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Showing posts with label publication. Show all posts

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Smith & Kraus seeks monologues & 10-minute play

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Smith & Kraus is happy to invite you to submit your monologues and 10 minute plays for our 2020 Best Women's and Men's Monologues and Best 10 Minute Plays books.
  • Submissions are due in by 5pm Eastern US time zone on November 30, 2019.
  • Due to receiving thousands of submissions each year, we do not reply to phone calls or emails.
  • You may submit as many monologues and 10 minute plays as you would like.
To get all of the details, go to this link:

https://www.trueactinginstitute.com/annuals2020

On this page, you will find the button called "REGISTER TO SUBMIT". Click this button.

You will be taken to the registration page.

On the registration page, read the important FAQ's before you register

For the past 30 years, The Best Monologues of the Year for Men, The Best Monologues of the Year for Women and The Best 10 Minute Plays have been 3 of S&K's biggest selling books. Results? Promotion for thousands of playwrights leading to countless productions and script sales! We invite you to submit your monologues for consideration!


UPDATE FROM SMITH & KRAUS:

Dear Playwrights,

Many of you have submitted your monologues & 10 minute plays for the 2020 annual books from Smith & Kraus. Thanks!

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Did you submit your monologue or 10 minute play yet?

In case you missed our previous email...

To submit your monologues and or 10 minute plays, go to this link:
https://www.trueactinginstitute.com/annuals2020

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All playwrights who have their work chosen for the 2020 monologue or 10 minute play books:

Will receive a FREE COPY of the book they appear in. (This is the physical, printed book)

OR!

You can choose to receive a Digital Set of all three 2020 books! (These are downloadable digital books)

And... Be sure to enter the special raffle on the submissions page!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Table Work Press Submission Opportunity

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Table Work Press is a new collective that publishes and advocates for promising plays. Through identifying exciting new plays, TWP will contribute to the fabric of the American theatre by championing playwrights whose work is important, pressing, and worth writing home about. For more information, please visit https://www.tableworkpress.org/about

In our inaugural season, we look forward to reading new work and broadening our network of playwrights. Our 2019 open submission period will be held from September 22nd until November 22nd, 2019. 

Selected plays will be published, and playwrights will receive a $500 stipend, a share of profits, and a reading in New York City (while we are unable to provide housing and transportation at this time, we will create a recording for playwrights unable to attend in person). Playwrights who are not selected to be published this season may be invited to partner for other opportunities.

To submit your work, please send your full-length, unpublished script and a one-to-two page artist statement in PDF form to admin@tableworkpress.org. For more information, please visit https://www.tableworkpress.org/submit.

All plays will be read by a minimum of two readers, and all applicants will be notified of their status no later than February 15th, 2020.

We look forward to reading your work! 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Plays Inverse Press submission guidelines

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Plays Inverse Press is an independent publisher of dramatic literature, publishing plays and performance texts based on literary merit rather than production records from new, established, and cross-genre writers.

We believe dramatic literature should be more than just manuals for performance, publishing quality editions intended for a life on the shelf as well as in the hand.
We are advocates of radio, collaborative, hybrid, translated, exploratory, digital, experimental, and all other forms of hyphenated drama.

We believe, along with Faulkner, that "the aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life," and that that, at its core, is the purpose of drama.

We also agree with Artaud that "we are not free. And the sky can still fall on our heads. And the theater has been created to teach us that first of all."

We sometimes believe in ghosts.

— Tyler Crumrine, Editor


  • Submissions of all shapes and sizes can be sent to: submissions@playsinverse.com
  • We are currently accepting full length plays, one-act collections, monologue collections, and other.
  • We do our best to respond to all submissions, but please be patient with us.
  • There is no fee to submit, but hellos/introductions/recipes are always nice.
  • Order issues or inquiries? Email: orders@playsinverse.com
  • Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email: editor@playsinverse.com

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Clockhouse seeks submissions

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CLOCKHOUSE Submissions

Dare. Risk. Dream. Share. Ruminate.

