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Aug 31, 2017

Top 6 & Grand Prize

Oct 04, 2017

Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition


Brought to you by the International Screenwriters' Association and Sponsored by Robert McKee.

Our goal is to help you, the emerging screenwriter develop as a storyteller, show off your talents to industry, and provide you with a cash prize to help propel you along in your screenwriting career.

Be our next winner!

The new season of the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition is proud to announce that the Grand Prize Winning screenplay is guaranteed to be read by literary managers and executives! You will also receive an invitation into the ISA Development Program, where the team will work with you to further package and champion your winning script to more industry execs for a full year! 8 writers have signed option agreements or signed with an agency in the past 18 months. Many more are being reviewed by top producers in the industry.

Plus you'll split $25,000 in cash prizes and you'll go to Robert McKee's Renowned Story Seminar in New York or LA to learn in-depth techniques and lessons on story.


Emerging Screenwriters


Grand Prize Also Receives:
- Guaranteed Reads by Industry right after winning.
- ISA Development Program Invitation, where team will help package and champion your screenplay further.

Industry Pros

Top 6 Also Receives
- Full Scholarship to the New York or Los Angeles McKee STORY Seminar - (value: $765)
- ISA Development Program Consideration

Development Program

TOP 100
- ISA Craft Course Online
- 6 months FREE access to Producers, Agents and Managers with ISA CONNECT! (value: $60)
- Email Release Announcing TOP 100 Loglines submitted to Producers for Consideration upon Industry Request

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International Screenwriters' Association

We are squarely focused on supporting emerging screenwriters in their professional growth by providing nearly every tool and resource available in the industry. It's our express goal to support writers of any level or background, who are proactive in developing their careers and are willing to learn from the insights and expertise of our community members. Screenwriting takes perseverance. The harder you work, the better this site will work for you.

Feedback Type

Additional Fee Added to Entry

  • ISA Introductory Feedback: (1-2 pages of notes): $30
  • ISA General Feedback: (2-3 pages of notes): $55
  • ISA Extensive Feedback: (5-6 pages of notes): $125

Feedback Type Description


In this industry, the first twenty pages can mean the difference between a "go picture" and a "go home and try again." Give your writers the advantage with a page (or two) introduction to their script from an outside perspective. We'll map out the direction of the screenplay thus far, and give advice to gently nudge them on the proper course.


Our most popular analysis. The writer will receive a personalized critique based on a thorough read-through of the entire script, up to 120 pages. Whether half-hour pilot or feature film, we'll note our thoughts on everything from the characters and dialogue to pacing, structure, and formatting, and even where the work fits in the marketplace.


Give your writers the in-depth insight of the ISA's working industry professionals. Our Readers will provide 5-6 pages of advanced notes, breaking down every moment and character arc, noting the subtleties that a writer may not have contemplated, and providing a next-level perspective that will empower screenwriters and help script achieve their full potential.


