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Monday, May 29, 2023

Ten-Minute Musicals Project 2023


Deadline: August 31, 2023

Since the inception of The Ten-Minute Musicals Project, over sixteen hundred submissions have been received, from librettists, lyricists and composers in seventeen nations: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Uruguay, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine.

Stories 1.0 is the full-length musical comprised of works selected in the first several rounds. Several works in Stories 1.0 were workshopped in San Francisco, New York City, Miami, and Nashville over the years. Individual segments have been independently workshopped in Dallas, Chicago, London, and Boston.

SEEKING: Complete original stage musicals which play between seven and twenty minutes. Works which have been previously produced are acceptable, as are excerpts from full-length shows, if they can stand up on their own.

MUSICAL STYLE AND THEATRICAL FORMAT: Any musical style: pop, rock, C&W, show, opera, etc; or theatrical format: comedy, mystery, drama, etc.

CAST SIZE: Maximum of ten performers—five women and five men.


1. A printed script. (Note: printed on paper; not sent as a computer file on disk.) And please make sure your POSTAL ADDRESS appears on it.

2. Lead sheets or piano score. (This need not be at all elaborate; very basic is fine.)

3. A CD or DVD of either the entire piece or just the musical material. (Please don’t send a USB flash drive.)

4. A stamped self-addressed large envelope if you want the work returned.


DEADLINE: Simply postmarked by August 31st. (Do not waste money on overnight express, registered, or certified mail. All that's requested is that the package be postmarked by August 31.) Response will be by November 30th.

FINANCIAL REMUNERATION: $250/US royalty advance for each piece selected, with an equal share of licensing royalties when produced.


The Ten-Minute Musicals Project

Michael Koppy, Producer

P.O. Box 461194

West Hollywood, CA 90046 USA

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks 10-minute plays from veterans


Deadline: July 3, 2023

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a 10-minute play competition for playwrights who meet one of the following criteria: 
  • Current or former: US military, law enforcement, fire service, EMS, foreign service, intelligence service, DoD employee, DoD Contractor; 
  • Immediate family of the service member listed above (“immediate family member” means: parents, siblings, children, and spouse.) 
Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to info@vetrep.org 
OR via the submission portal on the VetRep website at: https://vetrep.org/submissions/

If emailing, submission must include the veteran/immediate family member status of the playwright in the body of the email. 

  • Must be a completed play, ten (10) minutes or less in length; Any genre/any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service 
  • Must not be a musical, screenplay, children’s play, adaptation, translation, or fan fiction play 
  • Must be the entrant’s own original work and cannot be co-authored
  • Must be typed in the English language 
  • Must not have been previously produced or published. (Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are permitted).
  • Must not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission
  • Must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party 

Playwrights may submit more than one play Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than December 31, 2023.

 (Note: We will make every effort to have results back to submitters ASAP, however, in order to ensure fair treatment of each submission and to plan for any contingencies which may arise, we are providing a worst-case scenario for our timeline).

There is no participation or submission fee. There is no guarantee that winners’ or finalists’ work will be produced by VetRep.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

American Theatre Group BIPOC PlayLab 2023


Deadline: June 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT


This is the application for ATG  PlayLab (now going into its 4th year), dedicated to providing a professional and supportive space for playwrights who are BIPOC (straight and queer BIPOC) playwrights.  

*The group will meet once every week for 10-12 sessions during the Fall, Spring and Summer via Zoom on Sunday evenings.  

*One additional meeting per month will be called for professional development discussions/workshops to discuss craft, applications, networking, marketing etc... (attendance will not be required, but strongly encouraged).  

*Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers.   

*Sunday evening (6pm to 9pm EST) attendance at meetings is required.  Please don't apply to this PlayLab if you can't commit to the schedule. 

*There is no restriction on style of playwriting that the applicants use, though writers of full length plays are strongly preferred.  

*There is also no guarantee that acceptance into this PlayLab will result in any public readings or productions by American Theatre Group.  

If you have any questions about this application form or this program, please feel free to contact, Pandora Scooter, Founder/Director at pandorascooter@gmail.com.  

Deadline for application is June 10th 2023 at 11:59pm EST.

Successful applicants will be contacted by August 20th, 2023.

Freeze Frame Fiction seeks drama


Deadline: June 30, 2023

We are currently open to submissions for volume 0.2. If you submitted a piece to our last volume and have not yet received a response, it is still under consideration, and we will get back to you shortly.

For more information about what we want and expect, see our editor’s interviews with Jim Harrington at Six Questions For… and on Duotrope (visible to non-members). Also, take a look at 5 Tips for Writing Twist Endings at Flash Fiction Chronicles.

What are we looking for?

Good flash fiction is like a freeze frame—a snapshot of a real story about real characters. The word count is low, so many of the details are left to the reader to fill in, but they’re there. Flash fiction is neither a vignette nor a character sketch. Something must happen, and there must be an ending, whether explicit or implied.

So first and foremost, we want a story. A complete, interesting story. 1000 words or less, any genre, no content restrictions. We want your science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, drama, literary works, satire, bizarre fiction, or anything else you can come up with or mix together. The more original, the better. The weirder, the better.

The best way to find out what we’re looking for is to read what we’ve already published! Check out our current volume, free to read at https://freezeframefiction.com/.

What are we NOT looking for?

We are 100% okay with explicit content, so long as it serves a purpose to the story and/or characters. Profanity for the sake of profanity—or the same thing for sex, violence, or gore—does not impress us. Also, animal cruelty. Please just send that somewhere else.

We do not publish fan-fiction, i.e., stories based in worlds or using characters created by other authors. All content must be original.