Clockhouse accepts works of poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic works for stage or screen. We encourage submissions from both established and emerging writers. (Current students of Goddard College are ineligible to submit to Clockhouse, but we look forward to reading your work after you graduate.)

Submit to CLOCKHOUSE

All submissions must:

  • Be original, unpublished work written by the author. 
  • Follow the industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre as well as the applicable guidelines below:
  • Fiction: Short stories and self-contained novel excerpts in a literary style. Genre fiction will be considered only if it sustains literary merit (Up to 5,000 words)
  • Poetry: All poetry in traditional and experimental styles including prose poetry (Up to 250 lines of poetry, total. Only one poem per submission. Poets may submit up to three times per reading period.)
  • Memoir and Creative Nonfiction: All memoir and creative nonfiction in traditional and experimental literary styles. No academic or scientific essays (Up to 5,000 words)
  • Dramatic Work for Stage or Screen: Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full length play or screenplay (Up to 15 pages)
  • Include a short bio of approximately 100 words or less.
  • Include a brief artist statement: a few sentences about your work as an artist (i.e., not a “pitch” for this submission, but rather a statement about what you’re interested in writing about now, what drives your writing, or how your writing is reflecting or influencing the world at large, etc.).
  • Be submitted only through our online submission manager (see link at bottom of page). No email submissions will be accepted.
  • Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded unread.

The submission period for the Volume Eight 2020 will begin on August 15, 2019 and remain open through 11:59 on December 15, 2019.

Responses to submissions

Please expect to wait up to four months for a reply. After that time, if you have not yet received a reply, please check on the status of your submission by sending an e-mail to clockhouse.editor@gmail.com. Indicate the title of your piece, the genre, and the original date of submission.

Upon acceptance

By accepting any offer of publication by Clockhouse, the author will grant the magazine first serial rights. Upon publication, rights to the work revert back to the author. The author retains all other rights to the work. Any subsequent publication will note that the work was first published in Clockhouse. Payment for publication in Clockhouse is one contributor’s copy in which the work appears. As appropriate, we may also choose to nominate published work for awards or other recognition.

Questions?

Planning to submit and have questions about Clockhouse?  Please send them to clockhouse.editor@gmail.com.  Submissions themselves are not accepted at this address.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal submission guidelines

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If you would like to submit to Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal, send an
explanatory email that includes your name and contact information to editor@americanpopularculture.com. Attach your submission to that email.

We publish a spring edition in late June/early July and a fall edition in late December/early January. Your work will be considered for the next available issue.

A note on reading times: We publish twice a year. Our reading period for spring is January through June with the spring edition decision and publication coming in late June/early July. Our reading period for fall is July through December with the fall edition decision and publication coming late December/early January.

Please conform to the following guidelines:

1) We consider poems, short fiction, short screenplays, short plays, creative nonfiction, essays about the art of creative writing, and essays about the teaching of creative writing.

2) We prefer no simultaneous submissions. If your work is under consideration elsewhere, please let us know. If it is accepted for publication elsewhere, please let us know that as well.

3) We do not consider multiple submissions. Please wait until you have heard from us regarding your previous submission before you submit again. Poets may submit up to four poems. All other authors should submit only one work.

4 ) We only consider previously unpublished work.

5) We do not publish profanity, gratuitously violent, or erotic work.

6) All work submitted to any publication or contest at Americana is reviewed blindly. Please do not include your name on the submission. If you do, we will remove it before it is sent out for review.

7) American citizenship is not a requirement for submission; the only requirement is that the work hold some appeal for an American readership and bear some relationship with American culture.

8) We ask for First American Serial Rights for one month after publication. After that, rights revert back to the author.

9) We don't pay for publication, and we don't charge reading fees.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Feels Blind Issue #2 seeks submissions from women

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Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from new and emerging writers and artists who identify as women.

