Hey Writers, Got a Script You're Proud Of? We're Gearing Up for Season 2!

If you've recently wrapped up a script, or have a few sitting around that you're not sure what to do with, you might be wondering what comes next. Well, First Read Radio is currently on the lookout for standout scripts to feature in our upcoming Season 2, and yours could be just what we're searching for.

What We Do
Over the past year, we've turned short film scripts into professionally recorded radio plays. We work with a talented team of award-winning actors, directors, and sound designers to bring these stories to life. Once they're polished and ready, we premiere them on our podcast, which is distributed through platforms like FilmShortage.com, Spotify, and iTunes.

Curious? You can listen to some of our Season 1 work at www.firstreadradio.com.

Why We Do It
We started First Read Radio because we have a deep love for short films and storytelling. We believe that good stories should be heard and shared. Plus, creating radio plays is a rewarding way for all of us to practice and refine our storytelling skills. It's a win-win situation for both writers and us.

How to Get Involved
We're accepting submissions year-round, but right now, we're especially keen to find scripts for our upcoming Season 2. Our team will review each submission with a focus on originality, character development, plot, structure, and market potential.

Ready to Share Your Story?
If you have a script that you think deserves an audience, we'd love to consider it for Season 2 of First Read Radio. Submit your work, and it could be the next script we develop into a captivating radio play.

So, if you're ready to take that next step with your script, we're here and eager to read what you've got.


All scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

All writers’ names should be listed in the online entry form. By submitting, the entrant warrants that all writers have authorized the submission.

Paid submissions do not guarantee selection.

To enter, you must submit in the following format only: PDF

Scripts cannot exceed more than 30 pages.

Feedback is ONLY provided to submissions that have selected "screenplay + coverage".

All rights and ownership to the script submitted remain with the original rights holders.

By submitting your script to First Read Radio, you guarantee that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on any copyright or other rights of other people or legal entities.

Once a script has been submitted, we will not accept revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.

There is no limit to the number of scripts you may submit.

First Read Radio does not share your screenplay with anyone except the staff and producers without prior permission.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

The screenplay submitted must not have been previously sold or produced.


If your script is selected, you will be contacted using the email address provided on the corresponding entry form.

The writer agrees that should their material be chosen, the writer shall review and sign a Production Agreement before the script can be produced as part of the award.

The Production Agreement, in part, states that the Writer gives permission to the First Read Radio producers to develop the chosen script into a radio play.

All ownership and rights to the script being produced and submitted to this contest remain with the writer(s).

Writers will be given access to key art and final episode files for use as they deem necessary.