The following things might be accepted, but will be a very hard sell:
  • stories involving vampires, zombies, or werecreatures (read an exception here)
  • pure romance with no other significant elements
  • the now-ubiquitous young adult paranormal romance
  • military fiction or stories of battles or wars
  • stories with a religious message or theme
We’re also pretty tired of reading about straight cis white guys, honestly. We get it; they’re everywhere. Give us some diversity, please.

What is our policy on revising and resubmitting?

In general, if we want you to revise and resubmit the same piece, we will tell you so when we decline your story. That said, if you’ve made significant changes to the piece, per our comments in the rejection note, feel free to give it a go. If the piece is similar to its original form, please do not re-submit it to us. If you like the story how it is and are hesitant to change it, that’s a good sign we’re probably not the right fit for that particular flash. That doesn’t mean we’re not a good fit for you, though. Try sending us something else instead.

What is our submission and publication schedule?

We publish online semi-annually. Our open submission calls will be from 1 August to 31 December, and from 1 February to 30 June. The months of January and July will be spent making sure we’re all caught up and getting the new issue set up on our website. Publication will occur online 1 August and 1 February.

Special volumes may be published annually. Announcement coming soon about our next themed submission call!

How do you submit?

We use Submittable to manage electronic submissions. Please be sure to remove your name and any contact information from the uploaded document before submitting.This is very important, as we review submissions blind. Your contact information will be available to the editors.

We do not accept email submissions. Email submissions will be ignored.

Our formatting guidelines are very simple: Text should be double-spaced, in Courier New (preferred) or Times New Roman (okay) size 12. Include word count on the top right of first page. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will be automatically declined, with the exception of experimental forms.

Will we pay you?

Yes, $10 per accepted piece.

How will your work be published?

All work will be published initially online, free to read. After six months, work will be published in an ebook to make room for next issue’s flash fiction.

How and when should you query?

Expected response time will be updated on an on-going basis. Please feel free to emailsubmissions@freezeframefiction.com with the subject “Query” if you have any questions about a submitted work. Before emailing, please be sure to check the status of your submission on Submittable.

We are currently responding to pieces within one to three weeks.

What rights will we be purchasing?

For unpublished works, we are purchasing worldwide First Publication rights in multiple electronic formats, exclusive for one year from first publication. Work will remain archived on our website, and can be removed at the author’s request.

For reprints (solicited only), rights will be negotiated upon solicitation and acceptance.

Do we accept simultaneous submissions?

Yes, we just ask that you inform us of this fact upon submission, and withdraw your piece immediately if it’s accepted elsewhere.

Do we accept multiple submissions?

No, not at this time. Please wait for your piece to be accepted or declined before submitting further work. Also, only include one flash piece per submission.

Do we accept previously published work?

No, unless solicited. ‘Previously published’ also includes anything that has been publicly available online (such as on an open writing website or forum, or a personal blog).

Do we publish creative non-fiction?

If the piece reads like CNF, we probably will not publish it. If you tell us a well-written, interesting story that just happens to be true, you’ve got a good shot.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

The Coachella Review Daily accepts short scripts/monologues


Deadline: June 1, 2023


The Coachella Review is the literary arts journal of the University of California Riverside–Palm Desert Graduate Center and the MFA program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. 

We accept original work that is vibrant, thoughtful, and precise. Whether your work is innovative or traditional, we strive to celebrate writing that holds readers in awe. 

We publish two issues a year, in June and December, and curate an eclectic blog. We welcome submissions during our open call periods for the issue and year-round for the blog. Our response time is generally one to three months; simultaneous submissions are welcome.

TCR Daily accepts flash fiction and nonfiction, poetry, photo essays, and short scripts/monologues. For reviews and interviews, please query us via email: coachellareview@gmail.com. We will not accept review or interview pitches over Submittable.

As of Monday, March 27, 2023, our submission limits are as follows:
  • Fiction and Nonfiction: Up to 1,000 words (no limit on photography)
  • Scripts: Up to five pages
  • Poetry: Up to five poems, no word limit
  • Please send your creative pieces here through Thursday, June 1. 
In addition to your submission, please include the following information in your cover letter: the title of your entry, its genre and word count, and your email address (we will use it if we don't hear from you through Submittable).

Theatre Three 25th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays (2024)


Deadline: September 1, 2023

Since its inception in 1998, The Festival has received over 10,000 submissions from across the world and produced 132 world premieres by 102 different playwrights. The Festival presents between five and seven plays each season.

Please read carefully as the submission guidelines have changed.

  • Playwrights may only submit one play per Festival.
  • Only unproduced works will be accepted. 
  • Plays that have had staged readings or on-line productions are eligible.
  • No adaptations, children’s plays, or musicals.
  • Cast size maximum: 12
  • Length maximum: 30 minutes (no minimum)
  • Settings: Simple or suggested.
  • All submissions should be emailed as PDFs with the title in caps followed by the playwright’s name. Example: THE BASKET WEAVERS Jamie Martin
  • Play’s cover sheet should include author’s information (name, address, telephone, email). It may also contain a short synopsis.
  • Any stage play format is acceptable.
  • Due to last year’s high volume of submissions, we are allowing plays to be resubmitted for consideration.
  • Submissions should be sent to Jeffrey@theatrethree.com
  • Scripts must be received by September 1, 2023.

Selected plays will be presented for ten performances (dates to be determined in winter-spring 2024), at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on THEATRE THREE’s Second Stage. 

Playwrights will receive a $150 stipend. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract and will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, postcards, articles, and reviews, as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

Final selection of plays will be announced by December 15, 2023.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Ruby Slippers ADVANCE THEATRE FESTIVAL: 2023/24 Advancing the Radically Inclusive Stage


Deadline: May 30, 2023

The Advance Theatre Festival showcases dramatic readings of five new plays written and directed by female identifying and gender non- conforming IBPOC playwrights and directors, and a workshop presentation.

