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Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 11 May 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

LPW Members: Online Workshop – The Re-drafting Toolkit

Why The Opportunities You Don’t Take Are Just As Important As The Ones You Do

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

How To Put On A Scratch Night: A Chat With The AD of Little Pieces of Gold

LPW Online Book Club This Wide Night

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize)

Pursued By A Bear: “What’s the best day job for a recent graduate who wants to write?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 46 Opportunities with May deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout May

Hence seeking scripts on ‘Redemption’ for new writing night –  Deadline: 11 May 2018 at 5pm

RBL Theatre Company accepting submissions for Off The Block writing competition – Deadline: 11 May 2018

The Pleasance accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 13 May 2018

Journeys Festival seeking writers from refugee backgrounds (paid) – Deadline: 14 May 2018

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Arts Council England – Development grants available for individuals – Deadline: 16 May 2018

Off the Cliff seeking shorts inspired by Metamorphoses – Deadline: 17 May 2018

Persistent and Nasty seeking 15-30 min scripts from female-identified artists (Glasgow) – Deadline: 18 May 2018 at 5pm

Actor Awareness seeking short plays on LGBTQ theme – Deadline: 19 May 2018

The After School Club seeking new plays – Deadline: 20 May 2018

The Comedy Crowd seeking 2 minute videos for Chorts – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

How to Pitch for TV: Networking event for disabled writers – Deadline: 21 May 2018

University of Worcester seeking playwright for commission (paid)- Deadline: 23 May 2018

The Hope Theatre accepting submissions for Ink or Swim – Deadline: 26 May 2018

Introductory Groups at the Royal Court open for applications – Deadline: 29 May 2018

Brainchild seeking submissions for Hatch #8 at Southwark Playhouse– Deadline: 30 May 2018 at 10am

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Manhattan Repertory Theatre seeking playwrights who want to self-produce/finance their work (fees $795-$6,000) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Aberrant Theatre seeking short horror plays – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Gloucester Library call out for contributors for Mischief Makers Circus Day – Deadline: 4 June 2018

Brainchild seeking submissions for Hatch #9 at Brainchild Festival – Deadline: 13 June 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018

Carrot Napper Productions seeking 5 minute pieces for fundraiser in Derbyshire – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Saw It Here First Productions seeking shorts for scratch night – Deadline: 4 July 2018

Mercury/ Weinberger Playwriting Prize 2018 announced! – Deadline: 20 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

Kali Theatre Discovery Programme open for applications (women writers of South Asian descent) – Deadline: 24 July 2018

Sterts one-act play competition (£8 entry/ £100 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Audiojam Flash Fiction Competition open for submissions – Deadline: 31 July 2018

‘Write Here! Write Now!’ Contexture Theatre seeking 20 min plays for Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk) – Online resource

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Have your work read at the South London Writers’ Group – 30 May & 2 June 2018

Science Fiction Theatre Research Lab open for bookings – Course starts 21 May 2018

‘Starting to write a play’ Arvon Course with Tanika Gupta (£720-£770) – 28 May – 2 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Liberian Girl – 30 May 2018

Bloomsbury Institute event: Julius Caesar and Me with Paterson Joseph- Date; 31 May 2018 at 6pm

Unblock your Creativity: Writing workshop with Eirini Dermitzaki – Date: 3 June 2018

‘The Need To Knows’ Workshops with Theatre Deli – Date: 4 June 2018 at 6.30pm

Omnibus Writers Group open for bookings – Date: Monday evenings, 4 June 2018 – 9 July 2018

Squint Writers’ Group with Lee Anderson open for bookings (£90) – Starts 6 June 2018 (runs for 4 consecutive Wednesdays)

BBC announce TV Writers’ Festival– Date: 6 June 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Portia Coughlan – 27 June 2018

Play in a Day Workshop with Royal Court #TakeUpSpace – 7 July 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

Applications open for the John Retallack Playwriting Course 2018-2019 – Deadline: 31 July 2018 (for September start)

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

 

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 4 May 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

LPW – new members content for Spring/ Summer!

Why The Opportunities You Don’t Take Are Just As Important As The Ones You Do

How To React When Your Relatives Judge Your Creative Writing Degree

Why Do I Make Theatre? Reflections on World Theatre Day

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

LPW Online Book Club This Wide Night

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: BBC: The Biggest Weekend seeking comedy monologues

Pursued By A Bear:“Theatre seems pointless when the world is falling apart” 

Opportunities with deadlines:

 

 

 

Play Submissions Helper: 46 Opportunities with May deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout May

 

ArtsEd Original Screenplay Project seeking short scripts – Deadline: 4 May 2018 at 5pm

BBC: The Biggest Weekend seeking comedy monologues – Deadline: 8 May 2018

Airplays developing radio dramas about Empire Windrush (£1,000 commission) – Deadline: 10 May 2018

Writing West Midlands seeking workshop leaders (paid and volunteer positions available) – Deadline: None posted but interviews take place 10/11 May 2018

Hence seeking scripts on ‘Redemption’ for new writing night –  Deadline: 11 May 2018 at 5pm

RBL Theatre Company accepting submissions for Off The Block writing competition – Deadline: 11 May 2018

The Pleasance accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 13 May 2018

Journeys Festival seeking writers from refugee backgrounds (paid) – Deadline: 14 May 2018

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Arts Council England – Development grants available for individuals – Deadline: 16 May 2018

Off the Cliff seeking shorts inspired by Metamorphoses – Deadline: 17 May 2018

Persistent and Nasty seeking 15-30 min scripts from female-identified artists (Glasgow) – Deadline: 18 May 2018 at 5pm

