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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Deathscribe radio scripts wanted

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We are looking for 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary,

imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright

grotesque. We put no restrictions on contestants as to content or tone, but

keep in mind that we are a Horror Theatre. We take our horror seriously, and

so should you.

Submission rules**:*

Scripts must be ready to produce - all sound and music cues included.

Details on format can be found below. Please be aware that these scripts, if

chosen, will be performed by no more than 6 actors, therefore if you have

more characters it will require double casting by the director of the piece.

5 scripts will be selected from all submissions. After being selected, there

will be an opportunity for the authors to refine, revise, and tighten these

scripts (if deemed necessary) in collaboration with WildClaw Theatre


These scripts will be rehearsed and presented as an evening of Live Radio

Drama with foley sound at the Mayne Stage in Chicago's Rogers Park and

recorded for a future WildClaw Blood Radio Podcast.

Deadline for submissions is midnight, September 15, 2011.*

Deathscribe selections will be “blind.” The title page should include the

title of the script, names of all authors, and the address, phone/fax and

email address of the author(s). The subsequent pages must include only the

manuscript title and page number and NO identifying personal information

(name, address, email, etc.) or it will be disqualified.

There will be a “Best of the Fest” award, with the winner chosen by a

celebrity panel of judges on the night of performance.

By submitting to *WildClaw’s Deathscribe Radio Horror Festival*, you are

stating that the script is your own work and has not been produced or

commissioned for pay by other theatre groups. Plays which have been produced

professionally are not eligible. Audio plays that have received

college/university productions only will be accepted.

By submitting your play and upon acceptance to *WildClaw’s Deathscribe Radio

Horror Festival*, you are granting WildClaw the exclusive, non-binding

rights to make copies of your work in all media - including print, digital,

film, video, audio, or other Internet formats - used to promote the

Festival. WildClaw Theatre will have the right to produce the selected

scripts for the *WildClaw Theatre Deathscribe Horror Radio Festival*,

including broadcast and/or webcast of the festival; however, WildClaw

Theatre makes no commitment to produce any script. The author retains all

other rights to his or her work.

Instructions to Submit*

To submit electronically, please make sure your script is formatted

correctly according to the guidelines (see below) and submit your script as

an attachment to *deathscribe2011@gmail.com* *.


• Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length. This includes all

sound effects, transitions and dialogue. The ENTIRE performance should only

last 10 minutes. (And preferably no shorter than 7 minutes. Please read it

aloud at home before submitting to check the running time.)

• Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration in

any year. Submit three or more, and the Literary Legion will be very, very

angry, and will choose which two they wish to read arbitrarily.

• PDF format is strongly preferred. If you don't have PDF, then only MS Word

please. All scripts must have a title page with all contact information, but

no identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document.

Submissions must be in a standard font and no less than 12 point.


THEM*. (Nothing against screenplays. But this is a radio play festival.)

• DO NOT submit full-length plays for consideration in Deathscribe. They

will be discarded. If you wish to submit a full-length horror play to

WildClaw, see our general submission guidelines.

• Scripts should follow radio drama format. Refer to *BBC Writers Room's

Script Smart* site (not

affiliated with the *WildClaw Deathscribe Radio Play Festival*) for script

format, samples, and free templates at *


• Writers will be notified by email if their script(s) get selected.

• WildClaw Theatre’s Deathscribe Horror Radio Festival will take place

December 5, 2011.

• Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2011, at midnight.

Please contact the Daemon of WildClaw with questions at *


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