Call out for all writers – win a paid development commission with Audible

Following the success of WriterSlam with Amazon Studios, they are partnering with their sister company, Audible, to find new and exciting projects that are perfectly suited for audio. With over 400,000 audiobooks, Audible Original dramas, podcasts and short stories, Audible are constantly on the hunt for new writing talent. They’re looking for new voices who come from all backgrounds.

You might have literary representation, you might not. You might have written for theatre, or for short film, in your bedroom, or even just in your own head. ANYONE can enter.

What are they looking for?

They’re looking for ambitious and transformational stories that celebrate the medium of audio and spotlight themes of diversity and inclusion. They’re open to all genres with a particular love of Crime and Thriller, Fantasy and mythology (especially those tales inspired by non-Western traditions), SciFi, smart Horror, RomComs, dramatisations of true stories, and History that sheds light on the present. Beyond a great story they look for global appeal with a foot in the UK, series with the potential to return for multiple seasons, and worlds and characters that will inspire.

What is the prize?

The winning writer will be selected by Audible. Following their win, they receive a paid development commission and will work with the Audible commissioning team to develop a treatment and a one hour pilot episode, with the potential for Audible to green light the series!

What should you submit?
  • A short synopsis of your series idea (no more than 200 words). This should include what genre your idea is (Fantasy, Crime etc…), whether you think it will be half hour or one hour episodes, and an outline of what would happen over the first series.
  • 10-15 pages of an episode of the series. This does not have to be the first episode, but it can be.
  • Please make sure you’ve considered the fact that this is an AUDIO format in your script! It all needs to make sense without us being able to see it!
  • There must be a maximum of 6 speaking characters in the extract you submit. There can be further characters that appear in the episode or series later on.

To enter please go to the submission form.

Finalists will need to attend the workshop on Saturday 02 May in London and attend the showcase on the evening of Thursday 14 May in London. Please keep these dates available. Triforce Creative Network and Audible will provide financial assistance for travel costs for finalists based outside of London. To find out more and hear about the process follow this link to their website.

Deadline: 11.59pm Sunday 22nd March 2020

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