Actor Awareness seeking short plays on LGBTQ theme – Deadline: 19 May 2018

The After School Club seeking new plays – Deadline: 20 May 2018

The Comedy Crowd seeking 2 minute videos for Chorts – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Manhattan Repertory Theatre seeking playwrights who want to self-produce/finance their work (fees $795-$6,000) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Aberrant Theatre seeking short horror plays – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Gloucester Library call out for contributors for Mischief Makers Circus Day – Deadline: 4 June 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018

Carrot Napper Productions seeking 5 minute pieces for fundraiser in Derbyshire – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Saw It Here First Productions seeking shorts for scratch night – Deadline: 4 July 2018

Mercury/ Weinberger Playwriting Prize 2018 announced! – Deadline: 20 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

Sterts one-act play competition (£8 entry/ £100 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Audiojam Flash Fiction Competition open for submissions – Deadline: 31 July 2018

‘Write Here! Write Now!’ Contexture Theatre seeking 20 min plays for Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk) – Online resource

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Have your work read at the South London Writers’ Group – 30 May & 2 June 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – places available – 28/29 April & 12/13 May 2018

Writing for the stage – Consenting Adults at Arcola Theatre (£95) – 1 May – 12 June 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Machynlleth Comedy Festival: Breaking into Comedy with BBC Writersroom (FREE event) – Date: 6 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

Science Fiction Theatre Research Lab open for bookings – Course starts 21 May 2018

‘Starting to write a play’ Arvon Course with Tanika Gupta (£720-£770) – 28 May – 2 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Liberian Girl – 30 May 2018

Unblock your Creativity: Writing workshop with Eirini Dermitzaki – Date: 3 June 2018

Squint Writers’ Group with Lee Anderson open for bookings (£90) – Starts 6 June 2018 (runs for 4 consecutive Wednesdays)

BBC announce TV Writers’ Festival– Date: 6 June 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Portia Coughlan – 27 June 2018

Play in a Day Workshop with Royal Court #TakeUpSpace – 7 July 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

Applications open for the John Retallack Playwriting Course 2018-2019 – Deadline: 31 July 2018 (for September start)

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 27 April 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign up for our email list to get the weekly roundup direct to your inbox!

Featured posts:

LPW – new members content for Spring/ Summer!

Why The Opportunities You Don’t Take Are Just As Important As The Ones You Do

How To React When Your Relatives Judge Your Creative Writing Degree

Why Do I Make Theatre? Reflections on World Theatre Day

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

LPW Online Book Club This Wide Night

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Airplays developing radio dramas about Empire Windrush (£1,000 commission)

Pursued By A Bear: “Should I write short plays or full length?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 33 Opportunities with April deadlines – Deadline: various throughout April 2018

 

 

 

London Playwrights’ Lab accepting applications for 2018 programme – Deadline: 27 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

New writing night at the Ship and Mitre seeking short plays (Liverpool) – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Elicit Pictures seeking short film scripts – Deadline: 30 April 2018

The Millennials seeking submissions for Disconnected – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Manchester ADP seeking short plays – Deadline: 30 April 2018

ADP Audio seeking submissions of 15 minute audio plays – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Gladstone’s Library seeking Writers in Residence (covers expenses and £100/wk honorarium) – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Play Submissions Helper: 46 Opportunities with May deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout May

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

BBC New Comedy Award (£1,000 prize) – Deadline: 3 May 2018 at midnight

ArtsEd Original Screenplay Project seeking short scripts – Deadline: 4 May 2018 at 5pm

Airplays developing radio dramas about Empire Windrush (£1,000 commission) – Deadline: 10 May 2018

Writing West Midlands seeking workshop leaders (paid and volunteer positions available) – Deadline: None posted but interviews take place 10/11 May 2018

Hence seeking scripts on ‘Redemption’ for new writing night –  Deadline: 11 May 2018 at 5pm

The Pleasance accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 13 May 2018

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Arts Council England – Development grants available for individuals – Deadline: 16 May 2018

Off the Cliff seeking shorts inspired by Metamorphoses – Deadline: 17 May 2018

Persistent and Nasty seeking 15-30 min scripts from female-identified artists (Glasgow) – Deadline: 18 May 2018 at 5pm

Actor Awareness seeking short plays on LGBTQ theme – Deadline: 19 May 2018

The Comedy Crowd seeking 2 minute videos for Chorts – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Manhattan Repertory Theatre seeking playwrights who want to self-produce/finance their work (fees $795-$6,000) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Aberrant Theatre seeking short horror plays – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Gloucester Library call out for contributors for Mischief Makers Circus Day – Deadline: 4 June 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018

Carrot Napper Productions seeking 5 minute pieces for fundraiser in Derbyshire – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

Sterts one-act play competition (£8 entry/ £100 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

‘Write Here! Write Now!’ Contexture Theatre seeking 20 min plays for Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Have your work read at the South London Writers’ Group – 30 May & 2 June 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – places available – 28/29 April & 12/13 May 2018

Writing for the stage – Consenting Adults at Arcola Theatre (£95) – 1 May – 12 June 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Machynlleth Comedy Festival: Breaking into Comedy with BBC Writersroom (FREE event) – Date: 6 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

‘Starting to write a play’ Arvon Course with Tanika Gupta (£720-£770) – 28 May – 2 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Liberian Girl – 30 May 2018

Unblock your Creativity: Writing workshop with Eirini Dermitzaki – Date: 3 June 2018

Squint Writers’ Group with Lee Anderson open for bookings (£90) – Starts 6 June 2018 (runs for 4 consecutive Wednesdays)

BBC announce TV Writers’ Festival– Date: 6 June 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Portia Coughlan – 27 June 2018

Play in a Day Workshop with Royal Court #TakeUpSpace – 7 July 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 20 April 2018

Want to support LPB? Become a member!

