Sussex Playwriting Competition seeking 30 minute radio thrillers (£7 fee)

Playwrights from anywhere are invited to enter Sussex Playwrights competition to write a 30-minute thriller/mystery radio drama for two to six actors.

What you get:  You could win a rehearsed “script-in-hand” reading with a discussion before an audience of members, writers’ family and friends and a recording of your reading.

First prize £150
Second prize £75
Third prize £50

All shortlisted entries will be read by a radio producer, with the possibility of further commissions.

What you pay: Non-members’ entry fee: £7 per script.

Send a cheque to: The Constance Cox Playwriting Competition
c/o 42 Abbey Road
West Sussex
BN15 0AB

What to submit:  Your entry should meet the following requirements:

  • They don’t accept monologues or musicals
  • All plays must be written in English
  • All plays must be the original work of the writer and not an adaptation
  • They must not have been staged before a paying audience, broadcast or published, nor previously been given a reading at Sussex Playwrights
  • Your script must be suitable for general audiences

How to apply: Attach your script as a PDF with all pages clearly numbered. Email each script entry in a separate email to

Your email subject line: Constance Cox / play’s title / writer’s pseudonym.

Include in the text of your email: Play’s title/ Writer’s real name/ Postal address/ Telephone/ E-mail contact. No printed copies. The title page must contain the play’s title and writer’s pseudonym.

Deadline: 31 December 2016

Source: @Playwriting_UK

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