Screenplay Reading Submission Guidelines


The Guild’s next Screenplay Reading will be held in February 2014. We will feature two screenplay excerpts, each chosen by a panel of judges from among your submissions. One except will be a comedy, chosen from among the previous round of submissions. We are now accepting submissions for the dramatic screenplay reading.

The readings will be cast, directed and performed by experienced industry professionals. WGAE President Michael Winship will conduct a Q&A with the writer after each reading, and a reception will follow the Q&A. To enter:

1. Pick the best 20-page excerpt from your screenplay.

2. Write a narrative to cover the rest of the story, making sure to indicate where the excerpt fits into the narrative.

3. Include a one-paragraph bio.

4. Submit all of this in PDF or MS Word format to .

Do not include your name or other identifying information on the title page. This is a blind entry process. ONLY the title should appear on the cover page. Your name, bio, contact information, as well as a logline and any comments, should appear in the body of your email and nowhere in the screenplay itself. The competition is open only to WGAE members; only one submission per member will be accepted. The deadline for submissions is 5pm EDT on Tuesday, September 3.