"I write books. I could never write a screenplay or radio theater." Why not? The same concepts apply, the formatting is just different. If you've ever thought about writing a screenplay or radio theater, but don't know how, try a general search in your favorite book store. I used Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler books when I was teaching. You can find an abridged version: http://www.thewritersjourney.com/hero's_journey.htm or use your favorite search engine. Try: http://www.screenwriting.info/
For anyone brave enough to submit a screenplay or radio theater, here are two opportunities:
BABES WITH BLADES SWORD AND PEN CONTEST http://www.babeswithblades.org/competition.htm - There is no entry ree. The feminist theatre company that celebrates women in fighting roles is seeking scripts for production in Spring, 2012. Winner receives $1,000. Seeking full-length (75-120 minutes) scripts that include a depiction of the image "Erinyes" by artist Victoria Szilagyi. Both all-female and mixed-gender casts will be considered, but women must be in most/all primary roles and most/all of the combat scenes. Electronic submissions strongly preferred, but postal mail submissions will be considered. Deadline: February 28, 2011.
INTERNATIONAL RADIO PLAYWRITING COMPETITION http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/arts/2010/10/100728_playcomp_what_its_about.shtml - There is no entry fee. This is a competition for anyone resident outside Britain, to write a 60-minute radio drama for up to six characters. There are two categories: one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language. The two winners will come to London and see their play made into a full radio production, which will then be broadcast on the BBC World Service. They will also each receive a £2,500 prize and there are also prizes for the runners-up. The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium. Whether you're experienced, new, or somewhere in between, we want to hear from you. All scripts submitted must be a minimum of 50 pages. Deadline March 31, 2011.
Good luck and Happy Writing!