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Writers Place

The Writers Place

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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.

The Writers Place

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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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: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

TWP Announces Latest Contest Winners

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the winners of its May through October 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 01/01/2015

Writers Place Announces Latest Finalists

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the finalists for their May 2014 through October 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 11/30/2014

The Writers Place (TWP) Announces November 2013 - April 2014 Contest Winners

American Bred by Justin Chambers has been named the winner of the latest Writers Place Screenwriting Competition.

Updated: 07/02/2014

TWP Announces Nov. - April Screenplay Finalists

The Writers Place (TWP) has announced the finalists for its November 2013 through April 2014 screenplay competition.

Updated: 06/03/2014

TWP Announces Latest Contest Winners

Thomas Jannetta's Maiden Flight has been named the winner of the The Writers Place (TWP) May 2013 through October 2013 Screenplay Competition.

Updated: 01/01/2014

The Writers Place

Contact

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

Web: Click here
Email: Click here

Contact: Jim Fischer, Cofounder/Director of Administration

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter Diane Meyer

An interview with screenwriter Diane Meyer 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: Traded for Lies

A blacklisted journalist sets out to redeem herself and gets in the way of a notorious trafficker.

Journalist Lexi Cahill discovers her friend Anaya Kuiper is a victim of human trafficking. Realizing that writing Anaya's story could redeem her from her own reprehensible mistake, Lexi agrees to help Anaya return home. But Zambia holds more danger and deception than Lexi could have expected. In the search for Anaya's family, Lexi must escape a slave trader hell bent on possessing her, determine which man to trust and rescue Anaya from yet another kidnapping. What would have been an exotic trip for Lexi's redemption, turns into a nightmare she might not return from.

Traded for Lies is about empowering women to take back control of their lives and finding the strength to forgive.



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 decided to enter several contests. The Writer's Place seemed like a good one and offered exposure for the winner.

I did enter other contests, but didn't place.

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

A: Yes, they were professional and have followed through with the prizes.

Q: How long did it take you to write the script? Did you write an outline beforehand? How many drafts did you write?

A: It took me about four months. I've written about eight drafts and continue to make improvements as I go back and look it over.

This screenplay is based on my first novel also called Traded for Lies that I'm finishing up.

I didn't write an outline.

Q: What kind of software did you use to write the script, if any? What other kinds of writing software do you use?

A: I use Movie Magic and Final Draft.

Q: Do you write every day? How many hours per day?

A: I write 4-8 hours per day, six days a week.

Q: Do you ever get writer's block? If so, how do you deal with that?

A: I occassionally get writer's block when it comes to the middle. I deal with it by heading over to Starbucks, grabbing a cup of hot chocolate and taking a walk around the lake.

Seems to clear my head.

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

A: I'm a multi-published editorial writer and professional photographer. Traded for Lies is my first script.

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

A: I live in Colorado and have no plans to move to LA. Colorado affords me a great lifestyle. And you can write from anywhere.

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

A: Yes. I have five more scripts in the works along with two novels and I continue to write nonfiction.

Posted Wednesday, February 24, 2010