Traverse begins search for 50 writers
25 August 2012 ← return to listing
2013 is a big year for us. In celebration of our 50th
anniversary, we are searching for 50 writers from Scotland and
beyond for a year-long attachment.
We're looking for 500-word plays
If selected, writers will be invited to take part in a series of
tailor-made writing events throughout 2013, including panel
discussions, workshops and one-on-one dramaturgy.
The year-long attachment, which begins in January 2013, will
culminate in a New Writing Festival featuring some of the work
developed by the Traverse Fifty throughout the year. At
the end of the process we will offer three seed commissions.
Who we want
50 brilliant writers of any age, from anywhere. You must have
had no more than two professional productions staged.
How to apply
Submit a 500-word play for Edinburgh.
The play can be about anything you like, for example: a real or
imagined event, an experience of, or tribute to, the city, or any
idea stimulated by it. Most importantly we are looking for writing
that embraces the spirit of invention, adventure and risk taking
that has come to define the Traverse over the last 50 years.
Please include a 250 word covering letter outlining why the
attachment would be beneficial to you.
All submissions must go through our online submissions
The deadline for submissions is 12pm, 14 November 2012.
The Traverse Fifty writers will be announced on 19 December
To submit your script please go to www.traverse.submittable.com
In order to cast our net as wide as possible, there will be a
limited number of small travel bursaries available.
In order to become greener and more efficient in managing
your scripts, we are now operating a digital script submission
If this is not possible for you contact Catherine Makincatherine.email@example.com 0131
228 3223 to arrange an alternative method.