The contest is open to all screenwriters, both professional and aspiring. Submit either the opening scene of a feature-length script or the full text of a short film. The submission may not be optioned, in development, in production, or produced, as the award is intended to provide exposure for a project the writer is developing. Submitting artist must have full rights to the original work. If the submission is optioned or placed in production before the winner is announced it will be disqualified and the writer should provide us notification. All genres are considered. We are simply looking for the writer with the best ability to capture a scene. There is a 20 page limit and the winning entries (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will receive total cash awards of $1,400 ($700, $400 and $300) along with publication in the next issue of Carpe Articulum Literary Review. A judging/reading fee of $29 should accompany each submission. Screenwriters may present multiple independent submissions, not to exceed 3 total packages.
All submissions should be formatted to industry standards. The title page should include the author’s name, address, telephone number, email, entry title, and contest name.
All work must be original, and by submitting the piece, the author gives rights to the Carpe Articulum Literary Review to print the work and to use it on the web or other media. All rights revert back to the author.