Amazon Storywriter

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Amazon Storywriter was a free cloud-based screenwriting app[1] launched by Amazon in 2015.[2] Storywriter provided automatic formatting for screenplays on the Master Scene Standard.[citation needed] The app allowed original screenplays to be submitted to Amazon Studios for production consideration until April 2018 when submissions were closed.[3]

In May 2019, Amazon Studios announced Amazon Storywriter and Storybuilder were to be discontinued on June 30, 2019 with accounts disabled and any content not downloaded becoming inaccessible.[4][5] Attempting to access Amazon Storywriter after the discontinue date will redirect the user to Amazon Studios' website.


The product was understood to have ease of use and a gentle learning curve, but was not a replacement for products such as Final Draft or WriterDuet which have import and export facilities.[6]


  1. ^ Boran, Marie (26 May 2016). "Web Log: Create your magnum opus with Amazon Storywriter". Irish times. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ Boone, Christopher (21 November 2015). "Amazon Launches New Free Screenwriting App Amazon Storywriter". Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (14 April 2018). "Amazon Studios Shuts Down Open Script-Submission Program". Variety. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Amazon Studios Frequently Asked Questions : Amazon Studios". Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (6 May 2019). "Amazon Is Shuttering Its Free Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Tools". Variety. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Amazon Storywriter is your new screenwriting coach". Renderosity. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2018.

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