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2021 Writers Guild Awards Media Timeline Announced

September 29, 2020 | By

Writers Guild AwardsThe 2021 Writers Guild Awards (73rd Annual) will be presented at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Los Angeles and New York. The Writers Guild Awards (WGA) honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories. The timeline for the awards is below.

2020-2021 WGA Media Timeline:

September 2020:
September 28th – Submissions Open in ALL Categories: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary), Series (Drama, Comedy, New), TV-Radio-New Media Scripts; Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)

December 2020:
December 11th – Deadline for submissions: Series (Drama, Comedy, New); TV-Radio/Audio-New Media Scripts and Paul Selvin Award (WGAW)

January 2021:
January 4th – Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting begins
January 20th – Deadline for Preliminary Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting
January 22nd – Deadline for submissions: Screenplays (Original, Adapted, Documentary)
January 29th – Preliminary Screenplay (Original, Adapted) online voting begins

February 2021:
February 3rd – Television, New Media, News, Radio/Audio, and Promotional Writing Nominations Announced
February 12th – Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay (Original, Adapted) online voting
February 16th – Screenplay (Original, Adapted, Documentary) Nominations Announced
February 19th – Final Screenplay (Original, Adapted) and Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting begins

March 2021:
TBA – “And the Nominees Are…” Writers Guild Awards nominees panel
March 5th – Deadline for Final Screenplay (Original, Adapted) and Series (Drama, Comedy, New) online voting
March 11thBeyond Words: Writers Guild Awards-nominated screenwriters panel
March 21st –  2021 Writers Guild Awards (73RD Annual)

For more information about the 2021 Writers Guild Awards submission process, guidelines, and official entry forms, please visit www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org.

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