Do you want BBC Writersroom to list your scriptwriting opportunity or event? Your opportunity or event can be listed on the BBC Writersroom’s Opportunity webpage.


In general the Writersroom does not list opportunities for novel writing, short stories, poetry etc, nor opportunities which are based outside the UK. They also do not list any opportunities or events which require payment. Please confirm that your scriptwriting opportunity or event is free for all writers who enter and will not ask for payment from writers at any stage. They do not list opportunities where writers will not receive payment if other contributors are being paid.

Applicable opportunities will be listed with the following disclaimer.

Please note that these schemes are listed here for your convenience. However, they are run by external organisations and unless otherwise noted the BBC has no involvement with them. Therefore the BBC cannot respond to any queries in connection to those and accepts no liability for the accuracy of third party websites and the information contained on them.

The BBC Writersroom reserves the right to refuse to publish any opportunity which does not meet BBC Editorial Guidelines.

To Submit

If your scriptwriting opportunity meets these criteria then please provide the following information. This will avoid any delay in adding your opportunity to our website and in sharing it via our social media:

  • Text copy for your opportunity written in the 3rd person (i.e. ‘They are looking for’ or ‘XYZ Theatre Company is looking for’ not ‘We are looking for’ – so it is ready for us to add to the BBC website).
  • Any relevant entry criteria eg age limit, geographical area etc
  • Some bullet points of what people need to send in order to apply e.g. script, biography, application form
  • A URL for your website for further details, terms and conditions and contact details
  • Details of any payment to writers if applicable
  • The deadline date & time
  • An image/logo ideally in landscape and as high-resolution as you can provide, to represent your opportunity on our website

Please email these details to

Ensure you send details far enough ahead of your deadline, as it can take several days for the opportunity to be published.




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