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  • The University of Southampton - Green Stories

    The University of Southampton - Green Stories

    Deadline: Various deadlines. Green Stories Writing Competitions are a free set of competitions with prizes, open to all. Writers are asked to write stories that present positive visions of what a sustainable society might look like, or integrate green characters, policies, solutions etc. in the backdrop of an otherwise mainstream story. Upcoming deadlines include TV Series (30 Nov), Short Film (26 March) and Screenplay (18 April).

  • *Wales Writer in Residence*

    *Wales Writer in Residence*

    Opens: Monday 10th February 2020, Deadline: Monday 11th May 2020. The Wales Writer in Residence offers two placements over a year - at National Theatre Wales and BBC Cymru Wales - and a guaranteed broadcast credit on BBC Radio 4. There is a bursary of £12,000.

  • The Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize

    The Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize

    Deadline: 1st April 2020. The Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize is aimed at encouraging theatre writers at the start of their careers to explore and challenge philosophical ideas using the dramatic form. The prize will be £3000 plus a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship’s annual Symposium in Sweden. This year's theme is Forgiveness and Retribution.

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