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Opportunities – Weekly Round-up: 20 July 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:

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Workshops & Events

Summer Sessions: Online Workshops from LPB this August!

LPB Memberships: One Year On!

LPW Online Book Club – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Working class voices: vibrancy, determination and finding inspiration in the ordinary

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: LPB Creative Inspiration Workshop & Writers’ Meetup

Pursued by a bear: “Should I limit scene changes to get my play produced?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 27 Opportunities with July deadlines – Deadline: various throughout July 2018

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

Playwrights Studio Scotland accepting applications for script surgery – Deadline: 20 July 2018

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

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

The Old Vic: The Florence Kleiner Bursary open for applications from female directors – Deadline: 23 July 2018

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

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Octagon Theatre accepting submissions for Best of Bolton competition -Deadline: 27 July 2018

Lost Chapters Theatre seeking shorts in response to their show, ‘Lies’ Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Felix Dexter Bursary (BBC Comedy Commissioning) accepting applications – Deadline: 30 July at 5pm

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

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

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Eurodram seeking English translations of contemporary European plays – 31 July 2018  at 5pm

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

Young Pleasance London: Playwriting Competition – open for monologue submissions (16-25) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

Shifft Script Lab open for applications (female and non-binary* screenwriters in Wales) – Deadline: 1 August 2018/ 15 September 2018

The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Playwrights’ Programme open for applications (Liverpool Writers) – Deadline: 3 August 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018 5 August 2018

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 10 August 2018

Bashir Theatre seeking short scenes and monologues – Deadline: 12 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

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

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

Applications for VAULT Festival now open – Deadline: 24 August 2018 at 6pm

Little Wonder Short Radio Plays competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

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

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest open for entries (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 10 October 2018

LegalAliens seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Migrations: Harbour Europe – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 2018

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

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for Pub Theatre Festival – Deadline: 1 December 2018

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

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

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Events and workshops:

David Lane’s Playpens feedback sessions – 15% off for July

Oplex Careers – Playwriting and Screenwriting Course (Online, £19) – Online

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

Pinter On Screen: Power, Sex and Politics – at the BFI Southbank this July & August – Dates: various in July & August

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Creative Inspiration: Building a Premise – Date: 21 July 2018 at 3pm

Money, Money, Money – Financing Your First Feature Film: workshop – Date 24 July 2018

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Social meetup for writers – Date: 21 July 2018 at 4.30pm

#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)

Actor Writer Gym: Flux Theatre Workshop – Date: 31 July 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Online/ Available 3 August 2018

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

Monobox Workshop: Creating memorable characters with Lisa Carroll – 14 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Online/ Available: 17 August 2018

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Online/ Available 31 August 2018

COMMON GROUND event at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow – Date: 6 September 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

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: 13 July 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:

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Workshops & Events

LPB Memberships: One Year On!

LPW Online Book Club – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Working class voices: vibrancy, determination and finding inspiration in the ordinary

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize open for entries of comedy scripts

Pursued by a bear: “I’m trying to write my biog and it sucks”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 27 Opportunities with July deadlines – Deadline: various throughout July 2018

Worcestershire Arts seeking writers/ theatre companies – Deadline: 13 July 2018

BBC Radio Manchester and The Royal Exchange open call for monologues-Deadline: 15 July 2018

Redgates Theatre accepting submissions of three minute pieces for performance – Deadline: 15 July 2018 at midnight

Actor Awareness accepting submissions for new writing night from over 30’s – Deadline: 15 July 2018

The Director’s Club at Director’s Cut seeking short plays – Deadline: 15 July 2018

The Bush Theatre Project 2036 open for applications (BAMER artists, £7.5k bursary) – Deadline: 16 July 2018

Sketchy: London 2018 seeking submissions – Deadline: 18 July 2018

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for BITS new writing night – Deadline: 18 July 2018

React 4 Scratch Night call out for submissions -Deadline: none but the performance takes place on 19 July 2018

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

Playwrights Studio Scotland accepting applications for script surgery – Deadline: 20 July 2018

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

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

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

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Octagon Theatre accepting submissions for Best of Bolton competition -Deadline: 27 July 2018

