2021 Screenplay Award Finalists

For The Smarter Writer

Try Campfire writing software for free

Prowritingaid is a grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor in one package.

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2021 Screenplay Award finalists. Please join us in congratulating these aspiring screenwriters by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission (click 'see more') or join in the discussion in our finalists' forum.

The finalists' listed below are shown in random order for all screenplay categories, which include, Film Script, Documentary, TV Series, Short Film, and Book Adaptation Needed. Wherever you see two of the same face, it's not a mistake, those writers are to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the finals!

Don't miss the chance to get your writing in front of publishers, literary agents, film producers and literary experts. See our 2022 Award Categories.

The 2022 Awards are now open.

Enter Now

Rachel K Parsonage Parsonage for "The Porter: Retribution in Lockdown"

Hi, I'm Rachel. I'm a GP and amateur creative writer. I love writing about the grittiness of the seemingly mundane, the ordinary, and what, on the surface appears to be non-descript. Ordinary people fascinate me. I find them so interesting, especially when you find out that they are not ordinary at

Paul Zeidman for "The Iron Horse of Lucy Steele"

Paul Zeidman is an award-winning screenwriter based in San Francisco. While open to working in any genre, he’s always up for creating a ripping yarn that grabs the viewer and takes them on a rollercoaster ride of thrills and excitement. There's a certain charge he gets from crafting a story that

Lynwood Shiva Sawyer for "Cryptolantes"

I was born a vagabond spirit and have yet to learn the meaning of “comfort zone.” My life has been and continues to be sui generis. All that follows is a standard literary CV for an extremely non-standard career. ***** In high school, I was an editor of the underground paper, The Charlotte

EJ Scrimger for "Sleeping Beauty's Prince"

I am a big fan of 'What If?' This simple question has led me on many adventures. What if I moved to California from Maine? Nope! I am such an East Coast girl. What if I moved to Virginia from Maine? Yup! That's where I met my husband and started my next adventure (3 kids, 31 years and counting). We

Anne VanDeuson for "The Peace+Wielder"

Writer and artist. I'm a historian with a taste for techno, a renovator handy with tools, and a nature-loving mother of one human and some fur-babies. Along the way, I've been a military spouse, ran a cleaning business, lived on a farm, and adopted a child -- in no particular order. And everywhere

Steve Sloan Sloan for "Black Snow"

Following a twenty-three-year career in Arts Theatre Management, Steve retrained with the Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) and gained a Diploma in Applied Screenwriting (Distinction) in July 2019, under the tutelage of Simon Stirling. Steve has already received commissions for

Martin Keady Keady for "MAN OF COLOUR"

(From my website: http://theshakespeareplays.com/) Martin Keady is an award-winning dramatist, journalist, poet and lyricist. As a dramatist, his major credits include: Man of Colour, a biopic of Walter Tull, one of Britain’s first black professional footballers who subsequently became a hero of WWI

Scifari Irvin for "Love in the Space of Time"

I have a veterinary degree and PhD from Cambridge, and spent twenty years in Kenya researching a disease of cattle and wildlife which no one outside Africa has ever heard of. I travelled throughout the region and worked closely with international and local scientists as well as the diplomatic

Justine Gilbert for "Cousin Daisy"

Justine Gilbert's current novel, Daisy Chain, is due to be published in March 2023 by Claret Press. It is historical fiction about the women who surrounded Roosevelt's presidency. Seen through the eyes of his sixth cousin, Daisy Suckley, it highlights the influence these women possessed. Justine is

Maria C. Palmer and Ruthie Robbins for "On the Rocks"

Maria Costanzo Palmer (nominated for On the Rocks and What I Learned on the Bus) was named as the 2021 Finalist for the Page Turner Awards in the Screenplay Book Adaptation Needed category for On the Rocks. Maria’s writing has also been recently recognized by Gov. Phil Murphy, who sent her a

Monique Singleton Singleton for "The Devil You Know"

Monique Singleton writes compelling stories that mix fantasy with realistic psychological suspense and unique insights into the mind of the main characters. As the daughter of a British soldier and his Dutch wife, Monique was born in an English military hospital in Germany. The family toured the

D.A. Holdsworth Holdsworth for "How to Buy a Planet"

D.A. Holdsworth entered adult life as a linguist and a student of French and German. After graduating, he took a detour into the world as finance, working as a trainee fund manager during a period that took in the bursting of the tech bubble and 9-11. After two turbulent years, he left to build a

Paul Hollis for "London Bridge is Falling Down"

Paul Hollis is an American author of fictional terrorism and espionage. His bestselling and multi-award winning novels in The Hollow Man Series follow a U.S. Government analyst in a trilogy of suspense across Europe. The first two books in the trilogy are Amazon #1 bestsellers - The Hollow Man (also