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Showing posts with label 10-minute plays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10-minute plays. Show all posts

Friday, July 23, 2021

Two Strikes Theatre Collective Brown Sugar Bake-Off seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: September 3, 2021

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTM5NKBY8Ct0lLj_S4U5dw

Submit via Google Forms: https://forms.gle/D1bjo4XkeXTvdPT38

If by email, format of the script: PDF, with playwright contact information removed (Blind Submission)

The length of plays wanted: 10-minute
Eligibility: Black women and Black non-binary persons
 
Playwright can submit more than one play
Submitters will be notified by email in mid-September

Seeking plays inspired by Edward Hopper

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Deadline: August 31, 2021 11:59 PM

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

The details:
Edward Hopper created brilliant works of art that are full of intrigue and possibility.
We are looking for 3-5 original short plays inspired by Hopper paintings for a production in early 2022.

Submission Requirements:
There is no financial compensation if your play is selected.
Plays must be original works.
The Hopper painting must work into the play in some way.

You may select any Hopper work of your choice, but you have greater odds of being selected with one other than Nighthawks.

Your play's content can cover any genre, but should be appropriate for the virtual theatre medium and time period of the artwork.

While many of Hopper's paintings include nudity, it is preferred that is not a part of the play (but may be implied/happen off-stage).

Running time can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as 30 minutes.

Only one play per playwright will be accepted.

Submissions must be made by 11:59PM on August 31st, 2021.

Click here to view all 182 Hopper paintings.

To submit your work, click here.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The Fifth Avenue Theater of New York seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: Deadline: August 30, 2021

The Fifth Avenue Theater of New York is returning for a live performance in October 2021, in Midtown! 

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the five boroughs and Long Island. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. 

We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Green Buffalo seeks 10-minute plays for Spooky One-Act Play Festival​

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Deadline: August 13, 2021

SUBMISSION FORM

Submit your 10-minute play to be considered for the Spooky One-Act Play Festival​

Guidelines
  • Playwright must be from or based in WNY
  • Script must be 8-10 minutes
  • Script must have 3 characters or less
  • Minimal lighting, sound, costume, and set requirements
  • Spooky/Halloween themed
  • Comedies, Dramas, and everything in between are encouraged. Whatever spooky means to you... we'll happily read! 
  • Multiple submissions encouraged
  • Please submit all of your plays in one form


Thursday, July 15, 2021

2021 Playwrights and Artists Festival

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Deadline: August 15, 2021

It is that time of year again. We have chosen our artwork for the 2021 Playwrights and Artists Festival. 

We understand that times right now are vastly different for theatre productions. As of right now we are going ahead with this November’s festival. We will keep you updated via our website if any changes occur. 

We will also be offering our prizes for these categories.
  • $300 for Best of Festival.
  • $200 for Artistic Merit.
  • $100 for Audience Favorite.
The artwork will follow a refresher on the rules. 

1. The play must be inspired by one of the works of art below.
2. The play must be written between the dates June 10, and August 15, 2021.
3. The play length needs to be between 15 - 20 minutes
4. Cast size maximum, 5 characters. Set should be implied.
5. Plays submitted MUST be a complete play and must include a beginning, middle and an end and contain a conflict. Our judges will be adhering to strict parameters during the adjudication process.
6. Playwrights may only submit one play for the festival.
7. The playwright would need to attend at least one of the two weekend performances (which take place in November). In person is preferred but we have in the past skyped with playwrights. As our festival is starting to reach a greater number of people in wider locations, we feel that we must take this into consideration. We always hope our playwrights can attend in person and feel the energy and excitement of having their work performed onstage for the first time, but we understand that sometimes this is not logistically possible.
8. Plays must be submitted by midnight of August 15, 2021. This submission must include 2 copies of your play in either word or PDF, one “blind” version without name but including which artwork you were inspired by and one with a full title page. They must be submitted to binghamtoncitystage@gmail.com. Please submit a play in a fresh email, do not reply to this email. Please use the title of your work in the file name and whether it is the blind or named copy. This makes it easier on the person coordinating the files and sending them on to the adjudicators. We receive many plays and do not want anything to get lost in the mix. 