Lost Chapters Theatre seeking shorts in response to their show, ‘Lies’ Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Felix Dexter Bursary (BBC Comedy Commissioning) accepting applications – Deadline: 30 July at 5pm

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

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

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Eurodram seeking English translations of contemporary European plays – 31 July 2018  at 5pm

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

Young Pleasance London: Playwriting Competition – open for monologue submissions (16-25) – Deadline: 31 July 2018

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

Shifft Script Lab open for applications (female and non-binary* screenwriters in Wales) – Deadline: 1 August 2018/ 15 September 2018

The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Playwrights’ Programme open for applications (Liverpool Writers) – Deadline: 3 August 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018 5 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Applications for VAULT Festival now open – Deadline: 24 August 2018 at 6pm

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 10 August 2018

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

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

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

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

LegalAliens seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Migrations: Harbour Europe – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 2018

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

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for Pub Theatre Festival – Deadline: 1 December 2018

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

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

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Events and workshops:

David Lane’s Playpens feedback sessions – 15% off for July

Oplex Careers – Playwriting and Screenwriting Course (Online, £19) – Online

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

Pinter On Screen: Power, Sex and Politics – at the BFI Southbank this July & August – Dates: various in July & August

Creative writing workshops with Unbound Theatre – Date: 15 July 2018

London Writers’ Week 2018 announces its’ programme – Date: 16- 21 July 2018

LPB at London Writers’ Week – From Stage to Screen with Freddie Machin – Date: 21 July 2018 at 3pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Creative Inspiration: Building a Premise – Date: 21 July 2018 at 3pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Social meetup for writers – Date: 21 July 2018 at 4.30pm

#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) – Dates: 8-12 August 2018

Monobox Workshop: Creating memorable characters with Lisa Carroll – 14 August 2018

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

COMMON GROUND event at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow – Date: 6 September 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

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: 6 July 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! Don’t forget, if you missed the GDPR deadline, you’ll need Resubscribe here if you want to receive this Round-up straight to your inbox!

Featured posts:

LPB at London Writers’ Week: Workshops & Events

LPW Online Book Club – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7 Playwrights On Why They Write

Working class voices: vibrancy, determination and finding inspiration in the ordinary

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Actor Awareness accepting submissions for new writing night from over 30’s

Pursued by a bear: How to fix a boring protagonist

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 27 Opportunities with July deadlines – Deadline: various throughout July 2018

A Different Story of Rochdale: Playwriting Competition open for submissions (14-25 Rochdale writers) – Deadline: 6 July 2018

Plays Rough seeking submissions on theme of ‘Tabloids and Tentacles’. – Deadline: 7 July 2018

Writers call out: Lost in London – Deadline: 7 July 2018

BBC Hausa short story competition for women open for entries – Deadline: 8 July 2018

Penguin launches search for new writers and illustrators with WriteNow2018 – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Secondary Partnership Scheme: Emerging Playwrights opportunity with Oldham Coliseum (paid £200, 18-30) – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Worcestershire Arts seeking writers/ theatre companies – Deadline: 13 July 2018

BBC Radio Manchester and The Royal Exchange open call for monologues-Deadline: 15 July 2018

Redgates Theatre accepting submissions of three minute pieces for performance – Deadline: 15 July 2018 at midnight

Actor Awareness accepting submissions for new writing night from over 30’s – Deadline: 15 July 2018

The Director’s Club at Director’s Cut seeking short plays – Deadline: 15 July 2018

The Bush Theatre Project 2036 open for applications (BAMER artists, £7.5k bursary) – Deadline: 16 July 2018

Sketchy: London 2018 seeking submissions – Deadline: 18 July 2018

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for BITS new writing night – Deadline: 18 July 2018

React 4 Scratch Night call out for submissions -Deadline: none but the performance takes place on 19 July 2018

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

Playwrights Studio Scotland accepting applications for script surgery – Deadline: 20 July 2018

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

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

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

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Octagon Theatre accepting submissions for Best of Bolton competition -Deadline: 27 July 2018

