Playwrights' Competition Calendar



Filed under: New Competitions — Gina @ 12:08

Today I began one of those weird cleaning frenzies where you start with a little gentle hoovering and end up washing the back door and those scruffy shelves in the lean-to which end up covered in pretty bottles, paper flowers and crab shells. Dishwasher now full of mud and dead spiders. All that’s happened and I’m still in my jammies. God, I love being on holiday!

Good meeting yesterday with Sir who didn’t hate my radio play (especially when I told him it was essentially a first draft with spell-check) so now it’s time to re-write and I think I might also reformat and send it off to the funny Women Awards (TV comp – see August 31st). I’ve also started rewriting my children’s book and am letting big child read chapter by chapter as I go and she’s not bored yet so will carry on with that and, no, of course she’s not biased!

Also cheerful because I am on the longlist for the Bristol Old Vic Open Sessions – Hurrah! Now I have to wait till September to hear if I’m in the final 5. Boo!

If you entered the Writers’ Prize (and lost like me!) the winning play was on yesterday afternoon. There’s a blog post from the winner, Sarah Hehir Β HERE, you can read the script HEREΒ and listen for 6 more days HERE. And if you are Sarah Hehir, many congratulations to you HERE. πŸ™‚

I updated the calendar last night and you’ve got three days to get a 15 minute play in to the Gray and Green Theatre Company, Writersbloc want shorts for their next night by 19th August, there’s a Painted Words project going on in Colchester – they want a ‘word picture’ in response to some quotes you can find on the website by 1st September, and you funny ones can try writing sketches for Matt Lucas’ new radio show set in the future called 2525.

There might be more new stuff, I can’t remember what else I did, but I need to get dressed, find coffee and help children finish making a owl. A owl? A owl!

Happy writing and happy holidays all. X



  1. Do you ever clean the bit behind the bog? The bit behind the pipe that nobody will ever see but will, nevertheless, get crusty and pusill
    animous and annoying and…
    Just occured to me i was talking about myself….
    Writers eh?

    Comment by Milo Bell — 10/08/2013 @ 14:36 | Reply

    • Never! I think that’s where the troll lives. x

      Comment by Gina — 14/08/2013 @ 15:24 | Reply

  2. Fingers crossed for good news from BOV, Gina. Thanks for yummy writing opps. Hmmmm.

    Comment by astreetwriter — 13/08/2013 @ 17:02 | Reply

  3. Thank you!😊

    Comment by Sarah Hehir — 26/10/2013 @ 17:09 | Reply

    • My pleasure. I really enjoyed your play – it made me cry (in a good way!).

      Comment by Gina — 09/11/2013 @ 15:17 | Reply

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