Before you go any further, have you checked our rules and FAQs? They give you vital information about how long your screenplay should be.
After that, there are just a couple more things to think about:
Make your layout as professional as you can
So, standard outputs from CeltX, Final Draft, or Movie Magic Screenwriter are fine. It makes your screenplay easier to read, which makes it easier for us to appreciate your ideas.
Remember: your script must be your own work
Any screenplays using other people’s stories or characters will be disqualified. For instance, we would disqualify adaptations of Dickens’s novels, or new Star Trek stories. However, we WILL accept retellings of ancient stories, like Beowulf or Robin Hood. Stories based on real events – like the sinking of the Titanic – are fine too.
Your submission MUST have a filename in the format:
Entering your script
Step 1: Are you a subscriber?
The first step is to make sure you have an active and current subscription to Open Door.
If you are not a current member go to this page to remedy that. Subs cost £7.50 and can be cancelled at any time.
Step 2: Email us your first, free script
Email your script to firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you mention the name of your script and your name and address in your email – and make sure you give us the name with which you signed up to Open Door!
This first entry is free.
Step 3: For additional entries and re-entries only
If you are entering another script beyond your free entry, then use this button to send your entry fee of £42. The button takes you to the PayPal servers, where you can use either PayPal or a bank card.
Then email your script to email@example.com
Once again, make sure you mention the name of your script and your name and address in your email – and make sure you give us the name with which you signed up to Open Door!
Please note, we WILL check to make sure your sub is up to date for each entry.