The First 10 Pages Showcase recognizes scripts, books & stage plays in any genre that set up an exciting and compelling story capable of "hooking" a reader within the first 10 pages.

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SCREENPLAYS
*Submit only the first 10 pages
*Feature film screenplays
*Television scripts
*Short scripts
*Stories in any genre
*Produced or unproduced

BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS & SHORT STORIES
*Submit only the first 10 pages
*Fiction or narrative nonfiction
*Stories in any genre
*Published or unpublished

STAGE PLAYS
*Submit only the first 10 pages
*Stories in any genre
*Produced or unproduced

TITLE PAGE IS REQUIRED
Must include:
*Title
*Name(s) of writer(s)
*If an adaptation, also include the title & writer(s) of the source material
*If a true story, also include the name of the person or the event the story is based on or inspired by

WINNER - One (1) Winner will receive:
*$500 cash prize
*Winner Laurel
*Winner Listing on the showcase website

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS - Stories chosen as Official Selections will receive:
*Official Selection Laurel
*Official Selection Listing on the showcase website

*Entrant(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
*All entries must be in English.
*All entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.
*Scripts/manuscripts/plays must be in standard format. No exceptions.
*Both produced and unproduced scripts/plays are eligible.
*Both published and unpublished books/manuscripts are eligible.
*Both represented and non-represented writers are eligible.
*Teams of writers are eligible.
*Stories that have previously won a competition are eligible.
*Substitutions of corrected pages, revised material, or new drafts, require a new entry and payment.
*We DO NOT offer deadline extensions.
*We DO NOT offer fee waivers or discounts.
*WE DO NOT RESPOND TO REQUESTS FOR FEE WAIVERS, OR DISCOUNTS, OR DEADLINE EXTENSIONS.
*We DO NOT offer individual feedback on submissions.
*All submission payments are final. We do not provide refunds.
*By submitting a story you confirm that you own the rights to the material submitted.
*By submitting an adapted story, you confirm that you have permission from the copyright-holder or the material is available in the public domain.
*By submitting a story you confirm that you have read and agree to our eligibility and rules.
*Judges decisions are final.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need to include a title page with my submission?
Yes. A title page is required.

What information do I need to include on the title page?
The title page MUST include:
*Title of Story
*Name of Writer(s)
*Contact information is optional (and not required)
*For adapted stories, also include: Based On [Title and Writer]
*For true stories, also include: Based on [Name of Person or Event]

What format do you accept for submissions?
All entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.

Do I have to include a Copyright or WGA registration number with my submission?
No, it is not required.

Do you accept international submissions?
Yes, we welcome international writers. All submissions must be in English.

Can I enter more than one story in a showcase?
Yes, multiple submissions are accepted. Each submission requires a separate entry.

Can I submit a story under a pen name?
Yes. If you use a pen name, be sure to include and indicate your pen name on the title page.

If I rewrite my story after entering the showcase can I submit my new draft?
Yes, new drafts of submitted stories are accepted with a separate entry and fee payment.

Can I send a paper copy of my story to your mailing address?
No. We do not accept paper copies.

Why do you ask for a Writer Bio and what should I include?
Winning writers may have their profiles and story logline included on the website, therefore, we collect writer bios at the time of submission. Your bio has no impact on the judging process. Simply share what you feel we should know about you. This may include your writing accolades, training, and experience, as well as any current and past projects.

Is there a way I can enter the showcase for free? Do you provide fee waivers for writers with financial hardships?
No, we do not offer fee waivers of any kind.

What if I change my mind about entering the showcase after making payment, can I receive a refund?
No, we do not offer refunds for any reason. No exceptions. Be sure to carefully read and verify your submission meets all criteria prior to entry.

Where does the money go for the entry fee?
Entry fees are used to pay professional readers, administrative expenses, and delivery costs.

Does the entrant retain rights to the submitted story?
Yes, entrants retain all the rights to their works.

If I win will I have to assign any rights to story, or any percentage of sales or future profits?
Absolutely not. Entrants retain all the rights to their works. Neither Rebel Seed Entertainment LLC ("Ink & Cinema") nor its readers, judges or sponsors will attach themselves to your material as a condition of you being designated a winner, nor will we demand any percentage of any sales you make as a result of entering or winning a showcase.

Can anyone have access to the story once submitted?
No, submissions are only accessible to the assigned reader, judges, and our staff. Rebel Seed Entertainment LLC ("Ink & Cinema") owns no rights to the submitted material and will not distribute your publicly publicly in any way.

How will you use my contact information?
Rest-assured, we will never sell or rent your contact information to anyone.

Who are your readers ?
All of our readers have significant experience and credentials in the industry. They have worked for production companies, studios, managers, publishers, agents, and talent.

How can you guarantee my submission will be reviewed and receive a fair chance?
Rest-assured all entries are carefully considered.

Can I talk with a reader or judge about my submission?
Do you provide notes or feedback? The showcases do NOT offer feedback or notes of any kind on individual submissions.

When will I receive notification about my submissions placement in the showcase?
All entrants will receive notification of their placement in the showcase, with a link to the announcement page via email once a winner has been selected (see "Notification Date" in the "Dates & Deadlines" section).

When will I received my recognition laurel?
“Official Selection” and ‘Winner” laurels are distributed after judging is complete and winners have been announced. Winners receive a “Winner” laurel. Official Selections receive an “Official Selections” laurel. You will receive an email with a link to access and download the online laurel.

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  • Guillaume Banniard

    I had no idea I was about to "face" around 600 other screenwriters, mostly Americans. Which is a good thing, because I might have thought : "I'm an unknown guy from France, how can I compete ?". And yet, my script made it to the official selection. Thanks to the First 10 pages Showcase for taking my story and characters so seriously.

    June 2021
  • Great experience. The card sent in the mail was a VERY nice touch. Thank you for that!

    May 2021
  • The First 10 Pages Script Contest team are knowledgeable and passionate about the film industry and screenwriting. They run a very organized and fun competition; and their communications with and support for participants is top notch. They definitely earn and deserve five stars across the board!

    December 2020
  • This contest caused us to re-evaluate our opening scene, which proved to be insightful and rewarding. We were humbled to win, and we would most certainly enter again.

    May 2020
  • juliette garrigues

    The First 10 Pages Script Contest has always been a great experience for me. Three years ago, I was among the winners for the pilot The Exchange and this year for an animated screenplay. Now my manager is making contact with different production companies and distributors, and being among the winners of this competition has made the process.
    For me this contest is really important because I want the audience of my films to enjoy the ride. To achieve that, I know it’s up to me as the writer to establish that emotional investment. Doing so at the beginning of a screenplay is crucial. This is the reason why I know the value of this contest and continue to participate in it.
    I thank all the organizers of this festival and give them my highest accolades.
    Juliette Garrigues

    April 2020