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Showing posts with label 10-minute plays. Show all posts
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022



Deadline: October 31, 2022

The Parish Players Thetford, Vermont

Types of Plays: Comedies or Dramas must be no more than 10 minutes in length.
Setting: Simple; the festival will offer 6 to 8 plays, and minimal set changes are required.
Deadline for Submission: Midnight Eastern time October 31, 2022
Notification of Selection: November 30, 2022
Performance Dates: February 9,10,11,12 and 16,17,18,19, 2023

Producer: Allison Fay Brown

How to submit your script:
File format: PDF ONLY!
File name: Name your PDF file with the title of the play, a hyphen, and your own last
name, e.g. Hamlet-Shakespeare.
Email Scripts to: Pancho@ParishPlayers.org no later than midnight Eastern time on October 31, 2022.
Email Subject Line: Use the title of the play as the subject line of your email.

Please Note: No more than one script per playwright. We prefer new, unproduced plays; however previously produced and already published original plays will be considered. We will also give preference to "local" (New England) playwrights.

Questions? Email Pancho@ParishPlayers.org using the subject line: TENS QUESTION.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Heartland Theatre Company 10-Minute Play Competition 2023


Deadline: February 1, 2023

All entrants must complete and submit the

Heartland Theatre Company is seeking eight 10-minute original plays to be considered for production in June of 2023 as part of our 20th annual 10-minute play festival. This year, the theme is THE WAITING ROOM.

1. Your play must fit the theme – THE WAITING ROOM – or it will not be considered.
2. Your play must fit our theater and its performance space.
3. We require internet submissions in MS Word or PDF.
4. When formatting your play, we ask that you follow our style sheet.
5. We are looking for NEW plays. Please do not send us anything that has previously been produced.
6. Your play must contain at least two (2) characters, but no more than four (4).
7. Heartland Theatre Company has a pool of actors ranging in age from 18 to 80. Make sure that your characters can be played by actors within that range.
8. Your play should consist mainly of dialogue, not monologues.
9. No children’s plays, musicals, or plays which were previously chosen as winners in any Heartland Theatre playwriting competition will be considered.
10. Do not put your name on the play itself, as submissions are judged blind. Make sure your title and page numbers appear on every page of the play, however.
11. Please read and consider the Judging Criteria.
12. Those plays which win and are staged will be videotaped for archival purposes.
13. No contracts beyond the guidelines mentioned here will be offered.
14. Only one entry will be accepted from each playwright.
15. Your play must be written in English.
16. Keep your play under ten minutes in length.
17. Remember that something has to happen in those ten minutes.

You must attach your script in MS Word format (preferred) or PDF when you send the entry form.

If you have any questions, please email playfest@heartlandtheatre.org

Sunday, September 25, 2022

2023 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival


Deadline: November 1, 2022

Over Our Head Players is accepting submissions for the "2023 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival," now through November 1, 2022. "Snowdance®" entry is open to original 10 minute or shorter comedies for the stage. 

Winning entries will be performed together by the OOHP Snowdance ensemble in the winter of 2023. Concluding each performance, audience members can vote for their favorite individual comedy; the audience favorites will earn cash prizes for the playwright. Entries may be sent to SNOWDANCE, c/o Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403. Alternatively, entries may be sent by email to snowdance318@gmail.com. Once again, we request that scripts have a maximum of three characters, and entries less than 10 minutes are actively encouraged.

Rules for the Snowdance Comedy Competition, which is open to everyone without age or geographic restriction, are relatively simple. In summary, competition is open to unpublished, 10 minute or shorter comedies. Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered. Entries must be postmarked by November 1, 2022. The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be included on the title page and only the title page. The title page should also include a cast list and a one-to-three sentence synopsis of the play. Plays can have a cast of one to four characters; plays should be easily staged, avoiding elaborate set requirements. Submit one typed manuscript in standard format, securely bound. Complete rules are posted on the Rules page. Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith via the box office, at 262-632-6802, or by e-mail at snowdance318@gmail.com. Scripts will not be returned.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Kumu Kahua’s September prompt


Deadline: September 30, 2022


We’re proud to announce a new monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press!

Every month, Kumu Kahua’s artistic director Harry Wong III will select a writing prompt on or by the first day of that month. We’re looking for 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on that prompt; the due date for submissions will always be the last day of the month. All entries must be written in traditional play format; instructions on this format can be found here (https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats), courtesy of the Dramatists Guild.

