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Monday, May 13, 2019

Little Wonder “Breaking Boundaries” Radio Play Competition 2019

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After last years competition resulted in more than 300 entries, over 70 pieces of individual feedback, and by the end of this year at least 9 published plays, we’re back. This year we will have two new competitions for original unpublished 1600-2000 word full cast audio dramas for up to 4 actors.

Competition Rules, Submission Guidelines and Dates

  1. The competition #BBLWRP2019 is organised by Little Wonder Radio Plays
  2. Entry is only open to writers who consider themselves writers of colour and/or writers with a disability.
  3. Entry is open to all writers of all nationalities or residencies, over the age of 16 (or whatever age is required to handle mature content in your home nation. #BBLWRP2019 is an adult competition, and our station contains adult content.)
  4. Submissions must be previously unpublished radio plays, in script form, in English, between 1600 and 2000 words. The word count does not include the cover page.  Make sure to include the script title on the first page.
  5. Entries must be uploaded in a *.DOC, *.DOCX or *.PDF Format via the entry form on the Little Wonder Website.
  6. Entries can be from individuals or groups of writers, but authors/groups may only enter one play.
  7. Entries must be received between From 0000 19th April – 11:59 PM 30th May European Central Time. Entries received outside this period will not be considered.
  8. Submissions should be between 1600-2000 words double-spaced in courier 12 point with page numbers at the bottom centre of each page.
  9. The cover page of your work should include the title, your name, and your contact details (address, phone and email).
  10. The first page of your work should include the title of your play, centered and underlined. No other page in the document should include your name.  Judges will read works ‘blind’ (ie. The cover page will be removed before they see the document)
  11. Below the script title should be a cast list, describing all characters in the play.
  12. Judging shall be done in two stages, with the top entries being formed into first a longlist and then a short list before final judging. In addition to the longlist by scoring criteria, a number of wild card entries may be selected to ensure representation of the diversity of material and writers submitted.
  13. Judging the longlist shall be done by current Little Wonder members and associates, and the shortlist by the Little Wonder writing team. The judging team will grade longlist according to originality, creativity and innovative use of the medium (that is, sound).  The shortlist will also take into account the writer’s ability to respond positively to feedback.
  14. Longlisted writers will receive short notes and feedback on their work, and the chance to revise and resubmit before the shortlist date.  Longlisted writers will be asked to respond to notes provided. Writers not responding to notes in a timely way may be disqualified.
  15. Shortlisted plays will be performed at a public reading in Paris
  16. Judging of the winner shall be done by Little Wonder Radio team, considering writers response to notes through long and short listing process, and the reaction and feedback in the public reading.
  17. The winner of #BBLWRP2019 competition will have their play recorded and published as a Full Cast Audio Drama within a year of the competition completion. Prior being confirmed as the winner shortlisted writers must agree not to record and publish their work through another medium within this period.
  18. Entries cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy
  19. Entries must be an original piece of fiction and not an account of real events – either historical or current. However, stories can feature well known public figures from present day or from, take place in historical eras (e.g. the English Civil War) or use real-life experiences as a creative springboard as long as the story is FICTIONAL.
  20. The entrant warrants that they have not used material or depicted events that actually took place or used the personal details of any living persons in the story. As the stories will be published it is important that entrants do not include any personal details about themselves. The entrant must not include their name in the title or body of the story or on any page other than the cover page. Entries which do contain this information may be removed from the competition.
  21. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. Little Wonder Radio Plays accepts no responsibility if entrants ignore these Terms and Conditions and entrants agree to indemnify Little Wonder Radio Plays against any claim by any third party from any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  22. Little Wonder Radio plays are targeted at modern, discerning and adult Little Wonder Radio plays try to ensure as wide as possible writer discretion in content, subject, language and vernacular.   However little Wonder Radio plays reserve the right to disqualify any works which it considers defamatory, illegal in content or otherwise containing material making it unsuitable to broadcast.
  23. Entrants retain the copyright in their entries but grant to Little Wonder Radio Plays a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free license to publish, broadcast (across all media) and post the entry online and on any other platforms yet to be envisaged. This license will be deemed to include all the necessary rights and permissions to enable such use by little Wonder Productions, to fulfil the prizes and to complete the administration of this competition.
  24. The competition operates on a right of first refusal.  By submitting your play you are granting us the right to publish your play, under the conditions described herein.  This right persists until as long as your play is still in competition.  Should you make it to the Shortlist, we will contact you directly to discuss publication of your play.  The winner will be published by Little Wonder.  Please do not submit your plays elsewhere, as you will be in breach of this condition.
  25. By submitting a story the entrant agrees that the Little Wonder Radio Plays may at its sole discretion edit, adapt, abridge or translate the entry for the purposes listed above.
  26. Little Wonders Radio’s decision as to each stage of this competition is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  27. Little Wonder reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions, or to withhold a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard.
  28. Little Wonder Radio plays reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  29. Little Wonder Radio plays, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries, agencies and/or any other organization associated with this competition cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, Internet access, system or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

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2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting entries.

The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates engaging storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. All genres considered and authors retain all script rights.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • The script should be your original work/story. Adaptations of another author’s works or use of proprietary characters such as Dr. Who, Frankenstein, or Othello will lead to disqualification.
  • Please keep the script “family friendly” as determined by meeting the following conventions:
1) Avoid incorporating swearing, which for this context includes “damn,” “hell,” “God” etc. This will lead to automatic disqualification regardless of context. 
2) Avoid implicit or implied sexual context. Romantic affection is fine. Details about intimacy are not. 
3) Avoid graphic depictions of killing or torture. It is understood that people can get bumped off for dramatic capital if needed (which is not to say it is necessary to do so) but if you do please avoid disturbing intimate details.
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven. Having something happen is far more engaging than having characters talk about it.
  • Please make sure it is free of visual stage directions such as “Shonna blows him a kiss. He nods knowingly as Tyler silently walks off stage” or stage play set design details.
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes.
  • Entry deadline May 28th 2019.

