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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 9 November 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 Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write

Adaptation, or what you will: Chloë Myerson from Monkhead Theatre on writing adaptations

LPW Online Book Club: The Effect

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Yard Theatre submissions window open

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I give exposition without getting bogged down?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 32 Opportunities with November deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout November 2018

The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award open for submissions from radio drama writers (North of England) – Deadline: 9 November 2018 at 5pm

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

BBC Alba Children’s Short Drama Scheme open for submissions from Gaelic writers – Deadline: 16 November 2018

The Royal Court Theatre and Kudos Writing Fellowships open for applications (£10k bursary) – Deadline: 16 November 2018

Scene Gym accepting submissions for R&D project (paid) – Deadline: 16 November 2018

Orison accepting monologues for Spring Board Showcase – Deadline: 16 November 2018

Transition Stage company launch Enter Stage Right Competition (£10-£30 entry fee) – Deadline: 19 November 2018

University of the West of England (UWE) – Workshop Training Opportunity for BME writers – Deadline: 19 November 2018

The Director’s Club seeking shorts on theme of ‘Santa’s Secret…’- Deadline: 22 November 2018 at midnight

Founding Fall Theatre seeking stand alone scenes – Deadline: 28 November 2018

Free 5 week film course with Collage Arts – Deadline: 30 November 2018

The North Wall Oxford seeking young writers for ArtsLab residency – Deadline: 30 November 2018

RAODS ‘321’ Play Writing Competition 2019 open for entries for performance in Italy – Deadline: 30 November 2018

Almost Random Theatre (A.R.T) Playwriting Competition seeking one minute plays – Deadline: 30 November 2018

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

The Yard Theatre submissions window open – Deadline: 3 December 2018

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 December 2018

International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest open for entries (15-25 year olds) – Deadline: 15 December 2018

Breakwater Theatre Company new playwriting contest open for submissions – Deadline: 15 December 2018

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

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

Quantum Frolic Theatre Company seeking shorts for playwriting competition (£10 entry fee/ £250 prize) – 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

Drip Action Theatre Company: Arundel Festival Theatre Trail open for submissions – Deadline: 31 January 2018

BBC Writersroom announces submission window for Script Room Drama 2019 – Deadline: 7 January 2018

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Events and workshops:

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The revival of Broadway theatre with Chris Jones and Matt Wolf by Bloomsbury Institute – Date: 27 November 2018

National Theatre – Playwriting Then and Now: 30 Years of Nick Hern Books – Date: 8 December 2018

Drama Studio London: Writing For The Theatre – Playwriting Course 2019 – Dates: Starts 15 January 2018

Women’s Writing Workshop with Actor Awareness (University Women in the Arts) – Date: 22 January 2018

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write – Goes live 13 November 2018

Ongoing submissions:

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Katzpace call out for submissions – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

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: 2 November 2018

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

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

Featured posts:

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write

Adaptation, or what you will: Chloë Myerson from Monkhead Theatre on writing adaptations

LPW Online Book Club: The Effect

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Royal Court Theatre and Kudos Writing Fellowships open for applications (£10k bursary)

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

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 32 Opportunities with November deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout November 2018

Open Vault Theatre seeking shorts for scratch night – Deadline: 5 November 2018

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

Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018 open for entries – Deadline :5 November 2018 at 10am

The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award open for submissions from radio drama writers (North of England) – Deadline: 9 November 2018 at 5pm

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

BBC Alba Children’s Short Drama Scheme open for submissions from Gaelic writers – Deadline: 16 November 2018

The Royal Court Theatre and Kudos Writing Fellowships open for applications (£10k bursary) – Deadline: 16 November 2018

Scene Gym accepting submissions for R&D project (paid) – Deadline: 16 November 2018

Orison accepting monologues for Spring Board Showcase – Deadline: 16 November 2018

Transition Stage company launch Enter Stage Right Competition (£10-£30 entry fee) – Deadline: 19 November 2018

University of the West of England (UWE) – Workshop Training Opportunity for BME writers – Deadline: 19 November 2018

Free 5 week film course with Collage Arts – Deadline: 30 November 2018

RAODS ‘321’ Play Writing Competition 2019 open for entries for performance in Italy – Deadline: 30 November 2018

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

The Yard Theatre submissions window open – Deadline: 3 December 2018

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 December 2018

International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest open for entries (15-25 year olds) – Deadline: 15 December 2018

Breakwater Theatre Company new playwriting contest open for submissions – Deadline: 15 December 2018