There are no exceptions to these rules. We love the idea of fresh work based on the inspiration of our chosen art. We choose our artworks carefully. We love to see where it takes our playwrights. Each piece of art has infinite possibilities of inspiration. We wish all good luck writing and cannot wait to see the results.
And now here are this year’s artworks.

Hannah Goldberg – “Eat More Chikin”




Mary Rose – “Stairway to Heaven”





Judy Irwin-Salton – “Family Picnic





Tuesday, July 13, 2021

PlayZoomers Seek Script Submissions

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

PlayZoomers, Inc., a leading U.S. online theater company, is seeking scriptssuitable for Zoom productions, for our upcoming season beginning January 2022. We produce live, monthly performances, featuring plays of different genres and lengths, with cast sizes ranging from 2 - 20. We are pleased to work closely with playwrights to adapt their work to a digital platform while reaching a new audience. Visit our website at www.playzoomers.org.

With 55 plays professionally produced virtually in 2021, and with the involvement of over 150 playwrights, directors, designers, and actors, PlayZoomers has become the leading nonprofit theater company for online productions, with an international community. We welcome theatre artists andaudience members of all ages, genders, and backgrounds.

We are looking for plays of any genre and length (ten-minute, one-acts, and full-length) that is suitable for Zoom productions. Playwrights receive a small stipend for their work if selected.

Send your script to playzoomers@gmail.com. The deadline for this round ofsubmissions is August 31, 2021.

On the first page, please include the title, author, estimated run time, and contact info. On the next page, please include a logline/brief plot summary and a detailed character breakdown, well as any production history (plays donot need to be new) and a short playwright bio.

Please format your script according to guidelines conceived by playwright Sam Graber. Guidelines can be found at https://samgraber.com/2014/12/08/how-to-format-your-script/

At the end of the script, please describe production details, such as sets,costumes, props, music, and sound effects.

We will acknowledge your script submission but will only reach out to those whohave been selected to move on to the next step.

The Ten-Minute Musicals Project 2021

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Annual Competition Guidelines

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.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

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.

4. A stamped self-addressed large envelope if you want the work returned. (Submissions from outside the USA should enclose four INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE COUPONS to cover postage. These can be obtained at your post office.)

CONCERNING THE ABOVE, PLEASE NOTE: NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS -- HARD COPIES ONLY

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.

SEND TO:

The Ten-Minute Musicals Project
Michael Koppy, Producer
P.O. Box 461194

West Hollywood, CA 90046 USA
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” — Orson Welles

“The more restrictions you have, the easier anything is to write.” — Stephen Sondheim

The single most important piece of advice we can offer is to caution that it will surely take much time and effort to create a quality work. (Occasionally a clearly talented and capable writer and composer seem to have almost “dashed” something off, under the misperception that inspiration can carry the day in this format. But all the works selected in previous rounds clearly evince that considerable deliberation, craft, and time were invested.)

We’re seeking short contemporary musical theater material, in the style of what might be found on Broadway, off-Broadway or the West End. Think of shows like Candide or Little Shop of Horrors, pop operas like Sweeney Todd or Chess, or chamber musicals like Once on this Island or Falsettos. (Even small accessible operas like The Telephone or Trouble in Tahiti are possible models.) All have solid plots, and all rely on sung material to advance them.

Of primary importance is to start with a strong story, even if it means postponing work on music and lyrics until the dramatic foundation is complete. This is one reason we suggest (but do not require) that musicals be based on a short story, play, film, poem or teleplay—either in the public domain (usually meaning it was originally published more than seventy-five years ago) or for which adaptation rights have been obtained. (While we’d love to have pieces based on works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Rod Serling, or Stephen King, getting the rights to adapt a work still in copyright can sometimes be difficult. Stories by writers like Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, and Guy de Maupassant, among many others, are in the public domain and can be freely adapted.)

We prefer works using larger casts. If from six to the maximum of ten voices are used it’s a big plus. (Think “Production Number”.)

Fast-paced comedy material has an advantage.

If adapting a story, you might consider setting it in another time or place, or even changing the character genders.

We’ve found that fairy tales generally end up being too cute and trite.

