Monday, 27 January 2014

BBC Writing Opportunities

Just wanted to bring your attention to the following two competitions currently being run by the BBC.

BBC National Short Story Award ( in partnership with Book Trust)

A hugely prestigious award of £15,000 goes to the winner of this annual competition. Entrants must have a record of published creative writing, so they're expecting the very best writing! Short stories should be no more than 8,000 words and the closing date is 28th February 2014. Full details here.

BBC Radio Opening Lines

This is a great opportunity for writers new to radio. They are looking for short stories of 1900 to 2000 words suitable for reading aloud on radio. The stories must be submitted by February 14th 2014. This is where a strong first line is essential! Full details here.

Don't forget, there's also the excellent BBC Writers Room where you can pick up lots of other opportunities and tips about writing for BBC radio or TV.

Good luck!


Joan Fleming said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Rosemary.


Wendy's Writing said...

Thanks, Rosemary. I am going to enter the First Lines competition.

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Patsy said...

I've sent to both of these. Has to be worth a try.

Frances Garrood said...

First lines for me. Thanks, Rosemary!

Now all I've got to do is write it...

Joanna said...

Thank you,Rosemary. I've sent something to Opening Lines, but would love to try the other one again. I've had a go in the past, but not succeeded. Time for another attempt, I think and really appreciate you bringing it to our attention. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Joan!

Good luck, Wendy!

Absolutely, Patsy - good luck!

I know what you mean, Frances - good luck!

All the best with your submissions this year, Joanna!

Maria said...

Thank you for sharing. :-)

TracyFells said...

Thanks for the reminder of Opening Lines, Rosemary - I'll be putting something in for this.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're welcome, Maria!

Good luck, Tracy!

myraduffy said...

Of course you must go to London, Rosemary and we'll all- be rooting for you!