Experience Opportunity

Script Submissions

New Works exists to discover, champion and support new writing in Liverpool. Our annual Open Submissions window is an invitation for writers to introduce themselves to us via their work, and an opportunity for us to begin a conversation.

Open Submissions is one of the key ways that New Works engages with local talent. Possible outcomes from your submission might be:

  • written feedback
  • dramaturgical support from our New Works Associate
  • free space to workshop and share your work

Whilst it’s very rare for a play to be programmed directly from the Open Submissions process, it can be the beginning of a relationship that starts the journey to our stage.


Plays must be:

• by writers either from or currently living in Liverpool City Region (i.e. the boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral)
• written for stage (i.e. not film, TV or radio scripts, or poetry/prose)
• original works (i.e. not adaptations of novels or existing plays)
• unproduced (i.e. not staged in a full production – scratches or sharings are fine)

We can also only accept one play per writer.

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