To be a successful screenwriter, one of the key tools for connecting with producers scouting new screenplays from new writers are screenwriting competitions that can put your work in front of the right buyers. At we support some of the best screenwriting competitions offered today, with many of them launching the careers of new screenwriters. Since 2011, we’ve provided sponsorship prize awards and marketing support for many of these organizations. Check out our current sponsorship partners and resources for screenwriters at

  • New York International Screenplay Awards (NYISA) has been founded to bring together screenwriters (amateur or professional) from all around the world who aspire to connect with US producers and explore new markets.
  • Table Read My Screenplay (TRMS) Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts & Web Series – Pairs you with an accomplished director and professional actors to workshop and perform your script, and Grand Prize and Genre Winners get a general meeting with an industry executive.
  • ISA/Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition (ES) Searching for emerging screenwriters with exceptional screenplays in six genre categories. The winners receive Cash Prizes, plus you will also be accepted onto the ISA Development Slate, where the Career Development team will work with you for a minimum of one year to get you and your script in front of top producers, literary reps and other industry executives. To date, more than 80 ISA Development Slate screenwriters have had their projects optioned, sold or produced.                            

The above have additional exposure through our active affiliated organizations; – ISA (International Screenwriters Association) –


What is Success?

As stated before, Success can be defined in many ways; simply completing your screenwriting project, being recognized in a screenplay competition, connecting with an agent/manager, having your project optioned, or ultimately completing a sale of your screenwriting project.

The following quote is a perspective to consider;

“Writing isn’t only about making money, getting famous, getting dates, or making friends. In the end it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life as well.”

….. Stephen King

It’s different for everyone…we suggest being persistent, continue improving your craft, never give up, and stay positive. These attributes will help you achieve the success level you hope for.

Remember – “Protect your Scripts via Copyright Registration before exposing them in the marketplace.” Register at

Best of Success to All !

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