Opportunities for New Writers – on the radio


You may never have considered writing for the radio, but I’ve heard that it can offer more promising opportunities to new writers than you might first expect – and checking out the BBC’s online “Writersroom”, you’ll find they are actively looking for new work.

The submission window is now open for Radio 4’s “Opening Lines”. Writers new to radio are invited to submit stories between 1,900 and 2,000 words, of the kind which lend themselves to being read aloud (by this they mean that they are looking for “strong emphasis on narrative and avoiding too much dialogue, description and digression”). Owing to the nature of the programme, they are not looking for anything too dark or harrowing, but original work with a strong opening and ending. Submissions need to be made by 14th February.

For full details, follow the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunities/opening-lines


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