A narrator often slows things down. Trust audiences to get the story through what characters say, sing and do. And it’s better for a character to share his or her reactions to what is happening than to simply describe events—we can see them unfolding with our own eyes.

Be wary of writing only introspective musical “moments,” as they usually stop the progression of the plot. Solo ballads should be thought of as icing on the cake, as you'll surely still need other sung material—much of it uptempo—which advances the plot in duets, trios, and production numbers.

Don’t worry if an idea seems “unstageable”. That’s what directors, designers, choreographers—and rehearsals—are for.

Finally, please understand that NONE OF THESE OBSERVATIONS ARE GOSPEL. They’re simply recommendations based on what we've learned from seeing works submitted previously. Given that, please take them seriously. However, nearly every one of these recommendations has been ignored by at least one of the works so far selected. In the end what matters most will be the idea and aim of your piece and how effectively they are realized.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks audio plays from veterans

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a 10-minute audio play competition for playwrights who meet one of the following criteria:

- current or former US military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service, or intelligence service veteran 
 
- immediate family member of a current or former military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service or intelligence service veteran

Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to vetrep.theater@gmail.com and should include the veteran/immediate family member status of the playwright in the body of the email.

Plays should be:

- 10 minutes or less in length.
- Written as an audio play
- Any genre (but especially comedy and thrillers)
- Any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service

Playwrights may submit more than one play

Plays should not have been previously produced and/or published

Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than July 4, 2022. (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.

The competition winner:

- Will receive a $1000 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- Will be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where Winner will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The second-place finalist:

- Will receive a $750 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).


The third-place finalist:

- Will receive a $500 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).


The fourth-place through tenth-place finalists:

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalists will have the opportunity to submit their plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

Founded in February 2021 in Newburgh, NY, Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is a creative hub that brings talented veteran writers and professional New York-based artists under one roof to create compelling live theater and events. 

Our website will go live by the end of July at https://vetrep.org/. You can follow us at https://www.instagram.com/vetreptheater/ and https://www.facebook.com/vetreptheaternewburgh to see our latest events and updates.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Seeking short plays for festival

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Deadline: July 11, 2021

Send submissions to festivalplaysubmissions@gmail.com and include the featured life stage and main emotion in the email.

The John DeSotelle Studio in Midtown, Manhattan, is looking for short plays for a theatre festival to take place this September. Seeking a 6-10 minute piece about six life stages/life events, told through the lens of a particular emotion: sadness, anger, joy, guilt, jealously etc.

  • Life Stages/Events
  • Birth/New Beginning
  • Childhood/Coming of Age
  • Breakup/Loss
  • Failing in Love (with a person, thing or idea)
  • Buiding/Commitment (marriage, career, etc.)
  • Death/Finality

For example it could be a coming-of-age story told through the lens of jealousy, or a story about building a career told through the lens of sorrow. Interpret however you want. All genres welcome.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival is currently accepting submissions of 10-minute plays

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Deadline: July 15, 2021 11:59pm EDT

The Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival is currently accepting submissions of 10-minute plays as well as short (5-min) performances by singer/songwriters, poets and performance artists by members of the transgender community. The plays/performances should fit the theme of The Transgender Day of Remembrance, but that doesn’t mean they need to be sad or somber; we encourage you to submit works celebrating and remembering life not only in the past, but in the present and future as well. We will select 3 plays and 3 performances for our 2021 festival.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day meant to honor and memorialize those in the trans* community lost to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. The origin of the Transgender Day of Remembrance was in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil in tribute to the life of Rita Hester, an African American transgender woman. In remembrance of Rita, and the many other BIPOC members of the trans* community, we aspire to feature their voices in this festival.

PLAYWRIGHTS
To submit a script, you must identify as a member of the trans* community, and we ask that you send a short paragraph explaining your connection to the Transgender Day of Remembrance with your play. Any submission without this will not be considered. Plays should be 10 minutes or shorter in length and be able to be performed digitally over Zoom. We look forward to reading all your brilliant pieces.

POETS, VISUAL ARTISTS, DRAG / PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
Please email tpr.submissions@gmail.com with any and all work that you feel would fit the theme of the festival. Each performance day will feature plays as well as other multimedia, transmedia, and interdisciplinary artists.

