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Queer Poet Needed for Thriller Radio Play

In The Works is looking for a poet to join us for the production of a three-part horror/thriller radio play. The writer will lead the writing of one episode, and collaborate on all three.


Fee: £200
Deadline: September 10th, 8pm

We are looking for a queer poet with experience of performing to join our exciting new production. Between September-November 2018 we will be producing a horror/thriller radio play written and performed entirely as poetry. Think Twilight Zone, Alice Isn’t Dead and Get Out.


The project is a serialised radio show consisting of three 15-minute episodes. The chosen writer will be the creative lead on one of the episodes, working collaboratively with the other two writers for all three episodes. We are looking for someone who is a strong writer, with a good sense of storytelling and innovative ideas within these genres. We want queer stories of all kinds that are chilling, but not gruesome, and that have something interesting to say about our world.

Production will start mid-September, to hit the recording studio in mid-November. The work will involve weekly meetings, individual writing, and there is the option to join us for writing sessions throughout the process (schedule TBD with the successful applicant). We are Glasgow-based, but are open to working remotely over videocall. The fee for the project is £200. We cannot offer travel costs, but as long as you can get to Glasgow for the recording, we want to hear from you!

Who/what are we looking for:
-A queer poet with experience of performing
-Someone with an affinity for the horror/thriller genres
-A storyteller, someone who understands narrative structure
-Someone capable working to deadlines
-Experience with editing and working with an editor

Please don’t be put off if you don’t tick all these boxes, most of all we’re looking for someone who grabs our attention with their work!

To apply, please send a creative CV (or 250 word bio), a recording of your poetry (4 minutes max.), and a short pitch for an episode (200 words max.) to

If you have any questions or want to hear more before applying, please also shoot us a message. We are keen to provide an accessible work environment for all, so please do contact us if you have any concerns about accessibility and would like to discuss this further!

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