ABOUT THE PROGRAM
When is it?
The program’s kickoff event – the weekend retreat – takes place in spring 2019. Ongoing mentorship workshops and networking events will continue each month through spring 2020 on weekday evenings.
Where is it?
All sessions take place at the WGF’s Shavelson-Webb Library in Los Angeles, CA.
How much does it cost?
The program is free. NOTE: those from outside the Los Angeles area are expected to cover their own transportation and lodging costs.
Am I eligible?
We encourage U.S. military veterans and military service members who are interested in the craft and business of screenwriting and storytelling to apply. Applicants must be 21+ years old and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Should applicants have writing experience?
Writing experience is not a requirement — what is most important is that applicants show a passion for the craft and business of writing and a commitment to completing 1 screenplay or TV pilot during the program.
How many vets does it serve?
About 50 veterans are accepted to the program per year.
How can I apply?
The application window to apply to the 2019-2020 Veterans Writing Project is now open. View the application here. Please read instructions carefully before submitting.
What is the deadline to apply?
The deadline to apply to the 2019-2020 Veterans Writing Project is Monday, February 25 at 11:59pm PST.
Will there be an interview?
WGF staff and/or selection committee members may reach out to select applicants for a phone or Skype interview.
I am a WGA member; how can I help?
If you are a WGA member and you are interested in mentoring, please contact Libbie at firstname.lastname@example.org. And please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.
I am not a WGA member or a veteran; how can I help?
Our volunteer needs are currently met, but you may email Libbie at email@example.com for more information on how to give your time to the Veterans Writing Project. And please consider making a tax-deductible donation here.