisdiction for eligibility.

By agreeing to these Rules and Conditions you agree that you have read the rules of the contest and that you have the authorization to submit your material (script, teleplay, short story, comic script) to the Script2Comic Contest. You further represent and warrant that your material is owned entirely by you (and any co-author(s) clearly listed in the submission).

 

ELIGIBILITY

The Script2Comic Contest is international and open to any individual who is 18 years of age or older at the date of entry and has access to the Internet.

Scripts are not eligible for entry if the source material has been sold, produced, is currently under option to any third party, or is otherwise encumbered in any way. Adaptations are not eligible unless the underlying material is in the public domain worldwide as of March 5th, 2022.

Employees, officers, directors, contractors and agents and their immediate families of the Script2Comic Contest and its respective sponsors, judges, financiers, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents are not eligible to enter.

Script2Comic Contest winners are not eligible to re-enter the winning material in future Script2Comic Contests. They are, however, eligible to enter different scripts for consideration.

If a submitted script, teleplay, comic script or short story becomes optioned, purchased or encumbered in any way between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, the applicant must notify Script2Comic and that material will no longer be eligible for an award.


SUBMISSIONS

The Script2Comic Contest accepts online entry only of feature film, original pilot television screenplays, short film scripts, comic book scripts and/or short stories. Entry should consist of a screenplay, teleplay, short film script, short story or comic book and graphic novel scripts only. Do not include resumes, pitches, casting suggestions, letters, or other supporting documentation with your submission. Judges will not receive these materials. No illustrations will be accepted.

A short synopsis should be submitted as part of the entry form. 

The exception is original hour-long and half-hour TV entries, which may include standard supplementary materials, such as character lists as part of the teleplay. This information would need to be included within the same file, at the end of the script and submitted in PDF format.

No printed scripts will be accepted. To enter your script electronically, you must submit your script in PDF format.

All submissions should be of the length and format appropriate to the material: full-length screenplays (approximately 80 to 120 pages) or teleplays (hour-long approximately 40 to 70 pages, half-hour approximately 20 to 35 pages, half-hour multi-camera with double-spaced dialogue approximately 50 to 60 pages) in standard industry format for motion picture screenplays and teleplays, written in English. Short film scripts can be of any length less than 20 pages, but should be in appropriate screenplay format. Streaming/commercial-free format (e.g. no act breaks) is also eligible for television hour-long and half-hour entries.

Short stories and comic book or graphic novel scripts are also eligible. Short Stories cannot exceed 30 typed pages. Screenplay entries must be under 150 pages. Graphic novel scripts must be under 225 comic pages.