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign up for our email list to get the weekly roundup direct to your inbox!

Featured posts:

Why The Opportunities You Don’t Take Are Just As Important As The Ones You Do

How To React When Your Relatives Judge Your Creative Writing Degree

Why Do I Make Theatre? Reflections on World Theatre Day

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Hence seeking scripts on ‘Redemption’ for new writing night

Pursued By A Bear: “My partner hates it when I write”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 33 Opportunities with April deadlines – Deadline: various throughout April 2018

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence 2018 (£3,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Live Theatre & Northumbria University Writer in Residence 2018-19 (£20,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

SLAM and The Arcola seeking one minute pieces about London – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Freedom Studios Bradford accepting applications for Intro to Playwriting Course – Deadline: 20 April at 5pm

Loquitur seeking submissions for ‘Femage a Trois’ – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking 10-15 minute scripts – Deadline: 21 April 2018

Coracle and Alphabetti seeking plays about the Suffragette Movement (paid, Newcastle) – Deadline: 22 April 2018 at midnight

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 April 2018

Director seeking scripts for production – Deadline: 25 April 2018

London Playwrights’ Lab accepting applications for 2018 programme – Deadline: 27 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

New writing night at the Ship and Mitre seeking short plays (Liverpool) – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Elicit Pictures seeking short film scripts – Deadline: 30 April 2018

The Millennials seeking submissions for Disconnected – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Manchester ADP seeking short plays – Deadline: 30 April 2018

ADP Audio seeking submissions of 15 minute audio plays – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Gladstone’s Library seeking Writers in Residence (covers expenses and £100/wk honorarium) – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

BBC New Comedy Award (£1,000 prize) – Deadline: 3 May 2018 at midnight

ArtsEd Original Screenplay Project seeking short scripts – Deadline: 4 May 2018 at 5pm

Airplays developing radio dramas about Empire Windrush (£1,000 commission) – Deadline: 10 May 2018

Hence seeking scripts on ‘Redemption’ for new writing night –  Deadline: 11 May 2018 at 5pm

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Persistent and Nasty seeking 15-30 min scripts from female-identified artists (Glasgow) – Deadline: 18 May 2018 at 5pm

Actor Awareness seeking short plays on LGBTQ theme – Deadline: 19 May 2018

The Comedy Crowd seeking 2 minute videos for Chorts – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Manhattan Repertory Theatre seeking playwrights who want to self-produce/finance their work (fees $795-$6,000) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Aberrant Theatre seeking short horror plays – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Carrot Napper Productions seeking 5 minute pieces for fundraiser in Derbyshire – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

Sterts one-act play competition (£8 entry/ £100 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

‘Write Here! Write Now!’ Contexture Theatre seeking 20 min plays for Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

The Book Pipeline seeking source material to adapt ($65 entry, $10,000 prize) – Deadline: 15 November 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Scenic Route Theatre: The Lunchbox – places available on this Friday’s session! Date: 20 April 2018, 11am-2pm

How to Write a Great Story – Workshop with Jody Medland – Date: 20 April 12pm- 2pm

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

BFI Southbank – Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema – 2-4-1 Ticket offer for LPB readers! – Throughout April 2018

Applications open Entrepreneurship skills for performing artists, Guildhall School of Music & Drama – 21-22 April 2018

Beach Hut Theatre script writing course open for applications – Dates: Course starts on 23 April 2018

The Library of Ideas Workshop: Creative Use of the British Library (free) – 22 April 2018

Scriptwriting short course with Simon Stephens at Manchester Met. University (£350) – 24 -26 April 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing: Writing for the Stage with David Eldridge – 24 April 6.30pm-8.30pm

Redrafting Your Script Workshop at Lyceum Theatre (£45) – 27 April 2018 from 10.30am-5pm

Papatango free workshop – Story and Theme on Screen – 27 April 2018 from 11am-1pm

Free livestream with Methuen and Bloomsbury on ‘How to publish your play’ – 27 April 2018 from 12.15-12.45pm

Write Theatre playwriting course – places available – 28/29 April & 12/13 May 2018

Writing for the stage – Consenting Adults at Arcola Theatre (£95) – 1 May – 12 June 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Machynlleth Comedy Festival: Breaking into Comedy with BBC Writersroom (FREE event) – Date: 6 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

‘Starting to write a play’ Arvon Course with Tanika Gupta (£720-£770) – 28 May – 2 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Liberian Girl – 30 May 2018

Squint Writers’ Group with Lee Anderson open for bookings (£90) – Starts 6 June 2018 (runs for 4 consecutive Wednesdays)

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Portia Coughlan – 27 June 2018

Play in a Day Workshop with Royal Court #TakeUpSpace – 7 July 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

The Questors Theatre Ealing accepting submissions for staged readings – Deadline: None posted

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 13 April 2018

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Featured posts:

How To React When Your Relatives Judge Your Creative Writing Degree

Why Do I Make Theatre? Reflections on World Theatre Day

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Little Pieces of Gold seeks 10 minute plays

Pursued By A Bear: “Any tips on getting into musical theatre?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 33 Opportunities with April deadlines – Deadline: various throughout April 2018

