Writers Place

Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web:
http://www.thewritersplace.org
Email:
contest@thewritersplace.org

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
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Objective

To assist the aspiring screenwriter in realizing his/her dream of becoming a professional screenwriter. To eliminate industry chokepoints that stifle creativity and impede screenplay access to managers,agents & producers.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

  1. Full-length scripts - not more than 130 pages.
  2. Half-hour shorts or teleplays - not more than 45 pages.
  3. Submissions must be in Engish
  4. Submissions must use 12-point Courier font.
  5. Pages should be numbered.
  6. 3-hole punch & brads with front & back cover.
  7. No promotional material.
  8. No shooting scripts.
  9. Scipts must be copyrighted or registered with the WGA.
  10. Entry form, release form & appropriate fee must accompany each submission.
  11. May enter more than one script.
  12. $10 administrative charge for scripts submitted after contest period deadline.

Awards

Winning & placing scripts are submitted to managers, agents and/or producers; Final Draft Screenwriting Software or commensurate cash; and yearly magazine subscriptions of major industry periodicals.

Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web:
http://www.thewritersplace.org
Email:
contest@thewritersplace.org

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered?
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The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web:
http://www.thewritersplace.org
Email:
contest@thewritersplace.org

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Parker Briscoe

An interview with screenwriter Parker Briscoe regarding the Writers Place Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: Title: FOLKLORE

In a remote cabin, a young wife gives birth to a dog like beast, and later she dies giving birth to her second baby. After her funeral, the husband wrongfully murders the beast, who was protecting the second baby from a wolf.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I chose to submitt FOLKLORE to The Writers Place because they accepted short screenplays.

I also submitted FOLKLORE to:

American Gems Short script competition where it made their top 300 screenplay list.

PAGE International where it made it to the quater-finals.

FOLKLORE also got a favorable review from Slamdance.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: I was very satisfied, if not shocked. The Writers Place contest was quick and no fooling around. They picked the finalists and a few weeks later there's 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

They contacted me soon after to recieve my 3rd place awards.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: I recieved no feedback on the my script. It wasn't offered in the contest application, however the people running the contest seemed more then helpful to give feedback if requested.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: I haven't been contacted by anyone yet.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I live in Canada and have gone through the ups and downs. To be a filmmaker has been my driving force since youth. I've worked as a video editor for the adult movie industry, and was an art director for a small time software company. I am currently unemployed and all I do now is write scripts.

I have written many other scripts for feature length and short film. Both live action and animation. I have currently not sold anything.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I would love to move to L.A., however Canada is where I stay at the moment. Maybe one day.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: I am continuing to write. I got my next years crop growing right now. Most of them re-writes and a couple new ideas.

Posted Wednesday, July 20, 2005

The Writers Place

Contact

P.O. Box 11426
Pensacola, FL 32524-1426
850-476-1405 (voice)
850-476-1039 (fax)

Web:
http://www.thewritersplace.org
Email:
contest@thewritersplace.org

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 24    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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