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FIRST 10 PAGES SHOWCASE (Submissions Closed)

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The First 10 Pages Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that set up an exciting and compelling story capable of "hooking" a reader within the first 10 pages.

Note: Submission requires only the first 10 pages of the story.

Year: 2024 | Season: 9 | Award: $2,500

Submissions Open: October 3, 2023
Early Deadline ($55): November 19, 2023
Regular Deadline ($65): December 19, 2023
Late Deadline ($75): January 22, 2024
Final Deadline ($85): February 19, 2024
All deadlines 11:59 pm Pacific Time

Winner & Official Selections announced by: April 30, 2024

* One (1) Winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize.
* Official Selections receive a laurel and a listing on the website.

Story Showcases are conducted exclusively online.

For more information on submission requirements, and answers to FAQs, see the dropdown tabs on this page.

Submissions are accepted via

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Nancy Hashim
Great Ease of Entry and Good Opportunity

I was selected initially but have had no communication since. Otherwise, great ease of entry and opportunity.

Nancy - Congratulations on your placement in the 2023 First 10 Pages Showcase. We appreciate the feedback and the 5-star review. Our records show we sent you an email on March 13, with Official Selection details, next steps, and laurels. If you need further assistance, please don't hesitate to email us directly for a prompt response.

Leiter Daniellson
One of the Best

One of the Best contests!

Kathleen Welton
Second Time I Have Entered

This is the second time that I entered the Showcase. It was simple to enter and I am quite humbled and honored to be an Official Selection for both of my screenplays. Thank you so much!

Kara M. Canton
A Festival Dedicated to Letting Writers Know They're on the Right Track

Thank you so much First 10 Pages Showcase festival! Receiving an Official Selection for Second Chances was beyond encouraging! I really appreciate a festival dedicated to letting screenwriters know immediately, if they're on the right track!

Guillaume Banniard
Thank you for taking my story seriously

I had no idea I was about to face around 600 other screenwriters, mostly Americans. Which is a good thing because I might have thought - I'm an unknown guy from france, how can I compete. And yet, my script made it to the Official Selection. Thanks to the First 10 Pages Showcase for taking my story and characters so seriously.