Scriptwriters & Co – Scratch Night Submissions

Scriptwriters & Co’s next virtual Networking and Scratch Night will take place online at 7.00pm on Tuesday 4 August 2020.

Their submissions window is now open to writers anywhere in the world. This month they’re looking for complete 10-minute plays, screenplays or radio plays (not excerpts).

It’s free to submit, and winning work will be read aloud by auditioned S&Co actors, with a short discussion afterwards. It’s a great place to test your work and meet new contacts.

To compete you must:

  • visit their website to find out the theme
  • subscribe to the Scriptwriters & Co mailing list
  • be over 18
  • be able to attend the online Zoom event

Your script must be:

  • in English
  • relevant to the theme published on their website
  • 7-12 pages long with no more than 6 characters
  • spell-checked and formatted appropriately
  • in PDF or Word format, with its title and your name in the file name.

Please see their website for full details and eligibility. If your script or screenplay is selected, it’ll be read aloud at the S&Co Scratch Night by auditioned actors, then workshopped by supportive audience members.

S&Co’s scriptreaders assess every submission very carefully. Please don’t be disheartened if yours isn’t chosen, or leap to the conclusion that it isn’t engaging or well-written. Decisions won’t just be based on talent, but to offer the audience variety.

Though their Scratch Nights and Writing Retreats normally take place in Bath, UK, Scriptwriters & Co runs a Facebook group for playwrights, screenwriters, script readers, actors, filmmakers and/or theatrical producers at any stage of their career and wherever they live.

Following the success of their previous online event, they intend to hold an online event every quarter even after lockdown restrictions are lifted, making location no bar to joining them!

Please visit their website to find out more

Deadline: 26 July 2020 at 12pm

Source: BBC Writersroom

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