Back in August we launched our Writer Support Plan, which will release £20k to support bold, brilliant and exciting Northern writers.
We had over 200 submissions, and we've spent the past couple of months reading every script that was submitted, and now we've got our longlist of 45 fantastic writers. Here it is:
Joshua Val Martin Kenton Thomas Laura Harper Laura Lindsay Laura Turner
Leo Skilbeck Luke Walker Matthew Ingram Michael Spencer Naomi Sumner Chan Nathaniel Hall Niall Ransome Oliver Back Olivia Hannah Olivia Hirst Patrick Hughes Rebekah Bowsher Rikki Lea Samantha O'Rourke Simon Glass Sorcha McCaffrey Toria Garbutt
All the writers on the longlist will now have their scripts reread by the Silent Uproar team and Writer Support partners, before we announce the shortlist in December.
Thanks to everyone who submitted scripts to us, we've had some brilliant submissions!