Welcome to our submissions guidelines, where you'll find all the information you need to submit your manuscript and get our review of your material under way. We can accept manuscripts and screenplays electronically or, depending on the service, in hard copy, and we have several convenient payment options.
- Double line-spacing
- 12-point font size
- Courier, Times New Roman, or Arial font
- Default margin settings, or a minimum of 1.25"
- Standard indents for new paragraphs
- Page numbers included, particularly for book-length works
- .doc, .docx or .rtf file format. For all other formats, contact the Tucson office.
- Submitted as electronic attachment rather than on a storage device
- Submitted as a single document rather than multiple chapters or chunks
- No binding for hard copies
- Please note that documents submitted which do not follow these guidelines may be subject to a nominal formatting fee.
Online Submissions Form
Screenplays & Treatments
- Treatments should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents, using 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced lines, and 1" margins all around. Please put your name and script title in a header on each page, and number all pages.
- Scripts submitted electronically should be in one of the following formats:
- Final Draft (.FD, .FDR, .FDX)
- Movie Magic Screenwriter (.SCW, .STW, .SCR)
- RTF (Rich Text Format) for PC (.RTF)
- FD and MMS are the industry standards; if you're not using one of these programs, we strongly recommend that you start now. We also accept screenplay submissions in RTF format (but see note below). Most word-processing programs, including Microsoft Word, can save files in RTF format.
- "Cheated" scripts should be uncheated prior to submission, and text should be industry-standard 12-point Courier, Courier New, or Final Draft font. Cheated scripts will be uncheated for purposes of editing and page count. Revision marks should be removed prior to submission. (Exception: when we're specifically evaluating revised text.)
Note that scripts submitted in formats other than FD or MMS will be imported into one of these programs for evaluation and editing. This sometimes causes errors in the converted script; when this occurs, we must charge for the time it takes us to correct those errors. Because of this, it may be more economical for you to purchase a copy of Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriter, and to perform the conversion and correction yourself; you can the then send us the corrected FD or MMS file to work from.
If for some reason you must send your script as a paper hardcopy, we can work with that as well. We can also take your hardcopy, type it into FD or MMS, and give you back a properly formatted electronic copy of your screenplay. (Please inquire for pricing.) If you do submit a hardcopy, please do not bind the pages (no brads, clips, binders, etc.).