Hm. Still not quite sure about that title.

Does it entice? Does it scream "Click upon me, for I have information about how to get your sketches read at the BBC," or does it merely look like six words slapped haphazardly together? Aged Fish Rake Brain Pike Whiplash, sort of thing?

Well, you're here now and that's the main thing.

We don't ordinarily read sketches here at the writersroom. But for the next week or so, that's changing.

7 on 7 is a new topical sketch comedy show which will appear on BBC Radio 7 in the near future, and they're looking for new writers.

To get under consideration for the show, you need to email us three comedy sketches for radio, at least two of which should be topical comedy.

We've got a page detailing exactly what 7 on 7 are looking for and how to send it in, and an interview with Sanjeev Kohli and Gareth Edwards all about writing sketch comedy.

The deadline is 27th February, so you need to get cracking.

Go on. Write something funny.

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  • Comment number 27. Posted by Piers

    on 9 Mar 2009 15:30

    We got an awful lot of entries - over 700 writers, which means 2100+ sketches - so it's going to take a while to get back to everyone.

    Obviously everyone who got through to the masterclass was told sooner rather than later, so I'm afraid if you didn't get notice then you didn't get through to that stage.

    Everyone should get an email to say thanks for sending us your work though - it's possible yours just hasn't gone out yet.

  • Comment number 26. Posted by malpertuis

    on 9 Mar 2009 12:38

    Hi - I never heard anything back about this - I'll take that as a no then, since the event is today... But it seems other people have got rejection emails. Why is that?

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  • Comment number 25. Posted by mikecrowfone

    on 4 Mar 2009 13:38

    Hey hey,

    How much notice will successful applicants get, in order to attend the David Mitchell masterclass? It's on Monday isn't it?

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  • Comment number 24. Posted by notStoppard

    on 3 Mar 2009 17:30

    Hello Piers,

    Is there an imminent announcement for the 7 on 7 open call?

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  • Comment number 23. Posted by Piers

    on 26 Feb 2009 10:17

    Yeah, I can see how that could be confusing. Sorry.

    Competition entries went to our standard email address, which has the autoresponder to stop people sending us scripts via email, which (as it correctly says) we won't read.

    However 7 by 7 sketches are fine.

    If you got the autoresponder, don't worry about it - we have the sketches and will be passing them on.

  • Comment number 22. Posted by mikecrowfone

    on 26 Feb 2009 01:26

    Hello Piers,

    Yes, I second that from notStoppard. I sent my sketches to writersroom@bbc.co.uk with subject - 7 on 7, as instructed and got the automated reply thingy. So freaking out a bit in case you didn't receive it.

    Will '7 on 7' definitely get it? Can anyone put my mind at ease? I may be being anal, but I just don't want to miss out on this great opportunity.

    In other words...HELP!!!!

    Ta.

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  • Comment number 21. Posted by notStoppard

    on 25 Feb 2009 17:05

    Hello Piers,

    I've just emailed my sketches and received an automated reply saying the BBC doesn't accept scripts by email. Which of us is peculiar?

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  • Comment number 20. Posted by Piers

    on 25 Feb 2009 11:55

    Hexadecimal would be... unusual.

    Any of the others are fine, but I'd recommend either Word or PDF, so that the formatting's the way you want it.

  • Comment number 19. Posted by Iain Coleman

    on 25 Feb 2009 10:37

    Speaking of formats...

    What electronic file formats are acceptable? PDF? Word? ASCII? Hexadecimal?

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  • Comment number 18. Posted by Antonia

    on 24 Feb 2009 17:58

    Piers, wouldn't you know it, mine's 1.6513761467889908256880733944955! minutes. Ha!

    No, seriously, thanks for all this info. It's great.

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