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Fishamble New Writing Award

04 September 2017

Fishamble New Writing Award

Fishamble is now accepting submissions for the New Writing Award for the best new play premiered in the Dublin Fringe Festival. To qualify for this award your work must be showing as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2017.

The Fishamble New Writing Award is a fantastic opportunity for writers and makers. In order for your play to be considered for the Fishamble New Writing Award, you must submit an electronic copy of your script to Fishamble by 6pm, Friday 8 September.

Fishamble appreciate that the work might still be developing, or unusually structured, and they will take this into account. Please indicate the development stage of your work with your submission. Please note that Fishamble interpret the idea of new writing broadly and encourage you to submit scripted works across a variety of genres.

To submit a script / production material email your script / material to with Fishamble New Writing Award in the subject line.

About the award:
The Fishamble New Writing Award includes targeted dramaturgical support for future writing to help the playwright which may include, for instance, a scholarship place on one of Fishamble’s acclaimed playwriting courses, mentoring schemes and/or support through the New Play Clinic for the playwright’s next play, generously supported by Fishamble: The New Play Company.

Previous recipients of the award can be seen here:

Show in a Bag productions are not eligible for the award, however scripts supported by the New Play Clinic are. If you have any queries, please email

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