We’ve been working with the team at BBC Writers Room on a new online submissions system, which has just gone live on their site. The Writers Room identifies and champions new writing talent and diversity across BBC Drama, Entertainment and Children’s programmes. This basically means they receive an enormous amount of submissions for the varying array of writing opportunities they have across the BBC.
Until now the majority of that work was submitted to them via snail mail aka post. You can imagine how many brown envelopes they received from budding writers every week! Also, how much storage space they needed to keep all the scripts and what a task it was for their team of readers to manage all these submissions manually. They needed a better system and we’ve worked with the lovely team there to design and deliver a sleek new e-submissions offering.
The launch so far has been fairly low key but will get it’s first proper testing when they launch their next ‘Script Room’ on November 18th.