Monday, August 07, 2006

Literary Consultancy Competition

The Literary Consultancy has contacted us about the following competition:
The Literary Consultancy’s script division is launching a new competition open to writers of theatre and radio drama.

Winners will be judged by TLC’s team of script readers who have worked with the BBC, The National Theatre, The Royal Court, Hampstead Theatre and more. Our script readers have a proven track record within the industry and include prestigious names such as Marcie Kahan, Olwen Wymark, Julia Stoneham and Frankie Bailey.

The competition is open to all writers and entry is free. 5 prize winners will receive a full written critique of their script and then meet with one of our industry insiders for further professional advice. See below for competition rules.

Founded in 1996 and partially funded by the Arts Council England, The Literary Consultancy (otherwise known as TLC) has a first class reputation for supporting writers at all levels.


Please send a hard copy of up to 60 pages of a theatre or radio play: this could comprise the entire script or just an extract (but please send the first 60 pages). Entries must be typed please and laid out in the appropriate format, on one side of the A4 page only. Email submissions will not be accepted.

  • In your covering letter please enclose your contact details, including phone number and email address, plus brief information about you and your writing experience.
  • Entry is free, but if you want your script returned to you please include an sae.
  • We will only notify the five winners of the competition.
  • The judges of the competition will be drawn from our pool of readers.
Please send your entries to: Patsy Trench, The Literary Consultancy, Play Competition, Diorama Arts, No 1 Euston Centre, London NW1 3JG. The deadline is 31 October 2006.
The winners will be notified by 30 November 2006.

Further information about TLC and its work can be found on

The competition is supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation. For further details please contact Patsy Trench on 020 7813 4330 or email

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