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

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

Quantum Frolic Theatre Company seeking shorts for playwriting competition (£10 entry fee/ £250 prize) – 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

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts– Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Events and workshops:

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

The revival of Broadway theatre with Chris Jones and Matt Wolf by Bloomsbury Institute – Date: 27 November 2018

National Theatre – Playwriting Then and Now: 30 Years of Nick Hern Books – Date: 8 December 2018

Women’s Writing Workshop with Actor Awareness (University Women in the Arts) – Date: 22 January 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write – Goes live 13 November 2018

Ongoing submissions:

Katzpace call out for submissions – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

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: 26 October 2018

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

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

Featured posts:

 

London Playwrights’ Workshop: we are looking for an intern!

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write

Adaptation, or what you will: Chloë Myerson from Monkhead Theatre on writing adaptations

LPW Online Book Club: The Effect

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award open for submissions from radio drama writers (North of England)

Pursued by a Bear: “Is it a bad idea to write about my troubled relationship with my father?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 47 Opportunities with October deadlines

Purple Hut Cre8tive seeking feature film scripts based in the North West – Deadline: 24 October 2018

Writer in Residence for Dorset Libraries with The Arts Development Company open for applications (paid) – Deadline: 26 October 2018

The Bi’an Award open for submissions from UK based writers of Chinese Heritage– Deadline: 26 October 2018

Writerslam open for entries from TV writers – Deadline: 26 October 2018

Deadman new writing night at The Mockingbird, Birmingham open for submisisons – Deadline: none posted/ performance at end of October 2018 TBC

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 October 2018

Play Submissions Helper: 32 Opportunities with November deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout November 2018

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

Open Vault Theatre seeking shorts for scratch night – Deadline: 5 November 2018

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

Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018 open for entries – Deadline :5 November 2018 at 10am

The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award open for submissions from radio drama writers (North of England) – Deadline: 9 November 2018 at 5pm

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

BBC Alba Children’s Short Drama Scheme open for submissions from Gaelic writers – Deadline: 16 November 2018

Transition Stage company launch Enter Stage Right Competition (£10-£30 entry fee) – Deadline: 19 November 2018

Free 5 week film course with Collage Arts – Deadline: 30 November 2018

RAODS ‘321’ Play Writing Competition 2019 open for entries for performance in Italy – Deadline: 30 November 2018

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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 December 2018

International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest open for entries (15-25 year olds) – Deadline: 15 December 2018

Breakwater Theatre Company new playwriting contest open for submissions – Deadline: 15 December 2018

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

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

Quantum Frolic Theatre Company seeking shorts for playwriting competition (£10 entry fee/ £250 prize) – Deadline: 31 November 2018

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

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel (Malta) seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘Breaking the Rules ‘ – Deadline: 1 February 2019

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts – Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Events and workshops:

Writing your own role: workshop with Lydia Parker at the Actors’ Centre – Dates: find out more on the website

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

Ongoing submissions:

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

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: 19 October 2018

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

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

Featured posts:

 

London Playwrights’ Workshop: we are looking for an intern!

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write

The Dead Stage by Dan Weatherer: book excerpt and and advice for new playwrights

LPW Online Book Club: The Effect

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018 open for entries

Pursued by a Bear: “Any tips on getting into musical theatre?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 47 Opportunities with October deadlines

Writing tutors required for City Academy, Manchester – Deadline: 19 October 2018

Untold Theatre seeking plays from emerging writers – Deadline: 19 October 2018

The Female Edit seeking work from female writers – Deadline: 21 October 2018

Writer in Residence for Dorset Libraries with The Arts Development Company open for applications (paid) – Deadline: 26 October 2018

The Bi’an Award open for submissions from UK based writers of Chinese Heritage– Deadline: 26 October 2018

Writerslam open for entries from TV writers – Deadline: 26 October 2018

Deadman new writing night at The Mockingbird, Birmingham open for submisisons – Deadline: none posted/ performance at end of October 2018 TBC

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 October 2018

Play Submissions Helper: 32 Opportunities with November deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout November 2018

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

Open Vault Theatre seeking shorts for scratch night – Deadline: 5 November 2018

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

Caroline Aherne Bursary 2018 open for entries – Deadline :5 November 2018 at 10am

The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award open for submissions from radio drama writers (North of England) – Deadline: 9 November 2018 at 5pm

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

BBC Alba Children’s Short Drama Scheme open for submissions from Gaelic writers – Deadline: 16 November 2018

Transition Stage company launch Enter Stage Right Competition (£10-£30 entry fee) – Deadline: 19 November 2018