Submissions at a Glance:
  • Theme: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Must be member of trans* community to submit.
  • Must be able to be performed/read digitally.
  • Length: 10 minute for plays / 5 minutes for performances
  • Cast size (plays): Maximum of 4 characters. 
  • 2 submissions max per person (but the pieces must be contrasting in theme).
  • Paragraph explaining playwrights/performers connection to the theme.
  • Time frame for submissions: Rolling from June 1st until July 15th @ 11:59pm EST.
  • Other information: All types of documents and forms (inclusive of poetry) will be considered.
  • Playwrights and artists will paid a $30 royalty per accepted piece. While we know that this amount is not equivalent to compensation, we hope this amount represents a token of our appreciation for the work being shared in this educational, virtual space.
  • All artists will be featured on the T[P]R website with a headshot and bio and link to portfolios of work, if so desired. 

For more information about the festival, please visit our website at https://transplaysofremembrance.weebly.com/ or our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/TransPlaysofRemembrance.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A Latinx Theater Company seeks 10-minute plays

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 Deadline: June 30, 2021

TEATRX- A Latinx Theater Company is accepting 10-minute plays in English, Spanish, or Spanglish of all genres for the third annual La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts, a short play and short film festival. This year’s festival will have ONE day dedicated to showcasing plays and films for young audiences. Send your 10-minute plays for adults and young audiences to connect@teatrx.org and put “LVEC 2021 Play Submission” in the subject line.

TEATRX- A Latinx Theatre Company está aceptando micro obras de 10 minutos en inglés, español o spanglish de todos los géneros para la tercera edición anual de La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts, un festival de micro obras y cortometrajes. El festival de este año tendrá UN día dedicado a la exhibición de obras de teatro y cortometrajes para público joven. Envíe sus micro obras de teatro de 10 minutos para adultos y jovenes a connect@teatrx.org y poner “LVEC 2021 Play Submission” en la linea de asunto.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The PTC New Play Festival is seeking short plays

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Deadline: June 30, 2021 11:59 pm

The Post Theatre Company (PTC) is the resident theatre company of the Theatre Arts Program in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Arts Management at Long Island University: Post. The PTC is a resident ensemble of actors, designers and managers that reflects the commitment of the program to theatre as a communicative language, to exploring the possibilities in the creation of new work, and to theatre as a vehicle for social understanding and change.

The mission of the Post Theatre Company is twofold: to provide a performing ensemble which approaches as closely as possible the conditions of a working professional theatre company, and to present exceptional live theatre.

The PTC New Play Festival is seeking short plays from early career playwrights for our Fall Festival season. 5 plays will be chosen for back-to-back production in the PTC Lab, our resident blackbox theatre (Format and date TBD).

Submission Guidelines:

- Must come from early-career playwrights, including students.

- Plays must be unproduced, including amateur, collegiate, and professional productions. (Previous readings/workshops are allowed).

- Involve no more than 4 actors.

- 10-15 pages lasting no more than 20 minutes.

- Plays that demonstrate a need for dramaturgy are highly encouraged.

- Please include a 3-5 sentence synopsis of your play in the script PDF, and/or a logline.

- Blind Submissions: For the sake of equitable blind submissions, any script that contains personal identifiers (name, email, pronouns, etc.) will be discarded. When submitting, please include a separate PDF containing your contact information and the play you have submitted.

- Within this separate document, you may include an optional brief artistic statement of 50-200 words.

- Plays may be written in any format. If you need help formatting your play, visit www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats.

Send all submissions to ptcliterary@gmail.com with the Subject Line reading “PTCFEST: Title of Play by ‘Your Name’”. Playwrights may submit as many plays as they would like, so long as each play is submitted individually. Do not send hard-copy scripts.

Submissions will be reviewed and assessed by resident student dramaturgs of the New Play Festival. Finalists and Winners will be notified of their status in September.


Winning plays are also subject for use in an educational setting. Playwrights will also be given copies of reviews, photos, marketing materials, and media mentions from production, and will subsequently be eligible for member status in the Dramatists Guild of America.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Stories Found submission guidelines

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Submit Your Stories!

Got a funny story to share? We're actively seeking featured storytellers for the Stories Found podcast!

