Scriptwriting Competition

2015 Rod Serling Short Script Competition

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Rod Serling Conference's Short Feature Scriptwriting competition.

The script competition is open to nonproduced or nonoptioned writers only.

The deadline for entries is Friday, August 14, 2015.

Serling taught at Ithaca College from 1967 until his death in 1975. Ithaca College is also home to the Rod Serling Archives consisting of television scripts, movie screenplays, stage play scripts, films, published works by Serling, unproduced scripts, and secondary materials.


The script competition is open to non-produced, or non-optioned writers only. Any applicant who has earned money or other consideration as a screenwriter for theatrical films or television, or as a playwright for the legitimate theatre, or for the sale of, or sale of an option to, any original story, treatment, screenplay, play, or teleplay will not be eligible for the competition.

Postmark Deadline:

Friday, August 14, 2015


Top 5 finalists will be read by Carol Serling.

First Place: $250

Second Place: $150

Third Place: $100

Finalists will be notified and their names will be posted on the Serling website in September. Winners will be notified by October 2, 2015.


To Enter:

Download official guidelines, criteria, and submission information here.






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