Submissions for Issue #2 will open on January 15, 2019, and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. Submissions will close July 15, 2019. Please put in your subject line the category to which you're submitting.
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Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but immediately withdraw you work if it is accepted elsewhere.
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Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.
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We will do our best to respond to each submission within 90 days. If 90 days has passed, please send us an inquiry at feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond much sooner.
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Short Fiction: Send one story up to 7000 words.
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Flash Fiction: Send one story up to 1000 words.
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Creative Non-Fiction: Send one personal essay or memoir up to 5000 words.
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Plays: Send one one-act play up to 15 pages.
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Poetry: Send 3-5 poems. If spoken word, send 1-3 recordings.
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Art & Music: We are open to all mediums and genres. For art work, submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space, so send us your work in a minimum of 300 ppi.
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While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to make us laugh and/or cry. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. We will not tell you which writers we worship, though we will tell you we don't worship Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, or John Updike.
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Rights revert to the author upon publication. While we  cannot pay contributors at this time, we hope this changes in the future.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2019: Call for Submissions

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a&u magazine is currently accepting entries for the seventh 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 1, 2019

Judges: Winners will be selected by the following judges, by category.
Poetry: Noah Stetzer
Fiction: Raymond Luczak
Creative Nonfiction: Joy Gaines-Friedler
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 clicking here. 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.

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.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Fairy Tale Review seeks work

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Fairy Tale Review is accepting submissions for our digital platform from March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019. If your piece is a prose/poetry hybrid, please submit to your preferred category—we like to let authors make that determination.

Prose: Please submit up to 5,000 words of a single prose piece for our consideration, or up to three flash pieces of prose each under 1,000 words. We consider fiction, nonfiction, and drama along with scholarly, illustrated, and hybrid works.

Poetry: Submit up to five poems, totaling no more than 10 pages. Query about longer or unusual projects that fit outside these guidelines.

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Specific guidelines for print and digital submissions to Fairy Tale Review can be found below. We ask that all submissions adhere to the following general guidelines:

All work must be submitted using our Submittable portal. We do not accept submissions via email or postal service.
Submissions must be previously unpublished, both in print and online.
Writers should submit only once in a given genre per submission period, unless encouraged to submit again by our editorial staff. Multiple submissions will go unread.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please note as such in your cover letter and withdraw the submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. Withdrawals can be done through Submittable. If you’ve submitted a packet of poems and must withdraw one but would like the rest to remain under consideration, please add a note to your submission in Submittable and send us an email at ftreditorial@gmail.com.
Fairy Tale Review is committed to contributor diversity and inclusive engagement. We strongly encourage submissions from women, indigenous writers and writers of color, LGBTQA+ writers, and members of otherwise marginalized or underrepresented groups in mainstream publishing.

Our editorial staff is small and entirely volunteer-based. We hope to respond to all submissions within 4 months.

THE CORAL ISSUE SUBMISSIONS

Fairy Tale Review will be accepting submissions for our sixteenth issue, The Coral Issue, from March 27, 2019 to July 31, 2019. The Coral Issue will not be themed. However, we invite with special interest environmental fiction, poetry, and essays. Flora and fauna, weather and aura, and so forth.

For prose: Writers may submit up to 8,000 words of a single piece or up to three flash pieces each under 1,000 words combined in a single document. We welcome short fiction and nonfiction, as well as excerpts of longer works. Prose submissions should be formatted with standard margins, double-spaced, 12-point serif font, and include page numbers.

For poetry: Writers may submit up to 5 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages.

DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS

Fairy Tale Review is currently open for submissions to our digital platform. If your submission is a prose/poetry hybrid, please submit to your preferred category.

For digital prose: Please submit up to 5,000 words of a single prose piece for our consideration, or up to three flash pieces of prose each under 1,000 words. We consider fiction, nonfiction, and drama, along with scholarly, illustrated, and hybrid works.