Lost Chapters Theatre seeking shorts in response to their show, ‘Lies’ Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Felix Dexter Bursary (BBC Comedy Commissioning) accepting applications – Deadline: 30 July at 5pm

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

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

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Eurodram seeking English translations of contemporary European plays – 31 July 2018  at 5pm

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

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018 5 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 10 August 2018

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

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

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

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

LegalAliens seeking short plays on the theme of ‘Migrations: Harbour Europe – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 2018

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

Theatrefullstop accepting submissions for Pub Theatre Festival – Deadline: 1 December 2018

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

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

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Events and workshops:

David Lane’s Playpens feedback sessions – 15% off for July

Oplex Careers – Playwriting and Screenwriting Course (Online, £19) – Online

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

Pinter On Screen: Power, Sex and Politics – at the BFI Southbank this July & August – Dates: various in July & August

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

W I L D C A R D presents: A Workshop With Luke Barnes – Date: 8 July 2018

Creative writing workshops with Unbound Theatre – Date: 15 July 2018

London Writers’ Week 2018 announces its’ programme – Date: 16- 21 July 2018

LPB at London Writers’ Week – From Stage to Screen with Freddie Machin – Date: 21 July 2018 at 3pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Creative Inspiration: Building a Premise – Date: 21 July 2018 at 3pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Social meetup for writers – Date: 21 July 2018 at 4.30pm

#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) – Dates: 8-12 August 2018

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

COMMON GROUND event at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow – Date: 6 September 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 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: 29 June 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:

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LPB at London Writers’ Week: Workshops & Events

7 Playwrights On Why They Write

Join us for the all new LPW Online Book Club!

Five things I wish I’d been told before I started writing

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: London Writers’ Week 2018!

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

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with June deadlines – Deadline: various throughout June 2018

What’s On Tom? Productions seeking 15 minute plays on theme of ‘fake’ – Deadline: 29 June 2018

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

Talawa script submission window open – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Eva’s Echo seeking comedy submissions related to issues in modern Ireland – Deadline: 30 June 2018

WritePride seeking writer for workshop on LGBT themes (paid) – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Bristol Old Vic seeking new plays (writers from the South West of England) – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Play Submissions Helper: 27 Opportunities with July deadlines – Deadline: various throughout July 2018

Pint-Sized call out for shorts and extracts – Deadline: 1 July at 11pm

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

Play LA Awards open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 1  July 2018

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

Playhouse Playmaker: Oxford Playhouse writers attachment programme open for applications – Deadline: 2 July 2018 at 10am

Pegasus accepting applications for SPARK programme – Deadline: 2 July 2018

The New Bridge Project call for applications for graduate programme, ‘The Collective Studio’ (paid) – 2 July 2018 at 10am

Hartswood West Writers’ Award open for applications (TV writers, Wales) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

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

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for BITS new writing night – Deadline: Various -4 July 2018/ 18 July 2018

A Different Story of Rochdale: Playwriting Competition open for submissions (14-25 Rochdale writers) – Deadline: 6 July 2018

Plays Rough seeking submissions on theme of ‘Tabloids and Tentacles’. – Deadline: 7 July 2018

BBC Hausa short story competition for women open for entries – Deadline: 8 July 2018

Penguin launches search for new writers and illustrators with WriteNow2018 – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Secondary Partnership Scheme: Emerging Playwrights opportunity with Oldham Coliseum (paid £200, 18-30) – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Worcestershire Arts seeking writers/ theatre companies – Deadline: 13 July 2018

BBC Radio Manchester and The Royal Exchange open call for monologues-Deadline: 15 July 2018

Redgates Theatre accepting submissions of three minute pieces for performance – Deadline: 15 July 2018 at midnight

Actor Awareness accepting submissions for new writing night from over 30’s – Deadline: 15 July 2018

The Bush Theatre Project 2036 open for applications (BAMER artists, £7.5k bursary) – Deadline: 16 July 2018

Sketchy: London 2018 seeking submissions – Deadline: 18 July 2018

React 4 Scratch Night call out for submissions -Deadline: none but the performance takes place on 19 July 2018

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

Playwrights Studio Scotland accepting applications for script surgery – Deadline: 20 July 2018

