Interview with the Emmy Award-winning writer Abi Morgan (The Hour, The Iron Lady, Sex Traffic, White Girl, Royal Wedding, Suffragette, River).
Abi explains how she got her first commission and what the differences are in writing for theatre, TV and film.
She explains how she makes the past feel authentic in historical drama and the challenges of writing about real people like Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Abi also shares her advice for new writers and her three Desert Island DVDs.
Deadlines: 1st March, 1st May & 1st June 2017. Three writing opportunities from Writers Avenue Theatre Company for the writers of contemporary plays. Six Degrees (based on the 6 Degrees of Separation theory), Seven (Monologues based on one of the 7 Deadly sins or virtues), The Gossip (short plays based on true stories from the entertainment industry)
Deadline: 5pm on Friday 21st April 2017. Are you the author of tomorrow? The BBC Young Writers' Award 2017 is open for submissions! Judges Alice Levine, Holly Bourne and Nikesh Shukla want your short stories.
Deadline: 6th April 2017. Faber & Faber and the Andlyn Literary Agency with a new prize to find Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) writers and illustrators for children.