 

Dramaturg(e)/Contributors needed for OVERHEARD at RADA Festival 2018 (paid) – Deadline: 14 April 2018

The Dot Collective seeking playwrights for community collaboration One Hundred Trillion (paid) – Deadline: 15 April 2018

Attune Theatre CIC seeking plays that have had a short run (Glasgow City) – Deadline: 31 March 2018  15 April 2018

SOLO2 seeking new writing for Swindon Fringe – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 15 April 2018

Workshop Leader sought for Sci-Fi Theatre Workshops (£80 fee) – Deadline: 15 April 2018

BBC Writersroom Comedy Script Room 2018  – Deadline: 16 April 2018

Melanin Box Festival (Black British theatremakers, £400 prize) – Deadline: 17 April 2018

BAFTA Rocliffe accepting submissions for TV Comedy Competition – Deadline: 18 April 2018 at 5pm

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence 2018 (£3,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Live Theatre & Northumbria University Writer in Residence 2018-19 (£20,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Loquitur seeking submissions for ‘Femage a Trois’ – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking 10-15 minute scripts – Deadline: 21 April 2018

Coracle and Alphabetti seeking plays about the Suffragette Movement (paid, Newcastle) – Deadline: 22 April 2018 at midnight

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 April 2018

Director seeking scripts for production – Deadline: 25 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

New writing night at the Ship and Mitre seeking short plays (Liverpool) – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Elicit Pictures seeking short film scripts – Deadline: 30 April 2018

The Millennials seeking submissions for Disconnected – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Manchester ADP seeking short plays – Deadline: 30 April 2018

ADP Audio seeking submissions of 15 minute audio plays – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Gladstone’s Library seeking Writers in Residence (covers expenses and £100/wk honorarium) – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

BBC New Comedy Award (£1,000 prize) – Deadline: 3 May 2018 at midnight

ArtsEd Original Screenplay Project seeking short scripts – Deadline: 4 May 2018 at 5pm

Hence seeking scripts on ‘Redemption’ for new writing night –  Deadline: 11 May 2018 at 5pm

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Aberrant Theatre seeking short horror plays – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Carrot Napper Productions seeking 5 minute pieces for fundraiser in Derbyshire – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

‘Write Here! Write Now!’ Contexture Theatre seeking 20 min plays for Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy «Neem-2018» (2000 ruble prize) – Deadline: 1 September 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

BFI Southbank – Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema – 2-4-1 Ticket offer for LPB readers! – Throughout April 2018

100 Years Workshop with Royal Court for #TakeUpSpace – 16 & 18 April 2018

Applications open Entrepreneurship skills for performing artists, Guildhall School of Music & Drama – 21-22 April 2018

The Library of Ideas Workshop: Creative Use of the British Library (free) – 22 April 2018

Scriptwriting short course with Simon Stephens at Manchester Met. University (£350) – 24 -26 April 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing: Writing for the Stage with David Eldridge – 24 April 6.30pm-8.30pm

Redrafting Your Script Workshop at Lyceum Theatre (£45) – 27 April 2018 from 10.30am-5pm

Papatango free workshop – Story and Theme on Screen – 27 April 2018 from 11am-1pm

Free livestream with Methuen and Bloomsbury on ‘How to publish your play’ – 27 April 2018 from 12.15-12.45pm

Write Theatre playwriting course – places available – 28/29 April & 12/13 May 2018

Writing for the stage – Consenting Adults at Arcola Theatre (£95) – 1 May – 12 June 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

‘Starting to write a play’ Arvon Course with Tanika Gupta (£720-£770) – 28 May – 2 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Liberian Girl – 30 May 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Portia Coughlan – 27 June 2018

Play in a Day Workshop with Royal Court #TakeUpSpace – 7 July 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 6 April 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

LPW Online Book Club – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

How To React When Your Relatives Judge Your Creative Writing Degree

Why Do I Make Theatre? Reflections on World Theatre Day

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Live Theatre & Northumbria University Writer in Residence 2018-19

Pursued By A Bear: “I can’t make sense of five act structure”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 33 Opportunities with April deadlines – Deadline: various throughout April 2018

Falling Pennies seeking submissions for ‘On the Night’ – Deadline: 6 April 2018 at midday

Dramatic Society seek original work suitable for audio production – Deadline: 30 April 2018 8 April 2018, Deadline moved forward!!

Shorts @ the Canal accepting short plays – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Sussex Playwrights seeking Brighton Fringe shows for showcase – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Tamasha call out for new short plays for scratch night – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Manchester ADP seeking full length scripts – Deadline: 9 April 2018

BBC Continuing Drama Directors’ Scheme – open for applications – Deadline: 9 April 2018 at 10am

Dramaturg(e)/Contributors needed for OVERHEARD at RADA Festival 2018 (paid) – Deadline: 14 April 2018

Attune Theatre CIC seeking plays that have had a short run (Glasgow City) – Deadline: 31 March 2018  15 April 2018

SOLO2 seeking new writing for Swindon Fringe – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 15 April 2018

Workshop Leader sought for Sci-Fi Theatre Workshops (£80 fee) – Deadline: 15 April 2018

BBC Writersroom Comedy Script Room 2018  – Deadline: 16 April 2018

Melanin Box Festival (Black British theatremakers, £400 prize) – Deadline: 17 April 2018

BAFTA Rocliffe accepting submissions for TV Comedy Competition – Deadline: 18 April 2018 at 5pm

