2025 TV Contest is Open for Submissions

Our 2025 TV retreat & fellowship contest is open for submissions! Submit by July 7th to take advantage of our early bird submission fee of $50.


The 2025 TV retreat will be held on May 2 – 6, 2025 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive 3 one-on-one, 1-1/2 hour sessions with mentors. Attendees also will experience what it’s like to sit in a professional writers room run by an experienced mentor. In addition, attendees will participate in mentor-led panel discussions and group writing exercises and gather with mentors and staff for meals, drinks, games, 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 2025 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

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 by July 7, 2024 to save on your submission fee. We want to read your work!

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