The BBC Radio Drama Readings Unit welcomes submissions from writers new to radio for their annual series, Opening Lines which is broadcast on BBC Radio. The next window for sending in material is January 6th - February 14th 2014. As well as broadcasting the three strongest stories they publish transcripts of the best stories submitted within this period on the Opening Lines programme pages. The three successful writers will be invited to London for an afternoon in Broadcasting House and the chance to see their stories recorded. They are looking for original short stories which work being read out loud. They are interested in seeing stories which cover a broad range of subject-matter but material which explores particularly dark, harrowing themes is not best suited to Opening Lines. The time allotted for each story is up to 14 minutes, which means submissions must be between 1,900 and 2,000 words in length. One submission per writer. More over on the BBC website.