Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 16 October 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: BBC Screenplay First Award

Opportunities with deadlines:

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


Rose Unfolds Scratch Nights at Rose Playhouse Bankside – Deadline: 16 October 2015

C21 Drama Script Competition (£10,000 Prize, $60 entrance fee) – Deadline: 16 October 2015

Stitching Fiction: One Year Anniversary – Accepting submissions for scratch night – Deadline: 16 October 2015

Royal Court Theatre looking for new Literary Assistant – Deadline: 19 October at 10am

Film London: London Calling & London Calling Plus – Deadline: 21 October 2015

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

Encompass Productions seeking short plays for Bare Essentials (Christmas theme encouraged) – Deadline:  25 October 2015

Crooked Pieces seeking female writers for ‘And Then She Said A Funny Thing’ – Deadline:  26 October 2015

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2016 – Deadline: 30 October 2015

Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants for Writers Autumn 2015 – Deadline: 2 November 2015

Film London: Shakespeare’s Sister – scheme for female filmmakers – Deadline: 3 November 2015

2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition for short screenplays ($40 entry fee, $10,000 grand prize) – Deadline: 15 October 2015 (regular deadline fee); 15 November 2015 (final deadline fee)

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

Sci Fest LA 2016 accepting submissions of short plays ($10 fee) – Deadline: 15 November 2015

White Rabbit seeking ghost stories for ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ – Deadline: 20 November 2015

Call out for applications to ‘Women in The Spotlight’ funded residential at Arvon (for LGBT+ or BAME women) – Deadline: 23 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

Punk Monkey Productions accepting 10-20 page submissions for PL.A.Y Noir (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 1 December 2015

‘The Lumen’ Journal Call For Submissions: Summer 2016 – Deadline: 4 December 2015

Steyning Festival seeking unperformed plays of up to 40 minutes (South East Writers only, incl. London) – Deadline: 20 December 2015

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

Events and workshops: 

New Views Playwriting Programme at the National Theatre (for 15-19 year olds) – from late October

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

Day-long workshop on writing a one-act play (Didcot – 40min from Paddington, £43) – 17 October 2015

South London Writers Group October Dates – open to all comers – 17 & 28 October 2015

LONDON PLAYWRIGHTS’ BLOG WRITING WORKSHOPS: Writing Your Play – With Kimberley Andrews – 19 October – 23 November (6 Monday evenings from 7-9pm)

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

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

Applications open for the Autumn 2015 writing workshops at the Jack Studio Theatre – Starts 2 November 2015

Ongoing submissions:

Criterion New Writing 2016 programme open to applications – Deadline: none posted, but sessions book quickly!

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: non posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

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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