There will be one winner each month. Scripts will be submitted to the judges anonymously. Winners will receive $100 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of September 2022 is: In honor of Halloween, one child in a group of kids receives a magic piece of candy that, once eaten, grants her or him three wishes.

Best of luck!

Friday, September 23, 2022



Deadline: September 30, 2022 at 5PM

The Sauk, located in Jonesville, Michigan, is seeking scripts to consider for production as part of SAUK SHORTS 2023.

Scripts may be original works or published works that you would like us to consider. Scripts should have a performance time no longer than 15 minutes.

We will begin accepting scripts on Friday, September 16 and will continue to accept scripts until 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, September 30.

Scripts should be e-mailed to saukshorts@gmail.com.

We are looking for comedies and dramas. Plays with roles for teens and young people are encouraged.

SAUK SHORTS is an annual collection of 10-minute plays. Each year, we produce a combination of popular published works and original un-produced pieces. We try to balance a combination of local and national playwrights. There is no fee for submitting scripts. Please limit your submissions to five scripts.

Selected scripts will be announced in early November. If you do not receive an e-mail by November 1 at 5 p.m., your play has not been selected. A royalty is paid to all selected scripts. Scripts that are not selected for production in 2023 may be kept on file for consideration in future years.

Performance dates are March 23-26, 2023.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Shakespeare on the Sound's 3rd Annual Short New Play Festival!


Deadline: October 7, 2022 11:00 PM

This year we are asking playwrights to submit a new 10-minute play inspired by the characters in Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It (click on title to read play).

PROMPT: After the Curtain: Where are they now?

At the end of As You Like It four couples marry (Rosiland & Orlando, Celia & Oliver, Phoebe & Silvius, Audrey & Touchstone), Jacques is off to pursue a religious life of contemplation, and Duke Senior, his crown newly restored to him, plans to return from exile and create a new court.

Looking 5, 10, 20 years into the future your play should explore the lives of one or more of these characters.

Please keep your cast size to 4 actors. You can have more than 4 characters but the roles will need to be doubled.

PERFORMANCE DATE: Saturday, November 12th

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Please send an email containing 2 PDF copies of your play to contactus@shakespeareonthesound.org.

This is a blind submission process. Only one PDF of your play should contain your name and contact information.

The other PDF should not contain your name or contact information .


Does my play need to be in verse? No, your play does not need to be in verse, in fact we prefer that your play is in prose.

Do all the characters in my play need to be from As You Like It? No, only one character in your play needs to be from As You Like It.

Does my play need to be written in the style of Shakespeare and/or set in the time period in which Shakespeare wrote? No! We are excited by plays that reflect the many different genres of theater. Let your imagination soar and choose a style of playwriting that excites you be it experimental, revenge drama, musical, farce, absurdist, etc.

Is this a blind submission process? Yes! See submission process for details on how to submit your play.

When will I be notified if my play has been selected? Playwrights will be notified either way by Friday, October 21, 2022.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Anything Can Happen in Ten Minutes Play Festival 2022


Deadline: September 25, 2022

Pan Theater presents Anything Can Happen in Ten Minutes, a collection of short plays by some of the nation’s top emerging playwrights.

Play Festival Fees:

(There is a fee if you submit more than one play)

Pan Theater, where neurons fire faster, has been bringing comedic and dramatic improv to the San Francisco Bay Area and Oakland since 2002.

The theme of the festival is Anything Can Happen in Ten Minutes.

Play Festival Winners:
All writers with plays accepted for production will paid at the rate of $100 per winning play. There will be 10 plays produced.

We are seeking a range of plays from serious/dramatic to absurd/comedic.

Suggestions for submissions:

-Have the play read by actors before submitting
-Provide some idea of preferred types for the characters
-Provide some background detail for the actors
-All submissions should include a synopsis and character outlines
-We will be limiting winning plays to those that can be performed within 10 minutes at most.
-Limit the number of actors to five at most
-The play should be appropriate to a minimalist production style
-Plays that can be easily played by different perspectives

Notes from the winning prior submissions:
  • Only one winning play was over ten pages in length
  • No play with more than five characters was chosen as a festival winner
  • Plays requiring extensive props and scenery were not chosen
  • Each play could be easily summarized in one sentence
  • Authors followed submission guidelines
  • Winning plays had strong central relationships
  • Winning plays had a strong main action/event
  • Characters were transformed during the play
  • Plays chosen were easy to produce with minimal scenery/props
  • Plays were easy to cast from our performing troupes

