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“Two of the most exciting producers of new writing I’ve met in the last ten years” 

Simon Stephens

Pint-Sized is looking for entries for October-Fest, our week-long festival of short plays at The Bunker Theatre, London in October 2019.

A smaller print version of this callout is available here, and an audio version is available here

DEADLINE: Thursday 27th June, 11pm.

What do we offer?

  • £150.00 fee paid to writers whose work is selected.

  • A mentor to give feedback on your work; previous mentors have included:

  • Timberlake Wertenbaker

  • Simon Stephens

  • James Graham

  • Roy Williams

  • Polly Stenham

  • Alice Birch

  • Tim Crouch

  • Lucy Kirkwood

  • Your work staged alongside four other pieces for a week at Bunker Theatre, in front of agents and literary departments from major theatres

  • Regular attendees include Royal Court, Young Vic, Bush, Soho, Curtis Brown and Casarotto. ​

  • All access requirements met. 

  • Feedback given to all longlisted writers, and to all writers who apply and identify as:

    • People of colour

    • Working class or under-class

    • LGBTQIA*

    • D/deaf and disabled

    • Learning disabled or neurodivergent.

  • You can see how other writers have found the experience on our Testimonial page, here.

'Pint-Sized has introduced British theatre to a wealth of new writing talent from across the country'

- Hannah Campbell, David Higham Associates

How to apply:

Email your piece to by 11pm on June 27th.

  • Pieces should be 10-15 minutes, either stand-alone shorts or excerpts from longer work.

  • Only one piece submitted per writer.

  • No need for pieces to fit a particular theme or genre; if it’s good writing, we’re interested in it. 

  • No need to sell yourself in a cover letter - we read the plays separately from your emails.

  • Everything we offer is free; if you’re trying to submit and come across a page asking you to pay, you’re looking at Pint-Sized Plays, based in Wales, who are lovely and good people, but aren’t us.

Who should send us work?

  • You should. No matter who you are, whether you feel like a writer or not, we’d love to read your work.

  • Pint-Sized is committed to a more representative industry, and works alongside companies led by artists of colour, and disabled artists, around the country, along with partners like the Young Vic’s Fresh Direction scheme. 

  • ​​If you feel like you’re not getting a fair break in the industry, we’d like to be a part of the solution; it doesn’t mean we’ll automatically choose your work, but it does mean we’ll try to support you however we can - always for free, and never with any obligation from you.

Feel free to get in touch with any questions; we're happy to lend advice, help or support throughout the process, so do get in touch if you need anything.


All the best, and have a lovely summer,


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