The BBC Writersroom has announced announce that they will soon be opening for submissions for Scriptroom 8 (stage plays – comedy & drama) and this year’s Writer’s Prize, for which they are looking for original, surprising multi-character narrative drama scripts of 45-75 minutes in length for Radio 3 or 4 (not monologues or adaptations).
The submission windows for both opportunities will open on 15th September and close on Monday 29th September and submission links will be available via the opportunities page on their website when open.
Resources & Prep:
- Find out more about the finalists from last year’s Writer’s Prize on their blog
- Read a blog by Sarah Hehir, whose script Bang Up was one of the previous winners and subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
- Rock Me Amadeus by Simon Topping was broadcast as part of Radio 4’s Original British Dramatists.Read a blog about Original British Dramatists and watch an interview with Simon.
- Read the script of ‘Rock Me Amadeus’
Deadline: 29 September 2014* (note: submissions do not open until 15 September)
Source: BBC Writersroom email