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: BBC Writersroom 12 for Drama
Description: The BBC Writersroom, which focuses on developing writing talent, runs regular submission windows for unsolicited scripts. Their Drama window open soon, accepting submissions for TV, radio, film, stage, or online.
So, what’s so great about it? The BBC actively works to connect with new writers, and this is your first way in to make contact, and they’re rightfully proud of their successes. In addition to reading scripts, they run initiatives to train people on how to write for longstanding drama, and hosts conferences and developmental opportunities for writers. They accept submissions of stageplays to showcase a writer’s voice, so if you’re interested in writing for TV sending in your script is a great first step. Remember, the portal doesn’t open until 9 December, so don’t try to submit before then – and entries are read anonymously, so leave your name off! You have until 9 January to get your submission in, so time to start polishing that script.
Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.
Image via BBC Writersroom