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From pen to perfomance Script Submissions 2025

  Full details  WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU – SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN Script submission is free. We welcome scripts from writers of all ages, all levels of experience, regardless of background, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion, or sexual orientation .      _______________________________________________________________________   IMPORTANT DATES: 30 May 2024:    Submissions categories announced – see below ****THE SUBMISSION PORTAL IS OPEN NOW**** – SEE BELOW 1 September 2024:   General Submissions deadline  at 23:59 31 October 2024:   Submission deadline for Students  at 23:59 Spring 2025:   Play choices selected – all writers notified 24-28 April 2025:   INK Festival in Halesworth, Suffolk You will hear back from us – please resist the urge to contact us…   _______________________________________________________________________   ABOUT INK INK is the UK’s leading short new play company, producing every year over 70 new script

BookTrust Cymru: Big Welsh Rhyme Time Commissions 2025

 Full details  We are inviting authors, poets, writers, musicians, performers and children’s storytellers to help us create some special new content for Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2025. We are offering up to three commissions of £600 each. Submission deadline for proposal: 12pm 13th September 2024 We will aim to inform the successful applicants as soon as possible by 18th September 2024. All work must be complete and submitted to BookTrust Cymru by 13th December 2024. About Big Welsh Rhyme Time Big Welsh Rhyme Time is a week-long national celebration of sharing rhymes, poems and songs in the early years. It aims to promote and encourage fun and enjoyable rhyme sharing activity for young children in Wales aged 0-5, in Welsh and English. It supports early communication and literacy skills and inspires creativity. Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2025 will take place 10th – 14th February. This year’s key message will be ‘Rhyming Fun for Everyone’. Children take part via a wide range of early years settings

Audio Drama Awards 2025

 Full details  Entries are now open for two of the BBC Audio Drama Awards – the Imison and Tinniswood – celebrated annually and administered by the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Help us continue to celebrate the best audio drama by sending in your entries. To be eligible, scripts will have to have been broadcast or made available online in the UK between 1 October 2023 and 31 October 2024 . This year’s winners were Andrew McCaldon for the Imison Award with his radio drama Benny & Hitch (produced by Neil Varley and Tracey Neale, BBC Audio Drama Wales for BBC Radio 3) and Shôn Dale-Jones for the Tinniswood Award for Cracking (directed by John Norton, BBC Audio Drama Wales for BBC Radio 4) who celebrated at the BBC Audio Drama Awards held in March 2024 . Submissions for the Imison and Tinniswood Awards end at midnight on Friday 4 October 2024 . This year, the Imison Award will be administrated by the Society of Authors, while the Writers’

Edinburgh True Flash Award

 Full details  Edinburgh True Flash Award £300 prize for writers worldwide and creative non-fiction, auto-fiction, memoir and other true stories on any topic up to 250 words. Open for entries, 1 June to 31 August 2024 | Read the Rules The Edinburgh True Flash Award is a brand new award. Submit your memoirs, creative non-fiction, auto-fiction or any unique true story.  We want stories told in artful, orginal ways that will entertain and amaze us, will bring us to tears or leave us outraged. Tell us a story we just can’t forget. We are thrilled that Meg Pokrass will also judge True Flash. In 2021, Meg won the 2021 San Francisco's Blue Light Book Award for her auto-fiction collection Spinning To Mars . She will be helped in the early rounds by our teams of dedicated readers. Meg writes, “What matters when writing "True Flash" is that one is addressing the real, and there are many creative ways to do so.  “Creative

New Writers Awards

 Full details  Applications for the 2025 New Writers Awards are now open. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2024 at noon. The awards are free to apply to, all travel expenses are covered and awardees are chosen by a panel of judges. We have an Access Fund to help support our awardees with any barriers they may face. The programme is flexible and we work closely with awardees to help them participate as fully as possible. Apply for the New Writers Awards 2025 How it works The Awards will run from January 2025–January 2026. During the programme, awardees receive: A £2,500 cash award, allowing them to focus on their work (the bursary will be paid in two instalments) Tailored personal development opportunities, which can include mentoring from writers and industry professionals PR, performance, social media and presentation training The opportunity to showcase work to publishers and agents A week-long retreat offering time, space and the freedom to create new work in idyllic