Free 5 week film course with College Arts – Deadline: 30 November 2018

RAODS ‘321’ Play Writing Competition 2019 open for entries for performance in Italy – Deadline: 30 November 2018

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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 December 2018

International Young Theatre Playwriting Contest open for entries (15-25 year olds) – Deadline: 15 December 2018

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

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

Quantum Frolic Theatre Company seeking shorts for playwriting competition (£10 entry fee/ £250 prize) – Deadline: 31 November 2018

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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts – Deadline: 15 March 2019

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

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Events and workshops:

Self-producing: Where Do I Begin? – free workshop at The Pleasance for artists who identify as female – Date: 19 October 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

Ongoing submissions:

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

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: 12 October 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! 

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Sharp Scratches seeking new writing for performance at Theatre N16 from writers representing the LGBTQ+ community

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I tell actors I’m recasting the roles they developed?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 47 Opportunities with October deadlines

Mikrom Theatre Company Writers’ Scheme open for applications – Deadline: 12 October 2018

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

Plays Rough seeking writers for 24 hour play challenge!– Deadline: 14 October 2018 at 10pm

Unfolded accepting submissions for new writing night at Southwark Playhouse – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Dancing Ledge Productions accepting applications for 2019 Writer in Residence (writers with one production credit & agency representation) – Deadline: 15 October 2018

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

At Sea Writers’ Residency open for applications from writers under 30 – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Newsjack open for submissions of radio sketches and one-liners – Deadline: various until 16 October 2018

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

Sharp Scratches seeking new writing for performance at Theatre N16 – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Writing tutors required for City Academy, Manchester – Deadline: 19 October 2018

The Female Edit seeking work from female writers – Deadline: 21 October 2018

Writer in Residence for Dorset Libraries with The Arts Development Company open for applications (paid) – Deadline: 26 October 2018

The Bi’an Award open for submissions from UK based writers of Chinese Heritage– Deadline: 26 October 2018

Deadman new writing night at The Mockingbird, Birmingham open for submisisons – Deadline: none posted/ performance at end of October 2018 TBC

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 October 2018

Play Submissions Helper: 32 Opportunities with November deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout November 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

Transition Stage company launch Enter Stage Right Competition (£10-£30 entry fee) – Deadline: 19 November 2018

Free 5 week film course with College Arts – Deadline: 30 November 2018

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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

Carlo Annoni Award 2019 open for entries – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Events and workshops:

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

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

Self-producing: Where Do I Begin? – free workshop at The Pleasance for artists who identify as female – Date: 19 October 2018

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

Ongoing submissions:

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

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: 5 October 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 Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – **LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING – BOOK NOW**

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Unfolded accepting submissions for new writing night at Southwark Playhouse

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I put sex onstage?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 47 Opportunities with October deadlines – Deadline: various in October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Page to Stage Edinburgh open for submissions – Deadline: 5 October 2018

5 day Residential Arvon Playwriting Course: Two free places for young writers (18-29)  – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Rollem seeking young writers aged 18-27 based in the North of England – Deadline: 5 October 2018 at 23.59

Shorts @ The Canal seeking shorts for ‘The Twilight Hour’ season 2 – Deadline: 7 October 2018

Square Peg Scripts: playwriting opportunity for neurodivergent writers – Deadline: 10 October 2018

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

Mikrom Theatre Company Writers’ Scheme open for applications – Deadline: 12 October 2018

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

Plays Rough seeking writers for 24 hour play challenge!– Deadline: 14 October 2018 at 10pm

Unfolded accepting submissions for new writing night at Southwark Playhouse – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Dancing Ledge Productions accepting applications for 2019 Writer in Residence (writers with one production credit & agency representation) – Deadline: 15 October 2018

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

At Sea Writers’ Residency open for applications from writers under 30 – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Newsjack open for submissions of radio sketches and one-liners – Deadline: various until 16 October 2018

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

Sharp Scratches seeking new writing for performance at Theatre N16 – Deadline: 18 October 2018

Writing tutors required for City Academy, Manchester – Deadline: 19 October 2018

Writer in Residence for Dorset Libraries with The Arts Development Company open for applications (paid) – Deadline: 26 October 2018

The Bi’an Award open for submissions from UK based writers of Chinese Heritage– Deadline: 26 October 2018

Deadman new writing night at The Mockingbird, Birmingham open for submisisons – Deadline: none posted/ performance at end of October 2018 TBC