Each episode features weird, funny, and mostly true stories from... writers, playwrights, storytellers, and YOU.

What We're Looking For

We want your off the wall, absurd, and hilarious stories. The odd situations that you stumbled into the middle of, your weird encounters with other humans, or your embarrassing, but cathartic moments. We want to hear all about it!

Look, it's been a long pandemic and we're trapped at home in Austin, Texas, and we're tired of hearing our own stories. SEND US YOURS!

We love stories, but we're also happy to accept your funny 10 minute plays, sketches, poems, etc. If it's funny and can be recorded, we want it. Send it to submissions@storiesfound.com

How Does This Work?

1. Submit your story to us at submissions@storiesfound.com

2. If your story is a great fit, we'll reach out and tell you how awesome and funny you are.

3. Record your story.
You can record your story on your own and send us the file (we can help!)
OR, we will help you record the story, play, or sketch via an audio-only Zoom session.
OR, If you have a recording from a prior performance, we can use that too (as long as you own the rights) and will be happy to get it podcast-ready for you.

4. We'll set up a time for a short recorded interview about you and your story.

5. That's it, you're famous now.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Write Bites seeks plays

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Deadline: June 29, 2021

Featured Writer of the Month
  • Writers of any age anywhere in the world can submit a ten-minute or one act play, or a poem of any length free of charge to barelyseeneditor@gmail.com by June 29th
  • There is a category for plays and a separate one for poems. 
  • One may submit multiple poems and plays, up to five of each. 
  • Please also include a headshot and short third-person bio in your email.
  • Plays/poems will be published to our site, Barely Seen at barelyseenpoems.blogspot.com after June 30th. 
  • For any questions, email barelyseenquestions@gmail.com

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Quince Magazine seeks work for Issue Four

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Deadline: June 14, 2021

QUINCE magazine is currently accepting submissions for ISSUE FOUR on the theme of ARRIVALS in the following categories: poetry, fiction, visual arts, photography, film, life, writing, scripts. Please read the submissions guidelines for details.

A note on the theme
The movement away from winter and towards spring heralds new ARRIVALS. In the natural world (in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) this looks like greenery sprouting through the snow, flower buds winking awake, young animals discovering the world for the first time. ARRIVALS also suggests the idea of something - an action, a cycle? - finally completed. There are less abstract ways of interpreting this theme - the arrivals lounge, the arrival of a person in our lives, the arrival of a dream/wish come true. There are so many ways to envision this theme - be bold, specific and send your best!


Submissions Guidelines:

Poetry - submit up to five poems
Fiction - 3000 word upper limit
Visual Art/Photography - up to five images (photo essays welcome)
Film - 1 short film (1-20 minutes)
Life Writing - 3000 word upper limit
Scripts - 10 pages/minutes, extracts from a full-length work are acceptable but should work on their own.

Email submissions@quincemag.com with the name of the issue in all caps, followed by the catergory/ies of submissions eg. ARRIVALS - Poetry, Fiction


For VISUAL ARTS and PHOTOGRAPHY attach images as jpegs to email. Do not paste into Word documents.


For FILM submissions send either a youtube or vimeo link to your short film. Do not embed into the email.


Please include a short bio (under 50 words) in the body of the email.


Please do not submit work in PDF format. Do not use Google docs.


Please do adhere to the word/page count limits.


Only submit original, unpublished work.


Simultaneous submissions are welcome - please inform us promptly if your work is accepted elsewhere.


The theme is open to interpretation and experimental approaches are encouraged.


The magazine's decisions are final.


Unfortunately Quince Magazine is unable to pay contributors.


The deadline for submissions for Issue Four is 11.59pm, Monday 14th June 2021.

Little Fish Theatre 20th Annual PICK OF THE VINE

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Deadline: June 30, 2021

Little Fish Theatre (San Pedro CA) is accepting scripts for our 20th Annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in 2022.

There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. (or $25 flat fee royalty if presented virtually)

Submission Guidelines:

1. Submissions accepted starting June 1, 2021. Submission deadline is June 30, 2021.

3. Submissions are only accepted via Google Form at https://bit.ly/POV2022.

4. First Play Submission is FREE.

5. To submit a 2nd Play - a $5* payment is required via paypal. Complete second Google Form at : https://bit.ly/POV2022-2nd followed by $5 payment to https://www.paypal.me/SBTSLFT/5.

