If you're a screenwriter who loves spending their time in the world of the macabre, now's your chance to put your script in front of some of the biggest names in the genre.

ScreenCraft has announced that its Horror Screenwriting Competition is officially open for entries, offering participants the unique opportunity of having their scripts read by Sinister and Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill, as well as executives at Blumhouse, AMC, Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions, and Goalpost Pictures, which produced The Invisible Man this year.

As it usually goes with ScreenCraft competitions, the prizes focus primarily on giving screenwriters the opportunity to take their careers to the next level. 

The Grand Prize winner will receive a personal introduction to top literary managers, $1000 cash, a free badge for the 2021 ScreenCraft Summit (plus a travel stipend), a license to either Final Draft or WriterDuet Pro, and acceptance into the ScreenCraft Development Program, 

Runner-Up prizes include $500 cash, 50% off of the 2021 ScreenCraft Summer, and acceptance into the ScreenCraft Development Program.

As always, ScreenCraft has put together a panel of judges that would make any screenwriter excited.

  • C. Robert Cargill (screenwriter of Sinister, Sinister 2, and Doctor Strange)
  • Ryan Turek (VP of Development at Blumhouse Productions)
  • Crystal Holt (Director of Scripted Programming at AMC)
  • Brittany Klesic (Creative Executive at Monkeypaw Productions)
  • Sarah Christine (Development Executive at Goalpost Pictures)

ScreenCraft is accepting feature film, short film, and TV pilot entries. Features must be between 75-150 pages, shorts must be between 7-35 pages, and TV pilots must be between 25-75 pages.

You can enter as many scripts as you want, but keep in mind that you will have to pay an entry fee for each one. Here's a quick breakdown of the deadlines and fees.

  • Early Deadline: April 30th ($49)
  • Regular Deadline: May 31st ($69)
  • Final Deadline: June 30th ($79)

Head on over to ScreenCraft to learn more

Good luck and happy writing!

Source: ScreenCraft