This year it is the centenary of Bread and Roses textile workers strike in 1912. studioSTRIKE are marking this by asking for writers to offer work that responses to the themes of the strike: workers rights, particularly women workers rights, strikes, protest, immigration and capitalism.
They are looking for bold, engaging and intelligent writing. Stories can be told from any perspective – whether in support of, opposed to, or anywhere in between – with any period, setting or genre as long as they are a reaction to the above themes and are up to 10 minutes in length. Don’t give us obvious tales that have already been told – we want fresh characters, perspectives and ideas. Open to any writer, of any level of experience, who feels passionate about the stories they want to tell.
Submissions open Thursday March 22nd and close at 5pm on April 5th2012. The winners will be announced on the BBC writersroom website on April 27th.
The Centennial is a year-long event incorporating a film festival, an exhibition, live music, community outreach workshops, a publication and much more. For background details of the Bread and Roses strikes, including the key events and characters, as well as the full range of the Centennial events please visit the studioSTRIKE website.
How to enter:
Writers must submit a script, in any medium, with a maximum length of 10 minutes to BBC writersroom by 5pm, April 5th 2012.
Entries should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Bread & Roses Centennial Rapid Response with Paul Laverty’ clearly marked in the subject title.
Before entering please read the terms and conditions.