James Berry Poetry Prize

 Full details  The prize:  Three equal winners each to receive £1000 prize, expert mentoring and debut collection published with Bloodaxe Books. Closing date : 31 July 2024 Entry fee: No entry fee The Prize The James Berry Poetry Prize will assist young and/or emerging writers of colour with mentoring to help them develop their work, followed by publication of their debut book-length collection with Bloodaxe Books. Devised by Bernardine Evaristo, OBE, and Nathalie Teitler, the prize is modelled on The Complete Works mentoring program

Gwobr Nofel Gyntaf CRIME CYMRU First Novel Prize

 Full details  The  CRIME CYMRU First Novel Prize   exists to promote new crime writing talent in Wales. The prize has two categories: Welsh language entries and English language entries. For each category there are separate judges and individual prizes.  Specific information for the 2025 Competition: The competition opens to submissions on the 31 st of March and the deadline for receipt of entries is midnight on 1 st  September 2024. Winners will be announced at the Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival in Aberystwyth, 25-27 April 2025. All shortlistees will receive a two-person weekend pass to Gŵyl Crime Cymru Festival 2025. The winner in both languages will receive a mentoring package with a successful crime writer in the appropriate language worth at least £1000. The two other shortlisted writers will receive a bundle of Crime Cymru authors’ books. Mentoring packages will comprise five one-hour meetings to be conducted over the course of no longer than twelve months. Mento

Golden Sc ales Publishing

  Full details  Do I need an agent? Do you take previously published submissions? Who can submit manuscripts? How long does the submission process take?  

Serendipity Fiction

 Full details  entry requirements At Serendipity, we're looking for all types of romance stories from sweet to spicy! If you would like to submit a manuscript please send us the following information to : ​ A detailed synopsis, please include if it has a happy ending. The first three chapters of the manuscript. A list of any romance tropes that are included in the novel. A few comparison titles or authors in the genre. ​ Please note that we do not currently publish Romantasy.   We look forward to reading your submissions! © 2024 by Serendipity CONTACT US SUBMISSION  

Kensignton Publications

  Full details  KENSINGTON: Established in 1974, Kensington, America's independent publisher, located in New York City, is the foremost independent publishing house in the United States publishing in hardcover, trade paperback, and mass market. We publish over 600 books annually in both fiction and non-fiction. Kensington has sweeping and diverse imprints, including Kensington, Zebra Books, Pinnacle Books, Lyrical Press, Dafina Books, and Citadel Press. These imprints are well-known for popular commercial fiction, mysteries and thrillers, African-American titles, multicultural fiction, nonfiction, as well as true crime and Westerns. Kensington continues to be the foremost American publisher of romance novels. Read Submission Guidelines   LYRICAL PRESS:   Lyrical Press offers authors an opportunity to break out fresh content to a wide audience with the personalized publishing experience of an independent house. With bestselling titles in multiple genres and the addit

Max Blood's Mauseleum

  Full details  What we are looking for We are looking for horror of any sub-genre and are not squeamish. We’ve read it all before and will read it all again, so send us something that will really set us back on our heels. Terrify us. Make us squirm. Send us the best of your worst. We welcome art accompaniment for your stories, as these may be used in our compiled issues. Please, no AI art. We wish to feature art created by human artists. If you are the artist, let us know. However, if you are not the artist, please let us know that as well. Credit will be given where it is due. Be sure you have permission to use the art that you send to us. What we are not looking for We are not seeking any works that glorify prejudice of any sort. This does not mean prejudice can not exist in the space of your story, but be certain it is cast in its proper light. This includes work that is homophobia, transphobic, racist, sexist, ageist, ablist , and any other ‑ists you c