London Comedy Writers – competitions

Competitions and submissions

These competitions and open submission opportunities were found on external sites. They are not personally endorsed by London Comedy Writers and we cannot be held responsible for their administration. If you've had a bad experience with any of the competitions listed on the website, please contact us so it can be removed.

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BBC Radio 4 Newsjack

Sketch deadline: Noon every Monday from 11 September – 23 October 2017

One-Liners deadline: Noon every Tuesday from 12 September – 24 October 2017

Newsjack, Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy sketch show that anyone can write for is back for its 17th series.

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Taking Flight Festival 2017

Deadline: 1 October 2017

Red Dragonfly Productions are looking for new and emerging writers from British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities who are interested in contributing and sharing their contemporary and traditional stories. Successful applicants will be invited to a free workshop and from that three applicants will be selected to have their plays produced and performed in their festival in July 2018. 

There will be a £1000 fee paid to each writer whose play is performed at the festival. 

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Deadline: Ongoing

NewsThump, the spoof news and current affairs site, continues to welcome unsolicted material from funny people. Their website has a large following on social media and published entries are eligible for a good share of any advertising revenue generated from that page. Submit an original article of 250-300 words via their online form and the team will be in touch if they want to publish you. 

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