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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Go Try Write Play ~ June 2023

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Deadline: June 30, 2023

SUBMISSION FORM

We’re proud to announce a new monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press. Every month, Kumu Kahua’s artistic director Harry Wong III will select a writing prompt on the first day of that month. We’re looking for 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on that prompt; the due date for submissions are always the last day of the month. All entries must be written in traditional play format; instructions on this format can be found here (https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats), courtesy of the Dramatists Guild.

There will be one winner each month. Scripts will be submitted to the judges anonymously. Winners will receive $100 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of June 2023 is:

A 3 prop prompt. Write a ten page maximum scene that uses a leaf blower, a Ken doll, and a can of Spam. Whatever scene you create, you must use all three props, and each prop must be essential to the action/story of the scene.

Best of luck!

A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers

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Deadline: June 30, 2023

Fifty years as one of the leading play publishers for the educational market has taught us that some of our best-selling shows are written not by professional playwrights, but by teachers who create a play based on the specific needs of their drama program. Once published, these plays are quickly embraced by other teachers who share the same opportunities, challenges and limitations that seem universal in schools.

We want to encourage the development of quality plays written specifically by teachers and other educators. Our A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers is open to all teachers employed at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada. All plays submitted through this contest must have been produced within the past two years at the school where the playwright teaches.

Submissions will be accepted on an on-going basis with a June 30 cutoff each year. All qualifying manuscripts accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists. The contest winner, selected from contest finalists and announced September 30, will receive a $500 royalty advance and a one-time $500 donation to the school theatre program where the play was first produced.

Contest RulesOnly entries submitted in accordance with all rules will be eligible for consideration.
Playwright must be a current or retired faculty member at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada.
  • Only entries submitted with an Official Contest Entry Form will be considered.
  • Only entries that have been fully staged at the teacher’s school no more than two years prior to the submission date will be considered. We encourage you to take advantage of this production to revise your script as needed before submitting your manuscript.
  • All entries must be accompanied by proof of production in the form of a copy of the program, a newsletter or newspaper article, a review, a photo or a letter from the school principal.
  • Contest entries must meet all Pioneer Drama general guidelines and requirements for play submission, which can be found at pioneerdrama.com/playwrights/submit.asp.
  • Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest. Pioneer Drama Service employees and their families are also excluded.
All manuscripts submitted for this contest will automatically be simultaneously considered for our annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, which is open to all individuals not previously published by Pioneer Drama Service. See pioneerdrama.com for more details.

Questions? Contact us by email or by calling 800-333-7262.

Monday, June 5, 2023

The Playwrights Group - stay connected and motivated

 


                            The Weekly Workshop

Join our nationwide community of playwrights on Zoom. 

It’s a great way to stay connected and motivated.

 

Participating in a weekly workshop can give you the kick you need to see your script through from beginning to end.  You can bring in anything you’re working on — a full length script, a musical, a TV pilot, whatever. And when your script is ready — we’ll present it in a Public Reading. We also bring in Guest Speakers, like Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Edson (Wit). 


 

 

Sit in on a session and see for yourself!

Tuesdays or Thursdays 7 - 9:30pm EDT

 

Check out our website for more details and rates. 







 

Script Consultations

 

If you don’t have time for the workshop but have a script you’d like some feedback on — just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get a critique via email and/or video conference. See website for rates.

 

Richard Caliban has worked with  individuals on their scripts from all over the world — Indonesia, China, Greece, Australia, Serbia, as well as right here in New York. A script consultation will provide you with feedback on the structural soundness of your story, the dramatic arc of your protagonist, thematic unity and much more.


 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

If you’re looking for more, check out our One on One Online Playwriting Courses:

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks


 

Both are with instructor Richard Caliban, and since it’s One on One, the courses can be adjusted to fit your level of experience. 


 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

Yale Drama Series 2024 Competition – Call for Submissions

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Deadline: August 15, 2023

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2024 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Jeremy O. Harris. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of their manuscript by Yale University Press, and a celebratory event. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement. There is no entry fee.

