Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants for Writers Autumn 2014

The Royal Society of Literature is accepting applications for Brookleaze Grants for Writers.  The purpose of these grants is to buy time for novelists, short-story writers, poets or playwrights with pieces of work in hand. The Council of the RSL, who will be responsible for awarding the grants, will be particularly interested in applications from writers who wish …

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Soho Young Writers Company open for submissions – deadline Monday! (ages 16-26)

If you’re 16-26 years old, the Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab gives you the chance to develop and refine your writing voice. Meeting once a month, on Tuesday evenings through the academic year, each Lab session gives you support, inspiration and guidance from our course leaders and members of Soho’s Artistic Team. Throughout the year guest practitioners host one-off sessions and participants …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 15 August 2014

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). Growing Stage seeking plays for young audiences for 4th Annual New Play-Reading Festival (New Jersey, USA) – Deadline: 15 August 2014 London Horror Festival seeking radio drama submissions for Stage Fright Radio Horror Competition …

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Words and Women seeking submissions about the East of England

Words and Women is launching ‘About,’ an exciting new writing commission to create 4 texts for performance and the page.  The Arts Council funded project will help develop work which explores the life of women and their relationship to place within the East of England. The commission means 4 women writers, selected through an open competition, …

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IdeasTap Editors Brief: accepting submissions on ‘Road Trip’ theme

IdeasTap have launched their latest Editor’s Brief which as usual, is open to all ages and disciplines. There will be first (£250), second (£100) and third (£50) prizes in each category (audio/video, writing and visual art/photographs. The  Brief: It’s a warm summer’s morning. Your green 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible is purring on the drive, and …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 8 August 2014

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). Skylight Theatre seeking plays for Postscript series at the Drayton Arms – Deadline: 10 August 2014 The Peckham Pelicam seeking playwrights for ‘Etch’ Scratch Night in September – Deadline: 11 August 2014 Growing Stage seeking plays …

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T.S. Eliot Commissions open for submissions, Old Vic New Voices

The TS Eliot Commissions are now in their second year and if you’ve got a story to tell they want to hear from you.  In 2013 they commissioned plays that explored topics such as dystopian future governments, the big bang theory and monogamy in gay relationships. They want writers with big ideas who can tell stories with heart, …

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Golden Lane Films call for scripts, IdeasTap

Golden Lane Films (GLF) is looking for screenwriters to work on a unique film challenge. GLF is asking writers to submit short scene ideas (anything from 10 seconds to four minutes). The theme of your script(s) should be SCENES IN DOORWAYS. GLF will select a minimum of two writers to create a collaborative team including and …

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17percent seeking submissions for She Writes (Chatham, Kent – women writers only)

She Writes is an event featuring script-in-hand rehearsed readings of short plays and extracts from work in progress from female playwrights curated and run by 17Percent. The new 4-weekly incarnation of She Writes, a regular night of new short plays by women starts on 4 August as part of Roundabout Nights (a regular live literature night) at the Alexandra Hotel in Chatham. The …

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Writer in Residence, Plymouth University and Literature Works

This exciting new project, supported by Plymouth University and Literature Works, is seeking a Writer in Residence with a track record in creative writing with experience of delivering talks/workshops to work with students as part of the English and Creative Writing department Fee:  Stipend payable is £3,300 for 12 days work between 1st October 2014 and 31st …

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