Murder Mystery Script Writing Competition 2022

Ever thought of writing a Murder Mystery Script? 

MurderedforMoney Ltd (M4M) is delighted to invite you to enter our Mystery Writing Competition 2022.

Entrants are invited to write an ‘interactive murder mystery script’, by which we mean a script for a play that can be easily staged as a dinner theatre event (in hotels and theatres) and involves a live interrogation of the characters by the audience.

This Competition is open to published and unpublished writers across the globe, writing in the English language who are aged 16 years or over at the time of registering their script.

The competition opens on 31st May 2022 and closes on  31st August 2022. 

The deadline for registering for the competition is the 1st August 2022.  The registration fee is £10 which covers the costs of the judges reading time and the administration of the competition. 

Talk to the experts

For clarification and to answer any questions that Entrants may have, Bridget Wilkinson, MurderedforMoney CEO and Theatre Director, and bestselling Murder Mystery Playwright Lesley Gunn, will be inviting entrants registering before the 20th June 2022, to attend a free 1 hour ‘Introduction to MurderedforMoney Murder Mystery Scriptwriting’ session, via Zoom.

The prizes

There will be a first prize and two runner’s up prizes.

The first prize, presented to the author of the best eligible Entry, in the opinion of the judges, will consist of:

  • £100
  • A free script appraisal of their work by the Murder Mystery Publishers Lazybee Scripts Ltd.  This will include a critique of the script, covering points of style, content and suitability for the chosen market and a marked-up copy of the script, highlighting any errors.
  • Adaption of their script (as required) for performance by MurderedforMoney Ltd as a public virtual murder mystery and/or public dinner theatre mystery during 2023*.

*If performed as a public dinner theatre event, the winner will receive two free tickets to the premiere event. If performed as a public virtual murder mystery, the winner will receive six free tickets to the premiere event.

The two runners up will each receive:

  • A free script appraisal of their work by the Murder Mystery Publishers Lazy Bee Scripts Ltd.  This will include a critique of the script, covering points of style, content and suitability for the chosen market and a marked-up copy of the script, highlighting any errors.
The rules

Please read the Competition rules in full before submitting your entry. The rules include information regarding word count, the format of the script and details of how to submit your entry. Failure to comply with competition rules will unfortunately lead to disqualification.r0