Opportunities

Sheffield Theatres accepting submissions

Sheffield Theatres are looking to find the best new plays in the region and the country. They are seeking work which is bold, brilliant and essential, for plays which reflect the here and now, writing from unique voices with original perspectives, based around ideas not often explored, stories that are at home not only in …

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RSL Literature Matters Awards

The RSL’s Literature Matters Awards aim to reward and enable literary excellence and innovation.  Each year, after an open call for proposals, the Awards are given to individual writers or other literary creators, recognising their past achievements and providing them with financial support to undertake a proposed new piece of writing or literary project. Launched …

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Nathan Carr and Milivoy Webber Memorial Prize: An annual writing competition

This prize is awarded annually in memory of Nathan Robert Carr and Milivoy Ivon Webber. The competition genre and theme may change each year.  This is the first year of the competition, which is sponsored by Mama Quilla Productions—Art for Change. Mama Quilla spotlights neglected human rights issues and explores the big issues of the …

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2020 PlayPenn New Play Development Conference

Beginning September 1, PlayPenn will be accepting applications for its 2020 New Play Development Conference; we are pleased to request your full length, unproduced script for consideration. Please review the guidelines carefully and completely before making application.  Your application must be uploaded and complete by September 30, 2019 or it cannot be considered. Currently, they are …

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Hammond House Publishing: International Writing Competitions 2019 (entry £10)

Hammond House Publishing accepting submissions for their  International Writing Competitions 2019 on the theme of LEAVING. They are accepting poetry, short plays and screenplays. Find out more here.  For Submission Guidelines, click here For Terms and Conditions, click here Entry Fee: £10/ Hammond House Members: £5 /Feedback Option: £10 Deadline: 30 September 2019 Source: @Playwriting_UK ​

The Inkubator: Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink

The Inkubator: Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink The Inkubator is a ten-week Introduction to Playwriting Course led by Ola Animashawun. Ola is the National Theatre Connections Dramaturg, former Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre and Creative Director of the playwriting consultancy, Euphoric Ink. This weekly course will take you through the fundamentals …

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WGM Atlantic Group Literary: How to be a regular writer on the Soaps

How to be a regular writer on the Soaps with Emmerdale Script Editors Jennifer Fox and Lauren Heeley.  Jennifer and Lauren will be doing a workshop on structuring elements within episodes and how to write and cross over different strands of storyline.  The details of this are:  Date: Saturday, October 5th  Location: Manchester  Duration: Two …

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WGM Atlantic Group Literary: Writers’ Workshops Script development and working with a production company

Open script pitching and development with production companies workshop for writers of all backgrounds with Ali Coulson, Head of Drama Development at Hurricane Films.  Ali heads up the development slate of feature scripts. She oversees ideas from optioning right through the first and second draft process to commission.  The details of this are:  Date: Saturday, …

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Down Stage Write seeking short plays from Devon & Cornwall Writers

Down Stage Write are looking for Devon and Cornwall based writers to submit scripts for their latest production of short plays. ‘I Think I’d Explode’ is an evening of four short plays written in response to the poetry of acclaimed Launceston poet Charles Causley. The project is supported by The Causley Trust and Theatre Royal …

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