Plays will be judged by a panel of local performers, directors, actors, and writers.
Each piece will be rated separately on the following metrics:

-Meets performance requirements suggested
-Provides strong sense of character, location, and action
-Casting description/suggestions is flexible
-Story holds interest with discernible and actable objectives
-Play is either a complete story/scene
-Writing is entertaining and provides a scene that will hold audience interest

Submission Details: Format

For each play submitted, the number of copies sent should be equal to the number of characters in your play. Two characters plays would require two copies of the play. Three character plays would require three copies of the play. Include SASE if you wish the originals returned.

We will not accept copies sent as part of the body of an email or as attachments. Only hardcopies of plays accepted.

What to include:
  • Writer's info
  • Production/Reading History
  • Synopsis/Character Info
  • Production suggestions
  • Fees:
  • 1 play - NO FEE
Chosen authors/playwrights will be notified the week of October 15th. Winning authors/playwrights will receive $100 festival award per winning play.

Send Play and Submission Fees to:
Pan Theater
3871 Piedmont Avenue, #323
Oakland, CA 94611

Winning playwrights grant Pan Theater the right to stage a winning play up to 4 times. Plays already produced/performed are acceptable.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Coachella Valley Festival for Young Playwrights 2022-23


Deadline: December 9, 2022

From Picture to Performance

Are you a playwright between the ages of 12 and 19? Would you love to see your play produced in a stage reading at our upcoming playwrights festival? If you are, then this is the contest for you!

Please read over our submission rules and then write and submit! We look forward to receiving your play!

Submission Rules

Deadline: Plays must be submitted online by Friday, December 9, 2022.

Fees: There are NO fees for submitting your work to the Festival.

Eligibility: Playwrights must be between the ages of 12 -19 on March 24, 2023; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet the age requirement.

Content: Original plays must be inspired from the art piece provided. This year’s art piece is Michael Angelo Hernandez’s Walk in My Shoes. The art inspiration may be literal or figurative, but the play must be related to the art piece.

Characters: Each play is limited to a maximum of 6 characters.

Length of Plays: Minimum 10 minutes, Maximum 50 minutes (Pages: Approximately 10 to 60 pages in length.)

Format: All plays must have a title page and numbered script pages. (Please see sample title page and script sample below.)

Submission Form: All applicants must submit an electronic submission form with: Play Title, Playwright(s) Name, Playwright(s) Email Address, Playwright(s) Phone Number, Playwright(s) Home Address, Playwright(s) Date of Birth with year, Age, School Name and Teacher (if applicable). The submission form can be found at the bottom of this section.

Notification: We will contact festival competition winners by January 31, 2023.

Festival Cash Prize: A cash prize of $200 for the top 3 plays will be awarded to the playwrights.

*Please note that $200 will be awarded for the play; if there are multiple playwrights for a winning play, the prize money will be shared between the winning playwrights of that play.

Stage Reading Performance: The three winning plays will be performed by professional actors as a staged reading at the Coachella Valley Festival for Young Playwrights on March 25 and 26, 2023.

Play Selection: All plays will be read and selected by a team of professional theatre artists.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Call for Pirandellian Dramaturgies, 2nd edition – Short Stories to Drama


Deadline: December 31, 2022

PSA, the Journal of the Pirandello Society of America (https://www.pirandellosociety.org/psa-journal), seeks submissions of short dramatic pieces (5 to 30 minutes of expected performance time) inspired by Luigi Pirandello’s short stories, for publication in the next or future issues. Scripts should be previously unpublished and unproduced for the stage except for staged readings.

An essential requirement is that proposed dramaturgies draw inspiration from Pirandello’s short stories, for example those recently translated and available at https://www.pirandellointranslation.org/, a project led by Pirandello scholars Lisa Sarti and Michael Subialka that aims at the translation of all of Pirandello’s short stories into contemporary English.