6. Plays will require no more than 6 actors.

7. Plays will run no more than 15 minutes, no exceptions.

8. Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.

*The $5 fee for 2nd play Submission helps fund the royalty payments for Playwrights as well as cover expenses such as printing, advertising, and supplies.


Timeline for submissions:

1. Semi-finalists will be notified via email by mid-September. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round will be notified.

2. Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production will be notified via email in November.

More information on Little Fish Theatre can be found at the links below:

Facebook: Facebook.com/TheLittleFishTheatre

Instagram: @LittleFishTheatre

Twitter: @lilfishtheatreWebsite: littlefishtheatre.org

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Christopher Hewitt Award 2021

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Deadline: June 15, 2021

Magazine is currently accepting entries for the eighth annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of A&U’s first literary editor, the award showcases outstanding responses to the AIDS pandemic and the realities of individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.

Prize: $75
Entry fee: None
Submission deadline: June 15, 2021
Judges: Winners will be selected by the following judges, by category.
Poetry: Philip F. Clark
Fiction: Raymond Luczak
Creative Nonfiction: Jay Vithalani
Drama: Bruce Ward

Publication: Winners and named runners-up will be published in upcoming issues of A&U.

How to Submit: Email Word (.doc or .docx files) of your work to Managing Editor Chael Needle by emailing chaelneedle [at] mac [dot] com. Please indicate in the subject line that your submission is for the Christopher Hewitt Award; include your name and genre in the subject line as well. Your name or any other personal identifying information should not appear on your manuscript. Multiple submissions are accepted, but please submit each separately.
Guidelines: All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed. Writers may submit more than one work.

Fiction and creative nonfiction should be 1,200 words or fewer, double-spaced. Reasonable exceptions will be considered.

Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play (1,400-1,600 words, no more than ten pages, Dramatists Guild format). For drama excerpts, include, on a separate page, a synopsis and a full cast of characters.

We reserve the right to excerpt longer pieces for print, in consultation with the author; works in their entirety will be printed on the web.

Rights: We secure first North American serial rights and electronic archival rights (posting on the Web and in digital issues).

If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

11th Annual Short Play Festival, Native Voices 2021-2022

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Deadline: June 7, 2021

*Please note that we only accept submissions written for the stage or theatre by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists.

For the 11th Annual Short Play Festival, Native Voices wants to know What is Home? For so many around the world this past year, “Home” – literal or metaphorical – has become the centerpiece of many of our lives.

What is Home? Is it a structure? Is it where you are? Or where you come from? Is it the communities in which you surround yourself, or the communities that shaped you?

At Native Voices, we understand and appreciate all the complexities that make up your “home”. Is “home” your ancestral lands? Does it live in the hearts and minds of your communities? Does it live with your Aunties and cousins? Or maybe, is “home” your studio apartment or your suitcase? Has your notion of ‘home” changed in the past year? We want to know: What’s your story? What is your home?

We want to hear from you! Share with us a glimpse of home. The only limitation is that your play must be no longer than 10-minutes. For ten minutes, you can take the audience on any journey you want. We cannot wait to see what you bring to life!

Plays chosen to participate in the 11th Annual Short Play Festival will also be entered to win the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting award – a $1,000 cash prize!!

Scripts longer than 15 pages or read aloud at longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted. Fresh, surprising perspectives are welcome, and unique theatricality is a must.

Some ideas to spark the imagination are:
  • Sovereignty
  • Traditional Homelands
  • Language Keepers
  • Passing On Traditions 
  • Family
  • Friends 
  • Diaspora/ Removals
  • Urban/ Rural/ Reservation/ Village
  • Coming Home/ Leaving Home
  • Homesickness
  • Boarding schools and assimilation
  • Protecting Home/ Environment

Full-Length Plays

Deadline: August 2, 2021

Native Voices is currently accepting submissions of full-length plays (60+ pages) by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights addressing all themes and topics.
2022 Playwrights Retreat and 28th Festival of New Plays

The Retreat and Festival bring artists to Los Angeles to work on 3–4 plays through a rigorous directorial and dramaturgical commitment for 8–10 days in May/June. The Retreat culminates in public staged readings of the plays at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. Selected playwrights receive artistic support as well as an honorarium; out-of-town artists receive roundtrip airfare plus lodging in Southern California.

