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Open Call for Submissions

Theater Arts: Screen Writing

OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters (O:JA&L) will consider fee-free submissions of screen plays as Feature Film script, Concept Video, or Series Pilot script.

Cover Letter:
Submitters should include a cover letter. This cover letter should contain a HEADER for the script, a LOGLINE of up to 30 words, and a SYNOPSIS of the work (without spoilers) of up to 150 words. The cover letter should also supply a third-person professional biography of the submitter in 100 words, more or less, and a link to the submitter’s IMDb page, if available.

O:JA&L has adopted the conventions of screenplay formatting as published by or as formats available in specialized software programs for writers like Final Draft, Movie Magic or others. Submissions which deviate by degrees of magnitude from these contemporary conventions of form will be declined.


  • Movie screenplay: 85-160 pages
  • Movie concept video: 2-15 minutes
  • Drama series pilot script: 50-70 pages

File Types:

  • Text: PDF only (This will be the publicly available form.)
  • Video: MP4 (preferred) or FLV

Language: English only.

Public Domain: No adaptations of works in the public domain will be considered. This applies to music, photos, or other images. Even though the work is public domain in the US, it is not necessarily free of rights complications.

Other Submissions Requirements: See General Guidelines for pertinent details or additional requirements that may apply.

Expedited Evaluation: Expedited evaluation of your submission is not available in this category.


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