2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is Open for Submissions

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Submissions for our 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest officially open today, May 15, 2020, and we’re offering an early bird submission fee of $55 until June 14, 2020.


The 2021 TV retreat will be held on March 20 – 23, 2021 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three one-on-one, one and a half hour sessions with mentors. TV writers also will experience what it’s like to sit in a professional writers room run by an experienced mentor.  In addition, mentors and writers will gather for meals, drinks, screenings, and other special events.

For more information about our TV retreats, please see our TV Contest page.


To attend the TV Retreat, writers must submit an original pilot episode in one of our TV contest divisions. Division winners and finalists will be invited to attend the retreat. Any remaining spots will be offered to category semifinalists and quarterfinalists.

One lucky writer will be chosen as the 2021 TV Fellow. This person will receive a cash prize, a 12-month mentorship with 2 Hollywood professionals, and more.

For more information about prizes, please see our TV Prizes page.


We accept original TV pilot episodes in the following divisions:

  • Original Drama – 1 hour series
  • Original Comedy – 30 minute series
  • Original Sci-Fi or Fantasy – 1 hour series
  • Original Children’s/Family – 30 minute series

For more information about our divisions, as well as additional TV submission dates and fees and other rules and guidelines, please see our TV Submissions page.


Submit before June 14th to save on your submission fee. We want to read your work!!

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