WRITERS GUILD RESOURCE- Competition or cut-price commission?

Many writers use competitions as a way to focus their attention, develop their craft and gain industry recognition. The proliferation of online publications
has resulted in an explosion in the number of competitions and potential opportunities for writers in all craft areas (audio, poetry, short stories, novels, Theatre, TV and film).

How can writers tell the difference between a good and bad competition, and how can publishers, producers and others design a competition that is fair to all parties?

This guide attempts to set out some key principles and guidelines for competitions across audio, books, theatre, film and television, as well as providing advice for potential

WGGB members can contact them for detailed advice on individual competitions, terms and conditions as well as standard industry terms (email: casework@writersguild.org.uk).


Published on:
24 Jun 2021


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