Q. When's the best time of your to send out a spec screenplay to potential agents? I'm writing a spec this Autumn with a view to having it out to agents early in the New Year.
Timing isn't as critical for features and feature agents. I would avoid sending anything out in August, which is pretty dead, and December, when people are wrapping things up so they can leave town for Chrismukkah. January is good because people are back at their desks and feeling antsy about getting something done. I would say the second week people are back is good.
For the TV season, check out my many posts on staffing season.
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To be safe, maybe you should state in this post how to protect your screenplays before you submit them, just incase a newbie happens to stumble across.
I'm just interested in being published, but most papers are afraid to give me a chance, even if I tone down the language. Gona print a book with all my posts to see how that works out.
Anyway, great advice, Alex!
I have a whole section on copyrighting in my FAQ, and in my book. Also, several posts about it. Look up "copyright" or "rights".
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