Dramaturgies could take several shapes such as:

1. adaptations for the stage of a single short story
2. adaptations that combine two or three stories
3. dramatic development of a section of a short story
4. monologues/dialogues of characters who appear in the short stories
5. dramatic situations that entail the reading/recitation of passages from the stories

Dramaturgies should avoid adapting the following stories, already utilized for theatre in some form by Pirandellohimself, specifically “The Doctor’s Duty,” “The License,” “The Jar,” “The Imbecile,” “Sicilian Limes,” “Think It Over, Giacomino!,” “A Character’s Tragedy,” “Death Is Upon Him,” “The Changeling,” “It’s Nothing Serious,” “Farewell, Leonora!,” “The Lord of the Ship,” “Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, her Son-in law,” “The Friend to the Wives,” “Interviews with Characters,” and “Characters.”

Instead, inspiration should derive from any of the several other stories – already translated on the websitehttps://www.pirandellointranslation.org or read in a different translation – that did not find a dramatic form yet.

Please e-mail submissions by December 31, 2022 in Word or PDF format to Stefano Boselli, PSA Theatre and Performance Editor, e-mail Stefano.Boselli@unlv.edu. If accepted, playwrights will be notified by March 31, 2023 and scripts will be published on the next issue (XXXV, 2022) or scheduled for publication in subsequent issues.

Sundog Theatre seeks plays set on the Staten Island Ferry


Deadline: December 16, 2022

New and original, one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.

10-25 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry (Note: not performed on the Ferry).

Set in a contemporary time period. Strong priority will be given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered. No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props/costumes, and no special sound or lighting.

Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.


We have weathered a lot the last few years, so this year's theme is Comedy. There can be serious moments peppered throughout, but we want to laugh. It can be dry, dark, or light comedy, satire -- whatever works in your play.

5 – 6 plays will be chosen by a reading team. Each writer will receive $200 and be produced in five March 2023 performances in Staten Island, NYC.

Please send two hard copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and all contact information) and the name of the play on each page to Sundog Theatre, “Scenes 2023”, PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, a 70-word bio and also full resume of the writer.

Should be postmarked from now until December 16, 2022.

Do not submit plays electronically. Reasons: hard copies are easier to pass around/make notes on; protects your work; can’t get lost in email chains; and....easier on reading eyes.

Questions: info@sundogtheatre.org / Susan Fenley, Producer; Directors TBA. Actor auditions in February.

Friday, September 16, 2022

TEDxAsburyPark ’s 1act.1idea is accepting submissions of short plays


Deadline: September 30, 2022


TEDxAsburyPark ’s 1act.1idea is accepting submissions of short plays (8- 18 minutes run time) with a big idea worth sharing. 

We seek original work that focuses our hearts and minds on any of these themes: Collaboration, Determination, Democracy, Diversity, and/or "All Together Now". 

We seek well-developed characters that entertain and enlighten us. Our preferences are for small casts and minimal sets.

We encourage playwrights to participate with us as we together explore these themes.

About 40 accepted plays will be produced in a Zoom reading with professional actors, with discussion.
About 6 plays will be produced live on stage in the spring of 2023, and may be recorded and edited as either a TED talk or as a 1act.1idea production.

Within 45 days of submission, we strive to get back to you. Be patient with us as we expect over 1000 submissions. We appreciate your creativity, imagination, and original ideas and characters.

Submit to play project https://tedxasburypark.submittable.com/submit

Website is 1act1idea,com and tedxasbury.com

One play per writer please- any questions

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Bite Sized Spectacular seeks 10-minute plays


Deadline: September 30, 2022


We are looking for original short plays (or other theatrical pieces) that are 10 minutes or less.

This evening is being produced on Halloween, and we encourage any submissions that may resonate thematically, whether they directly relate to Halloween or not.

While we will consider anything and everything, we especially want to see submissions that are either comedic or spooky, as this fits best with the tone of the evening!

Have something that isn’t quite a play, but you think fits? Send us a video link!

Because we are small and have limited tech, easy-to-produce pieces are more likely to be selected. We also recommend submitting plays with a smaller cast size.

You may submit as many plays as you'd like, but please note we will only accept one play from each playwright for the event, and we may only be able read two scripts.

About the event:
  • The event will take place the afternoon of Monday October 31st, in New York City. Exact time and location TBA.
  • Playwrights are encouraged to submit from anywhere, and local playwrights may be as involved in the process as they would like!
  • We work to match plays that need them with directors and actors, and help to coordinate rehearsal space.
  • This is an unpaid event, as we are not profiting from it. 
To submit, please send your script and/or any supporting materials by September 30th via the form on the submission page.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

SOUNDBITES 2023 seeks 10-minute musicals


Deadline: January 1, 2023

Click here for submission guidelines.

