BBC Writers’ Open Call

What is the Open Call opportunity for script submissions?

Rather than accepting scripts year-round, we have distinct submission windows for scripts which are announced on the BBC Writers Opportunities page during the year. Each Open Call has a deadline, following which the scripts received are assessed intensively by our script readers and the BBC Writers team, and a shortlist drawn up. We then offer various opportunities for the shortlisted group of writers including our Scripted and Voices development groups.

The next Open Call submission window will be open between 12 noon on Tuesday 7th November 2023 and 12 noon on Tuesday 5th December 2023.

Find full details of how to enter your script here.

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