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Friday, November 4, 2022

Lakeshore Players is seeking submissions for the 19th annual 10-minute play festival


Deadline: December 15, 2022
Or 300 entries have been accepted

Submission form: 19th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival Submissions. 

Lakeshore Players is seeking submissions for the 19th annual 10-minute play festival. The ten plays selected will be performed live in White Bear Lake, Minnesota in summer of 2023. Play submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2022. We are capping the contest at 300 submissions. 

Once Lakeshore has accepted 300 entries, submissions will be closed.


Please read the following rules and requirements carefully.

• The play should be approximately ten minutes in length. Plays over 15 minutes long will not be accepted.

• The play must have no more than five onstage (speaking or non-speaking) characters.

• You may submit only one play, so send us your best! Please do not make more than one submission.

• The play should be in a "play format" making it easy for the readers. (We suggest 12-point, easy-to-read fonts, such as Times New Roman or Arial)

• The play must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission. If you have had a past staged reading of the play, please let us know as it can still be accepted, but no produced productions are allowed. (We do screen for this, so be honest).

• Submitting your play to our contest grants Lakeshore Players the right to produce your play in our 19th annual festival and photograph and/or videotape it for archival purposes if it is chosen as a winning selection.


High school playwrights are encouraged to enter. Plays must include a letter from a teacher or school administrator, written on school letterhead, verifying that the play was written during high school (in addition to the guidelines below).


• The play should have simple technical requirements. We only have about one minute in between plays to change scenes, so please think about using simple furniture pieces (table, chairs) when writing.

• We will not accept plays that propagate racist, sexist or ableist stereotypes.

Plays with excessive offensive language, misogynistic through-lines, and extraneous violence or gore will be less likely to be accepted.


Please submit all entries through the following form: 19th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival Submissions.
Lakeshore will not be accepting entries that are physically mailed or emailed. Please use only the form above to submit.

Only plays submitted as outlined below will be accepted:

• You MUST upload two copies of your script.

o One copy must contain all contact information on the title page:

Play title

§ Playwright’s name

§ Playwright’s mailing address

§ Playwright’s phone number

§ Playwright’s email address

o The other copy MUST BE BLANK on the title page (neither playwright name nor contact information on any page). This is to assure that our judges have no bias when reading & selecting these plays.


Lakeshore Players will then produce the ten winning plays in our annual festival at the beginning of June in 2023. In return for that, each winning playwright will receive a royalty of $10 per performance ($80 for a total of eight performances), a link to photographs, and a copy of the program. Additionally, each playwright will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a performance.

Any questions? Please e-mail Lakeshore Players at 10mpf@lakeshoreplayers.org.

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