Writing Program

Founded in the year 2000, the Nickelodeon Writing Program is a full-time, paid, yearlong development Program for television comedy writers with unique voices and from underrepresented communities. Join us at the studio in Burbank for classes and workshops to sharpen your skills, executive mentorship and networking to build your professional relationships, and the opportunity to work in the iconic live-action and animation writers’ rooms at Nick. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dedicate yourself to the craft of writing and build your career from the ground up.

The Nick Writing Program is not a writing contest – It’s a launching pad for diverse and emerging creatives. If you bring the unique voice and innovative ideas for kids’ and family content, we’ll help you launch a career with all the tools you’ll need to succeed in the industry for years to come.

We need your talent and perspective, so come tell us your story!


Submissions are open!


Please note: all submission and notification dates are subject to change.

Upcoming Dates

July 1

Call For Submissions

Submission period opens at 12:01am PT

August 1

Submissions Close

Submission period closes at 11:59pm PT

October 31

Semi-Finalists Notified

Semi-finalists will be notified by end of October

November 15

Chosen Writers Notified

Chosen writers will be notified by mid November

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