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Friday, January 17, 2020

The January One Week Challenge has begun - post author Don

You have seven days to write a screenplay between 5 and 10 pages. The screenplay must be properly formatted and in PDF format on the following theme:

Genre: any
Budget: any
Pages: 5-10 not including title page
Criteria 1: pick one of sand, snow, or space
Criteria 2: pick one of a shovel, a syringe, a seed, a shipwreck, a snake, or a skeleton
Criteria 3: pick one of a storm, a song, or a sickness
Submissions must contain all three criteria.

Please visit the Discussion Board for the answers to questions you may have.

The scripts are due on Friday, January 24th at 11:59PM EST and must be submitted to:

1/24 – Scripts are due to
1/31 or so – votes due

The Gist

5 – 10 pages, properly formatted & saved as a PDF file, Script submitted anonymously, Free to submit*, This isn’t a contest. There are no prizes. One entry per person.

*Free to submit. But, you are committing to reading and reviewing as many scripts as you can.

You can revise your script as many times as you wish up until the deadline.

Participants are strongly encouraged to read and comment/review on the scripts submitted.

Do not put your real name on your script. However, please use your real name when submitting your script. (After the challenge closes you can either have your script removed or resubmit with your script with your name on it.

Please put © 2020 on the bottom left corner of your title page.

Best of luck and I hope you guys have a lot of fun with this contest.

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein the participants (and only the participants) will be asked to select the three scripts he or she likes the best.

Friday, October 4, 2019

The One Week Challenge is On! - post author Don

It’s close to midnight in a seemingly ordinary suburban home, and the annual Halloween party is over. But for this particular couple, the clean-up is only the beginning of their misfortune. For after the floors are swept and the last dish is washed, a new nightmare awaits.

A Scream is heard. It could be loud. It could be barely audible. But one thing is certain – it came from inside the house. Oh, another thing is certain, too…

Only one of them heard it.

Your October 2019 One Week Challenge Theme and Genre are:

Theme: The Halloween After-Party
Genre: Horror *

You have one week to write a screenplay between 8 and 12 pages. Your screenplay must be properly formatted (12 pt courier font) and submitted as a PDF. Scripts are due Friday, October 11 at 11:59 EST and must be submitted to:

There will be a Writer’s Choice wherein only the participants will be asked to vote for their favorite scripts. Writer’s are encouraged to read as many scripts as they can before voting. Your favorite script might just be one you did not read.

*All horror sub-genres are welcome (psychological, slasher, creature, etc.)

Writer’s Choice and writers will be revealed October 18, 2019


• 8 to 12 pages
• Properly formatted, saved as PDF
• Free to submit
• One entry per person
• You can revise your script as much as you like prior to submitting
• Please read as many scripts as you can
• Do not put you real name on your script. This is an anonymous challenge. Only use your real name when submitting
• Please put © Copyright 2019 on your title page

And Good Luck!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

😱 - post author Don


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Scripts of the One Week Challenge - post author Don

The Scripts of the April 2019 OWC

Theme: Vehicular Suspense
Genre: Horror
Challenge: The majority of your screenplay must heavily feature some sort of vehicle AND have at least one sequence of prolonged suspense. But that’s not all. This OWC has a twist. Gore is to be kept to a minimum. Put readers on the edge of their seat with suspense, don’t shock them with disturbing gore.

Check them out on the Original, Unproduced Scripts page.

*Note: Until May 5th, the names you see are not the author’s true names. If you are interested in producing any of these works, reach out to me and I’ll put you in touch with the writer.

– Don

Sunday, February 17, 2019

January 2019 One Week Challenge – Writer’s Choice and Who Wrote What - post author Don

Writer’s Choice

Crazy In Love by Warren Duncan (Warren) writing as The Mad Hatter

A woman battling mental health issues learns to let her guard down with the help of a quirky patient in a similar position. (Short, RomCom, Dark) pdf format

Discuss this script on the Discussion Board

Check out the rest and who wrote what.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Original Script Sunday – The Scripts of the One Week Challenge - post author Don

We had a challenge.

Write a short script in one week on the theme of “Love/Romance”.
Genre: Rom-com
Challenge: Roses, chocolate and something red must be in the script. They should not be mere props in the background, but play some part, even if small.

Read them on the Unproduced Scripts page. Follow the drama on the Discussion Board. Come back in a couple of weeks to see who wrote what.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Original script Sunday for January 27th - post author Don

Over on the Original Scripts page are 22 original scripts for your reading pleasure.

And the One Week Challenge is going on, check out the Theme and Genre on the Discussion Board and get your scripts in to by Friday night.

– Don

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The One Week Challenge is on! - post author Don

Love is in the air!

The Jan/Feb 2019 OWC theme and genre has been announced!

Scripts Due to by Friday, Feb 1st at 11:59 pm est

Questions or comments can be found on the discussion board.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Lost Apocrypha by John Staats – produceds as Apocrapha Now - post author Don

Lost Apocrypha (9 page apocalyptic horror in pdf format) by John Staats

The Roanoke Colony wasn’t lost, it was recalled.

This was one of the entries in the April 2017 Apocolypse One Week Challenge.

(click the image to take you to the full version)

Please visit for the rest of the story.

About the writer: As a fly-fishing fanatic and skier living in the Arizona desert, John Staats has plenty of time for writing. After focusing on features and shorts for the screen, John has now ventured into writing for the illustrated page with hopes of eventually writing a full-feature graphic novel. His feature Impasse has also been published as an e-book on Amazon. John can be contacted at jestaats(a)hotmail.

About the letterer: Jaymes Reed is an comic book letterer. Check out his site and follow him on Twitter at @DigitalCAPS

About the artist: Sean Bova is an artist. Check out his website at: or follow him on Instagram.

About Hyper Epics: Home of the 3 page sagas, Hyper Epics is a bold anthology series that offers diverse and exciting comic book stories on its website – – and in print form. Each original story is packed with stunning artwork, memorable characters, and captivating stories enhanced with dazzling soundtracks. It is quickly becoming a go-to destination for readers worldwide.

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