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The act of submitting creative work for a dramatist is as necessary as finishing it. But the process of finding the right submission opportunity can feel overwhelming. This is why, for more than 20 years, the Dramatists Guild has compiled a submissions and opportunities database, and published a full directory of theatres, agents, festivals, contests, workshops, retreats, and other submission opportunities to help make the life of the dramatist an easier one.

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    Curtis Brown, Ltd. is one of the world’s leading literary agencies, representing a wide variety of established and emerging authors of all genres since 1914. With sixteen agents in our New York and San Francisco offices and a staff dedicated to handling film, translation, audio and digital media rights, we provide the highest standard of literary representation in all aspects of our clients’ careers.
  • Being unable to perform this year's winning plays as we would usually, we took the decision to video them all and put them on a special YouTube channel: Pint-sized Plays 2020 - to reach a worldwide audience! Not only that but we still had a Script Slam where the audience get to vote for their favourite script - but this year it was a virtual Script Slam! And we now have the results - based on the votes from our worldwide audience! Click on the Script Slam tab to find out who won what!
  • The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector. The Fund has been made possible from a generous donation from Netflix. Apply or Donate!
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