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

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

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

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Octagon Theatre accepting submissions for Best of Bolton competition -Deadline: 27 July 2018

Lost Chapters Theatre seeking shorts in response to their show, ‘Lies’ Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Felix Dexter Bursary (BBC Comedy Commissioning) accepting applications – Deadline: 30 July at 5pm

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

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

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Eurodram seeking English translations of contemporary European plays – 31 July 2018  at 5pm

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

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018 5 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 10 August 2018

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

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

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

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 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

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

Events and workshops:

David Lane’s Playpens feedback sessions – 15% off for July

Oplex Careers – Playwriting and Screenwriting Course (Online, £19) – Online

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

Playwriting Masterclasses with Out of Joint – Various dates throughout June and July 2018

Playwriting Course at the Garsdale Retreat – 25-30 June 2018

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

Write To Lunch with Sabrina Mahfouz (free event at the Freeword Centre) – 27 June 2018

The Floor is Yours: Industry event at Young Vic – 28 June 2018

Insight Workshops with the Royal Court: One For Sorrow – Dates: 28 June, 29 June, 3 July 2018

Pinter On Screen: Power, Sex and Politics – at the BFI Southbank this July & August – Dates: various in July & August

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

Creative writing workshops with Unbound Theatre – Date: 15 July 2018

London Writers’ Week 2018 announces its’ programme – Date: 16- 21 July 2018

LPB at London Writers’ Week – From Stage to Screen with Freddie Machin – Date: 21 July 2018 at 3pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Creative Inspiration: Building a Premise – Date: 21 July 2018 at 3pm

LPB at London Writers’ Week – Social meetup for writers – Date: 21 July 2018 at 4.30pm

#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) – Dates: 8-12 August 2018

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

COMMON GROUND event at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow – Date: 6 September 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 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: 22 June 2018

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Detangling power, money and privilege: finding your path as a playwright

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Reboot Theatre Company seeking new plays

Pursued By A Bear: “How do I tell actors I’m recasting the roles they developed?

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with June deadlines – Deadline: various throughout June 2018

Spread the Word announce The London Writers Awards, a new development programme – Deadline: 22 June 2018

Monday Club seeking plays for ‘The Spill’ – Deadline: 22 June 2018

Reboot Theatre Company seeking new plays – Deadline: 24 June 2018

Playwrights Studio Scotland: Letters to… a Woman Who Brings Me Hope in the Dark – Deadline: 28 June 2018

What’s On Tom? Productions seeking 15 minute plays on theme of ‘fake’ – Deadline: 29 June 2018

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

Talawa script submission window open – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Eva’s Echo seeking comedy submissions related to issues in modern Ireland – Deadline: 30 June 2018

WritePride seeking writer for workshop on LGBT themes (paid) – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Bristol Old Vic seeking new plays (writers from the South West of England) – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Pint-Sized call out for shorts and extracts – Deadline: 1 July at 11pm

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

Play LA Awards open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 1  July 2018

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

Playhouse Playmaker: Oxford Playhouse writers attachment programme open for applications – Deadline: 2 July 2018 at 10am

Pegasus accepting applications for SPARK programme – Deadline: 2 July 2018

The New Bridge Project call for applications for graduate programme, ‘The Collective Studio’ (paid) – 2 July 2018 at 10am

Hartswood West Writers’ Award open for applications (TV writers, Wales) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

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

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for BITS new writing night – Deadline: Various -4 July 2018/ 18 July 2018

A Different Story of Rochdale: Playwriting Competition open for submissions (14-25 Rochdale writers) – Deadline: 6 July 2018

Plays Rough seeking submissions on theme of ‘Tabloids and Tentacles’. – Deadline: 7 July 2018

BBC Hausa short story competition for women open for entries – Deadline: 8 July 2018

Penguin launches search for new writers and illustrators with WriteNow2018 – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Secondary Partnership Scheme: Emerging Playwrights opportunity with Oldham Coliseum (paid £200, 18-30) – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Worcestershire Arts seeking writers/ theatre companies – Deadline: 13 July 2018