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 October 2018

Play Submissions Helper: 32 Opportunities with November deadlines – Deadlines : various throughout November 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

Transition Stage company launch Enter Stage Right Competition (£10-£30 entry fee) – Deadline: 19 November 2018

Free 5 week film course with College Arts – Deadline: 30 November 2018

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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

Events and workshops:

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

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

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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: 28 September 2018

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

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

Featured posts:

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – **LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING – BOOK NOW**

LPW Online Book Club: Look Back in Anger

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Plays Rough seeking writers for 24 hour play challenge

Pursued by a Bear: “Should I write short plays or full length?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with September deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout September

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course accepting applications (from 7 September 2018)– Deadline: 28 September 2018 at 5pm

Blackshaw Theatre Company accepting submissions for The Scare Slam (deadline this Friday! – Deadline: 28 September 2018

Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights – Deadline: 28 September 2018 at midday

Pentabus Theatre Young Writers’ Programme (16-25) – Deadline: 28 September 2018

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

Down Stage Right: New Writing Night for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Bruntwood Prize launches search for People’s Judge from the North West – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition open for entries – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Page to Stage Edinburgh open for submissions – Deadline: 5 October 2018

5 day Residential Arvon Playwriting Course: Two free places for young writers (18-29)  – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Rollem seeking young writers aged 18-27 based in the North of England – Deadline: 5 October 2018 at 23.59

Shorts @ The Canal seeking shorts for ‘The Twilight Hour’ season 2 – Deadline: 7 October 2018

Square Peg Scripts: playwriting opportunity for neurodivergent writers – Deadline: 10 October 2018

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

Mikrom Theatre Company Writers’ Scheme open for applications – Deadline: 12 October 2018

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

Plays Rough seeking writers for 24 hour play challenge!– Deadline: 14 October 2018 at 10pm

Unfolded accepting submissions for new writing night at Southwark Playhouse – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Dancing Ledge Productions accepting applications for 2019 Writer in Residence (writers with one production credit & agency representation) – Deadline: 15 October 2018

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

At Sea Writers’ Residency open for applications from writers under 30 – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Newsjack open for submissions of radio sketches and one-liners – Deadline: various until 16 October 2018

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

Sharp Scratches seeking new writing for performance at Theatre N16 – Deadline: 18 October 2018

The Bi’an Award open for submissions from UK based writers of Chinese Heritage– Deadline: 26 October 2018

Deadman new writing night at The Mockingbird, Birmingham open for submisisons – Deadline: 26 October 2018

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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

Transition Stage company launch Enter Stage Right Competition (£10-£30 entry fee) – Deadline: 19 November 2018

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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

Events and workshops:

BBC Writersroom Workshop at the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Hull – open for bookings – 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

Playwriting at the Pit at the Cockpit Theatre – Starts 10 October 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

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

Online workshops and resources: 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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: 21 September 2018

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

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

Featured posts:

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – NOW BOOKING

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – NOW BOOKING

LPW Online Book Club: Look Back in Anger

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights

Pursued by a Bear: “My partner hates it when I write”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with September deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout September

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

The Space: Spring Season 2019 open call – theatre companies and producers wanted – Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

Global Black Voices at the Arcola open for submissions– Deadline: 25 September 2018

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course accepting applications (from 7 September 2018)– Deadline: 28 September 2018 at 5pm

Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights – Deadline: 28 September 2018 at midday

Pentabus Theatre Young Writers’ Programme (16-25) – Deadline: 28 September 2018

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

Down Stage Right: New Writing Night for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Bruntwood Prize launches search for People’s Judge from the North West – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition open for entries – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Shorts @ The Canal seeking shorts for ‘The Twilight Hour’ season 2 – Deadline: 7 October 2018

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

Shorts @ The Canal seeking shorts for ‘The Twilight Hour’ season 2 – Deadline: 7 October 2018

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

Plays Rough seeking writers for 24 hour play challenge!– Deadline: 14 October 2018 at 10pm

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

At Sea Writers’ Residency open for applications from writers under 30 – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Newsjack open for submissions of radio sketches and one-liners – Deadline: various until 16 October 2018

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

Sharp Scratches seeking new writing for performance at Theatre N16 – Deadline: 18 October 2018

The Bi’an Award open for submissions from UK based writers of Chinese Heritage– Deadline: 26 October 2018

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

Events and workshops:

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

Get Playwriting! course with Chichester Festival Theatre – Dates: starts 25 September 2018

BBC Writersroom Workshop at the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Hull – open for bookings – 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

Playwriting at the Pit at the Cockpit Theatre – Starts 10 October 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

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

Online workshops and resources: 

 

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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 Pick of the Week: Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights

Description: Tamasha Playwrights is a writer-led collective of emerging playwrights from diverse cultural backgrounds. Writers meet for weekly sessions in Tamasha’s office from October to July.