For digital poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages. Query about longer or unusual projects that fit outside these guidelines.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Exhume call for submissions

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Drama: Submit up to 15 pages in one document. Please ensure that you have a cohesive format.

We strive to publish visual art, poetry, prose, and drama in order to help writers who discuss queerness and trauma find a home for their works. Though we especially seek submissions that discuss these topics, we accept good writing across the board. We appreciate work that speaks to the human experience on a raw level. Consider works like Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” Jo Ann Beard’s “The Fourth State of Matter,” and John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.” Above all else, we want writing that makes us feel something. Writing can be traditional, experimental, or a hybrid of the two. Surprise us!

We accept both established and emerging artists and writers across the board. We welcome simultaneous submissions, though we ask that you let us know immediately should your submission be accepted somewhere else. At this time we do not accept previously published work.

All submissions should be emailed to exhumeliteraryjournal@gmail.com.

Please list the genre you’re submitting under in the subject of your email, as well as your first and last name. Please paste your third-person bio, maximum 75 words, in the body of your email and submit your works as attachments in .doc or .docx format. All documents should be submitted in 12 point fonts. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Asymptote submission guidelines

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Asymptote welcomes submissions of hitherto unpublished translated poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama; certain types of original English-language nonfiction, including literary and critical writing; as well as visual art.

You may send a one-act play or an excerpt from a full-length play, in either case not exceeding 20 pages, translated into English. For full-length plays, send a brief synopsis first. Rolling deadline.

1. All submissions should be sent as one Microsoft Word attachment (as a .doc file, please) via Submittable or, only if this is not possible, via email to editors@asymptotejournal.com. The Microsoft Word attachments must be labeled with the last names of the author and translator: authortranslator.doc.

2. For ease of reference, your email header should follow this format: SUBMISSION (Genre)-Submitter Name [e.g., SUBMISSION (Fiction)-James Frey]

3. Your submission must include the following:

The original work and the translation (where applicable).

A statement granting us permission to publish both the original work and the translation online, as well as declaring that you are in a position to grant us such rights (i.e., that you have the author’s permission—or the translator’s, if you are the author—and his/her publisher’s, if required).
Biographical notes, written in the third person, for both author and translator(s), beginning with the name, no longer than 150 words per bio.


Optional, but highly encouraged:

A short write-up providing context and discussing the challenges of this particular translation; fewer than 300 words.

An MP3 recording of a reading of the original non-English-language text (for poems and shorter pieces) or an excerpt of the original text (for longer work).


4. For poetry submissions, please format your submission so that each original work follows after its translation. [Translation 1, Original 1; Translation 2, Original 2, etc.]

5. Translations must not have been previously published, although the source text may have been.

6. Submissions in English (where permitted: see above) must not have been previously published.

 

7. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but we ask in return that you notify us by email as soon as you learn of an acceptance elsewhere.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Imagined Theatres seeks submissions

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Imagined Theatres is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal and archive, dedicated to imagining what might be possible and impossible in the theatre.

We publish scripts, scores, stories, manifestoes, and essays, in prose and in verse. These texts are paired with a critical response, or “gloss,” extending the argument or view of each imagined theatre in new directions.

Imagined Theatres supports creative criticism, meaning creative work that acts critically and criticism that acts creatively. The journal releases issues annually, with thematic issues comprised of entries solicited from guest editors, and un-themed issues devoted to user submissions.

Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for our first open call issue. The deadline for submissions to issue #03 will be March 1st, 2019.

Prospective authors are encouraged to explore the website, as well as the book Imagined Theatres, for a sense of possible approaches, bearing in mind that these are merely suggestions. We emphasize the written word, but are open to submissions that take advantage of the digital form in interesting ways.