If you are a playwright and your play is chosen to participate in the Advance Theatre Festival, Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts will cover the costs of all rehearsals prior to the day of the reading, your technical rehearsal, promotion, theatrical venue, and all artists’ fees.
If you are a director who wishes to participate, send us your resume and cover letter for consideration.

Playwrights: please send your play synopsis, brief bio, and a maximum ten page script excerpt to info@rubyslippers.ca by May 30, 2023. 

One submission per person please.

Successful candidates will be notified by June 30, 2023. The 2023/24 Advance Theatre Festival will take place in February of 2024, dates TBA. This is a curated process. Priority will be given to inclusivity; all cultural backgrounds, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages.

The Advance Theatre Festival is brought to you by Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and Playwrights Guild of Canada. It takes place in Vancouver BC on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish people. 

Applications are accepted from across Turtle Island (North America)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR the first issue of "The Mini Plays Magazine'


Deadline: May 30, 2023

'The Mini Plays Magazine' is inviting submissions for its first issue.

The theme of the first issue is 'Love'. Please send us mini plays and monologues on this theme.

The length of a mini play or monologue should not exceed 2 pages of text.

Last date of submission: May 30th 2023 (The selected authors shall be informed by 10th June 2023).

Please send your work to miniplaysmag@gmail.com

Submit your high definition photo in JPEG format for publication with your work.

Please share your author profile (60 words) for publication in the anthology.


The anthology will be published in pdf and paperback editions.

A free Pdf edition of the anthology will be published on our website .

A paperback edition will be published on ingram spark or lulu.com.

There is no publication, reading, processing or publishing fee.

Secret Theater Act One:One Act Festival 2023


Deadline: June 19, 2023

It's worth submitting early we do rolling admission meaning we read as they arrive and select


July 18 - August 20, 2023

This an application for a one-act show that runs 10 or 20 minutes. 

Solo shows or excerpts under 15 mins are submittable.

Please DO NOT fill this out for full-length plays

You must provide the director and actors. 

Staging note: please consider the feasibility of your staging - we cannot promise to provide sets, props or complicated furnishing. However we may have some pieces.

Equity Showcases are allowed but you must process the application. We offer help with it but it's your application and not difficult to do

Stages Houston open for submissions


Deadline: May 31, 2023


Stages makes plays and tells stories that invite everyone to live more deeply and love more boldly. We are Houston's premiere mid-sized theater, and produce a broad scope of plays and musicals ranging from jukebox musicals and family entertainment to world premieres and new work by emerging writers. We are committed to telling stories by and for traditionally excluded communities.

We utilize a volunteer Season Selection Committee comprised of staff members hailing from all of our departments. We are committed to expanding timelines for creative teams, and are reading now with an eye for productions 2+ years away.

In an effort to strike a balance between our resources and our dedication to supporting diverse voices, we have an open submission policy for the months of April and May.

-Playwrights with and without agents are welcome to submit during that time frame.

-Scripts sent after May 31st will be held until the following window opens.

-We ask that you please submit only one script. (Occasionally, we will find a playwright's work inspiring, yet know a specific piece is not for Stages. In those instances, we might reach out to you for additional work to consider.)

-Please do not submit new drafts of previously submitted work unless you are invited to do so.

Depending on the overall number of submissions, you will hear from us again between June and December. Thank you in advance for your patience and your story.

If you have any questions or issues with submitting, please contact scripts@stageshouston.com.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Women's Playwrights Circle open to women-identified playwrights


Deadline: June 15, 2023 
or when we've received 100 applications.

Application form: https://forms.gle/pfEVVp6Cc4NSWX7z7

This is the application form for the Women's Playwrights Circle (September 2023 to August 2024). All women-identified playwrights who reside in the US are welcome to apply. 

Preference will be given to women playwrights who are in PA, NY, NJ, CT, and DE. To be explicit, BIPOC, trans, cis and gender fluid women and those who identify on the spectrum of woman are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The first 100 applications will be considered for a spot in this year's Circle. Out of those who apply, 8-10 playwrights will be chosen to participate. Participation consists of attending up to 36 mandatory weekly (mostly) meetings (over the course of the year) to share pages, receive feedback and to develop their work. The summer session will focus on readings of full-lengths that may/may not be open to the public, depending on the determination of the playwright and the program's director.

Weekly Meetings on Zoom will be on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm. Please do not apply if you will not be able to commit to this schedule.

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2023 or when we've received 100 applications.
There is no fee to apply and no fee to participate.
Successful Applications will be contacted by August 15th.

This playwrights group will meet on Zoom.

Any questions about the Circle or about this application process should be directed to Pandora Scooter, Founder/Director at pandorascooter@gmail.com.

Every effort will be made to create as diverse a group of writers (based on race, gender identity, class, ability, background, education, etc) as possible. Please be sure to be particularly specific about all the ways in which you identify, to help us with this very important goal.

Speranza Theatre Company's mission is to create thought-provoking collaborative theatre centered on women’s issues, providing an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through challenging and entertaining theatre based in honesty and truth.

Speranza Theatre Company is a non-profit women's theatre company and member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Founded to provide an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through entertaining and challenging theatre, Speranza presents professional theatrical performances, free readings of new works, and educational programming. https://www.speranzatheatrecompany.com/about

2024 Lanesboro Residency


Deadline: July 28, 2023 CST

A place-based program for emerging artists where art and the artistic process instigates positive change, addresses or creates an opportunity to move the community forward or is otherwise be central to problem-solving. Supported by the Jerome Foundation, the Lanesboro Artist Residency program is an opportunity for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

This place-based and community-engaged residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities–especially rural communities–to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers. Lanesboro Arts is especially seeking residency projects where community engagement is integral to the art making or projects where public interaction with the work is at the core of an artist’s practice.

