The Writers Lab is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Submissions for their 2024 US lab are open from 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 from 20th February until 28th March 2024

Deadline to apply: March 28th, 2024.

The 2024 Lab dates are November 12th -15th, 2024.

For more information, please visit The Writers Lab website.

You can apply directly via the Writers Lab US (2024) – Coverfly.

All WIFTI members get a discount on their submission – all you have to do is email your local or national WFT Chapter for the code!

You can also listen to co-founders of the Writers Lab Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon talk about previous editions of the lab with WFT Ireland and NYWIFT.