Submissions should include 1-2 pieces. We encourage the publication of shorter work, though there is not prescribed word limit. While the themed issues pair each theatre with a response (or “gloss”), open submissions do not need to include glosses. Of course, you are welcome to submit both a theatre and its gloss if you would like. You are also welcome to submit independent glosses that respond to previously published texts; in this instance, please let us know which text you are referencing.

We accept submissions via email at submissions@imaginedtheatres.com. All submissions should include contact information, a brief contributor’s bio, and the word “submission” in the title of the email.

Please send your work as an attachment in one of the following formats:

  • Word document (.doc) files
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf) files
  • Text (.txt) files
  • Portable Document Format (.pdf) files
  • JPEG, TIFF, PNG for image files
  • There are no submission fees, publication fees, or page charges for this journal. All work must be original; copyrighted images or media will not be published.

For more information, please write info@imaginedtheatres.com.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

McFarland & Company seeks English-language plays

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Seeking: “First-Person” plays of any length and genre for publication in an upcoming anthology exploring the intersection of Disability and the Performing Arts

Submission timeline: Friday, September 14, 2018 – Friday, December 28, 2018

Overview: This first-of-its-kind critical anthology, to be published by McFarland & Company and slated for a 2020 release, seeks English-language plays (or English-language translations) that explore the realities of being both a performing artist and a person who identifies as—or is seen by others as—disabled. The collection focuses on the labor, the perceptions, the economics, the expectations, and the creative expression inherent in working in the performing arts, and the ways in which disability—in its many forms and faces—interacts, interrupts, and/or transforms those aspects, whether in pragmatic concerns, battling the charitable and freakshow models, or simply attempting to create ones art within a disability context. In addition to encouraging diversity in content, style, structure, and point of view, we are looking for plays that share the following commonalities:

• Scripts told in the “first person” – i.e., they feature one or more characters that speak directly to the audience in a seemingly autobiographical fashion. This may be a one-person show (as in I Am My Own Wife, Black N Blue Boys, etc.) or a show with a larger cast (as in Wit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, etc.). These “autobiographical” characters can either be fictionalized (as with Wit and Hedwig), true representations of the playwright’s lived experiences (as with Sherry Jo Ward’s Stiff or Neil Marcus’s Storm Reading), or somewhere in-between. The possibilities include everything from “TED talk”-style solo works to ensemble-devised post-dramatic explorations to meta-theatrical treatments of Richard III. Authors are encouraged to submit boldly!

• In addition to having experience in the performing arts, playwright(s) should be one of the following:
(1.) someone who self-identifies as Disabled (under any model of the word)
(2.) someone who belongs to a group/demographic that is often deemed disabled by society/the medical community, whether they accept that term or not (example: those who identify Deafness as cultural rather than medical, etc.)
(3.) In some cases, “Disability-adjacent” playwrights (i.e., playwrights who have an immediate family member/loved one who is disabled, who have served as a caretaker, aid, or assistant for someone with a disability, etc.) may be considered, however, their submission must be specifically from that point of view, and not attempt to “wear” disability themselves.

• “Disability,” for the purposes of this project, is an intentionally broad term. It includes “impairments” and “disorders” (whether physical, emotional, or cognitive, and whether the term is adopted by the person in question, their doctor, or society); alternative limbs; neurodiversity; disfigurement, life-threatening illness, etc., as well as chronic pain, prescription medication addiction, and other related situations that often carry medical and social stigma. Considerations of medical, social, labor, and/or any other models of disability are welcome into the submissions process.

• “Performing Arts” has also been intentionally left as a very broad term. Though the collection currently focuses on traditional stage theatre, authors with other ideas are encouraged to get in touch.
Other important information:

• Plays which explore intersectional aspects of disability and performance, including race, gender identity, economics, sexuality, religion, citizenship, age, etc., are especially encouraged.

• Playwrights whose plays are selected for inclusion will be asked to grant limited, non-exclusive rights to the editor and publisher, restricted to the singular purpose of this anthology. The playwright will retain all rights to the play, both for performance and other publishing opportunities.

