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: 

Opportunities with deadlines:

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

Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2016 – Deadline: 30 October 2015

Bread & Roses Emerging Companies Competition – Deadline: 30 October 2015

Page to Stage Festival seeking 45-60min scripts for production in Liverpool (£30 entry fee, £295+ production fee if selected, must self-produce) – Deadline: 30 October 2015

The Customs House Youth Theatre seeking writers for commission – Deadline: 30 October 2015

Manchester ADP seeking scripts for performance/ feedback – Deadline: 31 October 2015

‘Leytonstone Itch’ looking for writers – Deadline: 31 October 2015

Precious Cargo accepting short scripts about South Tyneside – 31 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

Christmas Jumpers Theatre Night seeking short plays for charitable fundraising evening – Deadline: 4 November 2015

‘Introduce Yourself’ Initiative at the Finborough Theatre – 25 October – 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

The Owl and Cat Theatre (Melbourne) seeking provocative new plays – Deadline: 16 November 2015

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

Rose Unfolds Scratch Nights at Rose Playhouse Bankside – Deadline: 20 November 2015

Doggerland – open call for new writers – Deadline: 22 November at 11.59pm

Call out for applications to ‘Women in The Spotlight’ funded residential at Arvon (for LGBT+ or BAME women) – Deadline: 23 November 2015

Verbal Theatre accepting submissions for event in Sheffield – 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

Criterion New Writing 2016 programme open to applications – Deadline: 1 December 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

Jameson First Shot Short Film Competition starring Maggie Gyllenhaal (for Writer/Directors) – Deadline: 4 January 2016

 Brockley Jack accepting submissions for Write Now 7 – Deadline: 29 January 2016

Drip Action Theatre Company seeking submissions for 2016 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail (paid) – Deadline: 31 January 2016

First Break Writing Competition at the Oldham Coliseum – Deadline: 22 February 2016

Theatre503 Playwriting Award returning in 2016 (more details to come!) – Deadline: 29 February 2016

Events and workshops: 

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

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

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

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

New Writing Platform on Latin American Theatre from the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre/Central Saint Martins – 1 November 2015 from 4-5.30pm

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

Theatre503 Writer’s Night for ‘Cinderella and the Beanstalk’ – 25 November 2015

Playwriting Workshop with Papatango London Writers Cafe (£10) – Starts 6 November 2015

Workshop on ‘Writing Fantastic Scenes’ by Master Racontuer  (£37)- 2 December  2015 10.30am – 4.30pm

Theatre503 Writer’s Night/ Christmas Party – 14 December 2015

Ongoing submissions:

Forrum Theatre Company seeking a play for production – Deadline:  none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none 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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