Month: April 2018

Dwell Time – Penistone Train Line Newspaper: seeking submissions

Dwell Time is a newspaper published by Platform 1 for the Penistone Train Line in Yorkshire that seeks contributions concerning reflections on your own or someone else’s mental wellbeing. What they are looking for:  drawings, illustrations, poetry and personal stories about real life, raw feelings and survival stories; more about the journeys more than the …

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Mercury/ Weinberger Playwriting Prize 2018 announced!

Mercury Theatre Colchester & Josef Weinberger Ltd are joining forces to discover the very best and most diverse new British theatre writing talent from across the UK. The Mercury/Weinberger Playwriting Prize will be looking for previously unperformed plays that have the ambition, appeal and theatricality to fill larger theatres, with the desire of getting the very …

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RBL Theatre Company accepting submissions for Off The Block writing competition

Reading Between the Lines (RBL), Reading’s multi-award winning theatre company, are accepting submissions for their annual new writing competition, Find a Reading Writer. The competition, which will take place on Sunday 13th May, will see entrants have 6 hours to write a short play inspired by a stage direction given to them by the company …

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Audiojam Flash Fiction Competition open for submissions

Audiojam have launched their ‘Flash Fiction’ Competition 2018. “Flash fiction is a great medium for flexing your writing muscles, write a piece of up to 1,000 words and get it cast, recorded and promoted across the globe on our podcast site.” How to apply: The entry fee is £1.99. Find out more here. Read about …

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Applications open for the John Retallack Playwriting Course 2018-2019

The John Retallack Playwriting Course is based in central Oxford. It is a new professional course that covers every aspect of writing a play and, over 30 weekly 2-hour sessions and 3 day-long workshops between September and June, asks a selected group of promising writers to write three plays, starting with a 15 minute text in …

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Science Fiction Theatre Research Lab open for bookings

Cyborphic is proud to announce the Science Fiction Theatre Research Lab, a workshop series on writing, performing and directing science fiction for the stage. The event will take place 21-24 May 2018 at the London Theatre Workshop in central London and will be the first workshop series of its kind. “Little research has been done on science …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 27 April 2018

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

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LPW – new members content for Spring/ Summer!

We’re thrilled to announce some exciting new content coming up for our members this Spring & Summer… The Re-drafting Toolkit Following on from the success of #WrAP2018, where a whopping 150 of you signed up to write a play in January, we figured it was high time to give you some killer resources to get …

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Unblock your Creativity: Writing workshop with Eirini Dermitzaki

Are you struggling with your writing? Have you started a story and don’t know how to move it on? Do you have an idea and don’t know where to start? Is it a novel, a script or a play? This one day workshop will help you understand your creative blocks and progress with your creative …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Airplays developing radio dramas about Empire Windrush (£1,000 commission)

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: Airplays developing radio dramas about Empire Windrush (£1,000 commission) Description:  Airplays is a brand new collaboration between …

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