GUIDELINES:
  1. This contest is restricted to plays written in the English language. Worldwide submissions are accepted.
  2. Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays, with a minimum of 65 pages.
  3. Plays with less than 65 pages will not be considered. Translations, musicals, and children’s play are not accepted.
  4. The Yale Drama Series is intended to support emerging playwrights. Playwrights may win the competition only once.
  5. Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year. Only manuscripts authored by one playwright are eligible.
  6. Plays that have been professionally produced or published are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered.
  7. Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
  8. Plays must be typed/word-processed, page-numbered.
  9. The Yale Drama Series reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.
  10. The Yale Drama Series reserves the right of the judge to not choose a winner for any given year of the competition and reserves the right to determine the ineligibility of a winner, in keeping with the spirit of the competition, and based upon the accomplishments of the author.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS:

The Yale Drama Series Competition strongly urges electronic submission. By electronically submitting
your script, you will receive immediate confirmation of your successful submission and the ability to check the status of your entry.

Electronic submissions for the 2024 competition must be submitted no earlier than June 1, 2023 and no later than August 15, 2023. The submission window closes at midnight EST.

If you are submitting your play electronically, please omit your name and contact information from your manuscript and submission file name. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography where indicated in the electronic submission form. If you would like to submit an electronic copy of your manuscript please go to:
https://yup.submittable.com/submit

HARDCOPY SUBMISSIONS:

The Yale Drama Series Competition strongly urges applicants to submit their scripts electronically, but if that is impossible, they will accept hardcopies.

Submissions for the 2024 competition must be postmarked no earlier than June 1, 2023 and no later
than August 15, 2023. If you are submitting a hard copy of your play, the manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if you have one), and page count; and, a second title page that lists the title of the play only, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please include a brief biography at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page.

Do not bind or staple the manuscript.

Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition. If you wish receipt of your manuscript to be acknowledged, please include an email address on the title page or a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

Send the manuscript to Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040.

CONTACT:

For more information regarding the Yale Drama Series please write to:

Yale Drama Series
P.O. Box 209040
New Haven, CT
06520-9040

Or email yaledramaseries@yale.edu

Masque & Spectacle open for submissions for 10-minute plays

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Deadline: July 31, 2023

Masque & Spectacle reads submissions for its bi-annual issues November 1 – January 31 and May 1 – July 31. Submissions received outside of this time period will be automatically deleted. Responses can be expected within a month. Acceptance rate is around 10%.

We do not accept previously published work, and we ask for First Electronic Rights and Non-Exclusive Archival Rights upon acceptance. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at this time.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

For any queries, please contact us at masqueandspectacle@gmail.com.

Drama
We welcome 10-minute plays (up to approximately 10 pages in length). No full-length plays will be considered at this time.

While traditional plays are welcome, we are particularly interested in innovative and/or interdisciplinary texts that break new ground, either in relation to their subject matter, or in how the text itself is performed/written/represented on stage.

Playwrights may submit one previously unpublished 10-minute play for consideration. The script should be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. Proper playwriting format should be used. If you are uncertain about this format, several examples can be found online.

Send drama submissions to masqueandspectacle@gmail.com. Attach written submissions in a single Word doc or docx file, and include the word “DRAMA” in the email subject line.

Sunday, June 4, 2023

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Literature Today- July 2023 Issue

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Deadline: June 28, 2023

Literature Today- an International Literary Journal is inviting submissions for July 2023 issue of 'Literature Today'. The theme of our July 2023 issue is ' To Err Is Human'. You
can send us poems, short stories, memoirs and one minute plays on

1. Life changing mistakes.

2. Mistakes in relationships.

3. Innocent mistakes.

4. The first mistake of life.

5. Memories and mistakes.

6. Conflicts and mistakes.

7. Mistakes and machines.

8. Human heart and mistakes.

9. It is normal to commit errors.

10. Mistakes and/in relationships

11. Any other relevant topic not covered above.


send all submissions to : editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com

Our weblinks:
Website: https://literaturetodayjournal.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/literaturetodayjournal
Linkedin:https://in.linkedin.com/pub/literature-today-journal/96/a4a/47a
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/literaturetoday/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@literatutetoday6949/videos

American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Awards 2023

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Deadline: September 1, 2023 11:59 pm EDT 

The American-Scandinavian Foundation annually awards three translation prizes for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a 20th or 21st-century Nordic author.

