Screenwriters: The ‘BloodList’ is seeking fresh blood!

The 8th annual BloodList – which features the years’ best unproduced dark genre screenplays and tv pilots – will be unveiled closer to Halloween, but right now is the time for emerging horror and dark genre writers to submit your work for consideration for #BloodList2016’s “Fresh Blood” section.


Founded in 2009 by literary manager and producer Kailey Marsh as a way to bring more awareness to darker genre screenplays and screenwriters, the annual BloodList has become the industry standard in recognizing “dark” voices in the screenwriting world.

The list is voted on by working Hollywood executives with an eye toward finding their next project, and includes their top 13 favorite unproduced dark genre feature screenplays, and top 6 dark genre pilots for that year.


Writers are encouraged to submit a screenplay, pilot, book, or short film to for consideration in this year’s Fresh Blood section. Featured genres include horror, thriller, sci-fi, dark comedy, psychological drama and dark fantasy. Content must be uploaded by October 7, 2016, and submissions to are free. The list will be announced on Halloween weekend, October 26, 2016.

Produced scripts featured on BloodList include: The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Arrival, Stoker, The Boy Next Door, Patient Zero, The Voices, Warm Bodies, and Maggie.

From the press release:

“BloodList shines a light on exemplary genre writing, which is where some of the most innovative and challenging work is being done. But like comedy, horror and science fiction are often overlooked as categories for sublime writing. Without this curated list, buyers would miss out on writers who’ve built the rare breed of a well-crafted story wrapped in a commercial package. Each year’s top entries are like a masterclass in storytelling” – Eric Heisserer, writer/executive producer of Arrival (aka Story of Your Life from BloodList 2014) and writer/producer of Lights Out.

“Our business isn’t physically accessible to everyone, and there are plenty of talented writers and creators looking for new ways to get discovered in the horror, thriller, and sci-fi space. I want BloodList to be their platform,” says Kailey Marsh, founder of and Kailey Marsh Media.

On top of the annual list, BloodList is expanding into a producing, and financing entity.

As a reminder, “Fresh Blood” submissions are free, so you have no excuses, writers. Submit your dark genre works to today and we’ll scare you on the other side.

For more information and the latest updates, check out and follow them online:

Twitter @TheBloodList

Twitter @KaileyMarsh

Facebook @bloodlist

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