  • All writers from all countries are welcome to enter the competition; however, all scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.
  • Emerging Screenwriters Grand Prize Winners and their screenplays are ineligible to enter into any future season.
  • Any screenplays that have placed in the Emerging Screenwriters top 6 are ineligible to win in any future contest season.
  • Scripts must be the original work of the author(s) and may not be encumbered by any third party.
  • Scripts that have been sold, produced for a profit, or are currently under option are not eligible.
  • Novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, and/or spec scripts for existing TV series are not eligible. Your script must be an original screenplay or teleplay.
  • Screenplays adapted from your own self-published books, plays, or other source material are eligible if you have retained all rights to your work.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work.
  • Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible.
  • Collaborative work is eligible; the writers are responsible for the distribution of the competition prize(s).
  • Those that receive a free script analysis are not eligible to receive a free resubmission, which may come as an option with purchased script analyses.
  • Emerging Screenwriters cannot guarantee your script analysis will be received within enough time to resubmit.
  • The writer understands that a script analysis can take up to 90-days turn-around time and may not be received before the end of the contest.
  • You may submit your entry and payment online only. We’re GREEN!
  • Promotions must be used at the time of submission and will not be added to previous submissions.
  • Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.
  • Once a script has been entered into the competition, we will only accept substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages if you contact us within 24 hours. After that, under no circumstances will we accept changes. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission and pay the appropriate entry fee.
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must have parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate.
  • Competition applicants must accept without reservation the decisions rendered by the judges.
  • Writer understands that it is his/her sole responsibility to register Material with the U.S. Copyright Office and/or with the Writer’s Guild of America or the appropriate agency in his/her country.
  • Payments to be accepted via Paypal only, or through registrations on The ISA website. All major credit cards accepted.
  • By entering this competition, and in the event you are declared a finalist, you understand and accept that Emerging Screenwriters and The ISA will be free to use your name and likeness for advertising or promotional purposes without additional consideration.
  • Contestants are under no obligation to participate therein.
  • Contestants may submit their screenplay to any other person, competition, producer, agent, publisher, and/or organization and will retain all rights to their screenplay.
  • No agreement for compensation, other than the prizes, has been implied.
  • Prizes may be distributed in the rate of 1 package per person based on the highest placement and not per winning screenplay, depending on the request of the sponsor.
  • CONNECT Membership prizes expire after 90 days and cannot be combined with a current free CONNECT membership.
  • Decisions of the Judges are final and may not be disputed. The Judges will adhere to our competition guidelines; however, the competition and its administrators may not be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the part of the Judges.
  • Length requirements are as follows: 1). Full-Length Features: 80-120 pages. 2). TV Drama Pilots & Web Series: Up to 70 pages.
  • If you order a script analysis you will be charged separately $1 for each page over 120 pages, or the reader may only read the first 120 pages.
  • Under no circumstances should you include your name or contact information within the body of your script.
  • Please do not enclose synopses, casting suggestions, letters, resumes or photos with your submission. They will not be forwarded to the Judges. However, if you’re submitting a TV Pilot you may include standard supplementary materials, such as lists of recurring characters and future episodes. Email them to: Submissions@EmergingScreenwriters.com.
  • You understand that your logline and screenplay will be reviewed by our employees and/or our panel of Industry Judges for evaluation. You also understand that any one of these employees, or judges may have been or may be exploring ideas similar to yours, and you hereby waive any claim that the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition, its employees or judges may have misappropriated any ideas or portions of your submission logline or screenplay.
  • The writer understands and accepts without reservation that he/she is an independent contractor and that Competition Administrators are not responsible for withholding any taxes or payments to any government agency, at any level, be it state, local or federal.
  • To enter the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition you must agree to the Rules.


Do you accept entries via snail mail?
No. In an attempt to be green, we're not accepting hard copies via the postal service. We're accepting online entries and online payments via Paypal only. This includes all major credit cards.


Do I have to enter my script as a PDF?
Yes. We only accept scripts in PDF format.


Should I include my title page with my screenplay?

Yes, you should include your title, author(s) name, telephone number and email address.


Can I submit a screenplay under a pen name?


Does my script have to be registered?
No, but we DO recommend registering your work with the ISA Registry, WGA and/or the Library of Congress Copyright office.


Does the writer maintain rights to the screenplay?
Yes, always!


When will I receive my analysis?
Your analysis will be emailed to you within 90 days of submitting your script.


Can I re-enter a rewrite or corrected versions of my script if I haven't ordered analysis?
Yes, you may re-enter your screenplay for the price of the current deadline fee. NOTE: If you purchase our General or Extended Analysis for your screenplay you may re-enter that screenplay for FREE, ONCE before June 1st.


What if I make a mistake and send the wrong script?
If you make a legitimate mistake entering and recognize this within 24 hours, email us here, and we'll send you instructions on replacing your screenplay: Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com


How do I re-enter my rewrite?
If you have received Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Analysis during the 2017 competition season and have revised your screenplay, please request a special link to re-enter by emailing Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com


If you have NOT received Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Analysis during the 2017 competition season: You may resubmit via the regular entry form.


