Friday, January 2, 2015

Nickelodeon Writing Program open for submissions

The Nickelodeon Writing Program is now open for submissions! The program is a full-time one year program that, unlike many other writing programs, includes a salary. US and international applicants 18 years of age or older are welcome to apply. The application deadline is February 15, 2015.


All applicants must submit a writing sample. Appropriate Spec Scripts must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Must be Comedic; either Live Action or Animation
  • Based on a half-hour television series that is currently on-air and being produced for primetime network or cable (series must have been on-air for at least one season)
  • Typed in standard Final Draft (or equivalent) script format
  • In black ink
  • In 12pt courier style font
  • On 8-1/2 x 11, 3-hole punched white paper
  • With only two brass fasteners (top & bottom)


Feature-length screenplays, hour-long dramas, reality-based comedies or dramas, pilots, treatments, outlines, plays, short stories, books, graphics, magazine/newspaper articles, poems, headshots, audio/video tapes, digital media, loose-leaf pages or non-U.S. content.


  • Two copies of one spec script (this applies to both individual writers and writing teams)
  • One-page resume
  • Half-page biography
  • Completed and signed application form
  • Completed and signed submission release form and Schedule A (included with application)
Good luck! For full information about the program, check out Nick's website and FAQ. You can also follow the program on Facebook and Twitter

I also did an interview with the Executive Director of the program back in 2011. I can't say if the program has stayed completely the same, but the interview contains a lot of good advice!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for posting this! Your blog is super helpful and much appreciated. Smiles from NYC.