Planning out the year’s submission strategy for screenplays can be tough, there are so many of them, with dates scattered throughout the year. Time it wrong, and you can end up slipping into late submission windows, often significantly more expensive than the early bird option.
So, to make that all a little easier, here’s the deadlines for the rest of the year, and I’ll be posting every month with updates. I’ve probably missed a few, but I’ll keep it updated as much as I can!

DateDescriptionRequirementPrice
7th SeptemberChannel 4 Screenwriting Course 2019 Applications OpenC & one writing sample; must be free to write at least 2 drafts of an original one-hour television drama between 28th January and 1st June 2019Free
7th to 9th of SeptemberLondon Screenwriters Festival£295 + booking fee (then £348)
15th SeptemberScreencraft Drama Screenplay Contest Late deadlineDrama feature film$69
20th SeptemberScript Pipeline 2018 First Look Project Regular DeadlineTV pilot or feature film.$55
20th SeptemberThird Thursdays with the ISAMonthly screenwriters meet-ups in 9 cities, including London and LAFree
26th SeptemberBAFTA Roclife Feature Film Contest DeadlineFeature film scripts42
28th SeptemberChannel 4 Screenwriting Course 2019 Applications ClosesCV &one writing sample; must be free to write at least 2 drafts of an original one-hour television drama between 28th January and 1st June 2019Free
1st OctoberScreencraft Film Fund Fall 2018 Regular DeadlineA script & coverletter, for a project to be produced$40 (then $55)
2nd OctoberScreencraft Family Contest OpensFamily friendly feature films$49 (then $69)
3rd OctoberBlack List Happy HourMonthly screenwriters meet-ups in many cities across the worldFree
3rd OctoberScreencraft TV Pilot Contest Final DeadlineTV Pilots$59
9th OctoberTrackingB Feature Film Contest Final DeadlineFeature film scripts$115
18th OctoberThird Thursdays with the ISAMonthly screenwriters meet-ups in 9 cities, including London and LAFree
25th OctoberScreencraft Action & Thriller Contest Final DeadlineAction & thriller feature films$69
October 26th – October 29thAustin Film Festival!Various
2nd NovemberScreencraft Family Contest Early DeadlineFamily friendly feature films$49 (then $69)
7th NovemberBlack List Happy HourMonthly screenwriters meet-ups in many cities across the worldFree
11th NovemberScreencraft Fellowship Early DeadlineTV pilot or feature film.$49 (then $69)
15th NovemberThird Thursdays with the ISAMonthly screenwriters meet-ups in 9 cities, including London and LAFree
1st DecemberScreencraft Film Fund Fall 2018 Final DeadlineA script & coverletter, for a project to be produced$55
5th DecemberBlack List Happy HourMonthly screenwriters meet-ups in many cities across the worldFree
20th DecemberThird Thursdays with the ISAMonthly screenwriters meet-ups in 9 cities, including London and LAFree
30th DecemberScreencraft Family Contest Final DeadlineFamily friendly feature films$69
31st JanuaryScreencraft Fellowship Regular DeadlineTV pilot or feature film.$69 (then $79)
1st MarchScreencraft Fellowship Final DeadlineTV pilot or feature film.$79

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