The Nadia Christensen Prize, which recognizes an outstanding translation of a literary text from a Nordic language into English and includes a $2,500 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion

The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize, given to an individual whose literature translations from a Nordic language have not previously been published, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

The Wigeland Prize, given to the best translation from Norwegian by a resident of Norway, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

The Inger and Jens Bruun Translation Prize, supported by ScanDesign Foundation, which recognizes the best Danish translation and includes a $2,000 award publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

GUIDELINES
The prizes are for outstanding English translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose originally written in a Nordic language.
  • Translations must be from the writing of one author, although not necessarily from a single work.
  • The online application will require the following materials:
  • Your CV
  • A brief description of the author whose work you are translating and the significance of the original work
  • One copy of the translation, including a title page and a table of contents for the proposed book of which the submitted manuscript is a part. If prose, manuscripts must be 25-50 pages, double-spaced; if poetry, 15-25 pages. 
*Note: Manuscripts must have numbered pages, and the translator’s name should not appear on any page of the translation manuscript. Submissions containing the translator’s name will be disqualified
A letter or other document signed by the author, the author’s agent, or the author’s estate granting permission for the translation to be entered in this competition and published in Scandinavian Review

Restrictions:The translation submitted in the competition may not have been previously published in the English language by the submission deadline. (If the submitted translation is also under consideration by a publisher, you must inform us of the expected publication date.)

Translators may submit one entry only and may not submit the same entry in more than two competitions.

The Translation Prize cannot be won more than three times by the same translator.

Arc Stages Playwriting Festival

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Deadline: June 30, 2023

SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

Arc Stages’ Adult Playwriting Festival is open to any writer ages 18 and over.

A select number of plays will be produced in a professional reading-style performance at Arc Stages.

Submission Guidelines:Plays should be 1 to 10 pages in length, double-spaced.

There is no restriction on style, subject, or form, except plays should be inspired by the theme of 'Shadows and Reveals.'

Collaborations are permitted.

Plays must be typed, in dialogue format.

Please submit plays in PDF format.

All plays will be read blindly by a panel.

All plays are due by June 30, 2023 in order to be considered for the Festival.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship 2024

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Deadline: September 29, 2023, 5 p.m. EDT

Notification: March 2024
Award Period: September 3, 2024–May 23, 2025
Stipend: $85,000

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections of The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center seeks top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. Visual artists whose projects require extensive use of Library collections are also encouraged to apply. Visit www.nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the collections of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

Successful candidates will need to work primarily at the Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library. Applications from those working in languages other than English are welcome; however, the applicant must be conversant in English, and application materials must be in English. Fellowships will not be granted for academic projects to post-doctoral fellows or to applicants doing graduate-school dissertation research.

The Center seeks diversity in race, ethnicity, age, gender, field, and type of project. The Center aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the highest level—within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows' published work.

In order to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Cullman Center does not accept applications from New York Public Library staff members or their partners, or from people active on the Library’s Board of Trustees, Board Advisory Committees, or Library Council.

Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center for the duration of the Fellowship term and may not accept other major professional obligations during the term. Fellows may have a few prior commitments but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements to short periods of time. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Center's Director or Deputy Directors. The Library will pro-rate stipends for Fellows who spend excessive time away from the Center.

The Cullman Center will not accept dossier letters in place of new letters of recommendation.Completed applications and supporting materials—research proposal, curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation, and creative writing sample or art work sample—must be submitted by September 29, 2023, 5 p.m. EDT.

The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, The von der Heyden Family Foundation, John and Constance Birkelund, and The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and with additional gifts from Helen and Roger Alcaly, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, The Arts and Letters Foundation Inc., William W. Karatz, Merilee and Roy Bostock, and Cullman Center Fellows.

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2023 Virtual and In Person Play Festival


Deadline: September 30, 2023

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2023 Virtual and In Person Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from around the globe.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes).  Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. We will also present selected plays in person in the summer of 2023 in Midtown Manhattan, at no cost to anyone. One submission per playwright. No submission fees. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work; we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! Deadline: September 30. 2023. 

Friday, June 2, 2023

FLEAS ON THE DOG SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR ISSUE 14

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Deadline: June 30, 2023

fiction fiction fiction fiction fixion fixion fixion fixion fickshun fickshun fickshun fickshun poems poems poems poems poh-ems poh-ems poh-ems poh-ems poetree poetree poetree plays plays plays plays plais plais plais plais playz playz playz playz all you’ve got to lose is your reputation take no prisoners c’mon submit we dare you wtf see guidelines for details see guidelines see ya. https://fleasonthedog.com Runs June 1 to June 30.

WHAT WE LIKE 

Fiction: We take pretty much everything. Mainstream, traditional, literary, barbaric yawps, flash, metafiction, experimental, sci/fi, speculative, fantasy, mystery, micro, nano, grunge, bad (but it better be good!), modernist, post-modernist, spamlit, kitschlit, retro, metro, outsider, novel excerpts, graphic stories, even comics.   Our only criterion is quality. 

Poetry: Up to FIVE poems any style. Poems beyond that number will not be read.

