Script Room is now open

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So here it is - the window for submissions to the Script Room is now open. Full details are here in the Send a Script section, and our updated Terms and Conditions are on this page. You MUST make sure you complete a Cover Sheet – which can be downloaded on the How to Send Your Script page and you have the option of completing an Equal Opportunities form too (which we’d very much appreciate). Take another look at our FAQs. The deadline is 5pm on 21 May 2012. Sending your script in early won’t make any difference to how quickly it is assessed, as all submissions will be looked at after the deadline.

If your script is absolutely, definitely, 100%, without a shadow of a doubt ready to go then you can send it in now – but if you do, remember that you can’t send a replacement copy later (even if you notice a typo on page 37 or decide to relocate the action from Scunthorpe to Santa Fe…) Please make sure you write ‘Script Room’ on the envelope too, and even if you have hundreds of great ideas please note you can only send one script at a time to the Script Room. And remember, we want submissions that are full length drama or comedy scripts, that are original, that have not been sent to us before, and that are from writers resident in the UK/Eire.

And good luck!

The Script Room is BBC writersroom's new system for accepting unsolicited scripts. We’ve changed from a rolling submissions system to one with three annual windows when we will accept writers’ work. The first window - Spring 2012 is now open - closing on the 21st May 2012. Read the full details in our Send a Script section.

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  • Comment number 46. Posted by Michael Gilroy-sinclair

    on 8 Dec 2012 11:57

    II am desperate to download scriptsmart gold. Ive had a system crash and cant aford celtix. Did anyone keep the dowload?

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  • Comment number 45. Posted by kjkorberg

    on 18 Oct 2012 16:32

    Is there any way for a Canadian to submit a script?

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  • Comment number 44. Posted by Kevin Slater

    on 19 Jun 2012 09:48

    Hi, everyone, where is the cover sheet to download on the writers room website, I can't find it anywhere

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  • Comment number 43. Posted by gterr

    on 18 Apr 2012 12:24

    Hi there, I note your comment about the demise of Script Smart Gold, but the alternative examples of formatting software you suggest won't work on my computer. I lost my version of Script Smart Gold after a computer crash, and have some scripts that were written using it that I'd like to revisit. Can anyone suggest any place I might be able to download a new copy of it?

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  • Comment number 42. Posted by JHurrell

    on 17 Apr 2012 16:50

    Hi, I am writing my first script, I have read all the guidelines about format and how to set it out. My query relates to accompanying music. I have suggested a song to be played in the background for one of the scenes, the lyrics are relevant to the story (though not essential so I can take it out if that is industry standard),my question is do I include the lyrics in the script or just give the title of the song?
    Thank you very much, I love the writersroom page it has given me so much knowledge and inspiration.
    JH

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  • Comment number 41. Posted by jo murphy

    on 17 Apr 2012 12:55

    Hi - I've registered etc etc and should be getting newsletter stuff and/or Scriptroom updates - but no sign of 'em. Should I do something other than post this plaintive comment?

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  • Comment number 40. Posted by Claire Yeowart

    on 13 Apr 2012 09:54

    Thanks Paul!

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  • Comment number 39. Posted by Paul Ashton

    on 13 Apr 2012 09:18

    Claire - yes that's fine

  • Comment number 38. Posted by Claire Yeowart

    on 12 Apr 2012 18:46

    Paul - can I send in a script that is mainly set in America? Two of the main characters are British though, and some of the scenes take place in England. Is this acceptable to send in?

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  • Comment number 37. Posted by Paul Ashton

    on 12 Apr 2012 10:01

    Pretzki - yes choose drama rather than comedy - and if it makes us laugh then that'll be a bonus

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