Before submitting an application, please take moment to review our program guidelines and eligibility criteria.

The application deadline for the 2024 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is 12 p.m. (noon) CST on Friday, July 28, 2023. 

Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by late September, 2023 as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late September and selected artist residents and runners-up will be notified by early October 2023.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Literature Today- July 2023 Issue


Deadline: June 28, 2023

Literature Today- an International Literary Journal is inviting submissions for July 2023 issue of 'Literature Today'. The theme of our July 2023 issue is ' To Err Is Human'. You
can send us poems, short stories, memoirs and one minute plays on

1. Life changing mistakes.

2. Mistakes in relationships.

3. Innocent mistakes.

4. The first mistake of life.

5. Memories and mistakes.

6. Conflicts and mistakes.

7. Mistakes and machines.

8. Human heart and mistakes.

9. It is normal to commit errors.

10. Mistakes and/in relationships

11. Any other relevant topic not covered above.

send all submissions to : editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com

Our weblinks:
Website: https://literaturetodayjournal.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/literaturetodayjournal
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/literaturetoday/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@literatutetoday6949/videos

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Arc Stages Playwriting Festival


Deadline: June 30, 2023


Arc Stages’ Adult Playwriting Festival is open to any writer ages 18 and over.

A select number of plays will be produced in a professional reading-style performance at Arc Stages.

Submission Guidelines:Plays should be 1 to 10 pages in length, double-spaced.

There is no restriction on style, subject, or form, except plays should be inspired by the theme of 'Shadows and Reveals.'

Collaborations are permitted.

Plays must be typed, in dialogue format.

Please submit plays in PDF format.

All plays will be read blindly by a panel.

All plays are due by June 30, 2023 in order to be considered for the Festival.

Masque & Spectacle open for submissions for 10-minute plays


Deadline: July 31, 2023

Masque & Spectacle reads submissions for its bi-annual issues November 1 – January 31 and May 1 – July 31. Submissions received outside of this time period will be automatically deleted. Responses can be expected within a month. Acceptance rate is around 10%.

We do not accept previously published work, and we ask for First Electronic Rights and Non-Exclusive Archival Rights upon acceptance. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at this time.

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere.

For any queries, please contact us at masqueandspectacle@gmail.com.

We welcome 10-minute plays (up to approximately 10 pages in length). No full-length plays will be considered at this time.

While traditional plays are welcome, we are particularly interested in innovative and/or interdisciplinary texts that break new ground, either in relation to their subject matter, or in how the text itself is performed/written/represented on stage.

Playwrights may submit one previously unpublished 10-minute play for consideration. The script should be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. Proper playwriting format should be used. If you are uncertain about this format, several examples can be found online.

Send drama submissions to masqueandspectacle@gmail.com. Attach written submissions in a single Word doc or docx file, and include the word “DRAMA” in the email subject line.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers


Deadline: June 30, 2023

Fifty years as one of the leading play publishers for the educational market has taught us that some of our best-selling shows are written not by professional playwrights, but by teachers who create a play based on the specific needs of their drama program. Once published, these plays are quickly embraced by other teachers who share the same opportunities, challenges and limitations that seem universal in schools.

We want to encourage the development of quality plays written specifically by teachers and other educators. Our A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers is open to all teachers employed at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada. All plays submitted through this contest must have been produced within the past two years at the school where the playwright teaches.

Submissions will be accepted on an on-going basis with a June 30 cutoff each year. All qualifying manuscripts accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists. The contest winner, selected from contest finalists and announced September 30, will receive a $500 royalty advance and a one-time $500 donation to the school theatre program where the play was first produced.

Contest RulesOnly entries submitted in accordance with all rules will be eligible for consideration.
Playwright must be a current or retired faculty member at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada.
  • Only entries submitted with an Official Contest Entry Form will be considered.
  • Only entries that have been fully staged at the teacher’s school no more than two years prior to the submission date will be considered. We encourage you to take advantage of this production to revise your script as needed before submitting your manuscript.
  • All entries must be accompanied by proof of production in the form of a copy of the program, a newsletter or newspaper article, a review, a photo or a letter from the school principal.
  • Contest entries must meet all Pioneer Drama general guidelines and requirements for play submission, which can be found at pioneerdrama.com/playwrights/submit.asp.
  • Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest. Pioneer Drama Service employees and their families are also excluded.
All manuscripts submitted for this contest will automatically be simultaneously considered for our annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, which is open to all individuals not previously published by Pioneer Drama Service. See pioneerdrama.com for more details.

Questions? Contact us by email or by calling 800-333-7262.



Deadline: May 30, 2023

FRESH WORDS-AN INTERNATIONAL LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions for its Special One Minute Horror Plays Anthology titled titled 'SHHH! BREATHE SLOW!' 

Please send all submissions to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com as per the following guidelines:

1. The play should be a 1 minute horror play/monologue.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.

3. Maximum 3 submissions per playwright.

4. The length of the plays should be decided by the playwright, keeping in mind that the performance time should not exceed 1 minute. (NOTE: if selected the performance rights and intellectual property rights of work will exclusively remain with the playwright, we shall request for one time publication rights in the anthology. The copyright of the work will revert back to the playwright immediately after publication of the anthology.)

5. Also please send a synopsis of the work.

6. All submissions to be sent to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com

7. Submission deadline: May 30th, 2023. (The selected playwrights will be informed on or before June 10th, 2023 through email.).

8. Mention YOUR NAME followed by 'SUBMISSION FOR Shhh! Breathe Slow! ANTHOLOGY ' in the subject line of your email.

General Guidelines:

1. All submissions must contain a cover letter and a short literary profile (about 50 words) of playwright in third person narrative.

