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WritersXWriters
Writers X Writers
2024
Reads in Coverfly
Active Since 2022
A screenplay competition designed for writers, by writers. Judges inc. Casarotto Ramsay, Paramount, Bellevue Productions, Zero Gravity Management.
Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts, Treatments, Pitches, and Series Bibles
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Enter on or before August 31st to save $10

About

The writersXwriters Screenplay Competition is designed to offer new and emerging writers the opportunity to simultaneously develop their craft and their network.

Our goal at writersXwriters is to assist writers in the early stages of their careers by opening the doors to industry connections, whilst continuing to set the foundations required for a career as a writer.

As a collaborative of writers, writersXwriters by its very essence, is the culmination of experience and lateral networking. Our competition has been developed with the early-stage writers in mind - the brain child of a group of writers who started like everyone else and have been through the wringer. This is a competition For Writers, By Writers.

Geared towards borderless-networking, we want to create a network of talented individuals, as they make their way, transitioning into the industry. Our success is your success. We are only as good as the talented individuals we find and continue to nurture.

With that in mind, we aim to limit the selections of our competition to a mere 30 quarterfinalists - unlike the bulk of most competitions. We want your placement to stand for something, and assist writers in moving on to the next stage.

Unlike others in its place, our programme is designed to help craft new and existing ideas as well as developing a peer network for the future. Our curated, tiered prize package is designed to add to the developmental tools all of us writers require in the earlier stages of our career.

Understandably, there are certain negative connotations attached to running a screenplay competition. We want to change that. Why can't all those who place in the contest benefit in some way - apart from that placement alone?

Is it nice to win a $500 prize for winning a competition? Sure. Will it benefit your career? Probably not. Could we use that finance to further benefit your peers and simultaneously offer you significant value? Well... that's what we're trying to do.

To further validate your entry, we've ensured we have relevant list of judges, including: Paramount Pictures and both Bellevue and Zero Gravity management agencies, to name a few.

Prices & Deadlines

Aug 31st
Early
Sep 30th
Regular
Nov 30th
Late
Dec 31st
Extended
Feature Script - Standard
$55.00
$65.00
$75.00
$85.00
Feature Script - Feedback
$100.00
$110.00
$120.00
$130.00
Feature Script - Advanced Coverage
$175.00
$185.00
$195.00
$205.00
TV Pilot (One-Hour) - Standard
$55.00
$65.00
$75.00
$84.00
TV Pilot (One-Hour) - Feedback
$100.00
$110.00
$120.00
$130.00
TV Pilot (One-Hour) - Advanced Coverage
$160.00
$170.00
$180.00
$190.00
Short Script - Standard
$40.00
$50.00
$60.00
$70.00
Short Script - Feedback
$70.00
$80.00
$90.00
$100.00
Short Script - Advanced Coverage
$120.00
$130.00
$140.00
$150.00
TV Pilot (Half-Hour) - Standard
$45.00
$55.00
$65.00
$75.00
TV Pilot (Half-Hour) - Feedback
$85.00
$95.00
$105.00
$115.00
TV Pilot (Half-Hour) - Advanced Coverage
$155.00
$165.00
$175.00
$185.00
Treatment (Feature) - Standard
$40.00
$50.00
$60.00
$70.00
Bible (TV) - Standard
$50.00
$60.00
$70.00
$80.00

Benefits

PRIZES - Curated to truly benefit writers.

2-Year Premium Screenplay Software License (WriterDuet) - Grand Winner
Free Professional Coverage (ScriptUp) - Category Winners
1-to-1 Mentoring - Category Winners
1-year Screenplay Software License (WriterDuet) - Top 5 Scripts
10-week Fellowship - Top 8 Scripts
1-to-1 30-minute Career Session - Top 10 Scripts
'How to Pass the Gatekeepers' session - Finalists
Access to a 10-page breakdown session - Semifinalists 

Complimentary Screenwriting Class - Quarterfinalists

BONUS CATEGORIES - Treatments and Bibles
Finalists - As above.
Semifinalists - As above.
Quarterfinalists - As above.
Additionally, the winners of each Bonus Category will receive a professional breakdown and critique of their submission, and an invite to the 10-week Fellowship.