Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 2 December 2022

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Members’ Zoom Drop-in session: share your work, meet other writers  – next session Wednesday 7 December 2022!


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Write A Play in January. WrAP is back for 2023!

Learn with London Playwrights sessions on ‘Writing Opening Scenes’ and ‘Creating Characters’ available now


Full 8 sessions available now! Online Course: Mastering Dramatic Structure 

The LPW Guide to Formatting your Stage Play – Available to download






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Opportunities Pick of the Week: #WrAP2023 Write a Play with us in January! 


Opportunities Listings 

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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

Share Freelance Writer, 44 words (paid) Deadline: 4 December 2022

Crazy Cat Theatre – Christmas Writing Competition Deadline: 6 December 2022

BBC Writersroom Open Call Deadline: 7 December 2022

London Playwrights: Play Club [our online book club for new plays] Sakuntala by Andrew Day – Deadline for short play submissions: 9 December 2022

Writer Callout – The Pocketfull Project , Haywire Theatre Company – Deadline: 31 December 2022

Write A Play in January. WrAP is back for 2023! Deadline: not applicable but starts 1 January 2023

The Literal Challenge | 28 Plays Later Deadline: 28 January 2023

Harlow Arts and Light Entertainment Society – Writer callout (radio & online) – Deadline: 31 January 2023

BBC World Service | The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2023 Deadline: 12 February 2023

Rolling deadlines:

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

Flux Writers Membership

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

Get Ready for #WrAP2023 Free Zoom Session – Date: 7 December 2022

Getting Your Play Commissioned: Workshop with Bush Theatre Literary Manager Deirdre O’Halloran – Deadline: 7 December 2022

London Playwrights Monthly Members’ Zoom – December – Date: 7 December 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. 

With deadlines:

Vault Festival – New Critics Programme – Deadline: 8 December 2022

13 Months Theatre: Cold Read Workshop – Deadline: 11 December 2022

Freshly Squeezed Scratch Night – Flat 4 Theatre Deadline: 12 December 2022

Senior Literary Associate , The Royal Court Theatre – Deadline: 12 December 2022

Coorie In- Playwrights’ Studio Scotland – Dates: various throughout December 2022

48th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival – Deadline: 15 December 2022

Crisis Theatre | Short Play SubmissionsDeadline: 16 December 2022

Urbanite Theatre: 2023 Modern Works Festival – Deadline: 16 December 2022

Look Sharp Theatre | Comedy Submissions– Deadline: 18 December 2022

Series Mania – Writers Campus- Deadline: 20 December 2022

Write for the London Student Drama Festival – ACT II (fees apply) – Deadline: 24 December 2022

Third Stone seeking play submissions – Deadline: 29 December 2022

Manhattan Rep’s Play Production Program (Self-Produce your play in New York City – fees apply) – Deadline: 31 December 2022

Play Submissions Helper Blog: 44 Play Submissions Opps w/ December 2022 Deadlines  – Deadline: 31 December 2022Freelance

Writer in Residence Opportunity, Open Eye Gallery Liverpool (paid) – Deadline: 9 January 2023

RSC: 37 Plays – New writing project / submissions open January 2023!  Deadline: not yet specified

Rolling & Unspecified deadlines: 

Finborough Theatre | Open Script Submissions Deadline: rolling

Hampstead Theatre | Open Script Submissions – Deadline: rolling

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:

Blood Beats: LGBTQ+ Writers Group (Manchester) – Dates: 3rd Thursday of the month in 2023

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

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

Guildhall School of Music and Drama – Evening Courses  – Deadline to apply: 20 January 2023

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