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Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone 2018

Unlock this door with
the key of your imagination.

Somewhere between light and shadow, between science and superstition,
we invite you to submit
for our approval
—a story of things and ideas
that could become...

As Timeless As Infinity.
Rod Serling dictating a teleplay

Imagine a new Twilight Zone episode, and write Rod Serling's
opening and closing narrations. Give it a title. Send us your entry!

How to Win
Don't write a treatment; this is more like a 60-second pitch. And it’s OK to leave some mystery: stimulate our imagination! EXAMPLES: read last year's winners--and all the entries--here.

Warm yourself up by writing new narrations for an existing episode, and read it aloud to friends to see if they recognize which episode. Then write the narrations for your original idea.
  • Maximum word count, excluding titles and labels: 150 words total, both narrations combined.
  • Maximum entries: 2 per person.
  • Title and Narrations onlyany additional content will be ignored.
  • We will not consider a previous entry.
  • Deadline: Halloween 2018 (October 31)
Send your entries to:
Stephen Schlich,


Judging by Rod Serling Memorial Foundation board members, using these criteria:
  • Originality.
  • How easily we can imagine Rod speaking your words.
  • How well your narrations suggest the imaginary episode.


! The Rod Serling Memorial Foundation offers to you: your personal area of our Twilight Zone. Actor Stephen Dexter has again volunteered to perform the three top entries.We will announce the winner and runners-up in time for Rod Serling's 93rd birthdayChristmas Day 2018. And the video will be accessible from our website forever!

NOTE: We will publish all the entries, as we did last year. By entering, you are granting permission to publish your entry (with your byline and copyright notice attached) on the website.