• Plays of any length and any genre, previously performed or not, are welcome. Musicals/plays with original songs are welcome for consideration if accompanied with either sheet music or audio recordings.

Please submit scripts in PDF to TheAccessibleStage@gmail.com.

The author’s name should *not* appear on the script. Instead, please include a separate PDF with a cover letter, all contact information, a brief biography, and—if applicable—any reviews/materials from past productions of the submitted play.

Accessibility note for users of screen-readers: the email address for submissions is The Accessible Stage at g mail dot com.

Friday, December 7, 2018

GNU Journal submission guidelines

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We are currently accepting submissions until December 15, 2018.  

Please send previously unpublished fiction (any genre), poetry, essays, plays, and artwork to: gnujournal@gmail.com.


POETRY AND PROSE GUIDELINES
Please submit only one story, play, or one nonfiction piece at a time, and no more than five poems at a time. You may submit work as many times as you wish, but we ask that you wait to hear back from us before submitting further work for consideration. The maximum word count for submissions is 7,000, and we are not currently seeking work about any particular theme or topic.

FORMAT
All work should be in 12 point font and double-spaced. Please make sure the subject line of your email includes the following: SUBMISSION – GENRE – TITLE OF WORK – WORD COUNT. The piece itself should only include a title. Please include your contact information within the body of the email.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award

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Established in 2016, the SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award is a program dedicated to developing, publishing, and licensing new works by members of the SETC community.
The awards process is open to all and the requirements for submission are: one completed full-length play (no musicals, short plays, or short play compilations) that is either unproduced, has had a produced staged reading, or a world premiere production, and a completed submission form which is attached below.

The winning play will receive:
• Publication in the Stage Rights catalog of plays and musicals.
• A panel reading of the play at SETC 2019, hosted by members of the SETC Playwriting committee.
• Prominent display of the final published play by Stage Rights at SETC 2020.

In addition, the author of the winning play will receive:
• SETC 2019 Convention Registration.
• $400 royalty advance that the winner can use toward their expenses to attend SETC 2019.

Theatrical Licensing Agency & Publisher
Founded in 2000, Steele Spring Stage Rights is a Los Angeles-based theatrical publisher, licensing musicals and plays to commercial producers, regional theaters, community theaters and educational theaters across the country and around the world. As an agency for playwrights, Stage Rights is primarily a royalty house, administering performance rights, and collecting & distributing royalties for our authors. We print-on- demand for perusal and production purposes, as well as publish print editions for distribution online, at theaters, at conventions, and in bookstores. The Author retains all copyright ownership.

The Southeastern Theatre Conference is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and dynamic membership organization serving a diverse constituency and reaching out across 10 states in the southeast region of the United States and across the U.S. SETC is recognized as one of the strongest and broadest network of theatre practitioners in the United States, and provides extensive resources and year-round opportunities for its constituents. Its services, publications, and products contribute to the careers of emerging artists, seasoned professionals, and academicians.

 Submission Policy

The Ready to Publish Award has an initial open policy for the submission of plays to be considered. We are seeking completed full-length pieces that are either unproduced or have had one world premiere production or produced staged reading suitable for professional, educational and amateur venues.

Please use the following guidelines when submitting your play:
• Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, website, and email address.
• Include a complete copy of the script.
• Include a completed Play Submission Form (attached).
• Include your resume/bio.

Only one work for each entrant will be considered. Please do not send any other materials besides those requested. There is no charge to submit.
The author of the winning piece must attend the 2019 SETC convention in Knoxville, TN. Please send submissions as outlined above to: april@setc.org

Relevant Dates

• October 16, 2018 – November 20, 2018: Window for initial open submission
• December 3, 2018: Date of Notification of finalists.
• January 22, 2019: Announcement of winning play and the deadline for online conference registration.
• February 27, 2019 – March 3, 2019: 70th Annual SETC Convention in Knoxville, TN. Note: The panel reading will be between February 27th and March 1st.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Smith & Kraus and True Acting Institute seeks monologues


We invite you to submit your monologues for consideration

Your 1-2 minute monologue may come from a play that has a copyright anytime from August 2017 until the end of 2018. (From a musical too? Yes!)

