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The Yale Drama Series/ How to Submit (Prize: $10000 + Publication)

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2023 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Jeremy O. Harris. The Yale Drama series aims at publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Yale University Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and...

Platform Presents: 2021 Playwright’s Prize(£5,000)

2021 Playwright’s Prize is an open call for distinctive, dynamic, heart-stopping, extraordinary, wonderful plays. Email: [email protected] Closing Date: 2nd April 2021, 12pm About Platform Presents With their annual Playwright’s Prize, Platform Presents creates a platform for rising start talent: actors, writers and directors, with a particular interest in female voices. They produce theatre, film and...

BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency for Young African Women at Casa Lorde Pretoria (Awards: R5,000 + More) / How To Apply

Emerging women writers are invited to apply to the amazing BlackBird Books Writers Residency Program for Young African Women. Blackbird books is an imprint of Jacana Media. And this program is being organized in collaboration with Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative. If you have been looking for a publisher, you might want...

University of Southampton: Green Stories Writing Competitions 2019 – Apply (Prizes: Up to £4,500 and more)

Throughout the year, the University of South Hampton holds writing contests in the following categories:  stage plays film radio plays book tv interactive fiction They want creative works themed around ‘building a sustainable society’. What genres and sub-genres do the judges consider? They do not discriminate against any genre(s), so you can submit whatever genre...

The Jericho Fellowship Prizes 2019 (Awards: £32,000 + an all-expense paid trip to a symposium) / How To Apply

The Jericho fellowship prize 2019 is open to submissions for emerging and established artists in the following creative art fields: Essay writing Playwriting Visual arts And Innovation. Writers are welcome to submit single submissions or series of pieces in any of the aforementioned genres. No entry fee is required. Winners will receive mouth-watering cash prizes...

HowlRound Is Currently Accepting Essays About Theatremaking (Pay: $150 per piece)

HowlRound is a “free and open platform’ for anyone who is a part and parcel of the theatre field. Theatre enthusiasts from all over the world are free to submit essays.  Do not send personal attacks, adverts, or previously published essays. What are the editors interested in? . Theatre commoning (Resources managed and produced with generosity...

Winners of the 2018 International Radio Playwriting Competition

BBC World Service and British Council  has announced the winners of the prestigious 2018 international radio playwriting competition. This year, 1,500 submissions were received from 114 countries. Amazing isn’t it? 1500 entries received from 114 countries. Who Won The BBC World Service International Playwriting Competition for 2018? The first two prizes were awarded to: “Aziz...