Opportunities Weekly Roundup: 17 May 2019

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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 & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline).

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Featured posts:


LPW: The Submissions Checklist – Online Course: Now Live!

Exclusive extract from Playwriting: Structure, Character, How and What to Write by Stephen Jeffreys

LPW Play Club #2 – Trestle by Stewart Pringle

LPW Members’ Meetup and Script Surgery

LPB launch NEW Script Consulting Service

How do you earn a living? We want to hear from you!

Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week: David Higham Associates: Open Day for Under-Represented Writers (Film, TV & Theatre)

Opportunities with deadlines:

University Women In The Arts launch survey to improve career transition For Women in the Arts – Deadline: not applicable

Play Submissions Helper: 25 Opportunities with May deadlines – Deadline: various throughout May

Caspa Arts seeking 5-15 minute plays for scratch night – Deadline: 19 May 2019

Arts Ed Original Screenplay project accepting applications – Deadline: 20 May 2019

New Vic Theatre seeking creative writer (Stoke-On-Trent) – Deadline: 24 May 2019

Swings and Roundabouts script call out for new writing night – Deadline: 25 May 2019

Brave New Worlds seeking 5-10 plays for ‘BALLS: acts of bravery in a gendered world’ – Deadline: 25 May 2019

The Literal Challenge launch ‘Like the Prose’ short story challenge – Deadline: (for registration) 28 May 2019

Little Wonder Radio Plays accepting submissions – Deadline: 31 May 2019

shortFLIX | Creative England, Sky Arts, ScreenSkills – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Pint Sized Plays open for entries (£5.50 entry fee) – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Kevin Elyot Award for Writer-in-Residence – call for submissions 2019 – Deadline:: 31 May 2019

Shore Scripts 2019 Feature Screenplay and TV Pilot Contests.now open for submissions (entry fee $45-$60) – Deadline: 31 May 2019 (early) 31 August 2019 (final)

A Greedy Ear seeking playwrights for Audio Theatre event – Deadline: 31 May 2019

Raze the Space International 10 minute play festival open for submissions on theme of ‘Lost & Found’ – Deadline: 31 May 2019

MA TV Fiction Writing Scholarships: Glasgow Caledonian University – open for applications – Deadline: 1 June 2019

Clapham Fringe accepting ideas on theme of ‘beyond borders‘ – Deadline: 2 June 2019

Applications open for Wales Writer in Residence scheme from the BBC and National Theatre Wales – Deadline: 3 June 2019 at 11am

ArtfulScribe seeking writer in residence (paid) – Deadline: 3 June 2019

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries – 5 June 2019

Scratch a Fortnight accepting submissions on theme of ‘Impulse’ – Deadline: 10 June 2019

David Higham Associates: Open Day for Under-Represented Writers (Film, TV & Theatre) – Deadline: 10 June 2019

Tamasha Scratch night script call out- Deadline: 15 June 2019

Beinghuman Ltd: Open Call for the Being Summer event! – Deadline: 15 June 2019

Segora International one-act play competitions open for entries – Deadline: 15 June 2019

Royal Society of Literature – A Room of My Own: A Survey of What UK Writers Need to Work – Deadline: none posted/ results published 19 June 2019

MFA in Playwriting at The Lir Academy – open for applications – Deadline: 28 June 2019

Green Stories Stage Play Writing Competition open for entries – Deadline: 30 June 2019

Dark Unicorn Productions seeking stage plays – Deadline: 30 June 2019

The High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 – Scriptwriting: open for entries (Cheshire writers) – Deadline: 1 July 2019

Dancing Bear Books seeking short story writers for anthology – Deadline: 1 July 2019

Academy Arts Press short story competition (entry fee $15/$20) – Deadline: 1 October 2019

Decorating Dissidence: Call for Submissions – Essays, Reviews, Poetry, Visual Arts – Deadline: 31 March 2020

Events and workshops:

Pitlochry Festival Theatre launch Writers room – Dates: various throughout 2019

Theatre503 Rapid Response Nights – Dates: various, starting 23 January 2019

London Playwriting Lab open for applications – Deadline: none, but applications opened 1 May 2019

Writing for Television: Residential workshop with Roy Mitchell – Dates: 20-24 May 2018

BBC Writersroom Scotland presents the BBC Scottish Writers’ Festival 2019 – Date: 31 May 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Writing for Radio – Deadline to apply: 14 June 2019/ workshop takes place on 29 June 2019

Written Off Women – WoW! Discussion about ageism in theatre at the Ovalhouse – Date: 29 June 2019

Tamasha Masterclass: Playwriting with Teenagers – Deadline to apply: 28 June 2019/ workshop takes place 13 July 2019

CAMP residential: Playwriting with John Burgess – Dates: 7th –  12th August 2019 (level 1) 14th – 19th August 2019 (level 2

Online workshops and resources: 

Papatango career facilitation service – 10am -12pm alternate Tuesdays (starting 31 January 2019)

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting: Online Toolkit for writers

The Bruntwood Prize: Free livestreamed workshops for 2019 Paines Plough Insights Podcast

Stagedoor App Podcast (Bridget Minamore and Chris Campbell of the Royal Court’s Literary Office)

Access the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcast

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to get your play published (view live stream of talk)

WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

An Introduction to Screenwriting: free online course with FutureLearn & Uni. of East Anglia

LPB Summer Sessions: Overcoming writers’ block (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: How to write a monologue (online workshop)

LPB Summer Sessions: Promoting yourself as a writer (online workshops)

LPB: The Redrafting Toolkit

LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write –  Available now

Ongoing submissions:

WildChild Script Call out! – Deadline: none posted

Blindspot Theatre Scratch night -Deadline: none but slots are filled on a first come first serve basis

Katzpace accepting submissions for Katzcratch – Deadline: none posted

Scriptjam accepting scripts for feedback – Deadline: rolling

The Cabot Cruising Club, Bristol looking to programme arts events – Deadline: none posted

Exploding Whale Theatre seeking submissions for their next show – Deadline: none posted

Thunder Theatre seeking submissions for 15-20 minute plays – Deadline: none posted

Mate Productions accepting applications for Writers Collective – Deadline: None posted

Manchester ADP seeking scripts to produce – Deadline: Rolling

Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process – Deadline: Weekly, follow them on Twitter for updates

Attic Theatre seeking musicals for 2019 tour – Deadline: None posted

React Scratch inviting writers to share work at monthly scratch night – Deadline: Rolling

Drama Notebook seeking short plays for kids and teens (paid) – Deadline: None posted

Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Play Production Programme – Deadline: Ongoing

Aurora Metro Books seeks British East Asian plays for publication – Deadline: Ongoing

Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission – Deadline: None posted

Newsthump looking for spoof news writers – Deadline: ongoing

Arvon Grants available for writing courses – Deadline: none posted/ various

Paines Plough accepting ongoing submissions – Deadline: rolling

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people –  Deadline: various

Online Masterclass with Aaron Sorkin on Screenwriting ($90) – Deadline: none posted

JW3 seeking submissions of pieces about Jewish culture – Deadline: rolling

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – Deadline: rolling

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Deadline: rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Deadline: ongoing (monthly event)

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: none posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – Deadline: none  posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

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