After our submission window closed on 6 November, 341 pitches from Northern writers have now been read and assessed by our pool of readers for the inaugural Screen/Play Award in partnership with Sky Studios. Following our hunt for Northern talent with electrifying stories to tell, we're delighted to announce the Longlist of 64 writers from those 341 submissions...
“Love hearing people’s ideas in their pitches”
This has been by far the most successful callout we have ever undertaken; receiving nearly 350 pitches from underrepresented Northern writers assessed by a diverse pool of 23 readers. We have been thrilled with the response – not only the number of submissions but the quality, breadth and ambition of stories – and have thoroughly loved reading writers' ideas.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their story and passion and congratulations to our Longlist!
We will be announcing a Shortlist of 15 writers later this month and the 5 finalists in the new year. Watch this space!