BBC Radio Manchester and The Royal Exchange open call for monologues-Deadline: 15 July 2018

Actor Awareness accepting submissions for new writing night from over 30’s – Deadline: 15 July 2018

React 4 Scratch Night call out for submissions -Deadline: none but the performance takes place on 19 July 2018

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

Playwrights Studio Scotland accepting applications for script surgery – Deadline: 20 July 2018

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

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

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

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Octagon Theatre accepting submissions for Best of Bolton competition -Deadline: 27 July 2018

Lost Chapters Theatre seeking shorts in response to their show, ‘Lies’ Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Felix Dexter Bursary (BBC Comedy Commissioning) accepting applications – Deadline: 30 July at 5pm

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

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

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

Eurodram seeking English translations of contemporary European plays – 31 July 2018  at 5pm

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

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018 5 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 10 August 2018

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

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

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

Chaos Theory seeking new plays for 2019 (under 25’s) – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 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

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

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

Playwriting Masterclasses with Out of Joint – Various dates throughout June and July 2018

Creative writing workshops with Unbound Theatre – Date: 17 June 2018 (runs again 15 July 2018)

Playwriting Course at the Garsdale Retreat – 25-30 June 2018

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

Write To Lunch with Sabrina Mahfouz (free event at the Freeword Centre) – 27 June 2018

The Floor is Yours: Industry event at Young Vic – 28 June 2018

Insight Workshops with the Royal Court: One For Sorrow – Dates: 28 June, 29 June, 3 July 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

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 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: 15 June 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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Five things I wish I’d been told before I started writing

How I Learnt To Love The Redrafting Process

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

Detangling power, money and privilege: finding your path as a playwright

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Mercury/ Weinberger Playwriting Prize 2018 announced!

Pursued By A Bear: “How do I keep my day job from killing my writing?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with June deadlines – Deadline: various throughout June 2018

Shorts @ The Canal seeking ‘Twilight Zone’ themed scripts – Deadline: 15 June 2018

Kick the Dirt seeking female writer/ devising artist – Deadline: 15 June 2018

The Chelsea Theatre accepting submissions for new writing evening (£50 commission fee) – Deadline: 17 June 2018

BBC Ouch: ‘Going Out’ Live storytelling event at Edinburgh Fringe accepting submissions – Deadline: 18 June 2018

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – New Writers’ Group: open for applications – Deadline: 18 June 2018

SLAMinutes submissions now open for one minute pieces about sex – Deadline: none but the performance takes place 19 June 2018

The Lancaster Playwriting Prize open for submissions (BAMER writers/ North West)– Deadline: 22 June 2018 5 August 2018

Spread the Word announce The London Writers Awards, a new development programme – Deadline: 22 June 2018

Monday Club seeking plays for ‘The Spill’ – Deadline: 22 June 2018

Reboot Theatre Company seeking new plays – Deadline: 24 June 2018

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

Talawa script submission window open – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Eva’s Echo seeking comedy submissions related to issues in modern Ireland – Deadline: 30 June 2018

WritePride seeking writer for workshop on LGBT themes (paid) – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Bristol Old Vic seeking new plays (writers from the South West of England) – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Pint-Sized call out for shorts and extracts – Deadline: 1 July at 11pm

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

Play LA Awards open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 1  July 2018

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

Playhouse Playmaker: Oxford Playhouse writers attachment programme open for applications – Deadline: 2 July 2018 at 10am

The New Bridge Project call for applications for graduate programme, ‘The Collective Studio’ (paid) – 2 July 2018 at 10am

Hartswood West Writers’ Award open for applications (TV writers, Wales) – Deadline: 2 July 2018

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

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for BITS new writing night – Deadline: Various -4 July 2018/ 18 July 2018

A Different Story of Rochdale: Playwriting Competition open for submissions (14-25 Rochdale writers) – Deadline: 6 July 2018

Plays Rough seeking submissions on theme of ‘Tabloids and Tentacles’. – Deadline: 7 July 2018

BBC Hausa short story competition for women open for entries – Deadline: 8 July 2018

