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Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 12 April 2019

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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 Play Club – Submission Window Open

How do you change the location of a play you have already written?

Among Angels: A Playwright’s Journey (from first play to full production)

LPB launch NEW Script Consulting Service

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Submissions call out for FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2!

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 30 opportunities with April deadlines– Deadline: various throughout April 2019

Who Writes the Future seeking Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator for summer school – Deadline: 15 April 2019

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking submissions for rehearsed readings at Theatre Deli– Deadline: 15 April 2019

Who Writes the Future seeking Illustrator/Graphic Recorder for Creative Writing Summer School – Deadline: 15 April 2019

Untold Collectiv – call out for Latinx writers – Deadline: 15 April 2019

Flux Theatre seeking excerpts and short plays for EMERGE 4 – Deadline: 15 April 2019

Lost Souls Monologues call for writers for podcast – Deadline: 17 April 2019

Worcester University seeking playwrights for Edinburgh 2020 show (paid) – 19 April 2019

Eclipse Theatre: Slate Playwrights’ Group 2019 Call out (writers living in North of England) – Deadline: 19 April 2019

Public Display of Affection seeking West Sussex writers for short films project – Deadline: 20 April 2019

Live Theatre Bursary 2019 open for applications – Deadline: 22 April 2019

Cast Iron Shorts Competition open for submissions of short stories on the theme of ‘sanctuary’ – Deadline: 26 April 2019

Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company (RBL) Writing Competition for Off the Block – Deadline: 26 April 2019

The OSO seeking new plays for Barnes Fringe Festival – Deadline: 27 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

BBC Writersroom: Script Room Comedy 2019 (submission window opens 1 April) – Deadline: 29 April 2019

Submissions call out for FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2! – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Lemon House Theatre seek short plays by mixed race/dual heritage writers on the theme of Identity- Deadline: 30 April 2019

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

Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20) – Deadline: (early) 30 April 2019 (regular: 1 October 2019)

Thousand Films New Writers’ Contest open for submissions from female writers – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Pint Sized Plays open for entries (£5.50 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Shore Scripts 2019 Feature Screenplay and TV Pilot Contests.now open for submissions (entry fee $45-$60) – Deadline: 31 May 2019 (early) 31 August 2019 (final)

MA TV Fiction Writing Scholarships: Glasgow Caledonian University – open for applications – Deadline: 1 June 2019

Applications open for Wales Writer in Residence scheme from the BBC and National Theatre Wales – Deadline: 3 June 2019 at 11am

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Royal Society of Literature – A Room of My Own: A Survey of What UK Writers Need to Work – Deadline: none posted/ results published 19 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Dark Unicorn Productions seeking stage plays – Deadline: 30 June 2019

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 – Scriptwriting: open for entries (Cheshire writers) – Deadline: 1 July 2019

Dancing Bear Books seeking short story writers for anthology – Deadline: 1 July 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

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

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

BFI & Radio Times Film Festival – Date: 12-14 April 2019

Zenpens Silent Writing Retreat – Cardiff- Date: 20 April 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy – Date: 11 May 2019 but applications must be made by 26 April 2019

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab – Date: 23-28 April 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre Young Playwrights: Open For Booking –Starts 23 April 2019

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland: Born to Write – An Introduction to Playwriting with Simon MacCallum – Date: 24 April 2019

The Inkubator: Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink – Dates: starts 24 April 2019

The Arcola: Writing for Stage: 5 week course with Lee Anderson – Starts 26 April 2019

Norwich Theatre Royal: Introduction to Scriptwriting 26+ (£120 Fee) – Dates: Starts 30 April 2019

‘Writing Short Plays’ Saturday morning playwrights’ workshops with Caroline Summerfield (Cheltenham) – Starts: 4 May 2019

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

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline to apply: 14 June 2019/ workshop takes place on 29 June 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Playwriting with Teenagers – Deadline to apply: 28 June 2019/ workshop takes place 13 July 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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 –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – 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

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

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

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

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

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.

Lemon House Theatre seek short plays by mixed race/dual heritage writers on the theme of Identity

 In order to help tackle issues of representation in the arts, LHT are going to be hosting a night of rehearsed readings by writers who identify as mixed race/dual heritage.

This is an opportunity for writers to see their work staged through script-in-hand performances, with the chance to receive feedback by a live audience, and take part in the creative process. The readings will be taking place in July, with selected writers being contacted in late May.

“The theme is all about identity, but feel free to go crazy and write about anything you want! Whether it’s about your own identity as a mixed race/dual heritage person, or about the identity of a cactus living on Mars, we want to see your take. This is a chance to take risks and explore what identity really means to you.”