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence 2018 (£3,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Live Theatre & Northumbria University Writer in Residence 2018-19 (£20,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 April 2018

Director seeking scripts for production – Deadline: 25 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

New writing night at the Ship and Mitre seeking short plays (Liverpool) – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Elicit Pictures seeking short film scripts – Deadline: 30 April 2018

The Millennials seeking submissions for Disconnected – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Manchester ADP seeking short plays – Deadline: 30 April 2018

ADP Audio seeking submissions of 15 minute audio plays – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Gladstone’s Library seeking Writers in Residence (covers expenses and £100/wk honorarium) – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

ArtsEd Original Screenplay Project seeking short scripts – Deadline: 4 May 2018 at 5pm

Hence seeking scripts on ‘Redemption’ for new writing night –  Deadline: 11 May 2018 at 5pm

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Aberrant Theatre seeking short horror plays – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

‘Write Here! Write Now!’ Contexture Theatre seeking 20 min plays for Herts & Essex Playwriting Festival – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

BFI Southbank – Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema – 2-4-1 Ticket offer for LPB readers! – Throughout April 2018

Art School event with Carl Woodward and Steve Ball – 12 April 2018 from 6-7 pm

100 Years Workshop with Royal Court for #TakeUpSpace – 16 & 18 April 2018

Applications open Entrepreneurship skills for performing artists, Guildhall School of Music & Drama – 21-22 April 2018

The Library of Ideas Workshop: Creative Use of the British Library (free) – 22 April 2018

Scriptwriting short course with Simon Stephens at Manchester Met. University (£350) – 24 -26 April 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing: Writing for the Stage with David Eldridge – 24 April 6.30pm-8.30pm

Write Theatre playwriting course – places available – 28/29 April & 12/13 May 2018

Writing for the stage – Consenting Adults at Arcola Theatre (£95) – 1 May – 12 June 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Liberian Girl – 30 May 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Portia Coughlan – 27 June 2018

Play in a Day Workshop with Royal Court #TakeUpSpace – 7 July 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 30 March 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign up for our email list to get the weekly roundup direct to your inbox!

Featured posts:

LPW Online Book Club – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Why Do I Make Theatre? Reflections on World Theatre Day

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: BBC Writersroom Comedy Script Room 2018

Pursued By A Bear: “My partner hates it when I write”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 28 Opportunities with March deadlines – Deadline: various throughout March 2018

Play Submissions Helper: 33 Opportunities with April deadlines – Deadline: various throughout April 2018

Chesil Theatre seeking plays on ‘Hidden Worlds’ for 10×10 Playwriting Competition – Deadline: 30 March 2018

West Yorkshire Playhouse Script reading window now open! – Deadline: 30 March 2018

Sky Blue seeking short plays for British Theatre Challenge 2018 (£16 fee) – Deadline: 30 March 2018

BBC Writersroom seeking short film scripts for It’s My Shout 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Faversham Fringe 2018 open to applications – Deadline: 31 March 2018, but slots filled on rolling basis

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting: Accepting submissions for Short Film Season 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Audiojam playscript competition (£2.99 fee) – Deadline: 31 March 2018

KDC Theatre seeking writers for ‘Full Stack’ competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Camden Fringe Festival 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Secret Hour Theatre seeking plays to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Waterloo Festival Publishing Competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Script Jam accepting scripts for reading and feedback – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 1 April 2018

LOST Theatre One Act Festival at Stockwell Playhouse (£70 if selected, £500 prize) – Deadline: 1 April 2018

Screaming Media Productions accepting one minute plays for Gi60 Festival – Deadline: 1 April 2018

The Space call out for submissions & script readers for Scriptspace 2018 – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Director’s Cut Theatre: spaces available at The Writers’ Club – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Spill Open Call for entries – Deadline: 4 April 2018

Rich Mix Takeover 2018 – call out for proposals (16-25) – Deadline: 4 April 2018

The Monday Club accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 4 April 2018

The Space programming one-off performances at the Roof Garden – Deadline: 5 April 2018

Falling Pennies seeking submissions for ‘On the Night’ – Deadline: 6 April 2018 at midday

Dramatic Society seek original work suitable for audio production – Deadline: 30 April 2018 8 April 2018, Deadline moved forward!!

Shorts @ the Canal accepting short plays – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Sussex Playwrights seeking Brighton Fringe shows for showcase – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Tamasha call out for new short plays for scratch night – Deadline: 8 April 2018

BBC Continuing Drama Directors’ Scheme – open for applications – Deadline: 9 April 2018 at 10am

Attune Theatre CIC seeking plays that have had a short run (Glasgow City) – Deadline: 31 March 2018  15 April 2018

SOLO2 seeking new writing for Swindon Fringe – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 15 April 2018

BBC Writersroom Comedy Script Room 2018  – Deadline: 16 April 2018

Melanin Box Festival (Black British theatremakers, £400 prize) – Deadline: 17 April 2018

BAFTA Rocliffe accepting submissions for TV Comedy Competition – Deadline: 18 April 2018 at 5pm

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence 2018 (£3,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Live Theatre & Northumbria University Writer in Residence 2018-19 (£20,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

The Millennials seeking submissions for Disconnected – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Aberrant Theatre seeking short horror plays – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

BFI Southbank – Woodfall: A Revolution in British Cinema – 2-4-1 Ticket offer for LPB readers! – Throughout April 2018

How To Begin Playwriting with Andrew Muir at The National Theatre (£500/£350) – Deadline for applications: 3 April 2018/ Course takes place Friday mornings, 20 April 2018 – 6 July 2018