Penguin launches search for new writers and illustrators with WriteNow2018 – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Secondary Partnership Scheme: Emerging Playwrights opportunity with Oldham Coliseum (paid £200, 18-30) – Deadline: 9 July 2018

React 4 Scratch Night call out for submissions -Deadline: none but the performance takes place on 19 July 2018

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

Playwrights Studio Scotland accepting applications for script surgery – Deadline: 20 July 2018

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

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

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

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Octagon Theatre accepting submissions for Best of Bolton competition -Deadline: 27 July 2018

Lost Chapters Theatre seeking shorts in response to their show, ‘Lies’ Deadline: 27 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

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

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

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Little Pieces of Gold seeking shorts for new writing night – Deadline: 10 August 2018

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

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

Traverse Theatre submission window (opens 1 August)– Deadline: 1 September 2018

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

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 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

Ashland New Plays Festival: International Playwriting Competition ($20 entry, $1500 prize) – Deadline :31 December or when they reach 400 submissions, whichever is sooner

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

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

Playwriting Masterclasses with Out of Joint – Various dates throughout June and July 2018

ScriptDawg Crash Course for the Procrastinator: Free Workshop – Date: 15 June 2018

Creative writing workshops with Unbound Theatre – Date: 17 June 2018 (runs again 15 July 2018)

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

Hackney Arts Centre workshop: Write a 10 minute play – Date: 16 June 2018

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

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

Insight Workshops with the Royal Court: One For Sorrow – Dates: 28 June, 29 June, 3 July 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

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 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: 8 June 2018

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Pursued By A Bear: “I finished my play. What do I do now?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with June deadlines – Deadline: various throughout June 2018

Sparkhaus Theatre seeking shorts for Ignite#3 scratch night – Deadline: 8 June 2018

Patchwork Theatre accepting submissions for young playwrights competition – Deadline: 11 June 2018

Critical Mass at the Coventry Belgrade Theatre open for submissions (BAMER writers) – Deadline: 11 June 2018

Just Some Theatre accepting submissions for 2019 production- Deadline: 12 June 2018

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

HighTide First Commissions Scheme 2018 – 2019 open for applications – Deadline: 14 June 2018

Bloom Theatre and Film search for new playwrights – Deadline: 14 June 2018

Shorts @ The Canal seeking ‘Twilight Zone’ themed scripts – Deadline: 15 June 2018

The Chelsea Theatre accepting submissions for new writing evening (£50 commission fee) – Deadline: 17 June 2018

BBC Ouch: ‘Going Out’ Live storytelling event at Edinburgh Fringe accepting submissions – Deadline: 18 June 2018

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – New Writers’ Group: open for applications – Deadline: 18 June 2018

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

Monday Club seeking plays for ‘The Spill’ – Deadline: 22 June 2018

Reboot Theatre Company seeking new plays – Deadline: 24 June 2018

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

Talawa script submission window open – Deadline: 30 June 2018

WritePride seeking writer for workshop on LGBT themes (paid) – Deadline: 30 June 2018

Pint-Sized call out for shorts and extracts – Deadline: 1 July at 11pm

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

Play LA Awards open for submissions ($25 entry fee) – Deadline: 1  July 2018

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

Playhouse Playmaker: Oxford Playhouse writers attachment programme open for applications – Deadline: 2 July 2018 at 10am

The New Bridge Project call for applications for graduate programme, ‘The Collective Studio’ (paid) – 2 July 2018 at 10am

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

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for BITS new writing night – Deadline: Various -4 July 2018/ 18 July 2018

A Different Story of Rochdale: Playwriting Competition open for submissions (14-25 Rochdale writers) – Deadline: 6 July 2018

BBC Hausa short story competition for women open for entries – Deadline: 8 July 2018

Penguin launches search for new writers and illustrators with WriteNow2018 – Deadline: 9 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

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

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

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 July 2018

Lost Chapters Theatre seeking shorts in response to their show, ‘Lies’ Deadline: 27 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

Wildclaw Theatre seeking 10 minute horror audio scripts – Deadline: 31 July 2018

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

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition – open for submissions – Deadline: 1 August 2018

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 2018

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

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

Farnham Maltings accepting applications for grant scheme (18-25) – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 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

Langham Court Theatre announces Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition ($45 entry) – Deadline: 29 March 2019

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

Playwriting Masterclasses with Out of Joint – Various dates throughout June and July 2018

ScriptDawg Crash Course for the Procrastinator: Free Workshop – Date: 15 June 2018

Creative writing workshops with Unbound Theatre – Date: 17 June 2018 (runs again 15 July 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

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 August 2018

Write Theatre playwriting course – Dates: 13-14 October 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: 25 May 2018 (Last before GDPR!)

