Writers Guild of Great Britain
Nominations are now open for the 30th Writers’ Guild Awards.
- Radio – Best Radio Drama
- Radio – Best Comedy
- Games – Best Writing in a Videogame
- Comedy – Best Online Comedy
- TV – Best Long Running Series
- TV – Best Long Form Drama
- TV – Best Short Form Drama
- TV – Best Children’s TV Episode
- TV – Best Situation Comedy
- Theatre – Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting
- Theatre – Best Play
- Theatre – Best Play for Younger Audiences
- Film – Best First Screenplay
- Film – Best Screenplay
- Books – Best First Novel
In addition, an Outstanding Contribution to Writing Award will be presented at the ceremony, which will take place in January 2023 (further details will be announced nearer the time).
All work is eligible for nomination if first broadcast, published, performed or released between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022.
Nominated writers must be British citizens or residents. If there are joint writers and only one writer qualifies, then they must have written over 50% of the work.
British Film Industry
How do I become a screenwriter?
Short story and poetry writing competitions. Enter our creative writing competitions for the chance to see your winning entry in print and win a cash prize!
Our open competitions have writing prizes of £200 and £50 for short stories, and £100 and £50 for poetry competitions. They are open to all writers, requiring a £6 entry fee, or £4 if you are a Writing Magazine subscriber.
Met Film School
A full-time postgraduate course in Screenwriting, and undergraduate courses in filmmaking, which cover the skills needed to succeed in the creative industries as a script editor/ screenwriter.
A part-time courses in screenwriting, Screenwriting Fundamentals and Six-Month Screenwriting, as well as a weekend introductory course.
UK Writers College
Learn how to write fiction with line-by-line support, encouragement and mentoring from an award-winning writer. Online creative writing courses allow you to flex your creative muscle and learn essential creative writing techniques. Fast-track your creative writing journey, whether you are writing simply for the pleasure of it, or to get published.
National Film and Television School
BiteSized@NFTS: Comedy Writing Finding the Tone Online – 3 Aug 2022 Short course
Script Writing – Beginners
Do you have a great idea for a film, TV show, or stage play?
Maybe you’ve tried your hand at script writing before and want to hone your craft with an industry professional? Or are you completely new to writing and looking to get inspired?
The Script Writing Courses for Beginners will help you to form and develop your ideas into a first-rate script. You’ll work on technique, boost creativity and confidence, and above all have fun in these exciting group classes.
7 Jul – 11 Aug Thu
18:30-21:00 6 weeks Jon Barton Photoion Studio,
London Film Academy
Dreamt of becoming a writer, but you don’t know where to start? Gain an intensive overview of the art of writing for the screen on our two-week Screenwriting Certificate.
The Screenwriting Certificate is the perfect platform for aspiring writers or writer-directors who have lots of ideas and are looking to make a film. Through a series of practical writing exercises you learn how to stimulate your creativity and develop your own technique, voice and style.
An Introduction to Screenwriting – free online course
BFI Film Academy
Craft Skills courses
Intensive course focusing on a craft skill of your choice: producing, production design, directing, cinematography, sound, editing and scriptwriting
The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition
A platform for aspiring screenwriters to have their work showcased and a fantastic opportunity to take their writing career to the next level.
The UK Film Festival or the UKFF Script Competitions has 3 exciting categories.
1) Feature Script
2) 3 Minute Script
3) 10 Minute Screenplay
London Breakfast Club
Who is it for? Film & TV Professionals
The Breakfast Club is monthly initiative to connect creative and business professionals in film and TV.
If you work in the creative industries……and write, produce, direct, act, compose, design or even do the accounts and legal, you would be welcomed both by their amazing team, as well as their delegates eager to connect with you
The Society of Authors
The Scriptwriters Group (SWG) is a community of scriptwriters and broadcasters. It represents writers and makers across digital, broadcast, AV and theatre.
They support members and associates by providing professional, individual advice, negotiating collective minimum terms agreements with organisations such the BBC, and lobby on policy and legislation to promote the interests and protect the rights of scriptwriters.
In addition, they manage a series of seminars, panel discussions and ‘in conversation’ style events throughout the year, on matters of concern and interest to members working across these industry sectors. They also publish interviews and develop resources for publication.
When you join for a creative writing course, you’ll be eligible to join one of the best online writing communities with 5* reviews from writers from every corner of the globe. You’ll meet writers from the USA, the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and Canada, Australia and New Zealand and make new writing friends. The community are serious about their writing, they’re aspiring authors and mostly women writers. They pride themselves on a safe and supportive space where serious writing is fun for the members.
National Centre for Writing
Creative writing courses, workshops & mentoring from the National Centre for Writing
If you need help with your writing, advice on how to progress or want to pick up some new techniques, their range of courses has you covered. There’s something for all writers, no matter where you are in your career.
Writing on the Wall
Writing is for everyone. It’s turning up, sharing our stories and creating change on the page. Writing on the Wall host two annual literature festivals, WoWFEST in May and Black History Month in October, which welcome writers, activists and artist
Northern Ireland Screen
New writer focus 2022 – 2023
Short Circuit’s First Features scheme will enable Scotland-based filmmakers primed to take that career-defining step towards making their debut feature.
Find out what’s happening in Creative Writing Meetup groups around the world and start meeting up with the ones near you.
1,280,913 members, 2,537 groups.