Fill out the email form. You will receive an email with a private submission link. 
Submissions must be made by November 15, 2018.

You may enter as many monologues as you choose, for either the Mens book, the Women's book or for both books. 
1. By submitting your 1-2 minute monologue for consideration by Smith & Kraus Publishers (SK), for inclusion in SK's The Best Mens Monologues 2019 and/or The Best Women's Monologues 2019, you grant SK permission to publish the monologue in said books in print, ebook, or any other form in which the book may be published. Monologue must be written in English. 
2. If the submitted monologue(s) is selected for inclusion in said titles, you will receive as remuneration:  One page featuring the monologue and a "facing page" to be used in support of an actors performance as well as in the promotion of you and your writing career. You will also receive 10 copies of the published book free of any charges.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Youth Theatre Press seeks submissions

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Submissions are being accepted for the 2019 catalog of Youth Theatre Press, an independent publisher and licensor of plays for young audiences.

Submissions are open to plays for children and youth (all ages) especially those with diverse genders and themes that speak to today’s young people. Contemporary topics, historical pieces and plays that break new ground are encouraged.

Playwrights are asked to submit electronically at submissions@youththeatrepress.com.
Attach a brief synopsis and the manuscript as a PDF.

For musicals include mp3 samples of the score.
 
Many of today’s youth plays are not being published and those that are find themselves lost in a large catalog of various quality. To correct this mistake Youth Theatre Press, LLC was formed to publish a select group of plays for young audiences.

Plays for all ages from preschool to teens, various time lengths and styles, no restrictions to cast size.

  • Contemporary topics
  • Historical pieces
  • Adaptations
  • Unique points of view
  • Plays that break new ground

While we are interested in adaptations of classic stories, please submit only those that treat the subject in a new way or different approach.

We appreciate plays that have had previous productions. We are also interested in plays that have yet to receive their premiere production.

We look forwarded to reading your work.

Questions concerning submissions can be found at youththeatrepress.com.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions of plays from women

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Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from new and emerging writers and artists who identify as women.

Submissions for Issue #1 will be open until October 1, 2018 and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. Please put in your subject line the category to which you're submitting.

The theme for our inaugural online issue is community. Communities and the people in them thrive when we are better connected and we are interested in work that touches on the importance of community, space/place, and connection. Work that isn't specific to our theme is welcome as well, though.

 Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw the work immediately if accepted elsewhere.

Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.

We will do our best to respond to each submission within 60 days. If 60 days has passed, please send us an inquiry at feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond much sooner and strive to provide feedback on each entry.

Short Fiction: Send one story up to 7000 words.

Flash Fiction: Send one story up to 1000 words.

Creative Non-Fiction: Send one personal essay or memoir up to 5000 words.

Plays: Send one one-act play up to 10 pages.

Poetry: Send 3-5 poems. If spoken word, send 1-3 recordings.
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Art & Music: We are open to all mediums and genres. For art work, submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space, so send us your work in a minimum of 300 ppi.

While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to make us laugh and/or cry. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. We will not tell you which writers we worship, though we will tell you we don't worship Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, or John Updike.

Rights revert to the author upon publication. While we  cannot pay contributors at this time, we hope this changes in the future.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

CLOCKHOUSE seeks short plays

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CLOCKHOUSE, the literary magazine published in partnership with Clockhouse Writers' Conference and the MFAW program at Goddard College, seeks short dramatic works from emerging and established playwrights for its 2019 issue.  Dramatic works can be either a standalone piece or a self-contained excerpt from a play or screenplay, and up to 15 pages in length.