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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

Our new privacy policy

A Writer’s Guide To Producing Your Own Work

Detangling power, money and privilege: finding your path as a playwright

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

LPW Online Book Club – A Doll’s House

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: HighTide First Commissions Scheme 2018 – 2019 open for applications

Pursued By A Bear: “I’m trying to write my biog and it sucks”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

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

irSpace Gallery seeking creative writers (paid) – Deadline: 25 May 2018

BAFTA Elevate Programme open for applications – Deadline: 25 May 2018

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

Buxton Museum seeking artists and writers for commission (paid) – Deadline: 28 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

Blazing Hyena seeking submissions for Send, Scene, Deliver – 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

Free writing course with WoLab and Theatre N16 – Deadline: 4 june 2018

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

Sketching seeking contributors for multi-authored show at Wilton’s Musical Hall – Deadline: 4 June 2018

Expressingwordz seeking writer and producer for new theatre company – Deadline: 4 June 2018

Exit Strategies – A Ten-Minute International Play Festival: open for submissions – Deadline: 5 June 2018

Eastside Screenwriting workshops and mentoring opportunities for Project 50 50 (18-24 year olds) – Deadline: 6 June 2018 at 6pm

Cuckoo Bang accepting submissions for BITS new writing night – Deadline: Various – 6 June 2018/ 4 July 2018/ 18 July 2018

Sparkhaus Theatre seeking shorts for Ignite#3 scratch night – Deadline: 8 June 2018

Just Some Theatre accepting submissions for 2019 production- Deadline: 12 June 2018

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

HighTide First Commissions Scheme 2018 – 2019 open for applications – Deadline: 14 June 2018

Shorts @ The Canal seeking ‘Twilight Zone’ themed scripts – Deadline: 15 June 2018

The Chelsea Theatre accepting submissions for new writing evening (£50 commission fee) – Deadline: 17 June 2018

BBC Ouch: ‘Going Out’ Live storytelling event at Edinburgh Fringe accepting submissions – Deadline: 18 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

WritePride seeking writer for workshop on LGBT themes (paid) – 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

The New Bridge Project call for applications for graduate programme, ‘The Collective Studio’ (paid) – 2 July 2018 at 10am

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

BBC Hausa short story competition for women open for entries – Deadline: 8 July 2018

Penguin launches search for new writers and illustrators with WriteNow2018 – Deadline: 9 July 2018

Angel on the Corner accepting submissions for new theatre project – Deadline: 17 August 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

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is now open for entries of comedy scripts – Deadline: 22 July 2018

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

Alfred Fagon Award 2018 open for submissions – Deadline: 27 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

Yale Drama Series seeking scripts for competition (submissions open 1 June!) – Deadline: 15 August 2018

Pheobus Fire call for scripts on theme of ‘women’s empowerment’ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

People’s Play Award open to writers from the North of England (£1000 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2018

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

Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award – Deadline: 1 November (submissions open on 1 September)

Ink19 festival accepting submissions (East Anglia writers only) – Deadline: 5 November 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

Sci-fi Theatre Networking Event with Cyborphic – Date: 25 May 2018

Write a 10-minute play – workshop with Martin Malcolm at Hackney Arts Centre – Date: 26 May 2018

Redrafting and Structure Workshop with Papercut Theatre (£60) – Date: 26 May 2018

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

Have your work read at the South London Writers’ Group – 30 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

ScriptDawg Crash Course for the Procrastinator: Free Workshop – Date: 15 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

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab- open for applications – Starts 27 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: 11 May 2018

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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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LPW – new members content for Spring/ Summer!

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

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

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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)