2. All submissions must be sent typed in MS Word or PDF doc as attachment with the email.

3. The author should mention:

Legal Name:

Pen name (if any):

Snail mail address:

4. Playwright must send a high resolution photo (JPEG format) of self as a separate attachment with the submission.

5. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please immediately inform us in case they are accepted elsewhere.

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Monday, May 22, 2023

The Playwrights Group ~ Weekly Workshops

The Weekly Workshop

Join our nationwide community of playwrights on Zoom. 

It’s a great way to stay connected and motivated.


Participating in a weekly workshop can give you the kick you need to see your script through from beginning to end.  You can bring in anything you’re working on — a full length script, a musical, a TV pilot, whatever. And when your script is ready — we’ll present it in a Public Reading. We also bring in Guest Speakers, like Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Edson (Wit). 



Sit in on a session and see for yourself!

Tuesdays or Thursdays 7 - 9:30pm EDT


Check out our website for more details and rates. 


Script Consultations


If you don’t have time for the workshop but have a script you’d like some feedback on — just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get a critique via email and/or video conference. See website for rates.


Richard Caliban has worked with  individuals on their scripts from all over the world — Indonesia, China, Greece, Australia, Serbia, as well as right here in New York. A script consultation will provide you with feedback on the structural soundness of your story, the dramatic arc of your protagonist, thematic unity and much more.


Online One-on-One Courses


If you’re looking for more, check out our One on One Online Playwriting Courses:


       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks


Both are with instructor Richard Caliban, and since it’s One on One, the courses can be adjusted to fit your level of experience. 


Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 




Contact us at 


New Works, New Voices (NWNV) 2024


Deadline: July 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EST


The Syracuse University Department of Drama is seeking submissions for its Spring 2024 New Works, New Voices (NWNV) initiative.  NWNV was created to support the development of musicals by writers and composers whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented in the musical theater canon. 

NWNV is seeking completed musicals or musicals-in-progress from teams who are interested in developing their work with undergraduate BFA students.  One musical will be selected, to receive a 3-week developmental reading in the Spring 2024 semester (3/30/24-4/21/24), directed and music directed by SU Drama faculty and performed by SU Drama students.  

The writing team will be in residence in Syracuse during weeks 2 and 3 of the rehearsal process (travel and lodging provided by NWNV) and will participate virtually during week 1.

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY JULY 1, 2023 (11:59pm EST).  Semi-finalists will be contacted for additional materials in late summer/early fall 2023. 

Please submit the details of your musical work with the submission form. 

For further information, please visit https://tinyurl.com/NWNV2024

Questions? Please email Kathleen Wrinn, Artistic Director of NWNV and Assistant Professor of Musical Theater at SU Drama (kawrinn@syr.edu). 

Thank you for submitting to NWNV!  We look forward to reading and listening to your work.

Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award 2023


Deadline: June 1, 2023

The Open Meadows Foundation created the Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwright Award in honor of Nancy Dean.

The Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting award is to honor a woman who was at the forefront of Lesbian, queer, gay, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, trans, intersex and people of color movements. We honor her focus and writing on Lesbian relationships before the time of the Stonewall rebellion. Her writings were the precursor to social change. In that spirit of struggle and often hidden desire we encourage the submission of new plays that address the conflict of lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary women struggling to live and love their best lives. In these times of social definition and refinement the age-old conflict of acceptance and the right to live our true lives as we truly are is still our continuing fight which is refined and embolden by each new generation.

We understand people have their own language for their gender and sexuality. We are open to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary.

As we are a small family foundation with an all-volunteer board, we must rely on nominations to identify potential recipients. We are asking professors, teachers, artistic directors, directors, literary managers, actors, writers, and others to nominate promising writers. As we want to be inclusive, we will allow people to self-nominate. The following are our guidelines:

  1. Writer is lesbian, queer or gay or nonbinary;
  2. Writer has written at least one play;
  3. Writer is writing plays about lesbians;
  4. Writer is committed to writing plays and furthering her/their career; 
  5. Writer is interested in receiving the award. 
Please send a letter(pdf) describing why your playwright should receive this award and a full-length play (pdf) to openmeadowsfdn@gmail.com. In your letter, please be as detailed as possible in up to 2 pages. 

Include the writer’s resume and website or other social media links. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2023. We will announce the recipients October 31, 2023. We have been granting three awards of $5000, $2500 and $1250.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Call for Submissions: The Greenhouse Ensemble's Summer Ten Minute Play Soiree


Deadline: May 31, 2023

Attention talented playwrights! The Greenhouse Ensemble is excited to announce our call for submissions for our upcoming Summer Ten Minute Play Soiree. We are seeking exceptional ten-minute plays written by female-identifying playwrights to be part of this vibrant theatrical event.

The Greenhouse Ensemble is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the arts, and we believe in providing a platform for underrepresented voices to shine. This summer, we are celebrating the creativity and unique perspectives of female-Identifying playwrights through our Ten Minute Play Soiree.Theme: There are no specific themes for this event. We encourage submissions across various genres and subjects that captivate and inspire our audiences.

Length: Plays should be approximately ten minutes in duration. Please ensure that your submission adheres to this time constraint.

Female-Identifying Playwrights: Submissions are open exclusively to female-Identifying playwrights.

Original Work: We are seeking original, unpublished plays that have not been previously produced or performed publicly.

Format: Scripts should be submitted in PDF format, properly formatted for stage plays, and include a cover page with the play's title, your name, and contact information.

Multiple Submissions: Playwrights may submit up to two plays for consideration.

Please send submissions to greenhouse.ensemble@gmail.com

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT for NYC-based playwrights


Deadline: Friday, June 2, 2023, at 5PM

Link to Submission: https://jcal.submittable.com/submit

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) seeks four new, unpublished, unproduced plays by four grassroots, early-career, and/or emerging playwrights for the Meet the Playwright (MTP) program.

