Below are a few common questions about the fellowship program. For additional questions not covered below, please feel free to contact us at writersroom@sesame.org

  • How do I apply?

  • When is the application due?

  • What are the script sample and resume requirements?

  • What types of files do you accept?

  • Can a writing pair apply?

  • Can I submit a short story or manuscript?

  • Can I submit multiple applications, featuring different scripts?

  • Will I have to work on the script from my application during the fellowship?

  • What are underrepresented racial groups?

  • Should applicants have writing experience?

  • I am not 21 now, but what if I turn 21 by the time the fellowship begins?

  • I am not a US citizen or permanent resident - can I apply?

  • Do participants have to pay for the fellowship?

  • Will there be interviews? If so, when will the interviews be held?

  • What days/times will the sessions take place?

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

  • What if I have additional questions?