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WriteMovies has been helping writers succeed since 1999! Now in our 20th anniversary year, we are currently accepting entries to our Horror Award 2019!Horror Award 2019 Following on from our highly successful Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award, we are continuing our series of genre prizes with an award for the Horror genre! The WriteMovies Horror Award is all about celebrating scripts that chill and scare us, tapping into our darkest and most primal fears…

Whether your script features monsters and serial killers or just toys with our minds, we’d love to read it – and be terrified while doing so!

 

The winner of this award will receive:

    • Guaranteed pitching to industry
    • Two sets of Development Notes to help take their script to the next level
    • Further advice to fine tune their script from our experts

All submissions for the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019 also automatically get free entry to our Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest, with the opportunity to win the Grand Prize of $2000 and many other bonuses (click here!).

 

Entry fees and deadline dates for each medium:

Entry WindowsScreenplays, Stageplays, and TV Pilots Books & Video Games 

Standard Entry

July 29th – August 25th)

$39$49

Late Entry

(August 26th – September 29th)

$49$59
 Submit hereSubmit here

There is an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 130 for feature scripts and stageplays, and an additional cost of $0.5 for each additional page over 200 for books.

Winner and Honorable Mentions will be announced on October 31st 2019.

 

Enter the Horror Award 2019  here!

Entry terms and prizes for the Horror Award:




Terms and conditions:

By clicking "Submit", I agree:

1. To the accuracy of the information provided.

2. That the material submitted is my sole and original work and that I own all rights to it.

3. To my holding WriteMovies and all those involved in it, harmless from and defends them against all claims demands, losses, costs, damages, judgements, liabilities and expenses (including attorney's fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any stories submitted to the competition or on any screenplay developed out of such stories.

4.That I recognize that WriteMovies and those involved in the competition to which this submitted entry pertains, may have access to, and/or, may have created, or have commissioned, through some other independent source, or may have otherwise acquired, literary materials and concepts, similar to the material submitted hereunder, in theme, idea, plot, format, or in any other respect. I agree that I will not under such circumstances, be entitled to any compensation, nor consideration of any kind, through the use by WriteMovies of any material so acquired. The ownership of any literary work submitted shall remain vested in the author, until otherwise assigned by contract.

5.That should I be one of the winners, I grant WriteMovies the exclusive right to submit my material to as many studios, production companies and agencies as seen fit, for a period of ninety days from the announcement of the competition winners. I also grant WriteMovies the right to use my name, as well as the title and synopsis of my submitted material, in all publicity and promotional activities related to the competition. I also grant WriteMovies the right to contact me to provide me with contest updates.

6. That the burden of obtaining copyright or otherwise protecting any proprietary interests in the material rests entirely with me.

 

  • We no longer accept checks due to issues with fraud. Please use the PayPal options when participating. Please ensure you can send AND receive payments via PayPal.
  • There are no physical items deliverable under our services – all reports will be provided by email in standard document formats.
  • Once a project has been processed, there is no refund.
  • Cancellations must be requested within 48 hours before any public announcement of winning entries and/or before receipt of any completed.
  • Entries to the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019 MUST have a cover sheet/titlepage with contact info in order to be considered.
  • Entries to the WriteMovies Horror Award 2019 MUST be of the horror genre in order to be considered.
  • Prize: Guaranteed pitching to industry, two sets of Development Notes, and further advice to fine tune the winning script.
  • All submissions receive automatic entry to the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest.
  • Up to $1 million in option monies from the A-List producers we work with. If an established studio/production company makes an offer on your script, we will fly you to Los Angeles and cover your flight & hotel costs for three days. We will pitch the top three projects to relevant production companies. You keep ALL the option/sales money (unless you commission an agent, manager or attorney to represent you). The Grand Prize winner is also pitched to several literary agencies and management companies as well as non-US companies to increase the chances of a sale. The names of the top three winners and their projects are mentioned in press releases and on the web.
  • InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.
    Winners of the WriteMovies Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.
    Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
    Producers have made more than 315 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

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Promoting great global storytelling since 1999.

Since we were established in Hollywood in 1999 we’ve been the company who help you choose the best scripts and projects, develop them to their fulfil their potential, and get them sold and produced, with two Oscar-nominated writers among our notable success stories. Our acclaimed services and contests mirror how your script will fare in the industry right now.

Any writer looking to move their script to a higher level can’t go wrong by turning to WriteMovies for feedback.

Tom Craig

Producer of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, RAIN MAN and many other top films

Submit to us today...

Our Grand Prize contest (and entering our Special Prize contests too) offer $2000 prize money, a year of free script consultancy and guaranteed pitching to the industry, plus InkTip bonuses.


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Email your script – PDF/docx up to 130 pages with a coverpage including your contact details (a $0.50 surcharge is due per additional page) – or book to us at author@writemovies.com, also stating your name and email address, a short synopsis, and any additional authors. By submitting to us you are accepting our Terms of Service (see the contest pages for information about these) and Privacy Policy (click here).

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