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Dear writers,

Due to the number of plays submitted this year we have had to close the submission window earlier than planned. Please do know this decision has been taken out of necessity and fairness to everyone.

Throughout the autumn and winter, we will be hibernating, reading plays and selecting for our play readings next year.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted already this year and our huge apologies to anyone who has missed the deadline, please do keep an eye on this page for updates in 2022.

Over the last couple of years, even with a virus to contend with, we have managed to get SEVEN new plays read on our stages that have come to us through our open submissions process:

- The Underdog by Sarah Gordon
- Joy by Adam Hughes
- Tapped by Katie Redford
- Worldly by Rachel Horner
- With Bells On by Chris Chilton
- All Of Us Are Dead by Maureen Lennon
- Lagan by Emma Geraghty

Even if your play does not find a home here at the SJT, we encourage you to submit your work to other theatres and to keep writing!

With best wishes,

The SJT Literary Team

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