The Women in Comedy Writing Festival have announced a new competition for comedy writers to have their work performed live.
The competition is broken up into two categories, the first being comedy sketches and monologues. They are looking for sketches and/or monologues of 3 minutes in length that feature a female voice/story. The second category is humorous short stories of no more than 1000 words. All work must be of the comedy genre, and can be written by men but all submissions MUST feature women as the main characters.
There are prizes of £50 for first place winners, plus publication and performance opportunities in each category. Comedy related prizes will also be available for the runners up and a Women in Comedy memory stick will be given to all winners.
The Women in Comedy Festival will run 19 – 29 October 2017 in Manchester and Salford.
How to apply: There is a £3 entry fee to apply, and all applications can be made here through the Women in Comedy website.
Deadline: 12 October 2017
Source: Direct Contact