Reel Writers™ is back, bigger & better than ever. As always, judges' feedback is included in our low fees, most of which go to our professional industry judges (no unpaid interns here).


"Reel Writers for Newbies" is for screenwriters looking for that first reel "W." If you've already won a screenplay contest (with any screenplay), this season is not for you (but we'll have something for you in February 2021).

And, as always, Reel Writers wants to HELP YOU WIN!

With coaching, challenges, editing & other services, we'll arm you with all the resources you need to make your script the best it can be before it lands on the judges' desks.


ESL (English as a Second Language) writers welcome.

• dedicated webpage announcing winners w/photo (optional) & bio
• digital winner's certificate
• free editing services
• free career consultation with RW Founder Tammy Gross
• other prizes per new sponsors
• lots more (but let's not spoil the surprise)

submission CHECKLIST:
√ PDF file named for title only (ScriptTitle.pdf)
√ Title page included (with contact info)
√ Standard SPEC formatting & layout
√ US Letter page size (8.5" X 11") with standard margins
√ Proofread for spelling, grammar, typos
√ Self-contained, stand-alone story (cliffhangers ok for TV)
√ Writer has never won first place in a screenplay competition
√ Writer is not a member of WGA
√ Writer's IMDb page, if any, only includes indie/non-pro credits (not paid to write)

No page cheats! There may be a scoring &/or fee penalty if it puts your script in a different fee tier.

See website for further details:

Overall Rating
  • Steven Canfield Crowley

    Good feedback..

    May 2016