Plays: Any style up to five acts. 

Screenplays: any subject, any length.

Politically incorrect is welcome as long as it doesn’t devolve into invective!!

22nd Annual Pick of the Vine short play festival

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Deadline: June 30, 2023

Only short plays (under 15 minutes) submitted through this process will be considered.

The THEME for this year’s Festival is: NEW BEGINNINGS

**New requirement** – Playwrights are invited to only submit a play that addresses this THEME. 

Submissions this year will be scored upon 1) the quality of the writing, 2) producibility, and 3) how well it addresses the theme.

Semi-finalists will be notified via email by mid-September. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round of “Out Loud” reading by the committee will be notified.

Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production will be notified via email in October.

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Submission Guidelines:

1. Only ONE play may be submitted per playwright. There is no submission fee.

2. Submissions will be accepted starting June 1, 2023. The submission deadline is June 30, 2023.

3. Submissions via Google form ONLY: LINK to GoogleForm

4. Plays must include contact info (name, phone number, email address, home city, and state, country) on the cover sheet.

5. Plays will require no more than 6 actors.

6. Plays will run no more than 15 minutes, No exceptions.

7. Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.

8. Plays must include a title sheet with the Title, Playwright, cast of characters (with brief description), and setting.

9. **Playwright must submit a short response on how your play relates to our theme of “NEW BEGINNINGS”.

There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. (or a $25 royalty, if presented virtually)

Submissions at City Fox Books are currently open

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Deadline: July 11, 2023 11:59 PM BST

For spring/summer 2023, City Fox Books is looking to publish a limited series of full-length plays written for stage. We would like to see plays which are unconventional, and are particularly interested in plays which are surreal, experimental, absurdist, existentialist or politically subversive in nature. 

Plays must have at least 2 characters.

Up to 110 pages.

Publication with us is an adventure. As a small press, we are big believers in making personal connections with our authors and with our community, from independent bookstores in London to book fairs across the country. We have a small catalogue which allows us to pay a lot of attention to our authors, and we sell books online and in person. City Fox Books are in a very fortunate position as we are able to take a chance on books that might be turned down by other more commercial presses. Most of our books are published initially as limited-edition short runs of usually about 50 copies. Once we have sold all of those, we reissue the book as a second edition.

Royalties:

We believe in being transparent about money, as the majority of the publishing industry so often isn’t.
As we are a small press, we cannot offer an advance for publication. 

We are not making a profit, and we are publishing books for the love of it, and to provide a place for weird literature in an increasingly commercialised and homogenised publishing market. All the money left over after we have paid printing/website/shipping costs will go back into the press to enable us to offer more opportunities for writers and artists in future. 
 
If you publish with us, we can offer you a few free author copies, and if you would like more for an event, you can buy them from us a heavily discounted rate.

After 50 copies of your book have been sold through us, we will offer you 50% royalties on all future sales of your book.

please send your submission according to the guidelines above along with a short author bio and any other information you think might be relevant to cityfoxbooks@gmail.com

please, only send us one submission at a time. We are a tiny press and get overwhelmed. Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as you let us know if your project gets accepted for publication somewhere else.

please put the category that you are submitting for in the subject heading of the email along with your name e.g.
‘Emma Goldman + Poetry chapbook submission’

Thursday, June 1, 2023

NYTheater Festival Fall/Winterfest 2023 Theater/Festival/Competition


NYTheater Festival Fall/Winterfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition - Plays/Musicals - Total Prizes $8,000 - First Prize $3,500 - Full Lengths - One Acts - Shorts – Solos

We strongly believe that self producing a play or a musical can offer a very important tool for the growth of every playwright’s work.

Once a playwright sees their work onstage, it provides an opportunity for the playwright to improve or modify their story.

It’s also a great opportunity to invite people from the industry to see your production. People are more likely to go see a show than to read an unsolicited script, as some industry people receive on average thousands of submissions per month, and they understand that the journey for a show to be successful often goes through several productions

Our team is completely dedicated to help get your work seen.

We are always with you to help, from the first moment of your tech rehearsal to the closing of your last show.

You will never be left alone during the process. We will help you to choose some of the 85 set/furniture props we offer to dress your stage for your run, and give you a complete crash course on how to use the audio/light/video system, which are intentionally very user friendly.

After we show you how to use the tools we provide and how to utilize the space, you will be able to rehearse your tech rehearsal with whatever plan works best for you and your production.

A team member will be present to provide prime responses to every inquiry, as well as a telephone # you can call anytime during relevant hours throughout the run of your show.

