Writers! WriteFest 2018 is open for entries

Calling experienced or aspiring playwrights!Typewriting

Our short play competition, now it's 13th year, is open for entries from 5 March 2018. We are looking for short plays, 10-20 minutes long. Chosen entries will be assigned to directors and presented at the theatre in October. This is your chance to get your work staged.

Deadline for applications:  1st May 2018 - we will accept entries up to midnight!

Performance dates: 10-14 October - to be confirmed.

Please check the rules before applying, especially numbers 9, 10 and 11:

9. Entries must be submitted in PDF, MS Word, or plain text format in size 12 font, double spaced with page numbers.  They must be set out as a theatre script. Entries not complying to these rules will be rejected.

10. Entries must be submitted anonymously. Neither the writer’s name, nor their details should appear on the script.  Entries not complying with these rules will be rejected.

11. Entries must be sent as an attachment to with a covering email which must include the following details: author’s name, author’s address, author’s contact telephone number and title of the Entry.

Scripts should have a running time of between 10 and 20 minutes, be laid out as per the rules and not have been performed or published elsewhere.

So, you should make sure your name is not on your script and attach it to an email to There is no entry fee.

Good luck!