Roadmap Writers is thrilled to present our
First Annual Podcast Competition!
Open to any genre of Narrative Fiction & Nonfiction Podcasts. 4 Winners will earn mentorship with a working industry exec & personalized marketing.
JumpStart is our flagship screenwriting competition that provides consistent opportunities throughout the entire year for our winners, semifinalists, and beyond. We place a premium on creating industry relationships for these writers so they can get signed, staffed, or optioned!
The Coletta Preacely-Garcia Diversity Fellowship is one way we do our part to help bring more diversity to the screen. For us, that starts with the screenwriters! In loving memory of Roadmap Writer Coletta Preacely-Garcia, we choose one winning diverse writer every quarter to participate in Steps 1-4 of our Career Writer Program for FREE.
Escribe Bien is our second global initiative that celebrates MEXICO! We aim to discover stories targeted at Mexican and international audiences. We will connect our winning writer with top companies from the industry, and they will have the opportunity to pitch to our judges from production companies. This competition is open to feature and TV projects of all genres, written in English or Spanish.
Greenlights Challenge is our partnership with Carte Blanche, and open to original, character-driven, high-concept, elevated horror, thriller, and sci-fi feature-length screenplays that can be cinematically told within a six-figure budget. Circle of Confusion joined this initiative to meet the finalists of this competition for representation consideration.
Scrivi Bene is our first global initiative that celebrates ITALY! We aim to discover stories targeted at Italian and international audiences. We will connect our winning writer with top companies from the industry, and they will have the opportunity to pitch to our judges from production companies. This competition is open to feature and TV projects of all genres, written in English or Italian.
The Top Tier Competition is for writers who exhibit a mastery of the scripted page, pitching fundamentals, building relationships, and are ready to make screenwriting a career. The Grand Prize Winner of this competition will be accepted into Top Tier for FREE for an entire year
The Shorts Competition is open to both scripted and filmed shorts. Previous competitions have included guaranteed signing prizes with management companies and development prizes with independent studios. But we always have an impressive roster of industry judges and mentorship opportunities.
Write Start is a free manuscript competition that gets authors and their work in front of a panel of judges from the book industry's top publishers and literary agencies. They will choose the grand prize winner, which will lead to maximum exposure to agents actively looking for talent!
The North American Indigenous Screenwriters Initiative celebrates the voices of Indigenous writers who have been systematically ignored and undermined in Hollywood and society at large. Writers submit ONE project logline, script, and writer bio to participate in this FREE program. ONLY open to North American Indigenous creatives.