What you’ll receive:

  • Dramaturgical support on your script

  • A live performance of your work

  • Audience feedback

Pieces should:

  • involve 1-2 actors, but could be multi-rolled

  • be complete scripts of 10-15 minutes in length

  • be written in English (but may contain other languages)

How to apply:

Send your play along with a short bio about yourself to lemonhousetheatre@gmail.com

(Please email the team if you wish to submit an extract of a longer piece or have any questions. Feedback on scripts will only be given to those selected.)

Deadline: 30 April 2019 at midnight 

Source: direct contact

Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Submissions call out for FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2!

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: Submissions call out for FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2!

Description: Following the phenomenal success of Fight Like A Girl! in December, which raised over £1400 for Cancer Research UK, they are back at the King’s Arms theatre (Salford)  this August with FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2! Inspired by the fights of brave women are three more nights of new writing and poetry to raise money for an excellent cause. They are looking for 8 short plays approx 10-15 mins in length.

What’s so great about it? Want to help raise money for a good cause and have the chance to have your work performed on stage? Then this opportunity is for you! This is also a great opportunity for those living further north as the performance takes place in Salford (Manchester) – and we do know that there are lots of brilliant playwrights who live beyond London (as well as plenty of London playwrights who would appreciate a trip to Manchester to take part!) All in all, we think this looks like a worthwhile event so if you can write a 10-15 minute play by the deadline of 30th April, or you already have something unperformed and suitable up your sleeve – then what are you waiting for?

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 Fight Like A Girl, Kings Arms Theatre

The Arcola: Writing for Stage: 5 week course with Lee Anderson

Writing for the Stage will empower budding playwrights and equip them with the skills to write for live performance.

Over the course of 5 weeks, the course will focus on sharpening a different playwriting tool – from crafting dialogue and constructing characters, to structuring your play and experimenting with dramatic form. Each session will involve a mixture of practical writing exercises, script sharing and scene study.

Writers will have the opportunity to share their own work within a friendly and supportive environment. At the end of each workshop, writers will be given a playwriting exercise or stimulus to respond to throughout the following week. By the end of the course, participants will have assembled their own collection of original scenes and short plays.

Who’s it for: no previous experience of writing for theatre or live performance is necessary; all you require is an interest in dramatic writing and a desire to see your work brought to life through performance.

This workshop is led by playwright and dramaturg Lee Anderson.

Course dates: Friday 26th April – Friday 24th May, 8pm-10pm

Cost: £95 

How to book: find out more and book here

Deadline: not applicable

Source: direct contact

Royal Society of Literature – A Room of My Own: A Survey of What UK Writers Need to Work

90 years ago, Virginia Woolf said that to be a writer, a woman needed money and a room of her own. In 2019, The Royal Society of Literature want to know what writers – at different stages of their careers, from different backgrounds, and from across the UK – require today in order to flourish professionally.

As writers’ incomes sharply decrease – from £18,000 in 2005 to £10,500 in 2018 in ALCS’s independent research into authors’ earnings – we want to know what you need to work: from money to mentoring, contract advice to the support of an agent, what do you need to have a career in writing?

The Royal Society of Literature is leading this research in consultation with writer development organisations, funders and supporters across the UK, including: Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Creative Scotland, Literature Wales, Literature Works, National Centre for Writing, New Writing North, New Writing South, Scottish Book Trust, Scottish Poetry Library, Society of Authors, Spread the Word, The Literary Consultancy, Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Writing East Midlands and Writing West Midlands. The RSL will publish findings of this research on Dalloway Day, 19 June 2019.  This research is funded by ALCS.  

Writers can take the survey here: http://bit.ly/UKWritersSurvey.

Deadline: not applicable

Source: direct contact

‘Writing Short Plays’ Saturday morning playwrights’ workshops with Caroline Summerfield (Cheltenham)

These workshops are designed to provide a relaxed environment within which to read and discuss your work with a potential showcase before an invited audience.

By the end of these workshops you should aim to have completed a production quality script suitable for the many opportunities which now exist for 10-15 minute plays for the stage, radio or film.

Practical tuition applicable to all participants will be given by Caroline Summerfield at every workshop so everyone attending will benefit. Whilst you may join the workshops at anytime, please note that in Week One a quick guide to the structural elements in a play will be given.

Caroline Summerfield is the Artistic Director of Natura Contemporary Theatre.

Suitable for beginners and experienced writers.

Workshop dates: 4, 11, 18 and 25 May 2019, 10.30 to 12.30 p.m.

