The Writers Lab is Open for Submissions with Special Discount for WFT Members

By 27 February 2024Listen, News & Events

Our friends at The Writers Lab are celebrating their 10th anniversary! Submissions for their 2024 US lab are open February 20th.

Supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, The Writers Lab is the only program in the world devoted exclusively to script and career development for women and nonbinary writers 40+.

The Lab welcomes English-language submissions from women screenwriters over 40 ANYWHERE in the world, therefore international submissions of both Features and Pilots (both 1-hour and ½-hour) in English will be considered. They will select approximately 12 promising writers for an in-person retreat in New York in November, 2024. (Dates subject to change.)

During the four-day Lab, Mentors and Writers engage in rigorous script development through one-on-one mentor meetings, small group and panel discussions, peer workshops, story rooms, and more. In the following months of ongoing development, TWL mentors guide writers through the revision process with actionable feedback and offer strategic advice and advocacy with the help of partners, industry leaders, and their talented peers. 

Previous TWL lab winners have gone on to make The Black List, secure management, and have their screenplays produced.


Submissions are open February – 28th March 2024

Deadline to apply: March 28th

The 2024 Lab dates are November 12th -15th


For more information, please visit: The Writers Lab

To apply directly: The Writers Lab US (2024) – Coverfly


All WFT members get a discount on their submission –  if your membership is up to date, all you have to do is email us at and we will send you the code!


In the meantime, check out the podcast we recorded last year with co-founders of the The Writers Lab, Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon: 

WFT Writers Room: Meet the Women Behind The Writers Lab


WFT members who have participated in The Writers Lab UK and Europe programme in the previous year are Niamh Heery (A Means To An End) and Aisling Corristine (The Operative).