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: Game-writing opportunities on Zombies, Run!
Description: Zombies, Run!, the smartphone health and fitness app that has topped the charts regularly since its launch in 2012, is looking for two or three trainee writers. It has been downloaded over 3 million times and its lead writer and co-creator, Naomi Alderman, has been responsible for the production of five seasons of the game. Now she’s looking for two or three trainee writers to join her and see if they have what it takes to join the writing team for the next season.
What ‘s so great about ? Lots of things! You get a fee, a mentor, a network, an opportunity. This is a brilliant chance for emerging writers to develop their craft, and apply their playwriting skills in an unusual and entertaining way. This traineeship will allow you to boost your skills in story lining, editing, dialogue and ideas – and get a foot in the door of writing for games and the online world. There’s also great flexibility via your working environment, and an opportunity for travel: you can work from London or via Skype there is a potential trip to Israel in 2017. What’s not to like? The deadline is 31 January, but we recommend getting your application in as soon as you can, because there may be quite a lot of interest for this one.
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Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.
Image credit: Zombies, Run!