Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 8 May 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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Pick of the Week:

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week is:  IdeasTap/ Invertigo seeking playwrights for rehearsed reading

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 40 Playwriting Contests with May (and early June) 2015 Deadlines – Various in May and June

IdeasTap Editor’s Brief accepting submissions on the theme of ‘Endings’- Deadline: 8 May 2015

Ghost Dog productions seeking 10min plays for Playground – Theme: Food – Deadline: 10 May 2015

BBC Radio 2 seeking official Artist in Residence for £20,000 bursary – Deadline: 10 May 2015

The Charles Causley Trust (Cornwall) writers in residence – Deadline: 10  May 2015

Royal Society of Literature Brookleaze Grants for Writers Spring 2015 – Deadline: 15 May 2015

Channel 4/ Touchpaper accepting screenplay submissions for Coming Up Scheme – Deadline: 15 May 2015

Story City Theatre Residency (Leicester) – Deadline: 15 May 2015

ArtsEd seeking 10-12 min short film scripts – Deadline: 22 May 2015

WriterSlam accepting drama series submissions (synopsis & extract only) – Deadline: 22 May 2015

IdeasTap/ Invertigo seeking playwrights for rehearsed reading – Deadline: 22 May 2015

Writers wanted for Stitchin’ Fiction – Deadline: 25 May 2015

Kevin Spacey Foundation soon to open to applications for £10,000 Artists of Choice programme – Deadline: 29 May 2015

2015 Pint-sized Plays competition open for submissions -Deadline: 31 May 2015

Little Fish Theatre accepting short play submissions for Pick of the Vine production – Deadline: 31 May 2015

Theatre6 looking for playwrights to develop relationships – Deadline: 1 June 2015

From Page to Stage showcase for musical theatre in development – Deadline: 1 June 2015

‘Monsters on Stage’ A Call for Monologues and Short Plays (Kentucky, USA) – Deadline: 1 June 2015

Player-Playwrights Short Play Competition open for submissions (£300 prize)– Deadline: 1 June 2015

Wanted: music/art/writing/film/anything – Deadline: 2 June 2015

2015 Bruntwood Prize Competition open to submissions – Deadline: 5 June 2015

Writer’s Digest Writing Competition (USA) – Deadline: 5 June 2015

Bare Fiction magazine open to submissions for Issue 6 – Deadline: 6 May 2015

New York Television Festival accepting pilot scripts – Deadline: 26 June 2015

King’s Cross Award for New Writing from Courtyard Theatre (£10 fee, £5,000 prize) – Deadline: 30 June 2015

Roister Doister Publishing launch competition to find plays for young people – Deadline: 3 July 2015

Award for Most Promising Playwright (East Midlands writers only) – Deadline: 15 July 2015

Verity Bargate Award 2015 (£6,000 prize) – Deadline: 31 July 2015

The Three Leaches Play Competition ($10 submission fee) – Deadline: 1 August 2015

Alfred Fagon Award 2015 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline 1 August 2015

Yale Drama Series Competition 2015 – Deadline: 15 August 2015

Saving Endangered Species (SES) International Playwriting Prize (California, $100 prize) – Deadline: 30 November 2015

Events and workshops: 

Mercury Theatre Playwrights’ Surgery – 7th May, 21st May, 4th June

BBC Writersroom sitcom masterclasses (Salford) – 12/13 May 2015

Stephen Jeffreys Weekend Playwriting Masterclass (£300 / £100 concessions) – 22-24 May 2015

Writers’ Guild Event: Meet the Agents – 1 June 2015 – 7pm

Ongoing submissions:

Oxford based filmmakers seeking short film scripts – Deadline: none posted

TreePress seeking playwrights to upload scripts for Beta Testing – Deadline: none posted

East End Literary Salon open to rolling submissions – Deadline: rolling

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: rolling

Fractured Lines accepting scripts for new writing night – Deadline: rolling

Theatrelab accepting scripts – rolling submissions

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 through to June 2014.

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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