In 11 years and 19 seasons we have successfully hosted 1,200 plays and 300 musicals and rewarded with cash prizes over 300 artists who participated in our Festival.

Yours could be the next production onstage!

TESTIMONIALS

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/testimonials/


WELCOME TO THE LARGEST AND ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS THEATER FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH SEASON. WE HAVE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,200 PLAYS AND 300 MUSICALS  


THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION

 

Submit now so your production can come to life in the heart of New York - our plays and musicals have been WOWING New Yorkers for over a decade! 

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

 

 

Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition - Now accepting submissions only from writers and producers  who live within a 30 mile radius from Manhattan.

 

PRIZES:



We offer up to $8,000 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the season’s best production (either a play or a musical) 

There is no other festival that gives away this much money in prizes. Our winners are selected by the festival’s team of judges, unlike many festivals that are nothing but popularity contests where winners are determined by who brings in the largest audience. We believe that sometimes the simple productions with smaller budgets and smaller audiences turn out to be the best shows, and therefore go on to win 1st Place Prize. At this festival, we love honest writing and sincere, heart-felt performances.

Prize categories include:

BEST PRODUCTION: $3,500

BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT: $500

MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL: $500

BEST DIRECTOR: $500

2 BEST ACTORS: $500 each 

2 BEST ACTRESSES: $500 each 

BEST SINGER $500

BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300

 

A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR WORK IS ESSENTIAL FOR IMPROVEMENT. IF YOU SO CHOOSE, THE FESTIVAL WILL REACH OUT TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED YOUR PRODUCTION WITH A QUESTIONNAIRE. FEEDBACK FROM AN AUDIENCE WILL INFORM YOUR WORK AND GIVE YOU THE KNOWLEDGE TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK FOR ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION 

Ghost City Review welcomes submissions of short plays, monologues

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Deadline: none listed

Ghost City Review welcomes submissions of poems, short stories, flash fiction, personal essays, adventure narratives, journal entries, short plays, monologues, translations, photographs, oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, dioramas…. pretty much anything you can think of. We want to see it all. Show us what you’ve created. We’re looking for new work from both emerging and established authors and artists. To get an idea of what kind of work we tend to publish, look through our previous issues and decide whether your work would be a good fit. We do not believe in silent rejections, so you're sure to receive a response to all submissions. Our response time is around 1—3 months, but we usually get to the submissions sooner. If you don't hear from us within 3 months, please feel free to reach out to us at ghostcityreview@gmail.com.


GENERAL GUIDELINES

We DO NOT accept any work that has been previously published in a literary & arts journal or on an online blog. This does not include your personal blogs and social media sites, however, we do ask that you take the work down before you submit it to us for consideration.

We do accept simultaneous submissions. We even encourage them and wish you luck in getting your work published, but please notify our editors of this when submitting. Also be sure to immediately notify us if accepted elsewhere.

You can submit to different categories but please email each submission with different categories in separate emails (i.e., poetry in one email and a short story in a second email).

Ghost City Review runs on a rolling submissions schedule, so feel free to submit your work at any time. DO NOT submit again until you’ve heard a response.

Please include a short 2-3 sentence author bio with your submission (written in third person).

In the subject line of your email, please include your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME - SUBMISSION CATEGORY. For example: Smith, Joe - Poetry.

Ghost City Review will nominate for The Pushcart Prize beginning in 2023.


CATEGORIES

POETRY: Please send up to three poems in a single Microsoft Word document. Please do not send PDFs or links.

PROSE: Please send up to 3 prose pieces per submission in a single Microsoft Word document — no more than 3,000 words per submission (for the entire document). Please do not send PDFs or links.

ART: Please send up to three pieces as high quality JPGs.

REVIEWS: Please send us an email with a proposal for the title you would like to review.

OTHER: Please feel free to submit anything that falls outside of the categories listed above. This might include journal entries, short plays, monologues, translations, etc. Be creative. We like this category.


PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO GHOSTCITYREVIEW@GMAIL.COM

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

14th Annual Northport One-Act Play Festival

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Deadline: June 15, 2023
YOUR SUBMISSION MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THAT DATE

SUBMISSION FORM PDF

The Northport One-Act Play Festival is an opportunity to showcase one-act plays and offer the theater community an opportunity to produce a performance of those plays.

There is NO FEE to submit an application and play for consideration to be in the Festival. You may submit up to 2 plays for the Festival. A separate application must accompany each play submitted.

