and actor Stephen Dexter
eagerly volunteered to perform the winning entries as Rod Serling.
Stephen is proud to be “a rabid Rod Serling/Twilight Zone fan” and
at work on his
own Rod Serling project. You can see his passion in his
Thank you, sir!
New York, kindly donated their facilities to the Rod Serling Memorial
Foundation, to stage and
film the winning narrations. We are in awe of your studios, your
people, and your hospitality! The 2017 winners: 1st place:“Split
the Difference” by Joseph Dougherty 2nd place:“Mr.
Calagan and the Road Home” by Gus Holwerda 3rd place:“The
Small Stuff” by Dale Elster
ALL THE ENTRIES
One of the hardest things to do on this project was write a rejection
the writers who didn't win. I've received those myself. And so many of
entries were so good! They had originality, cleverness, and an
reverence for Rod Serling’s writing. Our judges marvelled at
how difficult it was to pare down their favorites to a mere three, and
delighted in reading all the entries. So many of them were episodes
that we wanted to see.
So here is the second half of our Christmas
you: dozens of new stories
for you to
imagine and watch on that little black-and-white screen in your head.