BBC: The Writer’s Prize

BBC Audio and Music has joined forces with BBC Writersroom to launch The Writer’s Prize: a prestigious new writing opportunity for radio drama and comedy writers.

The BBC is looking to commission the best new ideas across the Radio 3 & 4 networks. We are looking for bold, original new stories with characters that will engage, challenge and entertain an audience.

The Writer’s Prize will be judged by Jeremy Howe (Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4 Drama), Caroline Raphael (Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4 Comedy and Radio 4 Extra) and Kate Rowland (BBC Creative Director of New Writing), who will be joined by the award-winning writer Roy Williams OBE (The Interrogation, Lift Off, Clubland, Sucker Punch).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunities/the-writers-prize

Inktears Short Story Competition

Now open for entries – winner’s prize £1,000
Deadline: 30 November 2012
Type: Short story (UK + International)

Prizes: £1,000, £100, £25 x 4, plus all prize-winners get their story published to the InkTears Readers and consideration for a short story collection/anthology publication.   Full results will be announced by 30 March 2013.

Fee: £6.00.  Length:1000-3000 words, any theme

NB: stories may have been previously published (prior to 30 April 2012) or previously unpublished. www.inktears.com for full details