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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Magic in Rough Spaces 2023


Deadline: December 15, 2022 5PM CST

The West Side Show Room is seeking new 10-minute works which will be presented in a staged reading on January 19-21, 2023 in Rockford, Illinois.

We accept spoken word poetry, plays, monologues, stories— or anything written for live performance.

Theme: Healing + Homage
Length: 10 minutes or less
Award: $200
Due Date: DEC 15, 2022


As we navigate life, we carry with us great generational traditions— but we must also break free from their curses. This year we are asking writers to explore the ways in which we pay homage to— and heal from— the actions of those who came before us.


New Words: written after Oct 24, 2022

Theme: Healing + Homage

One Written Work per writer

Language: English

Writer Location: anywhere in the world!

Originality: no translations, adaptations, or excerpts of other works

Copyright: you must own it

Eligibility: no published or produced works

Length: 5 pages or less double-spaced. plays 10 pages or less.

Reading Time: 10 minutes or less

Format: Any

Works will be accepted until December 15, 2022 at 5:00pm CST. Writers will be notified about the status of their submission no later than January 1, 2023.


Fill out the online application and upload a copy of your words:

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