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Emerging Screenwriters Suspense Screenplay Competition

Emerging Screenwriters Suspense

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Objective

We are seeking suspenseful drama, horror, thriller, mystery, and crime narratives.

Which is scarier, the unknown horror of the titular creature in ALIEN or the appearance of a “regular” person in HALLOWEEN? Is the tragedy of SHAUN OF THE DEAD amplified by its beats of disarming humor? And is the WITCH a supernatural horror story or a drama showcasing a young woman’s journey of empowerment?

Fear is a complex emotion. Stories that utilize it come in many forms. Suspenseful narratives that grip a reader by raising the tension are prized within the industry.

Does your script leave the audience on the edge of their seats?

The Emerging Screenwriting team welcomes all interpretations of the Suspense genre. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date
Days till:
Entry Fee
Early March 21, 2024 $29
Regular April 25, 2024 $39
Final May 23, 2024
1
$59

Notification: Quarter-Finalists: June 19; Semi-Finalists: July 10; Finalists – Top 10: July 31; Grand Prize: August 14.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner

$1,000 Cash

A Career Consultation with the ISA Development Team

Consideration for the ISA Development Slate

An ISA Pitch Practice Session

6 Month ISAConnect Membership

Development Evaluation on a Different Script ($199 Value)

Finalists

Two Classes from The Writer’s Store

3 Month ISAConnect Membership

Consideration for Grand Prize

Emerging Screenwriters Suspense

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Email:
genrecontest@networkisa.org

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Emerging Screenwriters Suspense Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web:
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Email:
genrecontest@networkisa.org

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Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
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Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
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Emerging Screenwriters Suspense Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web:
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Email:
genrecontest@networkisa.org

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
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Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
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