100 Years Workshop with Royal Court for #TakeUpSpace – 16 & 18 April 2018

Applications open Entrepreneurship skills for performing artists, Guildhall School of Music & Drama – 21-22 April 2018

The Library of Ideas Workshop: Creative Use of the British Library (free) – 22 April 2018

Scriptwriting short course with Simon Stephens at Manchester Met. University (£350) – 24 -26 April 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing: Writing for the Stage with David Eldridge – 24 April 6.30pm-8.30pm

Write Theatre playwriting course – places available – 28/29 April & 12/13 May 2018

Writing for the stage – Consenting Adults at Arcola Theatre (£95) – 1 May – 12 June 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Liberian Girl – 30 May 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Portia Coughlan – 27 June 2018

Play in a Day Workshop with Royal Court #TakeUpSpace – 7 July 2018

#TakeUpSpace Script Club at Royal Court – Girl in the Machine – 25 July 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 23 March 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

LPW Online Book Club – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

Why it’s best not to always listen to writing advice columns

The ‘Diversity Card’: Why are men using female pseudonyms?

Six top tips for aspiring female playwrights

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Tamasha call out for new short plays for scratch night

Pursued By A Bear: “My fringe show failed. What next?

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 28 Opportunities with March deadlines – Deadline: various throughout March 2018

Seahorse Films seeking feature films – Deadline: 23 March 2018

Controlled Chaos Theatre Company seeking short plays/ excerpts – Deadline: 31 March 2018 24 March 2018

Redgates Theatre seeking 3 minute submissions for ‘Gateways’ – Deadline: 25 March 2018

The Customs House call out for young writer in residence (17-25) – Deadline: 26 March 2018

Wonderbox seeking plays by women for women’s suffrage scratch night – Deadline: 28 March 2018

Page to Stage call out for 10 minute scripts – Deadline: 29 March 2018 at midnight

Chesil Theatre seeking plays on ‘Hidden Worlds’ for 10×10 Playwriting Competition – Deadline: 30 March 2018

West Yorkshire Playhouse Script reading window now open! – Deadline: 30 March 2018

Sky Blue seeking short plays for British Theatre Challenge 2018 (£16 fee) – Deadline: 30 March 2018

BBC Writersroom seeking short film scripts for It’s My Shout 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Faversham Fringe 2018 open to applications – Deadline: 31 March 2018, but slots filled on rolling basis

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting: Accepting submissions for Short Film Season 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Audiojam playscript competition (£2.99 fee) – Deadline: 31 March 2018

KDC Theatre seeking writers for ‘Full Stack’ competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Secret Hour Theatre seeking plays to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Waterloo Festival Publishing Competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Script Jam accepting scripts for reading and feedback – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 1 April 2018

LOST Theatre One Act Festival at Stockwell Playhouse (£70 if selected, £500 prize) – Deadline: 1 April 2018

Screaming Media Productions accepting one minute plays for Gi60 Festival – Deadline: 1 April 2018

The Space call out for submissions & script readers for Scriptspace 2018 – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Director’s Cut Theatre: spaces available at The Writers’ Club – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Spill Open Call for entries – Deadline: 4 April 2018

Rich Mix Takeover 2018 – call out for proposals (16-25) – Deadline: 4 April 2018

The Monday Club accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 4 April 2018

The Space programming one-off performances at the Roof Garden – Deadline: 5 April 2018

Falling Pennies seeking submissions for ‘On the Night’ – Deadline: 6 April 2018 at midday

Shorts @ the Canal accepting short plays – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Sussex Playwrights seeking Brighton Fringe shows for showcase – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Tamasha call out for new short plays for scratch night – Deadline: 8 April 2018

BBC Continuing Drama Directors’ Scheme – open for applications – Deadline: 9 April 2018 at 10am

SOLO2 seeking new writing for Swindon Fringe – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 15 April 2018

BBC Writersroom Comedy Script Room 2018  – Deadline: 16 April 2018

BAFTA Rocliffe accepting submissions for TV Comedy Competition – Deadline: 18 April 2018 at 5pm

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence 2018 (£3,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

Dramatic Society seek original work suitable for audio production – Deadline: 30 April 2018

The Millennials seeking submissions for Disconnected – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 May 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Clapham Fringe seeking submissions – Deadline: 3 June 2018, but slots may be filled before this date

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Creating Compelling Characters – online workshop with Playpenn (Starts 7 March 2018)

Common Ground: Discussion on career progression for working-class playwrights at the Royal Court – 26 March 2018, 7pm-9-pm

BBC Writersroom Scotland: In Conversation with Nicole Taylor (free event) – 28 March 2018

How To Begin Playwriting with Andrew Muir at The National Theatre (£500/£350) – Deadline for applications: 3 April 2018/ Course takes place Friday mornings, 20 April 2018 – 6 July 2018

Applications open Entrepreneurship skills for performing artists, Guildhall School of Music & Drama – 21-22 April 2018

Scriptwriting short course with Simon Stephens at Manchester Met. University (£350) – 24 -26 April 2018

Bloomsbury Publishing: Writing for the Stage with David Eldridge – 24 April 6.30pm-8.30pm

Write Theatre playwriting course – places available – 28/29 April & 12/13 May 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 16 March 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

Why it’s best not to always listen to writing advice columns

The ‘Diversity Card’: Why are men using female pseudonyms?

