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Saturday, September 23, 2023

What I Learned from My Ex - Rockford New Words 2024


Deadline: October 15, 2023 5PM CDT


The West Side Show Room is seeking new 10-minute works which will be presented in a staged reading Feb 2-4, 2024 in Rockford, Illinois.

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

Theme: What I Learned From My Ex:
Length: 10 minutes or less
Award: $200
Deadline: OCT 15, 2023


You know who we’re talking about. They used to be the center of your little cosmic world— but now they’re gone gone gone! Ex-romantic partners, ex-family members, ex-friends, ex-pets— they all had to go! This year, we are asking writers to explore the laughing lessons your doomed relationships left behind.


New Works: written after Aug 15, 2023
Theme: What I Learned From My Ex:
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: Stories/Monologues: 4 pages or less double-spaced. plays 10 pages or less
Reading Time: 10 minutes or less

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

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