Now in its’ fifth year, Tamasha Playwrights is a scheme which aims to offer long-term career development in a supportive environment to emerging playwrights from culturally diverse backgrounds.

What’s so great about it? This programme puts professional development at its’ heart and empowers writers to take the lead on their own projects and to make a living as artists.

During the sessions, participants will explore all aspects of creating their own theatre projects, from playwriting to self-producing to fundraising and more.

We think this programme sounds like an invaluable way for new writers to gain the professional experience they need. If you think so too, you’ve got until 28 September to apply and you’ll need to send them a full length play to do so!

Read the full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

Photo courtesy of Tamasha

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 14 September 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 Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe 

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen

LPW Online Book Club: Look Back in Anger

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme

Pursued by a Bear: “How do I give exposition without getting bogged down?”

Opportunities with deadlines: 

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with September deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout September

Artist Call Out – Thinking Queer: Audre Lorde, Marlborough Theatre & Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts – Deadline: 14 September 2018

Shape Arts & The Literary Consultancy – Free Reads Scheme for Disabled Writers – Deadline: 14 September 2018 at midday

In Motion Theatre Company accepting submissions for Rewrite development programme – Deadline: 14 September 2018 at midnight

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

Take Back seeking 5 minute shorts from girls/young women aged 25 and under – Deadline: 15 September 2018

Pleasance Scratch open for submissions – Deadline: 16 September 2018

David Higham Associates – open day for fiction writers from under-represented backgrounds – Deadline: 17 September 2018

Into Film: Filmmaking resource pack commission (paid) – Deadline: 17 September 2018 at midday

XPOSED – LGBTQ+ New writing night by Full Disclosure Theatre – Deadline: 17 September 2018

The Tron Theatre: Mayfesto Festival – open for applications – Deadline: 17 September 2018

OSO Arts Centre Barnes seeking work for scratch night– Deadline: 21 September 2018

The Space: Spring Season 2019 open call – theatre companies and producers wanted – Deadline: 21 September 2018

Eastern Angles Young Writers’ Group (16-25) – Deadline: 25 September 2018

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course accepting applications (from 7 September 2018)– Deadline: 28 September 2018 at 5pm

Applications now open for Year 5 of Tamasha Playwrights – Deadline: 28 September 2018 at midday

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

The Questors Theatre seeking short plays on theme of ‘online revenge‘ – Deadline: 30 September 2018

Robin Hood Theatre announce new script submission window -Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Guinea Pig Lab seeking one-woman shows (Kansas) -Deadline: 30 September 2018

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

Down Stage Right: New Writing Night for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers – Deadline: 30 September 2018

The Bruntwood Prize launches search for People’s Judge from the North West – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Noosa Arts Theatre Playwriting Competition open for entries – Deadline: 1 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

Cast Iron Theatre seeking scripts for short play night on the theme of ‘eleven’ – Deadline: 5 October 2018

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

Writing East Midlands seeking lead writers for ‘The Elder Tree’ project (paid) – Deadline: 14 October 2018

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

At Sea Writers’ Residency open for applications from writers under 30 – Deadline: 15 October 2018

Newsjack open for submissions of radio sketches and one-liners – Deadline: various until 16 October 2018

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

New Plays for Young Audiences seeking new scripts for 2019 season– Deadline: 31 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

RSL’s Literature Matters Awards call for proposals– Deadline 5 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

Green Curtain Theatre seeking one act plays on the theme of ‘breaking away‘ – Deadline: 28 February 2019

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

Events and workshops:

Playwriting Foundations: Weekend intensive course at the Arcola – Dates: 15 & 16 September 2018

Scriptwriting workshop with PhillipLPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen Shelley & Scriva – Dates: 16-22 September 2018

LPB Workshop: Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe – Dates: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks from 20 September 2018

Get Playwriting! course with Chichester Festival Theatre – Dates: starts 25 September 2018

BBC Writersroom Workshop at the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival, Hull – open for bookings – 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: From Stage to Screen – Date: 29 September 2018

LPB Workshop: The Redrafting Programme – Starts 13 October 2018

Black Writers Conference 2018 – Date: 13 October 2018

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

Online workshops: 

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

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

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)