Cost: £20 per workshop

Venue: The Suffolk Anthology Bookshop

17 Suffolk Parade Cheltenham

How to book: Contact casummerfield@btinternet.com to reserve your place

Deadline: not applicable 

Source: direct contact

Submissions call out for FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2!

Following the phenomenal success of Fight Like A Girl! in December, which raised over £1400 for Cancer Research UK, they are back at the King’s Arms theatre this August with FIGHT LIKE A GIRL 2!

Inspired by the fights of brave women are three more nights of new writing and poetry to raise money for an excellent cause.

What they are looking for:  8 short plays approx 10-15 mins in length with fairly minimal tech. The plays can be drama, romance, raucous comedy, surrealist westerns, anything really! Only requirement is that they’re pieces that haven’t received a full performance before.

As all profits go to cancer research, this is  an unpaid opportunity. However, you will receive eternal gratitude and a lifetime of adorable puppies*.

A review of the first Fight Like A Girl! can be found at http://number9reviews.blogspot.com/…/review-fight-like-girl….

*Lifetime of adorable puppies not guaranteed.

How to apply: please email your submission(s) (a maximum of 3 please) to andypilkington35@gmail.com.

Deadline: 30 April 2019

Source: direct contact

Eclipse Theatre: Slate Playwrights’ Group 2019 Call out (writers living in North of England)

Slate Playwrights’ Group is aimed at talented and ambitious Black* writers who create text-based work. You must live in the north of England to apply. You might not have had work produced yet but you must have written at least one play (45+ minutes).

The group is facilitated by leading dramaturg Ola Animashawun (National Theatre and Royal Court Theatre),

*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalized for their race or ethnicity.

What criteria will they use to select writers?

  • Potential – do you have the potential to flourish under the guidance of this programme? Do you want to disrupt and enrich the theatrical landscape?
  • Ambition – are you serious about presenting work on a national level and international level? Do you want to scale your work up?
  • Timeliness – are you ready to take the next step in your career?
  • Originality – do you have a unique voice/perspective?

What will you get?

  • Expert guidance from one of the country’s leading theatre makers
  • You will be encouraged and supported to write a full-length play
  • You will receive detailed feedback on your completed script
  • Travel bursary toward the cost of travel to and from the sessions.
  • Materials bursary toward the cost of play texts and stationery.
  • Ticket bursary to allow you to see work whilst you’re a member of the group.
  • Refreshments will be provided during the sessions.

Access costs will be covered for group members that require support to enable them to participate.

Over eight weeks, writers will develop individual ideas for a full length script.

Session dates:  Every Tuesday from 7 May – 25 June, 1 – 4pm

Location:  Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

To apply, please submit:

  • an example of your work. This can be a ten-minute piece or a ten-minute extract from a full-length play, whatever shows your writing at its very best.
  • an idea for a play that you’d like to write/are currently working on (no more than 100 words)
  • a short statement explaining why you’re applying and what you hope to get from the course. You can submit this in writing or you can send it as an audio or video file.
  • a complete equality monitoring form.

Please send a completed equal opportunities form along with your application to Slate Enabler Saphena Aziz – saphena@eclipsetheatre.org.uk.

Deadline: 19 April 2019 at 5pm

Successful applicants will be notified on Wed 24 April

Source: direct contact

Stitchin’ Fiction seeking submissions for rehearsed readings at Theatre Deli

Described as ‘Tinder for Playwrights’, Stitchin’ Fiction is a rehearsed reading performance platform, where creatives are invited to come, stretch their skills, and challenge themselves in an informal workshop setting. Writers will work with the actor(s) and one of our Resident Directors to get them from page to stage in just a few hours!

What they are looking for: Like-minded creatives who seek a platform for collaborative theatre-making opportunities. That’s it! Whether you’re fresh out of your thesis or seasoned with scripts, SF’s doors are open for all the apply.

SF have teamed up with Theatre Delicatessen to seek out, support and present some of the UK’s upcoming boldest and brightest!

Upcoming Dates: Monday 29th April Monday 1st July Monday 30th September Monday 25th November

How to submit: : Submissions are open for written submissions and actors. Visit the website for more information.

Deadline: 15 April 2019 (for the event on 29 April)

Source: direct contact

 

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 5 April 2019

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:

LPW Play Club – Submission Window Open

How do you change the location of a play you have already written?

