(I'll shut up now, or another 500 words will spew...)
I've just found a few interesting writing opportunities coming up that I'd like to share:
- Northern Voices - from the BBC's Writersroom. They're looking for:
"exceptional writers from the North who want to write drama for television. If you have a strong individual voice, the ability to create great characters and tell compelling stories, and a real passion for television drama, you could take part in Northern Voices."More of a scheme than a competition, the 4 selected writers will work on their craft with top Beeb writers and producers.
Closes AUG 28th.
- Leaf Books Blog-post Competition for real or imagined blog posts of up to 500 words.
£3 per entry, or £10 for four.
First prize £100.
Closes AUG 31st.
- Aesthetica Annual Creative Works Competition for poetry, art, or fiction up to 2000 words.
£10 per entry
One winner from each category bags £500
+ publication in the Creative Works annual
+ a year's subscription to Aesthetica Magazine
+ a copy of the annual
Closes AUG 31st
- Lost Theatre Company would like scripts for theatre which last only 5minutes
Free to enter
Selected pieces to be performed at their '5 Minute Festival'
The judges then select the best piece to be filmed by a trio of professionals.
Closes SEP 7th
I seem to be writing a lot of dialogue heavy stories at the moment, and it's making me wonder if I should have a go at writing a script. That might be a massively ignorent leap to make: I know there will be much more to scriptwriting and I'd be totally out of my depth if I ventured that way, but, you know, it could be good to try summat new.