Who chooses the musicals?

A group of diverse industry 12 professional adjudicators that includes producers, literary managers, directors, professional performers, and writers from previous SOUND BITES guided by our Theatre Now staff members. We guide the committee to consider artistic quality, uniqueness and diversity of the pieces so the evening represents a wide range of styles and types of musicals. BIPOC writers, LGBTQ+ writers, and writers with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Do I need to live in the NYC area to participate?

No, however if chosen, as writer, you would need someone to represent you and attend all required meetings if you do not live in the area.

How much does it cost?

As Theatre Now is an artist service organization, and as the Producer of SOUND BITES, we cover the majority of your expenses and costs. We're the only short musical theatre festival that offer artists honorariums and rehearsal reimbursements for each piece. That said, there are some out-of-pocket costs depending on your show's requirements (cast & creative team size, number of rehearsals, size of rehearsal space, etc.) and personal choice. Most of these costs relate to specific set-dressing, props and costumes for your show and additional personnel such as musicians.

Submissions require a letter of recommendation. What should that include?

Your letter should be written by a theatre professional who can talk about the piece itself or you as a theatre artist.

Theatre Now defines a 10-minute musical as any piece that can be performed in max. 10min, has a beginning, middle, end story arch, and includes music. Having produced over 70 pieces, we want musicals that are diverse, current, test the musical form and communicate a well-crafted story. We accept musicals across all styles and genres, as well as consider foreign language and/or bilingual scripts. We strongly encourage submissions from female writers, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ writers.​​

Please review the following criteria thoroughly before sending your submission:

Musical theatre writers can only submit up to two scripts.

The story must have a beginning, middle, and end.

We also accept submissions in foreign languages or that are bilingual. Although the application process is still in English, the work itself may be submitted and performed in any other language if selected.

Each piece must include music.
  • All submission must be submitted via this website. No physical copies.
  • Each musical must be ten minutes long maximum. Cuts will be made if accepted. 
  • Longer one-acts or full-length musicals will not be considered.
  • A musical may be a previously produced work with a production history.
  • Though we have no formal script formatting guidelines, all scripts must be easy to read.
  • The volume of submissions prevents us from providing feedback on all submissions.
  • If your piece is visual (ie. Choreography heavy), please include video footage or detailed descriptions. 
We expect to contact all writers by the end of January, 2023 on the status of their submission with one of the following emails:

An acceptance email into the festival that will include additional information to confirm their involvement.

A waitlist email. In the event an accepted musical declines their participation, a selected wait listed musical will be notified to serve as a replacement.

The remaining musicals will receive a "not selected" email and are encouraged to submit again next year.

*All criteria is subject to change and without notice.*

Sunday, September 11, 2022

The Millibo Art Theatre seeks 10-minute plays on the theme "VOTE!"


Deadline: September 20, 2022
Colorado Springs CO

The Millibo Art Theatre is putting a call out for submissions of short plays (10 minutes max) monologues, poetry, comedy, dance, puppetry, and songwriting that address the theme of “VOTE”.

SUBMISSIONS:Please submit scripts or act descriptions by Sept 20th 2022 to matboxoffice@gmail.com with the subject line “VOTE submission”.

All submissions will be selected by jury or live audition.

Auditions will be scheduled between Sept 15th and Sept. 20th.

Short play auditions for actors will be Sept 24, 25.

PRODUCTION:“VOTE!” will be produced in a hosted variety show format at the Millibo Art Theatre October 20-30 for seven performances.

Performers must be available for all shows as well as Tech and Dress rehearsals evenings of Oct 18,19.
Shows run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Oct 20,21,22 27,28,29 at 7:30pm and Sunday matinee Oct. 23 at 2pm.

QUERIES:Please direct questions by email to jim@themat.org

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

ellipsis… literature & art annual literary journal accepts drama


Deadline: November 1, 2022

Please submit one English language drama piece per year, up to 8,000 Words.

Use 12 point font.

ellipsis… literature & art is the annual literary journal published by the students of Westminster College since 1965. We sponsor a yearly poetry contest ($100 prize), judged by Laurie Ann Guerrero in 2021 and Carolyn Forche in 2022. Saddiq Dzukogi will judge the 2023 contest.

All accepted poems are eligible. Contributors include well-known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.

