Wanted: Edinburgh Festival writers and reviewers

*UPDATE: Deadline for applications: Friday August 5th, 2016*

It’s just a week until the magic and mayhem of the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival kick off.

Are you going to be in Edinburgh? Are you looking to develop your critical writing skills? We are on the hunt for talented writers, aged between 18-30, who want to review Edinburgh shows for us.

A Younger Theatre has supported a team of writers to cover the Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as part of its Edinburgh Young Critics Scheme, for the past four years. We’re a little smaller scale this year as we look at what plans we can put in place for the future to create a sustainable scheme that supports young writers. But we’re keen to find a talented group of young writers who want to immerse themselves in the Edinburgh and Fringe festivals, unearth the most exciting new pieces of theatre and share their critique with our readers.

In return, we’ll support you in attaining official festival press accreditation for both festivals, ensure you have press tickets for shows you want to review, and work with you to edit and refine your work for publication.

The chosen writers will need to be able to meet daily deadlines, conduct themselves with professionalism and file multiple daily reviews. The Fringe and Festival are extremely hectic, so you’ll need to be excellent at working under pressure delivering quickly.

If you have any questions, contact AYT editor Hannah Marsh at: hannah@ayoungertheatre.com

To apply, please fill in an application form here.

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Hannah Marsh

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is managing editor of A Younger Theatre. A feature writer and editor, her work has been published in The Independent, The Telegraph, and various travel and arts publications. She always wants to hear from young writers - so do get in touch if you have a cracking idea for a piece.

2 thoughts on “Wanted: Edinburgh Festival writers and reviewers

    • Hannah Marsh
      August 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm
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      Hi Edwina – we didn’t set a deadline initially to allow people who may be there later in the programme to apply. But we’ve had a lot of interest, so we’ll look to close entries this Friday. I have your application though. Many thanks. Hannah

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