Opportunities

London Calling and London Calling Plus short film funding

Film London is now accepting applications for London Calling and London Calling Plus: short film funding schemes aimed at giving more opportunities to London’s new and emerging talent. •  London Calling offers 18 awards of up to £4,000 for emerging London filmmakers. •  London Calling Plus offers 5 awards of up to £15,000 for London-based Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic …

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Open Call for Writers for Sense of the City: London

There is an open call for writers for a writing commission to create short stories for Sense of the City: London.  Sense of the City: London is an inspiring design project that aims to open up a discourse about the urban landscape by using multi-sensory experiences. The resulting new work will be published in the format of print and …

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Defibrillator seeking Writer-in-Residence at The Langham (£5,000 commission + £7,000 hospitality package)

Following the success of last year’s Hotel Plays, Defibrillator Theatre is now seeking submissions for a Writer-in-Residence for its second collaboration with the Langham, of a play to be staged in the hotel.  The production – The 1865 Project – will celebrate the hotel’s 150th anniversary.  It is hoped the residency will run on an …

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BBC Writersroom Scriptroom 8 open for submissions of stage and radio plays

Yesterday, the BBC Writersroom opened its submission window for Scriptroom 8, accepting submissions of plays written for stage and radio. As part of this Scriptroom, they will also be evaluating submissions for the Writer’s Prize for radio. The submissions window is open for two weeks, so don’t miss your shot!  (And if you have a script …

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Opportunities weekly round-up: 12 September 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). Greenhorn Short Film Festival scriptwriting consultations – Deadline: 12 September 2014 Maya Productions seeks writer for SUPERHEROES: SOUTH OF THE RIVER (paid) – Deadline: 12 September 2014 The Bread & Roses (Clapham) seeking short …

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Proscenium Theatre Journal accepting play submissions

Proscenium accepts original plays of any length and style, original adaptations (as long as the rights for the adapted work are secured) and musicals. We also accept articles about playwriting and theatre. What to submit:  In addition to your play, please submit a brief, 100-word author bio. If your play has been produced, please feel free to send …

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Ghost Dog Productions seeking 10 minute plays about FEARS

Ghost Dog Productions are looking for 10min short plays for their next Playground New Writing Showcase. The theme is FEARS. No other rules other than consider the fact that it’s on a small stage in a tiny theatre with limited tech capabilities. How to apply:  Email your scripts to new_writing@confugium.com. Please state which theme you are …

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Chichester Young Playwrights open to submissions (age 16-25)

Chichester Festival Theatre (CFT) and New Writing South (NWS) are teaming up for a sixth year to run the inspirational and influential Chichester Young Playwrights! CFT and NWS will select 16 young writers aged between 16- 25 year olds to help them develop their knowledge and skill as playwrights. You will work with a professional playwright across a …

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Gatton Community Theatre seeking scripts for youth company

Gatton Community Theatre is seeking scripts for their youth company to explore in their October half term theatre week, presenting a showcase of work on the Friday night. This is an opportunity for our young actors aged 12 to 25 to experience different writing styles and topics, and for emerging writers to test out material in …

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Opportunity for Professional Editorial Read of Your Work By The Literary Consultancy

Spread the Word is delighted to be part of The Literary Consultancy’s Free Editorial Read Scheme for 2014. If you are a London-based writer on a low income and can’t afford to pay for an editorial read of your work then you should apply.  You will get professional feedback on your creative work from the highly regarded …

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