Creative Screenwriting magaine has teamed up with several creative partners looking for Features and TV Pilots with unique voices and original stories. The goal with this contest is to discover great writers then connect their authentic stories to those creative partners. They are looking for the best writing in all of these genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family/Holiday/Young Adult, Mystery/Crime, Historical/Biopic, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/ Fantasy, Sports and Western. Regular deadline for entries is March 39, 2020 with a final deadline of June 24, 2020.

They are genuinely looking for your unique perspective – with special consideration for Diversity, LGBTQ, Sports, Young Adult, Female Thrillers, Kaufman-esque Mind-Benders and original Holiday Stories, but there really is no limitation. The focus is to build a slate of talented writers underrepresented in Hollywood today.

Show them your most original work!


Grand Prize (1 overall winner)
The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the Genre Winners and receive $2,500 Cash, a 60 Minute Pitch Consultation with Jess Hinds ($400 value), a 60 Minute Writing Consultation with the Editor of Creative Screenwriting, and a Featured Article on Creative Screenwriting. The winning script will be considered by Creative Screenwriter Productions and shared and promoted to industry partners looking to produce unique work.

Genre Winners (10 Total)
$500 Each
Ten outstanding writers will be selected, one from each of the ten genre categories, to receive $500 Cash and “Meditative Writing” by Jess Hinds ($315 value). Winning scripts will be shared and promoted to industry partners looking to produce unique work. Literary Manager, Zach Cox of Circle of Confusion will be considering the Loglines of the 10 Genre Winners. Genre Winners will go on to be considered for the Grand Prize.

“Meditative Writing” by Jess Hinds
Jessica S Hinds is an award-winning writer, teacher, and creator of Meditative Writing©.  She wrote the award-winning film Stranger at Home, and best screenplay winner The Mending Wall (Stonefair International Film Festival, Oregon Film Awards Gold Winner). She has been a finalist in over a dozen major competitions and festivals including the Austin Film Festival, O’Neill Conference, Made In NY Writers Room, The Van Gogh Award and The Heidman Award.  Her plays have been developed and produced at theaters across the country including La MaMa, Cherry Lane, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater, Primary Stages, The Amoralists, The Flea, The Claque, and the New York Artists’ Community. She received her MFA in Dramatic Writing from the New School for Drama.


Founded in 1994, Creative Screenwriting has grown into the premiere magazine for screenwriters. During the 90s we were a printed magazine, publishing 25,000 copies six times a year. In the new millenium the magazine launched the Screenwriting Expo, which in 2006 attracted over 5,000 writers, and resulted in our popular Screenwriting Expo DVD series.

Now Creative Screenwriting operates as a web magazine, bringing readers articles from screenwriting journalists in Hollywood and around the world.