Submit a screenplay

Thank you sharing your idea with us. It doesn't matter whether you're a season writer, or a complete novice, all ideas are welcome here.


We aim to make the process as simple as possible, so it's important that you follow the guidelines below when submitting. Please make sure that the content of your screenplay is appropriate. Check the FAQ section for guidance on what we don't accept. 

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your screenplay. 


  1. Your screenplay should be a maximum of 10 minutes in length. It can be under, but try not to go too much over.

  2. Your screenplay should ideally be submitted in WriterDuet format, or another screenwriting software format.

  3. Please DO NOT send a PDF or Word Document. For guidance on formatting, see this post from the Writers Store.

  4. DO include a title page with your name, your screenplay title, and the words 'An original TEN MINUTE SCREENPLAY by'. See uploaded examples for guidance

  5. DO NOT include your address, phone number, or any other personal details on your screenplay.

  6. Please indicate the genre which is most appropriate for your screenplay.

  7. Please email your completed, formatted screenplay to graemekeeton [at] 

  8. Subject line should be in the format: SCREENPLAY TITLE - Genre - Author's name

Ten Minute Screenplays is a volunteer project, owned and run by me, Graeme Keeton, a London-based copywriter. All costs for site maintenance comes from my pocket. Any donations to help run and develop the site are hugely appreciated. 

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