10 things to do once you’ve finished writing a play

Six top tips for aspiring female playwrights

How to stage a reading of your work to improve your writing

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Space call out for submissions & script readers for Scriptspace 2018

Pursued By A Bear: “Should I write short plays or full length?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 28 Opportunities with March deadlines – Deadline: various throughout March 2018

The Pensive Federation seeking 10 minute plays for The Significant Other Festival – Deadline: 16 March 2018

Live Theatre ‘Live Lab’ open for submissions for £2000 bursary– Deadline: 16 March 2018 at 5pm

Matchstick Theatre seeking new writing – Deadline: 20 March 2018

Horatio Theatre seeking scripts for Science Fiction Theatre Festival – Deadline: 20 March 2018

Maison des Scénaristes call for drama series for ‘Series Mania’ – Deadline: 21 March 2018

All The Sins accepting submissions for online publication– Deadline: 22 March 2018

Seahorse Films seeking feature films – Deadline: 23 March 2018

Redgates Theatre seeking 3 minute submissions for ‘Gateways’ – Deadline: 25 March 2018

The Customs House call out for young writer in residence (17-25) – Deadline: 26 March 2018

Wonderbox seeking plays by women for women’s suffrage scratch night – Deadline: 28 March 2018

Chesil Theatre seeking plays on ‘Hidden Worlds’ for 10×10 Playwriting Competition – Deadline: 30 March 2018

West Yorkshire Playhouse Script reading window now open! – Deadline: 30 March 2018

Sky Blue seeking short plays for British Theatre Challenge 2018 (£16 fee) – Deadline: 30 March 2018

BBC Writersroom seeking short film scripts for It’s My Shout 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Controlled Chaos Theatre Company seeking short plays/ excerpts – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Faversham Fringe 2018 open to applications – Deadline: 31 March 2018, but slots filled on rolling basis

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting: Accepting submissions for Short Film Season 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Audiojam playscript competition (£2.99 fee) – Deadline: 31 March 2018

KDC Theatre seeking writers for ‘Full Stack’ competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Secret Hour Theatre seeking plays to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Waterloo Festival Publishing Competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

LOST Theatre One Act Festival at Stockwell Playhouse (£70 if selected, £500 prize) – Deadline: 1 April 2018

Screaming Media Productions accepting one minute plays for Gi60 Festival – Deadline: 1 April 2018

The Space call out for submissions & script readers for Scriptspace 2018 – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Director’s Cut Theatre: spaces available at The Writers’ Club – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Spill Open Call for entries – Deadline: 4 April 2018

Rich Mix Takeover 2018 – call out for proposals (16-25) – Deadline: 4 April 2018

The Space programming one-off performances at the Roof Garden – Deadline: 5 April 2018

The Monday Club accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 4 April 2018

Shorts @ the Canal accepting short plays – Deadline: 8 April 2018

Sussex Playwrights seeking Brighton Fringe shows for showcase – Deadline: 8 April 2018

BBC Writersroom Comedy Script Room 2018 – submissions opening soon! – Deadline: 16 April 2018

BAFTA Rocliffe accepting submissions for TV Comedy Competition – Deadline: 18 April 2018 at 5pm

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence 2018 (£3,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

Dramatic Society seek original work suitable for audio production – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2018 open for submissions of stage plays (£6000 prize) – Deadline: 21 April 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

BBC Essex Playwright of the Year – open for entries – Deadline: 1 June 2018

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeking new plays for 2018 season – Deadline: 22 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

Royal Court announce series of workshops for women – Dates TBC

Free writing workshops with Papatango’s GoWrite – Dates: various

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit – Online resource

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – Ongoing, sign up any time

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Creating Compelling Characters – online workshop with Playpenn (Starts 7 March 2018)

March 2018 Sunday London Writing Retreat at St Pancras Clock Tower – 18 March 2018

BBC Writersroom Scotland: In Conversation with Nicole Taylor (free event) – 28 March 2018

Applications open Entrepreneurship skills for performing artists, Guildhall School of Music & Drama – 21-22 April 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 9 March 2018

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Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign up for our email list to get the weekly roundup direct to your inbox!

Featured posts:

The ‘Diversity Card’: Why are men using female pseudonyms?

10 things to do once you’ve finished writing a play

Six top tips for aspiring female playwrights

LPW Online Book Club – born bad

How to stage a reading of your work to improve your writing

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions

Pursued By A Bear: “What’s the best way to write fantasy for the stage?”

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 28 Opportunities with March deadlines – Deadline: various throughout March 2018

Newsjack seeking submissions of sketches and one-liners (paid) – Weekly until 13 March 2018

Pentabus accepting submissions for Writer in Residence (Ludlow/ £10K Bursary) – Deadline: 9 March 2018

International Theatre Institute/ Morecambe Fringe accepting 10 minute plays on theme of ‘Brexit?’ – Deadline: 10 March 2018

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for ‘BITS’ new writing night – Deadline: 10 March 2018

Into the Fire seeking work for ‘Ignition’ new writing night at Theatre N16 – Deadline: 10 March 2018

Landor Space submissions call – Deadline: 10 March 2018

Actor Awareness seeking submissions for scratch night on the theme of ‘Women’s Night’ – Deadline: 11 March 2018

Call for Submissions for the JW3 Autumn 2018 Performance Programme: Cabaret and the Weimar Republic – Deadline: 12 March 2018 at 6pm

Theatre Royal Haymarket Pitch Your Play 2018 – Deadline: 28 February 2018 Extended to 13 March 2018

The Pensive Federation seeking 10 minute plays for The Significant Other Festival – Deadline: 16 March 2018