MTP prioritizes writers identifying BIIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, and People of Color) that are based in Queens. However, any NYC-based BIIPOC playwright is eligible.

Once accepted into MTP, each playwright meets monthly with the MTP's Project Manager and schedules two private readings of the play to take place at JCAL. Throughout their participation in MTP, each playwright is expected to engage fully, professionally, and with integrity in the development of their selected work.

Each month, from November 2023 to February 2024, one of the playwrights will present at least 25 minutes and no more than 35 minutes of an excerpt from their play as a professional staged reading for an audience. The staged reading begins with an introduction to the playwright and play and concludes with a brief moderated Q&A in which the playwright discusses their work.

Each playwright will receive a $2,000 

Each playwright selected for MTP will receive a total fee of $2,000. With this fee, each playwright covers the cost of engaging a director, actors, and any other collaborator (e.g., dramaturg, designers) they wish.

One of the four plays will be selected for a full-length production by JCAL in late 2024.

Application & Selection Process

Playwrights may submit 10 pages of one play (only) for consideration by a panel of theatre professionals; a 200-word personal statement; a bio; and a resume (production history, if applicable).

The panel will select a group of semi-finalists who will be asked to send an electronic copy of their complete, full-length scripts. Semi-finalists will be notified by Friday, June 30, 2023.

The panel will choose a group of finalists for interviews with the MTP Project Manager and JCAL Leadership. Interviews will take place during the week of July 17, 2023.

The playwrights selected for MTP will be notified during the week of July 31, 2023.

Application Materials (PDF or Word Only)

A. Script Sample

Please upload a 10-page sample of the script from a full-length play. The pages don't have to come from the beginning of the play, but they must be 10 consecutive pages (the title page and character breakdown do not count toward the 10 pages).

B. Letter of Interest

Please answer the question: "How will MTP further the development of your play and advance your goals as a playwright? in more than 250 words.

C. Bio

Please upload a bio of no more than 250 words. Use the bio to introduce yourself, your goals, writing, accomplishments, and anything else you'd like JCAL to know about you.

D. Playwriting Resume (Production History, If Applicable)

Please upload your professional resume or production history of your work, if applicable.


Brenda Jones


Saturday, May 20, 2023

Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest 2023


Deadline: June 1, 2023

To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theatre markets, Pioneer Drama Service is proud to sponsor the annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest.

This is an ongoing contest, with a winner selected by June 1 each year from all eligible submissions received the previous year. All eligible plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists, from which the winner will be selected. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.

Contest entries must meet all general guidelines and submission requirements.

Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest. Pioneer Drama Service employees and their families are also excluded.

If you are a faculty member at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada, you may also qualify for our A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers.

Check out our list of past contest winners for examples of desirable submissions.

What we most look for...
  • We will only consider manuscripts with a running time between 15 minutes and two hours.
  • Submissions must be family-friendly in both subject and language. Cursing and explicitly adult content should be kept to a minimum. Playwrights should also be open to editorial expertise and oversight on these points.
  • We seek casts that are either balanced or favoring females. The more gender-neutral roles, the better.
  • We favor plays and musicals with large casts, where more than just a few have a chance to shine. Flexible cast sizes are also highly desirable.
  • Plays with elaborate set, costume, or technical requirements are not appealing because of the limited resources of many of our customers. Pictures, sketches, or descriptions of your vision are always helpful, as is a video of a past performance.
  • Though not required, we strongly prefer plays that have had at least one production or table reading. We feel this fundamental field test is highly beneficial before a play is considered for publication since plays are created for the purpose of performance.

Preparing your manuscript...
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication must be made available digitally and are also strongly preferred for submission. We accept both Microsoft Word and PDF formats.
  • We also accept hardcopy manuscripts. You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope for material you wish returned. Note that all hardcopy submissions will be scanned for purposes of digital review.
  • We do not require specific formatting. Your efforts to ensure your script is free of misspellings and typos is greatly appreciated more than any specific format.

Please follow the directions on this page to submit your manuscript.

SPIDER®, a literary magazine for children seeks submissions


Deadline: none given

SPIDER®, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense). 

We have particular interests in stories that explore themes of identity (gender expression, ability, race and ethnicity, family structure including LGBTQAI+ and single parent homes, neighborhoods, beliefs, and traditions); global cultures and languages; scientific and technological exploration and innovation; magical or interplanetary landscapes; cities and metropolitan areas; real kids doing real things; weird and sometimes gross stuff; and the creative spirit.

Calls for Submissions:

General submissions are always open. 


Before submitting, be sure to familiarize yourself with our magazines. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, or you can order a current issue by calling 800-821-0115.) Issues are also available at many local libraries.

Fiction Stories and Plays

We seek fiction of all kinds: fantasy, folk or fairytale, sci-fi, historical, humorous, or realistic. Whether the setting is long-ago or contemporary, or the protagonist is a shy newcomer, clever trickster, class clown, fantasy creature, or superhero, characters and the worlds they inhabit should be complex and believable. Plays should have 2–6 characters so that a child could feasibly perform the play at home with family or friends.

Length: 300–1000 words


Poems should be succinct, imaginative, and accessible; we tend to avoid long narrative poems.

Length: Up to 20 lines

Nonfiction Articles

For nonfiction, SPIDER readers enjoy well-researched articles about animals, kids their own age doing amazing things, women and people of color, and cool scientific discoveries (such as wetsuits for penguins and real-life invisibility cloaks). Nonfiction articles should rise above a simple list of facts; we look for kid-friendly nonfiction shaped into an engaging narrative.