Do I need to submit a logline? Synopsis?
Logline: YES / Synopsis: NO


Do you accept short screenplays?
No, not at this time.


Will my screenplay be accepted if it's not in the traditional format?
Scripts should be written in standard spec screenplay or teleplay format, set in 12-point Courier font. Scripts should be standard length. While your entry will not be disqualified if it is longer or shorter than these specified page counts, for your own benefit we recommend that you adhere to the page length guidelines.


What's the minimum/maximum required page length?
Features: 80 - 120 pages. TV Pilots/Web Series: Up to 70 pages.


My screenplay is longer than 120 pages. Will it be disqualified?
No, but we urge you to stay within the guidelines. It's rare that a good screenplay requires more than the standard number of pages.


If I'm over 120 pages and receiving analysis, will my full script be read?
We are forgiving with a 5-page grace, however if you are at 6 or more pages over the maximum, you will be charged $1 for each page over 120 pages. You will be emailed to discuss and billed separately, or you are welcome to just have your analysis done on the first 120 pages of your screenplay at the normal prices.


What genres do you accept, and can I enter in more than one?
We accept all genres. We understand scripts can be categorized in many genres. Please pick from the genre below that best reflects your screenplay. You are welcome to enter in more than one genre, but another entry fee is required. Action/Adventure, Thriller Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Family, Historical, and Horror


Do you accept novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments or synopses, reality show concepts, musicals, documentaries, or spec scripts for existing TV series?
No, we're sorry; we do not. We accept ORIGINAL narrative feature length screenplays and TV pilots / Web Series only.


Can I submit an adaptation of a book or play?
Absolutely, as long as you have full rights to the material and either are the author or have a written agreement with the author allowing this script to be written and marketed.


Can I submit more than one screenplay?
You may!


If I enter my screenplay in more than one category, do I get a discount?
You can enter your screenplay in as many categories as you like. If you submit through the Emerging Screenwriters website you will receive $20 off each additional screenplay after the first when you submit 3 together.


Will entering early increase or decrease my chance of winning?
Entering early will neither increase nor decrease your chance of winning, but it will save you money!


How will I know if you received my script?
You will receive an email confirming your entry immediately upon submitting. If you do not, please email us here: Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com.


What if my script is optioned or sold after I enter the competition?
As long as your script was not optioned or sold on or prior to the date you submitted it to the competition, you are still eligible for an award.


I don't live in the United States. Can I still enter the competition?
You sure can, and we look forward to reading your work. Please just make sure it's in English. No other languages are accepted at this time.


Does Paypal accept currencies other than the American Dollar?
Yes! Paypal is set up to exchange most currencies into the American Dollar. Please visit www.Paypal.com if you have any concerns.


Any other questions feel free to email us here: Info@EmergingScreenwriters.com

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Our goal is to empower you to take your screenplay to the next level. Even contest winning screenplays, because they've won based on a curve, still need that extra oomph to be industry ready. If producers, agents, managers or even contests are not getting excited by your work, who are you writing for?

Our consultants are experienced in a range of screenwriting, producing and literary management and wish to help you improve your work based on their knowledge of the industry. Please keep in mind that some of what you receive you may not agree with. Take the time to absorb the analysis objectively; it comes to you with the most genuine intent!


Everything relies directly on the first 20 pages of your screenplay. Receive catered notes on what will get those producers or their readers hooked in from the beginning. 

Receive a detailed personalized critique on the next steps in your script development process.

Receive extensive notes, with suggestions on how to improve overall writing, story, structure, characters, pacing, stakes, climax and resolution, specific problem scenes, tone and overall commercial appeal.

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2015 Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition Participating Writer:

"I just wanted to let you know that I have entered numerous contests over the last 3 years with this script and I am thrilled with this feedback. Usually coverage from contests means vague book reports, but the coverage I received makes it clear what needs to be done to improve the script. I can't thank Emerging Screenwriters enough!"

~ Sam Lunay