Best of Bolton- OPEN!

The Best of Bolton is run by the Bolton Octagon and celebrates outstanding original work by writers of all different ages, backgrounds and experiences.

You can submit your writing for Best of Bolton in any short form – story, poem, monologue, sketch, or a short extract from a novel or play, but it must be no more than 700 words in length or for poetry no more than 30 lines.

The forty best pieces will be read onstage in one of two performances by professional or trainee actors in the beautiful Lecture Theatre at Bolton Library.



5pm Fri 27 July. 


Script Guidance

  1. Work submitted must be original, unperformed and unproduced.
  2. Length: For drama, monologue and prose (extract of novel/short story) the submission must be no more than 700 words. For poetry, the submission must be no longer than 30 lines.
  3. Copyright: The entrant must exclusively own and control all copyright and all other related rights to the submitted script.
  4. The submitted work must be available for production and unattached to any other theatre or company.


Entries can be submitted either:

by (signed for) post to the following address: Best of Bolton, Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 3SP

OR by email

To read the full terms and conditions and to apply please go to



Published on:
13 Jun 2018


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