Playwrights' Competition Calendar

July 2015

3rd july

Roister Doister Publishing is committed to finding and nuturing new writing talent. One of the ways in which we will do this is through competitions. Our first competition will be a search for new plays for young people. Anything goes with regards to the content, themes and genre of the play and we’re looking for entries that are as daring as they are creative. There will be two categories for the 2015 playwriting competition.

Each category has its own rules and you should read these carefully before you enter.

One Act Plays for young people 

1. The work must be 25-50 minutes in length.

2. The minimum number of cast members involved in the play is two.

3. The work must not have been previously published.

6. Written feedback on each work will be available at a cost of £10. There is no obligation to request feedback on the work and it will have no bearing on the outcome of the competition.

7. The winning entry will receive their own publication deal with Roister Doister Publishing for 5 years as well as an advance of £100.

13. Authors should consider who they are writing for. For the purposes of this competition ‘young people’ are defined as being 8 – 18 years of age.

Full Length plays for young people

1. The work must be in two acts and be 75 – 120 minutes in length.

2. The minimum number of cast members involved in the play is two.

6. Written feedback on each work will be available at a cost of £20. There is no obligation to request feedback on the work and it will have no bearing on the outcome of the competition.

7. The winning entry will receive their own publication deal with Roister Doister Publishing for 5 years,  an advance of £150 and a rehearsed reading of the work.

8. The top five works will be features in a compendium of plays published exclusively by Roister Doister Publishing for 5 years.

11. Winners will be announced on the 1st August 2015.

13. Authors should consider who they are writing for. For the purposes of this competition ‘young people’ are defined as being 8 – 18 years of age.

If you wish to make your submission via post please send two hard copies of your script along with the application form to

Roister Doister Publishing, 11 Diglis Road, Diglis, Worcester, WR5 3BW.

If you wish to make your submission via email please attach your script along with the application form toinfo@roisterdoister.com with the subject line Playwriting Competition 2015.

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