We accept original English language submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and art. Submit poems in one document, please. 

Our submission period is August 1 through November 1 for poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. 

We accept art submissions from August 1 through January 31.

Please include a 75 word contributor’s note and your address, telephone number, and email address.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome but withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Note that we do not republish pieces, including work online.

We usually pay $10 per poem and page of visual art, and $3 per page of prose, plus two free copies of the issue. We cannot pay international contributors.

Submissions cannot be accepted via email.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Fleas on the Dog is open for play submissions


Deadline: August 31, 2022

Plays. plays. PLAYS (the play’s the thing.) 4 ( four) Issue 12. That’s Twelve! The 1 after 11. All you’ve got to lose is your reputation and self respect. Is that asking too much? 

We are a collective of writers/editors who publish a non profit online magazine for those who are on the avant garde and outside the box. 


Fiction: We take pretty much everything. Mainstream, traditional, literary, barbaric yawps, flash, metafiction, experimental, sci/fi, speculative, fantasy, mystery, micro, nano, grunge, bad (but it better be good!), modernist, post-modernist, spamlit, kitschlit, retro, metro, outsider, novel excerpts, graphic stories, even comics. Our only criterion is quality. 

Poetry: Up to ten poems any style.

Plays: Any style up to five acts. 

Screenplays: any subject, any length.

Politically incorrect is welcome as long as it doesn’t devolve into invective!!


Anybody whose engines burn when they write. You can have won literary awards or never published at all. Degrees don’t impress us—it’s your work that matters. 


Submissions are now open. There is no submission fee. There is no remuneration for work we publish, either, but what the heck, you're going to be famous! We'll get back to you in about 30 days, hopefully sooner. (Why should it take months?)

Fiction: Up to 5000 words. Length is less important than quality. For works longer than 5000 words query the editors about possible serialization.

Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure  is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. 

Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).

 Include the genre (fiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.  

Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. 

Submit to only one category per issue. 

We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. 

If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Saturday, August 27, 2022

The Ten-Minute Musicals Project 2022


Deadline: August 31, 2022

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

New City Players Lab seeks Zoom plays


Deadline: August 29, 2022

To submit a play please email your play to krystal@newcityplayers.org and include on the front page: character breakdown/descriptions and any content warnings.

August 29 (Zoom): Write a coming of age play that happens in your most nostalgic high school place. 10 page max.

NCPLab Festival will be back next season! In the meantime…let’s get back to writing. All plays written for lab will be considered for our 22-23 lab fest.

Anyone is welcome to spectate or participate! We will be writing and discussing new plays and connecting with artists from all over.

Never written anything before and want to try? Please submit something! 

Been writing your whole life? Please submit something! 

This group is for all of us to practice our craft, try new things, stretch ourselves artistically, and connect as people. 

Monday, August 22, 2022

Unshaded Arts seeks short plays for writing event

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Deadline: August 26, 2022 11:59PM BST

London UK

Are you a writer? We would love to hear from you! Unshaded Arts is staging its very first writing event! We are particularly looking to hear from writers from marginalised backgrounds though applications are open to everyone.

By marginalised, we refer to those who fall into groups that are overlooked as part of the ‘majority’, particularly by way of ethnicity. By foregrounding and contextualising such narratives and experiences in the scope of the human experience at large, we aim to unearth well-rounded characters who are not politicised through their (cultural) idiosyncrasies, but are instead used to propel entertaining and relatable storytelling within high-quality theatrical productions.

We will be staging our first new writing event "Universal" at Omnibus Theater, and are looking for short plays showcasing marginalized characters at the center of universal stories.

  • 10-15 minutes in length
  • 2-4 characters (no monologues)
  • Simple staging requirements
  • Unproduced

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Kumu Kahua August prompt


Deadline: August 31, 2022


Every month, Kumu Kahua’s artistic director Harry Wong III will select a writing prompt on or by the first day of that month. We’re looking for 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on that prompt; the due date for submissions will always be the last day of the month. 

All entries must be written in traditional play format; instructions on this format can be found here (https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats), courtesy of the Dramatists Guild.

There will be one winner each month. Scripts will be submitted to the judges anonymously. Winners will receive $100 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of August 2022 is: An initial meeting between 2 college freshmen in their dorm room from different parts of the USA. For example, a local girl leaves Hawaiʻi for college where she shares a room with a girl from Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Best of luck!

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