Length: 300–800 words

Crafts and Activities

We also appreciate clever crafts, recipes, games, and puzzles; however, please submit only activities that a reader would be able to perform with minimal parental assistance.

Length: 1–2 pages
ProcedureWe only accept online submissions, and the Submittable page you're currently on is the only place we accept them. We do not accept hard-copy submissions or email submissions. Submittable accepts international submissions.
Please do not email submissions to editors or Customer Service.

Cricket Media’s literary magazines (BABYBUG®, LADYBUG®, SPIDER®, and CRICKET®) will consider all manuscripts that are sent on speculation. We do not accept queries. Please submit a complete manuscript. (Manuscript should be submitted as a .doc, .docx, .txt, or .rtf file.) Fiction and nonfiction manuscripts should include an exact word count; poetry manuscripts should include an exact line count. Include full contact information: phone, email, and mailing address.

Please allow up to 3–6 months response time.

Questions may be directed to our email at submissions@cricketmedia.com

What Happens Next?

The Manuscript Review ProcessAfter manuscripts are received, they are reviewed by first readers. First readers consider each submission’s literary potential and whether it might be a good fit for one of our magazines.
Promising submissions are then carefully reviewed by several editors, including the magazine’s editor.
The magazine editor makes a final decision on whether to reject or accept the manuscript. For manuscripts that show some promise but need further development, the editor may write the author to request revisions on speculation.

After Acceptance

If we accept your manuscript, we will send you an acceptance letter detailing payment and rights information and any revisions we would like you to make (which acceptance shall only be binding upon your signing a final agreement that embodies agreed-upon rights and terms).

Once we’ve received your revisions, we carefully line edit the manuscript. The manuscript is then returned for your review. We work closely with our writers to bring out the best in each story, essay, and poem.

Once the manuscript is edited, it will be kept on file until it is assigned to an issue. Because we work 6–8 months ahead of each issue, it can be a year or more before a manuscript is placed.


Stories and poems previously unpublished: Rights vary.
Stories and poems previously published: SPIDER purchases second publication rights. Fees vary, but are generally less than fees for first publication rights.

Stories and articles: up to 25¢ per word
Poems: up to $3.00 per line; $25.00 minimum
Activities, games, and recipes: $75.00 flat rate

BMI Musical Theatre Bookwriting Basics Workshop 2023


Deadline: June 1, 2023

This nine-month course explores the fundamentals of writing book for the musical theatre.

Drama Desk Award winning bookwriter Adam Mathias (he/him) unlocks the toolkit for musical theatre librettists. Through lecture, discussion, and assignments students learn how to apply the fundamentals of playwriting to the craft of creating musicals. As a class, writers deep-dive into the DNA of the musical theatre canon — from the Golden Age through today — dissecting what works and why and then applying it to their own work.

Applicants should have a book-musical project in mind to develop over the course of the year; this musical could be anywhere from an early concept to an early draft.

The course runs September through May in New York City, Covid restrictions permitting. Prospective members should live in the city or be able to commute weekly.
Librettists Workshop

After completing the Bookwriting Basics program, writers may apply to join the established Librettists Workshop group. Not all writers who apply will be invited to join.

Nancy Golladay, veteran Broadway literary manager and dramaturg, moderates a writers’ roundtable focused on developing the skills unique to musical theatre bookwriters. Members read and critique each other’s work as their material evolves from one-page synopses to fully scripted scenes — including occasional cold readings of an entire show. In a yearly collaborative project, the Librettists Workshop engages with the First Year Songwriting Class. Librettist Workshop members are also eligible to participate in Collaborator Connections events with members of the Songwriters Workshops.

Applicants must submit two writing samples, at least one of which must include comedic content.

Either or both samples could be:a 10-page or longer excerpt from a script or other genre
  • a complete one-act
  • a full-length script

Any of these may be in-progress, produced and/or published material.

Scripts from genres other than playscripts or musical theatre scripts are also acceptable; however, theatrical comedy scenes are preferred to stand-up or sketch material.

In addition, writers must include a bio or resume.

Musical Theatre Bookwriting Basics — Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Librettists Workshop — Mondays 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.

All sessions take place at the BMI Offices in lower Manhattan from September through May. All prospective members must arrange to live in the greater New York City area or be able to commute weekly September through May. Please do not apply if this is not possible for you.

Applications must be submitted by June 1st.

There is no fee to apply for or participate in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Please note that Workshop participants will be charged $27 for a 7 WTC identification badge.

Friday, May 19, 2023

In Death’s Company is seeking plays no longer than 15 minutes for a short play festival.


Deadline: May 31, 2023

Festival Dates: September 9th and 10th at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood, New Jersey.

There will be between 6-12 plays chosen to perform. Each play will receive one performance on either Saturday or Sunday night.

This is a DIY festival. There is no participation fee, but each playwright will be responsible for all aspects of production, including (but not limited to) finding rehearsal space, casting, and directing. The theater, marketing, the box office, and tech (lights/sound) will be provided. We may be able to suggest actors and directors for certain pieces, but we make no guarantees about being able to staff your show.

Any playwright over 18 can submit, but playwrights either from or currently residing in New Jersey will be given special consideration.

In Death's Company engages in theatre of a darker tone, addressing difficult themes and concepts. We are looking for pieces that align with our mission to promote diverse voices in theater.

Limit two submissions per playwright. No submission fee. Original works only. We are not looking for children’s plays or musicals.

Playwrights will be notified around June 15th if their play has been selected.

In order to submit, use this Google form:


Please direct all questions to education@indeathscompany.com

Athena Project’s Read & Rant: A Plays In Progress Series ~ May 2023


Deadline: May 31, 2023 1159 MDT

Athena Project’s new Read & Rant program seeks to combine the original form’s sharing of theatrical work with the wider public with the new play development aspects of Plays In Progress while also fostering collaboration between playwrights and dramaturgs. We are initiating these changes to Read & Rant with the goal to create digital opportunities for early and mid-career playwrights, uplifting women* writers and dramaturgs overall, and highlighting the underrepresentation of women* in these positions.

