Audible WriterSlam Finalists Announced!


We’re very excited to announce our four finalists for our Audible WriterSlam!

The four writers were selected following a nationwide call out for original ideas, with writers invited to submit a synopsis and 15 pages of script for an audio drama or comedy.

The final script extracts will be performed for a new online version of the WriterSlam Final on Tues 27 October with an industry audience. The winner will work with Lydia Shamah, Audible’s Commissioning Editor for Scripted Content over three to six months to develop their idea into a full episode script, with the potential for further development into a series for Audible.

In a new development for the Audible WriterSlam, the finalists’ 15 page extracts will be fully recorded as audio productions for the WriterSlam Online Final. The Final will be hosted on Twitch for an industry audience.

Previous WriterSlam participants have enjoyed great success including paid development commissions with ITV, Tiger Aspect and BBC Radio 4 and mentoring placements with ITV, Tiger Aspect, Hat Trick and TriForce Productions. The writer behind new Irish drama Blood, Sophie Petzal, took part in Triforce’s very first writing competition at the start of her writing career.

The selected writers and their projects are:

JC Servante – Invulnerable
After attempting suicide, a teenage girl discovers that she’s not only immortal but superpowered.

Lynsey Martenstyn – Keeping Mum
Three very different, mixed-race sisters reunite when they believe their free-spirited, recently widowed mum has been kidnapped in Ghana.

Tabitha Mortiboy – Bent
A tense crime thriller investigating a brutal attack on an interracial queer couple from the perspective of one of the victims.

Joel Nazar – Love and War
Catlin’s new novel is a bestseller: a gripping story about a Middle England husband who murders his lover and buries her in a field. But when the police find a skeleton a short walk away from Catlin’s home, suspicion falls on her own husband, Rich.

Lydia Shamah said “We were so impressed by the standard of scripts we received and it was incredibly tough to narrow it down to just four writers. We’re really looking forward to recording the extracts and hearing them as fully realised audio dramas!

Fraser Ayres (CEO, TriForce Creative Network), said “We’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading the many fantastic scripts that were submitted. We’re looking forward to working with all four finalists!”

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