Selection Process: Full-length plays (60+ pages) received by August 2, 2021 will be read and evaluated. A select number of playwrights will be invited to submit formal proposals detailing their developmental goals should their play be chosen for the short list. Scripts will then be sent to a committee of nationally recognized theatre artists for further evaluation. With their help, Native Voices selects up to four plays for the Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays. Playwrights will be notified in February 2022.
A Note About the Native Voices Distance Dramaturgy Process

Months prior to residencies, selected playwrights participate in dramaturgical conversations with an assigned director and dramaturg. Workshops with these creative teams and a cast of professional actors commence once the playwright arrives on-site. It is important to note that these conversations and workshops are playwright driven, allowing the writer to shape their own developmental path. Selected playwrights should be prepared to dedicate adequate time to this process prior to arriving on-site.
2022 OPEN Submission for Production Consideration

We accept scripts all year long. Do you have a full-length script that has been developed and produced that you’d like us to consider for a future Native Voices production in Los Angeles? Please follow the Checklist for All Submissions below and in the Native Voices Script Submission form check the box for 2022 General Production Consideration.
Checklist for All Submissions

Please label script attachment as follows: PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: MyNewPlay_Doe, J.doc).

All submissions must conform to a standard play-script format (one-inch margins, #12 Times or Courier font, all pages numbered).

Include a title page with full contact information (mailing address, phone numbers, e-mail address) and a draft or revision date.

Include a character breakdown at the beginning of your script.

Provide a biography of 75–100 words. Please label attachment as follows: Bio_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: Bio_Doe, J.doc).

Provide a press ready photo of at least 300dpi. Please label attachment as follows: Photo_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: Photo_Doe, J.doc).

Provide development history for the play. Label attachment as follows: DevHistory_PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: DevHistory_MyNewPlay_Doe, J.doc).

To submit, fill out our online form and upload your submission materials here: Native Voices Script Submission Form

Please do not send treatments or outlines. Previously submitted plays should only be resubmitted if the play has undergone significant dramatic changes. Previously produced plays should be submitted under the 2022 General Submission for Production Consideration. Plays that are not selected are kept on file for consideration for future opportunities. Playwrights are encouraged to make multiple submissions (up to three per event), but selection will be limited to only one play per playwright, per event.
Where to Send Submissions

We now only accept electronic submission (preferably PDF format).

To submit, fill out our online form and upload your materials here: Native Voices Script Submission Form

For More Information:

NVLiterary@theautry.org
Facebook.com/NativeVoices
Twitter.com/NativeVoices

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2021 Virtual Play Festival

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Deadline: August 30, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2021 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. 

There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Short Play & Musical Festival - NYC 2021

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Deadline: May 15, 2021

SUBMISSION FORM

DATES & LOCATIONS:
June 10 - June 27, 2021

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012

Theatres can now resume live performances at a limited capacity. We will adhere to all state guidelines including requiring our cast and audience to wear masks and maintain social distancing. A full list of our Covid restrictions can be found at www.shortplaynyc.com. We will also stream one performance per week live on YouTube for a virtual audience!

If you are unwilling to find a cast and team comfortable performing live on stage in New York City, we completely understand but please do not submit

Also, please consider submitting plays with limited cast members and incorporating natural social distancing in your storylines!

3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),

5 plays featured each week.

ELIGIBILITY:

Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length.

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.

THEME: “NYC - Only in New York”

New York City is like no other place in the world! We are seeking plays that get to the heart of the Big Apple and explore what makes this town tick. Unique New York - it's more than a tongue twister - it is a way of life!


All plays submitted must be centered on, or revolve around this theme.

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host provides Theatre, technicians and box office

2) If selected, there is a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required


Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 15 pages

Submissions open: April 26, 2021

Submissions close: May 15, 2021

Play selection announced soon thereafter.

For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival - this is a sample do not fill out and send.

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