The Writers’ Workshop applications generally open each year during the month of May. Please check back for specific application dates and deadlines.
Your resume should be in pdf format and include all past writing-related work experiences, and beyond (please note writing experience is not required).
Your personal statement should be no longer than one page, double-spaced (up to 2,000 characters, including spaces). It should tell us why you want to be a television writer and how your background will add a unique perspective to television writing.
Specs MUST be written for a show that is listed on our Accepted Shows page. Not all shows are accepted. Please take a moment to make sure your show is listed. Please include a “Previously On” page after your title page if your show is serialized. The “Previously On” page lets the reader know where your episode takes place in the series, and must also include an episode number (please see the FAQ for a more detailed breakdown). It should be in paragraph form and not longer than a page. Your episode can take place anywhere within the series that you would like. If you have applied previously, you must submit a new spec script. If you apply with a Comedy spec, you will be considered as a Comedy writer, and if you apply with a Drama spec, you will be considered as a Drama writer.
Each submission must include a submission agreement in order for us to review your material. You must download the agreement, print the agreement, sign it, and either scan or upload a picture of the signed document. The agreement must be uploaded to your application before the deadline. Faxes and emails of this document will not be accepted. Please take into account the time it will take to submit your submission agreement when applying.
Please see our FAQ page for additional information.