A total of five plays will be selected via lottery. Two of these plays will be featured in our next Read & Rant and will receive a moderated Zoom discussion led by a dramaturg and initial public feedback. The remaining three will still have an opportunity to receive short feedback from a dramaturg via a medium of their preference (written, audio recording, short video, or live phone call).

Submission Guidelines:

Playwright must be a woman* and may submit only one full-length script each month. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.

Only previously unproduced plays are eligible. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised prior to submission to Read & Rant so the playwright receives the most benefit from this opportunity. (Presently, we cannot accept musicals.)

Submission must include:
The submission deadline is May 31, 2023, 11:59 pm MDT for August Read & Rant participation.

*At Athena Project, we believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “women” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum. We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence


Deadline: May 31, 2023

The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence is awarded annually to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This award is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 - 5 week stay at Oak Spring. While at OSGF, the Fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art.

OSGF intends to award the Fellowship to an exceptional artist whose works show remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world, and humankind’s place in it. The Fellow will be scheduled to visit when there are other Interdisciplinary Residents or Fellows on-site. This scheduling will allow the Fellow to join in communal meals, and optional activities and field trips with other artists, ecologists, researchers, or scholars working on projects related to OSGF’s mission. Beyond time devoted to their projects, a Fellow’s typical day at Oak Spring might include a walk to enjoy the landscape or birds; an appointment to visit the Oak Spring Library; and/or a morning spent volunteering at the BCCF or in the formal garden. These optional activities provide Fellows time to learn from, and interact with our staff. None of these activities are required, and we understand that some Fellows might want to spend most of their time in their writing or working independently. We support and enable Fellows to use their time as they best see fit.

At the culmination of their stay, we encourage, but don’t require, Fellows to give a 20 – 30 minute presentation with time for questions, to Oak Spring staff and any other Fellows, Residents, or program participants who might be on site.
Application Process

The application portal is now open and will close May 31st, 2023. Please note that there is one application for all of our 2024 Residency and Fellowship programs, and you will be prompted to select which programs you would like to be considered for. You will be asked to submit:

a resume/curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages),

a 200 - 300-word statement on your artistic practice,

a statement of 200 - 300 words stating how your work relates to Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s mission to “perpetuate and share the gifts of Rachel (“Bunny”) Lambert Mellon, including her residence, garden, estate and the Oak Spring Garden Library, to serve the public interest. OSGF is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating scholarship and public dialogue on the history and future of plants, including the culture of gardens and landscapes and the importance of plants for human well-being,”

work samples

For visual artists: 5 - 10 images, please include the dimensions, year, medium, and title of each work sample. 

For creative non-fiction, fiction, essayists, or other writers: 7 - 10 pages total that demonstrate your current interests. Please use 12-point font, 1-inch margins, and double-space your writing sample. Do not include photocopies of published work, title pages, tables of contents or HYPERLINKS. Please be sure to state the genre of the work sample.
For time-based artists, including: filmmakers, musicians, dancers, and performance artists: 10 minutes cumulatively of work samples. OSGF encourages video files to be uploaded directly to Submittable, but when necessary, we also accept links to vimeo or other external sites as long as the appropriate passwords are provided.
For poets and playwrights: you may submit 7 - 10 pages total. Poetry may be spaced as needed, and scripts should follow standard script formatting.

NOTE: When applying to this Fellowship, you will be asked if you are interested in being considered for one of our other residencies, if you are not selected for the Fellowship. To learn more about our residencies, visit www.osgf.org/residencies.

Eligible applicants must be early-career artists not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2024. We will consider individuals with a proven track-record of professionalism, but who are yet under-recognized, as early-career. Eligible early-career applicants will have some recognition in the form of exhibitions, commissions, performances, grant awards, residencies, Fellowships and/or publications.

Individuals who have participated in an extensive number of solo exhibitions, or who have published a significant number of books will be considered established or late career, and are not eligible for the Eliza Moore Fellowship. We encourage those who are not eligible for this Fellowship to apply to the Interdisciplinary Residency.

The successful Fellow must be self-directed and able to work independently while on site. Applicants are expected to show dedication to their artistic practice, clear connection to the natural world in their work, exceptional promise, and good communication skills.

Fellows should arrive on the same start date of an Interdisciplinary Residency, or Botanical Artist Residency, and the Fellow will complete their introductory tours with other Residents. In 2024, these dates are:

Monday, March 11, 2024
Monday, May 20, 2024
Monday, August 12, 2024
Monday, September 30, 2024
Sunday, April 21, 2024 (only available for a 3-week residency)
Sunday, July 7, 2024 (only available for a 3-week residency)

The $10,000 individual grant associated with this award can be put towards travel to and from OSGF, materials and supplies purchased for their residency, and other items that will support their work, before or after their stay at OSGF.

The selected Fellow should make travel arrangements to Dulles International Airport, where Oak Spring will arrange ground transportation for them to our estate in Upperville, VA. The Fellow will be housed in nicely appointed shared accommodations. The Fellow will have a private bedroom and bathroom, and share a living room and kitchen with 1 – 3 other Residents or Fellows.

Fellows are carefully selected through a multi-round review process in which OSGF staff, residency alumni, and external jurors review and score applications. Fellows are ultimately selected by panels of external reviewers who are established and working in fields or practices relevant to OSGF’s mission. The primary criteria for scoring applicants include: an applicant’s current work’s relationship to the OSGF mission; potential of applicant; and quality of work samples.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to provide individualized feedback to applicants who are not selected for a residency.

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