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ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition
Celebrating great books that have cinematic adaptation potential. Our Hollywood judges are looking for great novels and true stories.
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Win $1,000 + introductions to Hollywood agents and producers!

This unique literary competition seeks book manuscripts with cinematic adaptation potential.

Is your book especially suited for adaptation to film or TV? Our jury is looking for books (published or not published) that would be great for film and/or television.

In early rounds of the competition, judges will be reading up to the first 20,000 words to determine the voice, style, characters, and themes of the author. Unless requested, the reader will start with the first page. If you believe the reader should start else where for the best sample, please include that in notes to the reader when you fill out your submission form.

This year’s jury specializes in evaluating books for Hollywood. We’d love to read your work.

Hannah Vaughn, The Gersh Agency

Book to Film/TV and Publishing Coordinator at The Gersh Agency. The Gersh Agency’s books department represents a range of writers, including best-selling and prize-winning novelists, prominent journalists, academics, self-help authors, and historians. Vaughn also focuses on developing, packaging, and selling material for feature and television.

Manal Hammad, Abrams Artists Agency

Manal is a Literary Agent at Abrams Artists Agency, a prestige talent agency representing performers and creators of well known film and TV titles such as It, HBO’s Sharp Objects, Bad Moms and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Kate Gale, Red Hen Press

Dr. Kate Gale is managing editor of Red Hen Press, editor of the Los Angeles Review, and president of the American Composers Forum, LA. She was the 2005-2006 president of PEN USA. She is author of five books of poetry: her most recent, Mating Season, from Tupelo Press; a novel, Lake of Fire; and Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis. Her current projects include a co-written libretto, Paradises Lost with Ursula K. LeGuin and composer Stephen Taylor, and a libretto adapted from Kindred by Octavia Butler with composer Billy Childs.

Tracy Kopulsky, MXN Entertainment

Tracy is a Manager at MXN Entertainment, the production and management company whose clients include Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody as well as writers and directors with project such as Me, Earl and The Dying Girl, Ozark, Master of None and Netflix’s When We First Met.


Winner will receive $1,000 prize + introduction to Hollywood literary agents, managers, producers and development executives at studios and publishing companies.

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