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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Shelterskelter 2012

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Script Submissions
  • We need your play! The Shelterbelt produces four productions each season, from collections of short one-acts to full lengths. We welcome submissions of new scripts of all lengths and subject matter. Please do read this entire page before you submit your play.
  • We are especially interested in works by local and regional writers! We will be glad to assist local authors - we can review and critique your play, and set up a reading panel or workshop setting. Just let us know!
  •  At this time we are accepting full-length and one-act plays ranging in length from short (up to 15 minutes) to long (1-2 hours or more).
  •  Shelterskelter (our tales of horror, suspense, the macabre, bizarre and Halloween themed anthology) runs in October. This year, we are looking for short scripts inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. SCRIPT DEADLINE IS JULY 1, 2012! Contact McClain Smouse with any questions. Please indicate "Shelterskelter 2012" in the subject line for online submissions.
  • If you are submitting a full length play, or a longer one-act play, there is no specific length limitation.
  • Please Note: If your script is properly formatted, each page should equal a little more than 1 minute.

How to Submit Your Script

Please include the following:
  •     A letter of inquiry with your contact information.
  •     A one page synopsis of your script.
  •     A full version of your script; or at the very least, a 10 page selection from your script.
Make sure you have a title page at the beginning of your document, with your full name and contact info. Failure to do this may result in playwrights not getting contacted or properly credited. The title page must be in the same file, not sent as a separate file.

Submission of script(s) does not mean that we will automatically give you a response. If you do not hear from us right away, it just means that we are very, very busy. We are an all-volunteer organization! We make every effort to review all submissions. If your script is considered for the season, we will definitely contact you.


Please email your submission to:

We accept the following types of files: Microsoft Word; Plain Text, Rich Text Format, and Adobe PDF
Please don't send Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriter documents.
Thank you

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