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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Enough - plays to end gun violence seeks 10 minute plays


Deadline: April 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST


Only plays written by writers age 13-19 at the time of submissions will be accepted.

Submissions must be previously unpublished. Past winners of ENOUGH! are not eligible.

Deadline & Submission Details

All scripts must be submitted via the website portal: www.enoughplays.com/submit

Writers may submit work for consideration until 11:59 PM PST on April 20, 2023.

Submissions will receive acknowledgment via email when received and be updated with the status of their submissions.

Writers may submit only one play for consideration.

Scripts must be in either PDF or Word format. Please name the file using the title of your play (i.e. YOUR_PLAY.pdf)

If a writer is in need of any alternate means of submitting their plays, please contact us: enoughplays@gmail.com.

Rewards for six (6) Playwrights

  • $500 stipend.
  • Plays published in an #ENOUGH anthology.
  • Plays produced as part of the Nationwide Reading on November 6, 2023.
  • Memberships to The Dramatists Guild.
  • Copy of the script writing software Final Draft, courtesy of The Dramatists Guild.
  • Written feedback by the Selection Committee.
  • An opportunity to have their play workshopped in collaboration with professional theatre artists, courtesy of The Dramatists Guild.


Plays must address the issue of gun violence.

Completed scripts must be no longer than 10 minutes when read aloud. [A good rule of thumb: 1 page of dialogue between 2+ characters = 1 minute of stage time]

Scripts may have a cast size up to, but no more than, six (6) actors.

Plays must be the original work of a single writer. Collaborative works or adaptations won’t be considered, nor will plays that include music, lyrics, or dialogue written by anyone other than the submitting writer.


12-point type is preferred. Times New Roman is suggested.

Number all your pages.

Submissions to ENOUGH! are blind. The cover page of each submission should include the title of the play and NO OTHER INFORMATION.

Follow the cover page with a character / setting page which should include:
  • the title of the play, 
  • all the characters in the play and any description you have for them,
  • the location (s) in which the play takes place. 
  • And then follow the character / setting page with the rest of your script.

For more helpful formatting guidance: AATE - Young Playwrights for Change - Style Guide.

Selection of Plays

A team of theatre professionals will read all the submissions in the first round and determine twenty (20) Finalists.

The Selection Committee will read the 20 Finalists and select six (6) plays as our Final Selected Plays. These Playwrights will be announced and notified May/June 2023.

Feedback Due to the volume of submissions we expect to receive, only the Finalists and Selected Playwrights are guaranteed to receive feedback on their work.

Rights All work is protected by copyright the moment it’s created. All Writers own their plays and have exclusive control of the rights to produce, publish, and adapt them. By submitting work to ENOUGH!, the playwright is giving ENOUGH! permission to produce or excerpt the student’s play now or in the future. ENOUGH! and its partners may also (at its discretion) publish your script (or portions of it) in print or online and submit it to a publisher for their publication consideration. All other rights remain the exclusive property of the writer.

Note ENOUGH! reserves the right to change any contest rules, the right to accept and reject any play submitted to the contest for any reason, the right to request changes and revisions from submitted scripts, and may post the names of the chosen playwrights on marketing and press materials. Writers agree to allow ENOUGH! to document, through all methods of media, all stages of the process (photos and recording) for education, publicity, or other uses.

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