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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Agbowó seeks one-act plays for the December 2024 issue

Deadline: August 30, 2024


We will consider one-act plays for publication with running times between 10 and 30 minutes.
Submissions can explore any theme and can be genre-bending as well.

We are open to new ideas so the plays can be experimental. 

The submission should have a maximum cast of 7 characters. There can be room for three minor characters with limited dialogues.

Submissions should include a cover letter with a summary of the play, the name and location of the playwright, the running time, performance history (if it has been performed before), and awards (if it has won any awards).

Submissions should be in Microsoft Word documents.

Only finished scripts of one-act plays are acceptable. Do not submit drafts of works in process. 

Previously produced plays are welcomed.

The play must be a complete one-act play, not a part of a larger work. 

Please remember to indicate in your subject the issue to which you are submitting.

Although we can only accept about 1% of the works submitted to Agbowo, we are always looking to spotlight the best of Africa’s new writing. Our contributors have been shortlisted or have won the Brunel Prize, the Commonwealth Prize, the Caine Prize, and more.

To submit your work, please visit agbowo.org/submissions to read the submission guidelines and compensation. Submissions are now received via the submission form for each genre. Please remember to provide all the details requested. This call is open to all Africans wherever they may live.

Decisions: October 15th

Publication: December 1, 2024

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