Shortlist Announced for WriterSlam UK!

We received over 1000 submissions for the first WriterSlam UK and were pleased to see a huge range of ideas and a very high standard of writing across the board.

It was incredibly difficult to decide, but our dedicated team of readers waded through all the entries and finally 20 were selected to go forward to the shortlist.

ITV and ITV Studios will now decide the final five writers who will go through to the show.

Everyone who entered should have received an email to let them know if they had been successful or not, so please feel email us at if you haven’t heard anything – although do check your junk mail first!

The final event on Wednesday 10th June is open to the public, and you can buy tickets on the Theatre Royal Stratford East website:

The shortlisted writers are:

Abigail Rolling
Alyson Dutemple and Hannah Berry George
Anji Loman Field
Caitlin Innes Edwards
Chantelle Dusette
Chris Woodley
David Lemon
Foster Marks
Gavin Cutter
Judy Upton
Katrina Smith-Jackson
Lee Coan
Lisa Blackwell
Manjit Singh
Michael Ashton
Michael Wiafe
Sam Benjamin
Sam Parker
Sumerah Srivastav
Tom McKay