The Literal Challenge – 28 Plays Later

Back for its eighth year, 28 Plays Later is a writing opportunity from The Literal Challenge – a social enterprise that brings together a community of writers, wannabe writers and newbies through creative challenges.

Over the last seven Februarys, they have run seven 28 Plays Later, a play-a-day writing challenge that has inspired the writing of 44,745 plays! Some of those plays were never read again, others have gone onto great things, including professional runs at theatres, readings, festivals, recordings and even adaptation into films.

Every day, you’ll get a writing brief, then you’ll have 36 hours to write a play in response. Plays can be of any length, genre and language.

*Do note*: They offer their challenges on a commit-what-you-can basis, so everyone is welcome, and no financial obligation is required.

Registrations are now open through the website and will be open until 28 January 2022.

There are two types of entry:

TIMED ENTRY – all plays must be submitted by the daily 10am deadline,

SIMILE ROUTE – It’s like the Timed Route, but you can submit as and when you wish. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t like the stress of tight deadlines.

Deadline to register: January 28, 2022

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with them.

Connect with them @thelitchallenge #28playslater

Source: BBC Writersroom

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