WRITERS AWARD 

in association with the Everyman & Playhouse

Submissions open until FRIDAY 14TH MAY.

We are partnering with the the Everyman and Playhouse as part of their script submissions, to offer one LGBTQIA+ writer a professional rehearsed reading or workshop and £500 seed commission towards developing their work. The subject matter of a submitted script for the Homotopia Writers Award should explore LGBTQIA identities, challenges, experiences and culture. 

What is script submissions

As part of their New Works team – regular development opportunities playwright support and events for new writers and theatre makers – twice a year the Everyman and Playhouse opens an unsolicited script submission window and all scripts received that fit their criteria are guaranteed dramatical feedback.

Who can send a script submission

Scrips from writers based in and/or from the Liverpool City region (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, St Helen, Wirral).

Who can apply for the Homotopia writers award?

  • Applicants who define as LGBTQIA;
  • Writers whose work explores LGBTQIA identities, challenges, experiences and culture;
  • Writers based in and/or from the Liverpool City Region. 

What won’t be accepted

  • More than one play per writer per window;
  • Short plays;
  • Radio, film or TV scripts;
  • Poetry or prose works;
  • Adaptations of novels or existing plays;
  • Plays by writers who are not living in or are from the Liverpool City region.

How to submit a script

  • Fill out the script submissions form; 
  • Email your script as a PDF or Word Document to newworks@everymanplayhouse.com and attach a completed submission form;
  • Scripts should be written in a clear font (eg. size 12 in Arial, Times New Roman or Calibri);
  • Ensure the pages are numbered and that you include a title page with a list of characters;
  • Please do not include any personal details on the script to allow for it to be read anonymously by the Everyman & Playhouse/Homotopia’s team of readers.

How to apply for the Homotopia Writers Award

There is an option to have your script considered for the Homotopia award on the Script Submission form.

Timeline

  • Submissions are open March 22nd – April 24th;
  • We aim to get feedback to everyone by the end of July.

What we are looking for in a script for the Homotopia Writing Award.

  • The subject matter of a submitted script for the Homotopia award should explore LGBTQIA identities, challenges, experiences and culture. 

For more information visit the Everyman and Playhouse script submissions page