Rather than accepting scripts year-round in a rolling system, the BBC have distinct submission windows for scripts which are announced on the BBC Writersroom Opportunities page during the year. Each call has a deadline, and the scripts received are assessed intensively by script readers and the BBC Writersroom team, and a shortlist drawn up. They then offer various opportunities for the shortlisted group of writers including the Drama Room and Comedy Room development groups.
Script Room is not a competition but a means by which the BBC seeks out the best writing talent. They look for writers with the strongest potential to be developed and produced for BBC broadcast. You could be new to writing or new to the BBC but equally, you may be a playwright looking to write for TV, or you’ve written for radio drama and would like to try your hand at writing for CBBC.
How to submit
When Script Room is open for submissions the dates and details on how to submit a script will be made available on the BBC Writersroom Opportunities page.
Scripts should be submitted to the BBC online E-Submissions system using the link on the Script Room opportunity page.