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Digital & Audio & Screen Opportunities
We’ve listed digital opportunities divided into those with deadlines, rolling deadlines, , and online workshops. Scroll down for live performance opportunities and in person workshops.
Mark Ravenhill’s 101 Notes on Playwriting (resource) – Deadline: not applicable
Devon and Cornwall Screenwriting Group – Deadline: not applicable
WGGB: Leading playwrights back new digital principles for theatre (resource) – Deadline: not applicable
BBC Radio 4: DMs Are Open – Deadlines: various
BBC Comedy Commissioning – Short-form development opportunities – Deadline: various
Zombies, Run! writing for games- paid training – Deadline: 7 November 2022
Writer Callout – The Pocketfull Project , Haywire Theatre Company – Deadline: 31 December 2022
Box of Tricks’ PlayMakers Network- a creative home for Northern playwrights – Deadline: not applicable
New Hope Creative Group presents a new scratch night for black writers – Deadline: rolling
Frequency Theatre Open to Unsolicited Script Submissions (Audio Plays Only) (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling
New writing project for Heckington Living Radio (unpaid) – Deadline: none posted
TYPE! Accepting submissions for bookmark magazine (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling
Add Your Shows and Theatre Resources to Thespie (unpaid)- Deadline: rolling
Scenesaver – digital performance platform – Deadline: rolling
Freehand Scripts – free script reading – Deadline: rolling
Online Courses and Workshops
The Writers Hour- virtual writing sprints by London Writers’ Salon – Daily
Scratch Me 2022 – Public Programme – Dates: various
Playwright and former Space Theatre script reader Scott Younger is offering free feedback on all plays 10 pages and under in length – Deadline: not applicable
Big Fish Productions writing group – Dates: Every Friday
Relish Theatre – Coffee & Creative Catch up – Date: Every Friday
Part of the Main: Part of the Grid back with new online workshops – Dates: various
NT Playwriting Masterclasses – Dates: various
City Academy: Monthly Online Writing Club – Dates: monthly, various
LPW Online Workshops: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing-Style and Structure – Date: 25 October 2022
LPW Online Workshops: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing- Starting Writing! – Date: 1 November 2022
New! London Playwrights Monthly Zoom Drop-in for members (no extra cost!) – on the first Wednesday of each month – NEXT ONE 2nd November
The Mono Box: Deep Dive into Playwriting with Lisa Carroll – Dates: starts 7 November 2022
London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: Writing Necessary Coincidences – Date: 10 November 2022 (lunchtime)
LPW Online Workshops: LGBTQ+ Theatre – Date: 10 November 2022 (evening)
LPW Online Workshops: Writing Historic Drama – Date: 17 November 2022
London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: Working with Sensitivity Readers – Date: 22 November 2022
London Playwrights Zoom Workshops: Advanced TV Writing – Date: 23 November 2022
An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia
LPW Members Online Course: Mastering Dramatic Structure – Available now
LPW Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop) – Available now
LPW Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop) – Available now
LPW Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops) – Available now
LPW: The Redrafting Toolkit – Available now
LPW Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write – Available now
LPW Members: Online Course – The Submissions Checklist – Available now
Live playwriting Opportunities & Jobs
Listed in order of deadline, followed those with deadlines, and workshops & events.
Expressions of interest – freelance writer facilitators , New Writing North – Deadline: 21 October 2022
CC Theatre accepting Halloween-themed short stories (entry fee, cash prizes) – Deadline: 23 October 2022
Pentabus Young Writers- Local Young Writers – Deadline: 24 October 2022
Administrator, Paines Plough – Deadline: 31 October 2022
Mini Artist Residency – All artists, muscians and creatives, Skipton Watch this Space – Deadline: 31 October 2022
Nurturing Talent ~ training programme for emerging artists, Create -Deadline: 3 November 2022
Glass Splinters: New Writing Night – Deadline: 4 November 2022
What’s On Tom? Productions accepting 15 minute plays on the theme of ‘TRACKS’ – Deadline: 26 November 2022
The Lancaster Playwriting Prize 2023 – Deadline: 30 November 2022
The Neem Award open for submissions – Deadline: 1 December 2022
SI Leeds Literary Prize 2022: Freelance evaluator (paid) – Deadline: 7 November 2022
RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project / submissions open January 2023! – Deadline: not yet specified
Rolling & Unspecified deadlines:
Anthroplay Theatre Scratch night – Deadline: rolling/ monthly
Barons Court- Sunday Fix scratch night – Deadline: not specified
Royal Exchange Theatre ELDERS COMPANY opportunities –Deadline: not specified
Call: Love Sharing Festival – VII edition – Deadline: not specified
Traverse Theatre First Stages Festival – Deadline: not applicable
Unbound – reader-funded pitches – Deadline: none posted
Creative Hub seeking creative writing about climate change – Deadline not specified
Fifth Word – Submit your Play (paid if produced) – Deadline: not specified
The Hope Theatre seeking plays for new programme (profit share) – Deadline: not specified
Think Shorts – Free Short film listing (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling
Fearless: Danse Macabre Productions Free Script Reading for Horror Scripts (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling
BBC Comedy Association plans unveiled – Deadline: not applicable
Calling members of the Neurodivergent Theatre Community – Deadline: not applicable
The Swiss Church London offering subsided space for artists – Deadline: not applicable
London Pub Theatres seeking new reviewers (unpaid) – Deadline: none posted
The New Works Playhouse accepting submissions (unpaid) – Deadline: rolling
Work-in-Development Submissions for the John Thaw Studio at The Actors Centre (profit share) – Deadline: ongoing
The BCG Pro Video Contest is looking for 2 minute scripted video sketches (prize £100) – Deadline: until further notice
The Royal Court now accepting online submissions – Deadline: rolling
John Byrne Award monthly competition for creative work (prize £250) – Deadline: monthly
Brush Stroke Order now offering bursaries for script reading services – Deadline: rolling
Hampstead Theatre announces year round submission window
Peggy Ramsay Foundation: Grant for writers – Deadline: rolling
Tutti Creative Space: cheap rehearsal space – Deadline: not applicable
Newsthump looking for spoof news writers (paid) – Deadline: ongoing
Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various
Live events and in person workshops:
Manchester Screenwriting Meet Up – Dates: various (alternates between in person in and Zoom)
Writing for Theatre at Granada Concierge in Spain with Sarah Grochala – Dates: not specified
BBC Academy – Production Unlocked – Date: 19 October 2022
Bush Link Up – Date: 19 October 2022
Where’s the Drama? The nuts & bolts of playwriting & dramatic action – Date: Starts 22 October 2022
Producing for Playwrights Course (with London Playwrights and theatremaker Russell Lucas) – Date: 12 November 2022
InFocus: Short Film Screening – Date: 19 November 2022
Bush Theatre Masterclasses – Dates: various (available both in person and online)
BBC & NFTS – BBC Scholarships – Dates: various
Scriptease: Scriptwriting for Stage and Screen course – Starts January 2023