Kimberley Andrews

The Society of Authors & The Peggy Ramsay Foundation – The Imison Award

The Imison Award from the Society of Authors and Peggy Ramsay Foundation (£3,000) celebrates the best in new writing for the medium of audio drama. The prize was established in 1994 in memory of Richard Imison, a BBC script editor and producer, to acknowledge the encouragement, support and friendship he invariably gave to all writers, and particularly …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Sohaya Visions looking for scripts promoting tolerance (prize £1,000)

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: Sohaya Visions looking for scripts promoting tolerance (prize £1,000)  Description: Theatre companies Sohaya Visions and Mukul and Ghetto …

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Applications for Oxford Playhouse Playmaker are now open

Playhouse Playmaker is a Writers Attachment Programme for playwrights at any stage of their career, led by award-winning playwright Clare Bayley. Up to six writers are invited to be a part of this free programme, which runs between November 2020 and July 2021. For more details, interviews with previous Playmakers and audio recordings of their …

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One Last Gasp: Lita Doolan seeking poems, short stories and monologues for online reading

Poems, short stories and monologues that show something new emerging either from a rediscovery made after returning to a familiar place or from an embarrassing moment that became cathartic. This moment can only be experienced now, like One Last Gasp. Recent projects from this team include well-reviewed curated work at Dublin Pride, Burning Man 2020 and …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 7 August 2020

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Play Submissions Helper: 35 Opportunities with August Deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in August 2020. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but you can click through to peruse the whole list of playwriting opportunities.   Deadline: various throughout …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Tamasha Theatre – Made at Home: A Tamasha Virtual Scratch Call Out

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: Tamasha Theatre – Made at Home: A Tamasha Virtual Scratch Call Out  Description: Every year, Tamasha …

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Sitcom Writing Workshop with Arron Bennett

An Online Workshop (1 hour a day for 5 days) for those interested in writing Comedy for Television, Radio and Theatre with Arron Bennett.  Next Workshop:  Monday 17th August – Friday 21st August 2020 Find out more here:  https://www.bennettarron.com/gigs/ (Arron Bennett also offers a script editing service, find out more here: https://www.self-isolating.co.uk) Deadline: not applicable  Source: …

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BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition open for entries (TV Comedy)

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition is a platform for aspiring screenwriters to have their work showcased and a fantastic opportunity to take their writing career to the next level.  The TV Comedy strand of the competition is now open for entries Applications open: Monday 27 July 2020 (How to enter) Applications close: Thursday 10 September 2020 Bursary Deadline: Sunday 30 …

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Writer Development Manager (Maternity Cover), Writing East Midlands

Writing East Midlands (WEM), the literature development agency for the region, is hiring a Writer Development Manager.  This key role involves working to develop the creative and professional practices of writers at various stages of their careers, creating opportunities for them to engage with new audiences and communities, and managing related projects. Find out more …

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