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Now open for submissions – standard deadline on December 5th!

Prizes for the winner...

The winner 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.

Free entry to the WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest...

All submissions to the WriteMovies Horror Award 2021 also receive free, automatic entry to the WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest (opening for submissions on January 17th) – giving them the chance to win the Grand Prize of $3500!

Free feedback on your first 10 pages...

All submissions receive a quick one-page summary of the strengths and weaknesses of your entry’s crucial first ten pages, judged relative to the current international market for scripts and script option agreements – free of charge!

Free entry and resubmission when you buy a script report...

Buy a consultancy report and you’ll get automatic entry to the contest, with Studio Coverage for $99 or full Development Notes for $149. You can resubmit your new draft of the same script before the end of the contest, free of charge, once it’s ready.

Results dates...

The winner of the WriteMovies Horror Award will be announced on February 11th. The results dates for the WriteMovies 2022 Screenwriting Contest are:

  • Quarter-Finals: July 1st 2022
  • Semi-Finals: July 15th 2022
  • Winners and Honorable Mentions: July 29th 2022

Deadlines and fees...

Standard Deadline: December 5th

  • Submission fee for screenplays, TV pilots, and stageplays is $49 and books and video game scripts are $59.

Late Deadline: January 9th

  • Submission fee for screenplays, TV pilots, and stageplays is $59 and books and video game scripts are $69.

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.

The third edition of the WriteMovies Horror Award is now open for submissions!

We’re looking for the scariest, spookiest, and most hair-raising scripts out there for our latest Horror Award. Many great writers and filmmakers have started out in the horror genre, making it a great place to either kickstart your career or to build on previous successes.

Here at WriteMovies, we pitch all our winners’ scripts to the industry – and producers are always hungry for great horror scripts, which can often net high rewards for low risks: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is the most profitable movie ever based on return on investment! Make the most of this opportunity to get your script out there.

On top of the great prizes on offer, all submissions to our Horror Award will also receive feedback on their first 10 pages, plus free and automatic entry to our 2022 Screenwriting Contest, giving them the chance to win the Grand Prize of $3500!

Entry fees and deadline dates for each medium:

Entry Windows Screenplays, Stageplays, and TV Pilots  Books & Video Games 
Standard Entry (October 29th – December 5th) $49 $59
Late Deadline (December 5th – January 9th) $59 $69
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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.

The winner of this award will be revealed on Friday February 11th.

 


Entry terms and prizes for the WriteMovies Horror Award 2022:

  • All submissions must be in the horror genre.
  • 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 MUST have a cover sheet/titlepage with contact info 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 2022 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 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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