Among Angels: A Playwright’s Journey (from first play to full production)

LPB launch NEW Script Consulting Service

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: BBC Writersroom: Script Room Comedy 2019

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 30 opportunities with April deadlines– Deadline: various throughout April 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre Seeking Applications for Script Lab – Deadline: 5 April 2019

Page2Stage Edinburgh accepting submissions – Deadline:5 April 2019

Metamorph Theatre seeking submissions for ‘Pick and Mixed Plays’– Deadline: 5 April 2019

The Upsetters seeking submissions from writers of colour for their short play night – Deadline: 7 April 2019

BBC Documentaries New Directors’ Initiative open for applications– Deadline: 7 April 2019

Mad Apple Collective launch Children and Young Persons Playwriting Award – Deadline: 7 April 2019

Who Writes the Future seeking Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator for summer school – Deadline: 15 April 2019

Who Writes the Future seeking Illustrator/Graphic Recorder for Creative Writing Summer School – Deadline: 15 April 2019

Untold Collectiv – call out for Latinx writers – Deadline: 15 April 2019

Flux Theatre seeking excerpts and short plays for EMERGE 4 – Deadline: 15 April 2019

Worcester University seeking playwrights for Edinburgh 2020 show (paid) – 19 April 2019

Lost Souls Monologues call for writers for podcast – Deadline: 17 April 2019

Public Display of Affection seeking West Sussex writers for short films project – Deadline: 20 April 2019

Live Theatre Bursary 2019 open for applications – Deadline: 22 April 2019

Cast Iron Shorts Competition open for submissions of short stories on the theme of ‘sanctuary’ – Deadline: 26 April 2019

Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company (RBL) Writing Competition for Off the Block – Deadline: 26 April 2019

The OSO seeking new plays for Barnes Fringe Festival – Deadline: 27 April 2019

Black Lives, Black Words accepting submissions for I AM…’Fest’ – Deadline: none posted but the event takes place on 27-29 April 2019

BBC Writersroom: Script Room Comedy 2019 (submission window opens 1 April) – Deadline: 29 April 2019

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

Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20) – Deadline: (early) 30 April 2019 (regular: 1 October 2019)

Thousand Films New Writers’ Contest open for submissions from female writers – Deadline: 30 April 2019

Pint Sized Plays open for entries (£5.50 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Shore Scripts 2019 Feature Screenplay and TV Pilot Contests.now open for submissions (entry fee $45-$60) – Deadline: 31 May 2019 (early) 31 August 2019 (final)

MA TV Fiction Writing Scholarships: Glasgow Caledonian University – open for applications – Deadline: 1 June 2019

Applications open for Wales Writer in Residence scheme from the BBC and National Theatre Wales – Deadline: 3 June 2019 at 11am

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Dark Unicorn Productions seeking stage plays – Deadline: 30 June 2019

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 – Scriptwriting: open for entries (Cheshire writers) – Deadline: 1 July 2019

Dancing Bear Books seeking short story writers for anthology – Deadline: 1 July 2019

Events and workshops:

The Director’s Cut hosting The Writer’s Club –  Next term starts January 2019

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

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

Pinter exhibition at the British Library– Dates: starts 11 January 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

Young Pleasance London Ensemble free workshop audition (16-25 year olds) – Deadline to apply 8 April 2019/ Workshop takes place 14 April 2019

Round Peg Theatre Speed Networking event – Date: 10 April 2019

Abergavenny Writing Festival – BBC Writersroom Wales Event ‘Can I Write a TV Script?’– Date: 12 April 2019

BFI & Radio Times Film Festival – Date: 12-14 April 2019

Zenpens Silent Writing Retreat – Cardiff- Date: 20 April 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy – Date: 11 May 2019 but applications must be made by 26 April 2019

The Scenic Route: Creating Theatre Lab – Date: 23-28 April 2019

Chichester Festival Theatre Young Playwrights: Open For Booking –Starts 23 April 2019

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland: Born to Write – An Introduction to Playwriting with Simon MacCallum – Date: 24 April 2019

The Inkubator: Introduction to Playwriting Course with Euphoric Ink – Dates: starts 24 April 2019

Norwich Theatre Royal: Introduction to Scriptwriting 26+ (£120 Fee) – Dates: Starts 30 April 2019

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

New workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan – Deadline for applications: 30 March 2019 (workshop takes place 22-23 June 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline to apply: 14 June 2019/ workshop takes place on 29 June 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Playwriting with Teenagers – Deadline to apply: 28 June 2019/ workshop takes place 13 July 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

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

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

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 –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

Emil Dale seeking musical theatre composer/ lyricist/ scriptwriter -Deadline: none posted

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

Manhattan Rep’s Play Program seeking plays for production (fees apply) – Deadline: none posted

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – 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

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

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

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

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

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – 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.