Live Theatre ‘Live Lab’ open for submissions for £2000 bursary– Deadline: 16 March 2018 at 5pm

Matchstick Theatre seeking new writing – Deadline: 20 March 2018

Horatio Theatre seeking scripts for Science Fiction Theatre Festival – Deadline: 20 March 2018

Maison des Scénaristes call for drama series for ‘Series Mania’ – Deadline: 21 March 2018

Redgates Theatre seeking 3 minute submissions for ‘Gateways’ – Deadline: 25 March 2018

The Customs House call out for young writer in residence (17-25) – Deadline: 26 March 2018

Wonderbox seeking plays by women for women’s suffrage scratch night – Deadline: 28 March 2018

Chesil Theatre seeking plays on ‘Hidden Worlds’ for 10×10 Playwriting Competition – Deadline: 30 March 2018

West Yorkshire Playhouse Script reading window now open! – Deadline: 30 March 2018

Sky Blue seeking short plays for British Theatre Challenge 2018 (£16 fee) – Deadline: 30 March 2018

BBC Writersroom seeking short film scripts for It’s My Shout 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Controlled Chaos Theatre Company seeking short plays/ excerpts – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Faversham Fringe 2018 open to applications – Deadline: 31 March 2018, but slots filled on rolling basis

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting: Accepting submissions for Short Film Season 2018 – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Audiojam playscript competition (£2.99 fee) – Deadline: 31 March 2018

KDC Theatre seeking writers for ‘Full Stack’ competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Secret Hour Theatre seeking plays to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage – Deadline: 31 March 2018

Waterloo Festival Publishing Competition – Deadline: 31 March 2018

LOST Theatre One Act Festival at Stockwell Playhouse (£70 if selected, £500 prize) – Deadline: 1 April 2018

Screaming Media Productions accepting one minute plays for Gi60 Festival – Deadline: 1 April 2018

The Space call out for submissions & script readers for Scriptspace 2018 – Deadline: 2 April 2018

Spill Open Call for entries – Deadline: 4 April 2018

Shorts @ the Canal accepting short plays – Deadline: 8 April 2018

BAFTA Rocliffe accepting submissions for TV Comedy Competition – Deadline: 18 April 2018 at 5pm

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence 2018 (£3,000) – Deadline: 20 April 2018

Little Pieces of Gold open for submissions of 10 minute plays – Deadline: 23 April 2018

Itchy Scratch Night seeking new work for performance – Deadline: None posted but the event takes place on 27 April 2018

‘Sheatre’ seeking plays/extracts with all female/non-binary casts (non-male writers only) – Deadline: 29 April 2018

Dramatic Society seek original work suitable for audio production – Deadline: 30 April 2018

Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2018 – Deadline: 1 May 2018

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 open for entries (£500 prize) – Deadline: 1 May 2018 at 5pm

The Arden School of Theatre seeking shorts for The Arden Fringe – Deadline: 14 May 2018

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 31 May 2018

Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018 open for submissions– Deadline: 31 May 2018

Open Call for Plays to be Staged in WRiTEON Festival- Deadline: 1 July 2018

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

Bench Theatre One Act play competition open for submissions – Deadline: 17 August 2018

365 Women a Year Playwriting Project – Deadline: 31 December 2018

Events and workshops:

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia – (Ongoing, sign up any time)

Writers’ Support Group (Manchester)– Mondays 6pm-8pm

Creating Compelling Characters – online workshop with Playpenn (Starts 7 March 2018)

University Women in the Arts’ International Women’s Day Event at the Royal Court Theatre – 9 March 2018

Pleasance Theatre Budgeting and Fundraising Workshop – 12 March at 3pm

WRiTEON: Right For The Stage – Playwriting course open for applications – Deadline: 10 March 2018 for early bird applications (course starts 19 April 2018)

Structuring Your Play: Masterclass with WRiTEON – Deadline: 10 March 2018 (takes place on 25 March 2018).

Papatango workshop on opening scenes with Sharon Clark – Monday 12 March 2018 from 2.30-4.30pm

The Old Vic: Free writing workshops hosted by the Old Vic 12 – 13 March 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy – Deadline for applications: 9 April 2018/ Course takes place: 21 March 2018

Applications open Entrepreneurship skills for performing artists, Guildhall School of Music & Drama – 21-22 April 2018

Spring workshops with Bryony Kimmings – 30 April – 4 May 2018 &  21 May – 25 May 2018

Playwriting Workshop with John Burgess in Poitiers, France – 4-8 May 2018

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline for applications: 7 May 2018/ Course takes place: 19 May 2018

Write a ONE act play in ONE week: Workshop with Kim Komljanec – 15-20 June 2018

Workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (£150) – 16-17 June 2018

CAMP writing workshop with John Burgess (£1,119 – bursaries available) – 8-12 August 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festival – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Out of Joint launches Writers Room for London Uni Students: Submit your work to the London Student Drama Festivalplaywrights – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

TheatreLab seeking scripts for rehearsed reading – Deadline: None Posted

Target Theatre Company seeking new plays for development – Deadline: None posted

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Ugly Duck offering cheap rehearsal space in Docklands – next few months for Edinburgh Fringe– Deadline: None posted

Three opportunities with Alphabetti Theatre and rolling deadlines– Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

London Poet seeking film makers to collaborate with – Deadline: none

Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica) seeking new work for 2017 season – Deadline: none

Batty Mama seeking writers/ artists – Deadline: none posted

Rich Gifts Theatre seeking writers – Deadline: rolling

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: none (open submissions)