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If you think we need your voice in the mix on this site then now’s your chance to get involved! We’re looking for new writers for Funnywomen.com, so if you see yourself as the new Carrie Bradshaw or style yourself after Shrill’s Annie Easton we want to hear from you. 

Each month we will pick a new editorial theme which will be announced in our newsletter (scroll down to subscribe!) and invite you to pitch your idea to us. 

You will have a week to send us your ideas on the monthly theme, once it’s released on our newsletter – March newsletter out on Monday 9th March!

If your pitch is picked you will be commissioned to write an article for us (500 words max) and paid £30. Your article will be featured here on the Funny Women website, on our social media channels and in next month’s newsletter.

This month, the chosen writer will be notified on March 16th and will have as a writing deadline March 27th.

How to pitch: When you get the new editorial theme, send an email to editor@funnywomen.com with FUNNY WOMEN PITCH in the subject line. Tell us in brief what your idea is, why you think it would suit Funnywomen.com and who you are!

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From the Funny Women Team

Channel 4 acquires Spreadsheet

Channel 4 has acquired eight-part comedy series Spreadsheet, starring Katherine Parkinson. Spreadsheet poses the age-old question: can women really have it all – if by ‘all’ we mean sexual freedom, a career, a family and their sanity?

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Radio 4’s DMs Are Open

DMs Are Open is the new showcase for the public’s comedy writing talents on Radio 4 and 4 Extra. This debut six-part series will feature a mixture of sketches, one-liners, and voice notes written by listeners. Hosts Athena Kugblenu and Ali Official will be joined by a cast of comedians…

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Comedy Shorts Award Entry Requirements

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

Funny Women NextUp…Comedy Shorts Award

Are you a budding Director? Producer? Screenwriter? Are you collaborating with friends to make a funny video? Then we are looking for YOU!

If you have a short film or sketch that you think is hilarious, then enter your work for our Comedy Shorts Award to be in with a chance of winning some life-changing support and mentoring from comedy professionals.

WHAT KIND OF FILM ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

A 1- 6 minute film that can take the form of anything comical. It’s a great opportunity to show us your creative flair and have fun!

WHO CAN ENTER?

This award is open to all women filmmakers and content developers. The film must be an original narrative created, produced and devised by a woman, or women, although male cast and crew members are allowed.

ARE THERE ANY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MY FILM?

Yes – we require all films to be 6 minutes or under, to be entirely original dialogue, to not feature brand logos and most importantly, to only use music with the written consent of the performer and/or publisher either personally or via the PRS system https://www.prsformusic.com/ .

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MY FILM?

We will broadcast selected entries on our Funny Women YouTube channel and social media (so keep an eye out) and the top 10 finalists’ films will also hosted on a dedicated Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards page on our website. We will also broadcast the final 3 entries as part of the grand final night.

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

Films are judged for production, concept, delivery/performance, creativity, writing and overall funniness. The top 10 films are then viewed by an independent judging panel of top television and film industry professionals who will choose one overall winner and two runners up. The final three will be invited to attend the grand final in London on the 23rd September.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

2021 Funny Women Awards Prizes

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award has passed.

If you need further information please contact us here