Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 11 September 2015

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week is:  BBC Writersroom – Script Room 10 (Drama) now open for submissions

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 54 Playwright Submissions w/ September Deadlines – Deadlines ongoing

Bush Theatre Summer submissions window now open – Deadline: 11 September 2015

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking sketches (paid) – Deadline: 14 September 2015 (weekly MONDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking one-liners (paid) – Deadline: 15 September 2015 (weekly TUESDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

Melanin Box Festival 15/The Initiative.dkf accepting theatre and film submissions from black/POC writers – Deadline: 17 September 2015 at 12 noon

Rose Unfolds Scratch Nights at Rose Playhouse Bankside – Deadline: 18 September 2015

10 Minutes to… Light the Fuse in November open for submissions (Live Theatre, Newcastle) – Deadline: 21 September 2015 at 10am

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking sketches (paid) – Deadline: 21 September 2015 (weekly MONDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking one-liners (paid) – Deadline: 22 September 2015 (weekly TUESDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks

BBC Writersroom – Script Room 10 now open for Drama submissions – Deadline: 24 September 2015 (submissions accepted from 7 September 2015)

Coffee House Theatre accepting submissions for one-act plays – Deadline: 24 September 2015

DVM Theatre accepting submissions for monthly scratch night – Deadline: 25 September 2015

Etch Theatre open for submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 25 September 2015

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking sketches (paid) – Deadline: 28 September 2015 (weekly MONDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking one-liners (paid) – Deadline: 29 September 2015 (weekly TUESDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

R&D By The Sea – Weeklong Funded Residency at Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis – Deadline: 30 September 2015

The Play’s The Thing seeking one act plays – Deadline: 30 September 2015

StageWrite seeking 30-40 min. scripts for Bedford’s annual New Writing Festival – Deadline: 30 September 2015

IdeasTap Innovators Fund – now open through Hiive – Deadline: 30 September 2015

Less is More Productions seeking new plays from writers in the North East– Deadline: 5 October 2015

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking sketches (paid) – Deadline: 5 October 2015 (weekly MONDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking one-liners (paid) – Deadline: 6 October 2015 (weekly TUESDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

The Alfred Bradley Bursary Award launched for new radio drama writers based in the North – Deadline: 8 October 2015

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking sketches (paid) – Deadline: 12 October 2015 (weekly MONDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 seeking one-liners (paid) – Deadline: 13 October 2015 (weekly TUESDAY deadline for six consecutive weeks)

BBC Launches Screenplay First Award (£10,000 prize) – Deadline: 22 October 2015

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2016 – Deadline: 30 October 2015

SCRIPT LAB Playwriting Competition – open to writers from Beds/Bucks/Herts – Deadline: 15 November 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

2015 TF Evans Shaw Society £500 Writing Award (entry £8/£5) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

Theatre InspiraTO’s 11th Playwriting Contest is Now Open – Deadline: 1 December 2015

Hampstead Theatre submissions window now open for plays – Deadline: 31 December 2015

Events and workshops: 

Omnibus writers group sessions starting in September (£84 for 8 sessions) – From 7 September 2015

Free Creative Writing Workshop with LMA Artist in Residence Nick Field– Workshop date: 16 September 2015

Playwriting course with Jennifer Farmer at Bishopsgate Institute – 14 September – 19 October 2015

Taster Session with London Playwriting Lab – 15 September 2015

Free September writing workshop with Papatango – 23 September 2015

Free Online Digital Storytelling Course with BBC Academy/ Future Learn – course starts on 28 September 2015

Theatre503 Writer’s Night for ‘Valhalla’ – Deadline: 30 September 2015

Manchester Literature Festival: Talk with Danny Brocklehurst -Date: 14 October 2015 at 7pm

Playwrights’ Residential weekend in Stonehenge Youth Hostel (£250) – 16-18 October 2015

Theatre503 Writer’s Night for ‘Rotterdam’: 28 October 2015

Guardian Masterclasses: writing a script for TV – 31 October 2015 & 1 November 2015

Ongoing submissions:

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

East End Literary Salon open to rolling submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: None posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: None posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None posted

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