Here you'll find opportunities for playwrights passed on to us by our friends and partner organisations:




The 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize is open for submissions!

The winner receives a full production at Southwark Playhouse, publication with Nick Hern Books, a royalty of 10% of the gross box office, and a £6000 commission and development support for a new play. Plus, every entrant receives feedback. 

It's free and assessed anonymously - all you need is a story. Find out more here.


Alpine Fellowship: Writing Prize

The Alpine Fellowship are taking submissions for the £3000 prize - this year themed on 'Childhood'. 

For more details check out their website.



Amazon's audiobook company Audible has launched a $5 million grant to commission and develop work from emerging UK and US playwrights to create one or two person audioplays.

Drop them an email on for more information.


Bare Fiction

Bare Fiction is a literary magazine that publishes short plays, poetry and fiction. They have submission windows throughout the year. 

Keep up to date here


Bruntwood Prize

It's always worth checking out the Bruntwood Prize's website as they run excellent workshops for writers and have an abundance of resources. And of course you can submit your play for the prize. 

Full details here.



HighTide have come up with a fantastic scheme for providing writers with same-day feedback. 

Read about their new initiative Sparks here.


London Playwrights Blog

These guys publish a fantastic weekly round up of opportunities and run a series of workshops throughout the year. 

Find their blog here.


National Theatre Scotland

Similar to ourselves, NTS accept script submissions year round. Be sure to check their guidelines before submitting. 

Full details here.


Pentabus Theatre Company

Our friends at rural touring company Pentabus accept scripts year round as well. This is perfect for anyone from a rural background or a writer who feels they have a story to tell about rural issues or the countryside. 

Full details here.


Royal Court

The Royal Court run some fantastic groups for playwrights and also broadcast a Playwrights Podcast hosted by PP writer Simon Stephens. 

Full details here.



This November the great team at Talawa are running a script reading service. 

You can submit here


Theatre 503

The brilliant team at Theatre 503 accept unsolicited scripts year round as well as running regular 'Rapid Write Response' nights. 

Full details here.


If you have an opportunity that you'd like posted here please email We try and list as many as we can.