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Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone Episode

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. The example below doesn’t tell you every detail, but you can imagine the episode.

Warm yourself up by writing new narration to an existing episode, then read it aloud to friends to see if they recognize which episode.

Maximum total words: 150 total, both narrations combined
Maximum entries: 2 per person
Title and Narrations only. Any additional content will be ignored.
Deadline: Halloween 2017 (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.
Title and Narrations only. Any additional content will be ignored.
Deadline: Halloween 2017 (October 31)


! The Rod Serling Memorial Foundation offers to you: your personal area of our Twilight Zone. We will announce the winner and runners-up in time for Rod Serling's 92nd birthdayChristmas Day 2017. A professional actor will perform the top three entries, as Rod Serling—and the video will be featured on our home page forever!

Example Entry

Title: “Sleight of Mind
by Steve Schlich

Jedi mind trick? No, it's a sneaky sidewalk scam to gets into your head before you know what hit you. Travis Bucknam might have found the perfect pitch for minds currently on vacation. But if he overthinks it, he'll find himself trapped in the pre-frontal lobe ...of the Twilight Zone.
(50 words)

Closing narration:
Don’t pity Travis Bucknam, now paying rent for the use of his own memory. He discovered too late that the best things in life aren’t always free, especially when you try to scam others into renting them from you. A lesson to keep in mind, straight from the Twilight Zone.
(50 words)