The 2013 Verity Bargate Award for new plays opens today. Guidelines are as follows.
Submissions opened on 1 June 2013 and will close on 30 June 2013 (6pm). Scripts submitted outside of these dates will not be considered.
The prize this year is £5000 in respect of an exclusive option to produce the winning play.
The award is open to writers resident in the British Isles and Republic of Ireland.
Writers may submit one unproduced, unpublished full-length play (not shorter than 70 minutes). There is no restriction to subject matter. Musicals and other forms of theatre are welcome but will only be judged on the text submitted.
The winner of this year’s award will be expected to attend a ceremony later in the year.
The judges’ decision is final and we cannot enter into correspondence concerning the result.
The following are not eligible: playwrights with three or more professional productions to their credit (defined as those produced under ITC/TMA/WGGB contracts), plays commissioned by Soho, previous Verity Bargate Award winners, plays that have already been rejected by Soho’s literary department. Submitted plays must be unencumbered and available.
Submitting your play
The play must have a title page with the author’s name, address, email address and telephone number. In addition, writers must include a CV including listing of all works written/produced, when and where. Plays will only be accepted by email, in Word or PDF formats, other formats cannot be accepted. We are not able to consider any other supporting material including music, video, or images.
Please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org, within the dates stated above.