Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 14 June 2019

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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 & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:

LPW Members’ Meetup and Script Surgery – 29 June!

LPW: The Submissions Checklist – Online Course: Now Live!

The Playwriting Elevator Pitch: Why the First Ten Pages of Your Script Really Matter

LPW Play Club: Submission Window 2 Now Open!

How do you earn a living? We want to hear from you!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: Pint Sized Callout 2019 

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper: 28 Opportunities with June Deadlines – Deadlines: various throughout June

Tamasha Scratch night script call out- Deadline: 15 June 2019

Beinghuman Ltd: Open Call for the Being Summer event! – Deadline: 15 June 2019

Segora International one-act play competitions open for entries – Deadline: 15 June 2019

The Northern Exposure Short Film Script Lab open for applications – Deadline: 17 June 2019

Stitchin’ Fiction accepting submissions for new writing event – Deadline: 19 June 2019

Royal Society of Literature – A Room of My Own: A Survey of What UK Writers Need to Work – Deadline: none posted/ results published 19 June 2019

Northern Ireland Screen are seeking submissions for New Shorts Focus – Deadline: 21 June 2019

David Nobbs Memorial Trust accepting comedy submissions – Deadline: 23 June 2019

Northern Ireland Screen New Writer Focus 2019-20 – Deadline: 23 June 2019

Introductory Writers’ Groups at the Royal Court open for applications – Deadline: 26 June 2019

Pint-Sized Callout 2019– Deadline: 27 June 2019

‘Lost and Found’ Live storytelling event at Edinburgh Fringe with BBC Ouch – Deadline: 27 June 2019

MFA in Playwriting at The Lir Academy – open for applications – Deadline: 28 June 2019

Influencing Machine seeking short plays by midlands based writers – Deadline: 28 June 2019

5-day Residential Arvon Playwriting Course: Two free places for young writers (18-29) – Deadline: 29 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Dark Unicorn Productions seeking stage plays – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Chippy Lane Productions seeking Writing Apprentice (Welsh or Wales-based writers) – Deadline: 1 July 2019

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 – Scriptwriting: open for entries (Cheshire writers) – Deadline: 1 July 2019

Dancing Bear Books seeking short story writers for anthology – Deadline: 1 July 2019

Northern Ireland Screen accepting submissions for Shorts to Features 2019-20 – Deadline: 5 July 2019

Papatango Resident Playwright open for applications (South-West England writers) – Deadline: 25 July 2019

Questors Theatre Student Playwriting Competition open for submissions – Deadline: 31 July 2019

What’s On Tom Productions seeking 15 minute plays on theme of ‘Shame’ – Deadline: 2 August 2019

Shore Scripts 2019 Feature Screenplay and TV Pilot Contests.now open for submissions (entry fee $45-$60) – Deadline: 31 May 2019 (early)31 August 2019 (final)

Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20) – Deadline: 1 October 2019

Decorating Dissidence: Call for Submissions – Essays, Reviews, Poetry, Visual Arts – Deadline: 31 March 2020

Events and workshops:

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

London Playwriting Lab open for applications – Deadline: none, but applications opened 1 May 2019

Papatango: adult workshops with WriteWest – Dates: various

How to Run a Theatre Workshops with Part of the Grid – Dates: various from June 2019

The Monobox: Workshops and weekly play-reading group – Dates: various

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline to apply: 14 June 2019/ workshop takes place on 29 June 2019

Zenpens – Silent Writing Retreat – Date: 22 June 2019

Written Off Women – WoW! Discussion about ageism in theatre at the Ovalhouse – Date: 29 June 2019

Norwich Theatre Royal: Playwriting with Pride course for LGBTQ writers – Dates: Monday nights in July 2019

Ink: Introduction to Scriptwriting Course with James McDermott – Dates: 6-7 July 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Playwriting with Teenagers – Deadline to apply: 28 June 2019/ workshop takes place 13 July 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

National Theatre: New Views – playwriting programme for 14-19 year olds – Dates: various

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk)

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPW Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPW Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPW Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPW: The Redrafting Toolkit

LPW Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

LPW Members: Online Course – The Submissions Checklist 

Ongoing submissions:

Free Spirit Theatre seeking submissions for Write-Off 2019 – Deadline: none posted

Aktualise Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Feast Theatre seeking playwrights! – Deadline: none posted

BBC Sounds launch callout for podcast drama! – Deadline: none posted

Tiny Theatre seeking submissions of short plays – Deadline: none posted

WildChild Script Call out! – Deadline: none posted

Blindspot Theatre Scratch night -Deadline: none but slots are filled on a first come first serve basis

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

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

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

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