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2011 Sitcom Writing Fellowships & Contests

February 7, 2011

The season is upon us.  Er, well it’s fast approaching.  Here’s a list of upcoming sitcom writing fellowship and contests…  It’s not a comprehensive list, as it just includes the more popular/prestigious contests.  If you know of one that I missed, let me know and I’ll add it.

May 2011 Update:  Alex over at A TV Calling has a great, comprehensive list of the “Big Six” writing fellowships.  Check it out!

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship

WB Writers’ Workshop

  • Deadline: June 1, 2011 (entry period beings on May 2, 2011)
  • Cost: $30 (FYI – That was the price for 2010; I’m not sure if it will increase for 2011)
  • Types of Scripts:
    • Sitcom Spec
    • One-Hour Spec
  • Website:

Disney | ABC Writing Program

Austin Film Festival

Page International Screenwriting Awards

  • Final Deadline: May 16, 2011
  • Cost: $49 by March 1st  /  $59 by April 1st / $69 by May 16th
  • Types of Scripts:
    • Sitcom Pilots
    • One-Hour Pilots
  • Website:

Scriptapalooza TV

NBC Writers on the Verge

FOX / New York Television Festival Comedy Script Contest

  • Deadline: Submission period is April 4th – April 18th
  • Cost: N/A
  • Types of Scrpts: Sitcom pilots
  • Website:
  • Important Note: One of the eligibility requirements is that your script “may not have been previously entered into any other contest or competition.”  Just something to keep in mind…


And if you haven’t already taken it…I set up a very brief survey to get some feedback on what you guys and gals are writing.  Seriously, it won’t take you long to complete it.  I did it in less than a minute.  (That’s not a guarantee…I can’t control how fast you type.)  At the end of the month, I’ll post the results of the survey for everyone to see.

~ CLICK HERE to take the Spec Script Survey ~

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Delisa Seng permalink
    May 11, 2011 12:23 am

    Comedy writer with a hilarious script that needs an door of opportunity to submit.


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