FREE query contest for screenplays


Screenwriters, it’s your turn!

In our continuing effort to help writers jump-start their careers, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Write On! Query ContestPart 2: Screenplays. The winner in each category—Screenplay and Teleplay—will have their query letter read by Los Angeles literary agent David Boxerbaum of APA. They will also receive a copy of Blake Snyder’s SAVE THE CAT! The Last Story Structure Software You’ll Ever Need.

Screenwriter Tracey Jackson (Lucky Ducks, Confessions of a Shopaholic) will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the Screenplay finalists. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (co-founder of Scriptchat, a Twitter chat where screenwriters come together to learn) will choose the winners in the Teleplay category.

A query is the letter sent to a literary agent, editor, or publisher, used to promote the project, as well as the writer. For tips on writing a good query, read the Write On! Online Author Q&A with The Query Queen Wendy Burt-Thomas.


First Prize
– David Boxerbaum, a senior literary agent working at APA, where he represents writers and directors in the feature and TV world, will read the 1st place queries
– The 1st place queries will also win a copy of Blake Snyder’s SAVE THE CAT! The Last Story Structure Software You’ll Ever Need

Second Prize
– Your Screenplay Sucks!: 100 Ways to Make it Great, autographed by authorWilliam M. Akers

Third Prize
– Danny Manus’ ebook No BS For Screenwriters: Articles and Advice from the Executive Perspective

Submission Guidelines:
– There is no fee to enter this contest
– Email your query to by Wednesday, June 30
– Queries should be 1 page
– No attachments; paste text in the body of the email
– Include name, email address, address, phone number, and category at the top of your submission
– By submitting, you are agreeing to join the Write On! email list

Winners will be announced on Monday, July 12, on Write On! Online, and in theJuly Write On! Newsletter.

Submit your query today!

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