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    Years ago when you were SUPPOSED to write a spec teleplay (I know people generally prefer original pilots now) I was always behind on TV shows and yadda yadda, never did it. I wrote pilots.

    Now that I finally have a spec teleplay, I'm not sure what to do with it.
    I knew when I wrote it that it was too new -- it's not on the lists for any of the TV workshops like Writers on the Verge, etc. Frankly, I'm hoping it gets picked up for a second season (yes, I know this is not great genius planning, but it's the one I wanted to write and I wrote it pretty quickly...)

    But what contests accept spec teleplays/non-pilots?

    I know AFF does. Anyone else besides these workshops?

    Also, I know sometimes you'd send those in as samples but ... my agent doesn't do TV. Should I be querying managers with a spec teleplay? I can't imagine they'd want to read specs, right?

    Or would I query managers with my pilot and mention I just wrote a spec?
    Or should I just hang out on the couch and watch more Netflix so I'm caught up for next year? (Maybe I'm ahead because this one is too new?)

    Thanks. Sigh.
    Last edited by cvolante; 05-11-2018, 01:32 PM. Reason: Musical accompaniment.