Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Women’s Comedy Festival accepting applications (£50 prizes)

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: Women’s Comedy Festival accepting applications (£50 prizes)

Description: The Women in Comedy Writing Festival have announced a new competition for comedy writers to have their work performed live.

The competition is broken up into two categories, the first being comedy sketches and monologues. They are looking for sketches and/or monologues of 3 minutes in length that feature a female voice/story. The second category is humorous short-stories of no more than 1000 words. All work must be of the comedy genre, and can be written by men but all submissions MUST feature women as the main characters.

There are prizes of £50 for first place winners, plus publication and performance opportunities in each category. Comedy related prizes will also be available for the runners up and a Women in Comedy memory stick will be given to all winners.

The Women in Comedy Festival will run 19 – 29 October 2017 in Manchester and Salford. The deadline to apply is 12 October, and there is a £3 entry fee.

What’s so great about it? This is a great opportunity for emerging comedy writers, female, male or those who are non-gender conforming, to get work about women on stage.

With two submission windows, one for comedic sketches, and the other for humorous short-stories, there are multiple chances for you to get involved. There is no structure to what you can submit, it just has to be funny, and has to focus on/include women as the main characters.

Although there is a £3 entry fee, this opportunity seemed too good to miss out on. If you’re chosen, not only will your work be performed to a live audience, but there is even a cash prize given to winners. So, if you’re a fan of writing female characters, or want to make female voices more prominent in the world of comedy, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Read full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

Image Credit: Women’s Comedy Festival 

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