CLOCKHOUSE is devoted to a variety of genres, publishing fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, as well as dramatic work. Our mission:  Dare. Risk. Dream. Share. Ruminate. CLOCKHOUSE is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of life—a soul arousal, a testing ground, a new community, a call for change. Join in.

Deadline is December 1. 

All submissions must:

  • Be original, unpublished work written by the author
  • Follow the industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre as well as the applicable guidelines below:


  • Fiction: Short stories and self-contained novel excerpts in a literary style. Genre fiction will be considered only if it sustains literary merit (Up to 5,000 words)
  • Poetry: All poetry in traditional and experimental styles including prose poetry (Up to 250 lines of poetry, total. Only one poem per submission. Poets may submit up to three times per reading period.)
  • Memoir and Creative Nonfiction: All memoir and creative nonfiction in traditional and experimental literary styles. No academic or scientific essays (Up to 5,000 words)
  • Dramatic Work for Stage or Screen: Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full length play or screenplay (Up to 15 pages)
  • Include a short bio of approximately 100 words or less
  • Include a brief artist statement: a few sentences about your work as an artist (i.e., not a “pitch” for this submission, but rather a statement about what you’re interested in writing about now, what drives your writing, or how your writing is reflecting or influencing the world at large, etc.)
  • Be submitted only through our online submission manager (see link at bottom of page). No email submissions will be accepted
  • Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded unread.


The submission period for the Summer 2019 issue will begin on  August 15, 2018, and remain open through  11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2018.

Responses to submissions

Please expect to wait up to four months for a reply. After that time, if you have not yet received a reply, please check on the status of your submission by sending an e-mail to submissions@clockhouse.net. Indicate the title of your piece, the genre, and the original date of submission.

Upon acceptance

By accepting any offer of publication by Clockhouse, the author will grant the magazine first serial rights. Upon publication, rights to the work revert back to the author. The author retains all other rights to the work. Any subsequent publication will note that the work was first published in Clockhouse. Payment for publication in Clockhouse is one contributor’s copy in which the work appears. As appropriate, we may also choose to nominate published work for awards or other recognition.


CLOCKHOUSE SUBMISSION FORM

Questions?

Planning to submit and have questions about Clockhouse?  Please send them to submissions@clockhouse.net.  Submissions themselves are not accepted at this address.

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Coachella Review seeks short scripts

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Deadline October 25, 2018  

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 welcome dramatic writing for both stage and screen. We are interested in scripts within the ten to thirty page range, but may also accept shorter pieces. Stage plays should follow Final Draft format (see example here). Screenplays should be in Final Draft screenwriting format (see sample here). Please submit only Word documents. Multiple submissions are not accepted.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions

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Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from new and emerging writers and artists who identify as women.

Submissions for Issue #1 will be open until October 1, 2018 and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. Please put in your subject line the category to which you're submitting.

The theme for our inaugural online issue is community. Communities and the people in them thrive when we are better connected and we are interested in work that touches on the importance of community, space/place, and connection. Work that isn't specific to our theme is welcome as well, though.

 Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please withdraw the work immediately if accepted elsewhere.

Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.

We will do our best to respond to each submission within 60 days. If 60 days has passed, please send us an inquiry at feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond much sooner and strive to provide feedback on each entry.

Short Fiction: Send one story up to 7000 words.

Flash Fiction: Send one story up to 1000 words.

Creative Non-Fiction: Send one personal essay or memoir up to 5000 words.

Plays: Send one one-act play up to 10 pages.

Poetry: Send 3-5 poems. If spoken word, send 1-3 recordings.
.
Art & Music: We are open to all mediums and genres. For art work, submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space, so send us your work in a minimum of 300 ppi.

While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to make us laugh and/or cry. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. We will not tell you which writers we worship, though we will tell you we don't worship Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, or John Updike.

Rights revert to the author upon publication. While we  cannot pay contributors at this time, we hope this changes in the future.

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