The 2018 Writers Lab is Now Open for Submissions


The 2018 Writers Lab is Now Open for Submissions


The Writers Lab is NOW OPEN for Submissions 

For women screenwriters over the age of 40. . . An intensive four-day script development retreat for narrative features. . . September 25 - 29, 2018, at Wiawaka, on Lake George, NY.. . . Now accepting international English-language script submissions. 

Submissions Open: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (12.01 am)

Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (11.59 pm EST)

Fee: $55.00    Member Fee: $35.00 


The Writers Lab seeks a broad selection of screenplays, across all genres of fiction, from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups. Submissions must be full-length narrative screenplays, in English. Applicants must identify as female and be born on or prior to February 28, 1978. 


Questions? Email or go to our FAQs 

The Writers Lab is funded by Meryl Streep for the fourth year, and produced by IRIS and New York Women In Film & Television in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America, East, with support from The Black List, Relativity Media, Stony Brook Southampton+Manhattan and Tribeca Film Institute.