JUDGING/PARTICIPATION: Plays submitted for the Festival will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The plays may also be read during a meeting at the Northport Reader’s Theater, before or after the Festival. Playwrights whose plays are presented at a Reader’s Theater meeting will be invited to attend.
Playwrights will be notified on or about July 1, 2023 if their play is chosen for the Festival. At that time, each playwright must submit 

A PARTICIPATION FEE of $75.00 per accepted script, which will help defray some of the expenses – e.g. space rental, printing, and publicity - with the Release Agreement by July 31, 2023. Playwrights will receive two complimentary tickets to each Performance of their play plus a DVD or link to the video.

The 2023 Northport One-Act Play Festival will be held at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St, Northport, NY 11768.

We request that you be available to attend your play’s performances if possible. An Open Discussion with the playwrights, directors, and cast may follow each performance if time allows.

REMEMBER: If you do not produce your own play, a group from the local theater community will be doing so. That group must find space to conduct their own rehearsals. 

The Northport One-Act Play Festival will provide for One (1) cue-to-cue technical rehearsal, which will last no longer than 20 minutes in the theater during the week preceding the Festival. There will also be One (1) dress rehearsal on the stage. All rehearsals are scheduled in the order that plays will be presented in the Festival. Each program consists of up to 7 plays. A mandatory preview on Sep 23rd will be scheduled and must be attended by Director and actors. Half-hour time slots will be offered between 11:00am and 5:00pm.

For more information see the submission form.

13th Annual National Jewish Playwriting Contest

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Deadline: June 2, 2023

SUBMISSION FORM

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but the current review cycle closes on Friday, June 2nd, 2023. Plays submitted after this date will be held for the next cycle. Full guidelines can be found at www.jewishplaysproject.org/guide. Please note that while we accept plays in many formats, we prefer the Dramatists Guild Standard Format.

We are currently seeking unproduced full-length (65+ minutes) plays and musicals that focus on aspects of 21st Century Jewish identity, culture, and ideas, and the complex and intersectional nature of contemporary Jewish life.

The following must be true of a submitted play or musical:It contains significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.
  • It does not deal directly with the history of the Shoah or the World War II period generally.
  • It does not fall into the beloved category of “ethnically stereotypical comedy”. 
  • It is in English, or primarily in English – we love plays that play with languages.
  • It is full length, meaning over 65 minutes or 60-70 pages.
  • It has not had a full production in the New York City Metro area or a major regional theater (LORT C or above).
  • The play has never been published in any form.
While we value history, we will always lean toward plays that tackle vibrant strands of today’s world: social, racial and economic justice; strong women in Jewish life; diverse stories of Jews of Color; LGBTQIA inclusion; new perspectives on Israel, environmentalism, and interfaith relations in addition to deep conversations about our complex and multifaceted identities.

Selected Finalists will be part of the Jewish Dramaturgy Lab, the JPP’s signature development process, and the National Jewish Playwriting Contest, an artist-driven, community-connected program that takes democratic artistic decision making directly to audiences.

There is no submission fee. Writers may submit more than one script. Submissions from previous years are accepted, particularly if there is a new draft of the script. Each play submitted will be read by at least 2 – and up to 12 – paid Artist Panelists and one staff member.

For more information, or any writing or submission questions, email literary@jewishplaysproject.org.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Playwrights Group ~ Join our nationwide community

The Weekly Workshop

Join our nationwide community of playwrights on Zoom. 

It’s a great way to stay connected and motivated.

 

Participating in a weekly workshop can give you the kick you need to see your script through from beginning to end.  You can bring in anything you’re working on — a full length script, a musical, a TV pilot, whatever. And when your script is ready — we’ll present it in a Public Reading. We also bring in Guest Speakers, like Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Edson (Wit). 


 

 

Sit in on a session and see for yourself!

Tuesdays or Thursdays 7 - 9:30pm EDT

 

Check out our website for more details and rates. 


 

Script Consultations

 

If you don’t have time for the workshop but have a script you’d like some feedback on — just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get a critique via email and/or video conference. See website for rates.

 

Richard Caliban has worked with  individuals on their scripts from all over the world — Indonesia, China, Greece, Australia, Serbia, as well as right here in New York. A script consultation will provide you with feedback on the structural soundness of your story, the dramatic arc of your protagonist, thematic unity and much more.


 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

If you’re looking for more, check out our One on One Online Playwriting Courses:

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks

 

Both are with instructor Richard Caliban, and since it’s One on One, the courses can be adjusted to fit your level of experience. 


 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

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