Winners will be announced on June 21st 2019

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Hercules Radio Playhouse seeks radio scripts

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Hercules Radio Playhouse is now accepting radio scripts for the December episodes of "Olde Tyme Radio Hour", which is broadcast live from WAMF 90.3 FM in New Orleans (and also streamed over the Web at wamf.org).

Every episode is recorded and available for download.

We are the Golden Age of Radio for the Modern Era.

  • fake commercials (30 seconds to 2 minutes)
  • skits (2-5 minutes)
  • radio plays or serials (10-15 minutes)

Email PDF to herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Olde Tyme Radio Hour seeks scripts

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Now accepting script submissions for Olde Tyme Radio Hour, presented by Hercules Radio Playhouse and WAMF LP 90.3 New Orleans The Voice of the People. Comedy skits, fake commercials, and serial plays.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Email PDF to herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com. Deadline for Debut Episode is Wed, Oct 31.

*  fake commercials 30 seconds - 2 minutes
*  comedic skits 2-5 minutes
*  serial plays 10-20 minutes (minimum 2 episodes) of classic radio genres (soap opera, western, detective, SciFi, horror)

Please no profanity or graphic sexual language (innuendo ok.) Social commentary is welcome, but aim for the style of classic radio shows of the 1930s-50s.

COMPENSATION
wamf.org is all volunteer. "Compensation" includes
*  Downloadable recordings of your work.
*  Live performance by New Orleans actors.
*  Your name announced in closing credits.
*  And a hyperlink you can share for friends to stream online.

For more info, email herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Apparitions seeks radio plays

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The Professor would love to work with you.

If you have a script for a short radio play, in the realm of horror, that you’d like to have produced on the podcast, he’ll read it and respond. Submit to this e-mail address: theprofessor@apparitionspodcast.com

Directors and actors are also encouraged to reach out and introduce themselves. The show is recorded and produced in New York City, so that might be a small barrier to entry for some, unless you have recording capabilities at your location.

Or, perhaps you are a producer, and would like to get your work on the podcast? Submissions are welcomed.

No matter what, feel free to say hello, introduce yourself, and let The Professor know how you’d like to be involved in APPARITIONS.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Small Fish Radio Theatre Annual Horror Show

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Yes my dears, we're looking for HORROR SUBMISSIONS. If you would be so kind as to bring out your dead, or your undead, whatever the case may be. Our annual horror show will be recorded LIVE on October 21st.

Stories, plays, poetry, songs ... DEADLINE September 15th at the stroke of midnight.

Submissions must be specific to the Horror genre.
Gothic, Supernatural, Non-Supernatural - whatever invokes FEAR and DREAD!

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:

Short Plays - No more than 10 minutes in length.
Short stories - No more than 5 minutes in length.
Poetry - No more than 2 minutes in length.

Five Actors or Less – This does not mean five characters or less, it simply means
your short play, story, or poem must be able to be performed by a maximum of five actors.

NO STAGE DIRECTIONS – While this may seem obvious given our “radio” format, it is important to remember that your play is conveyed through the dialogue, music, and sound effects.

Please do not submit recorded radio plays, stories or music.

We are not accepting produced radio plays.

Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as you follow the guidelines listed above.

Please send your submissions (or questions) to:
submissions@smallfishradio.com

Please follow us on Facebook for news of our next call for submissinos.

https://www.facebook.com/SmallFishRTT

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 30 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theatre, and Simon's Tavern in Andersonville.

Small Fish Radio Theatre was a top-featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio for four years running.
Whether recorded before a live audience or in the studio, our podcasts are offered for free here
on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com.

To listen to our latest program, you may download the FREE podcast from iTunes
and listen at your leisure, or go to our home page to listen there.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sundog Theatre seeks radio plays

The Originals: Radio Plays

Seeking radio plays. Approximate running time: 60 to 90+ minutes.

Our series "The Originals" continues this fall in October on MakerPark Radio's internet-based station. Sundog is seeking plays that actors will read, broadcast live on the web, and heard/seen throughout the US and worldwide.

Mail Submissions To:
Sundog Theatre
PO Box 183
Staten Island, NY 10301
Attn: Radio Plays

Deadline: August 15th, 2018 - no fee to submit

Questions: info@sundogtheatre.org

Saturday, July 28, 2018

11th International Festival of Horror Radio Plays

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The submission window for Deathscribe 2018, the 11th Annual Festival of Horror Radio Plays, is from May 1 to July 31, 2018. Submissions are accepted through our online submission form.
Every year we seek 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two radio plays to Deathscribe in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience. The writer of the winning piece, chosen by a celebrity panel of judges, will receive the coveted Bloody Axe Award, as well as a $100 cash prize.

Guidelines:

PDF format is strongly preferred. If PDF is not possible, then only MS Word please.
All scripts must have a title page with all contact information, but NO identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document.

Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length, and should follow radio drama format. An example of proper radio drama format can be found here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf

The Deathscribe experience includes performing the pieces on stage with Foley artists and a band creating the sound effects and music live. Therefore, scripts must be ready to produce, including direction for sound and music cues. Sorry, but submissions cannot include usage of copyrighted music.

Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration in any year.
NO SCREENPLAYS. SCREENPLAYS WILL BE DISCARDED. WE KNOW THEM WHEN WE SEE THEM. (Nothing against screenplays. But this is a radio play festival.)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Little Wonder Radio Plays Short Drama Competition

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To enter, carefully read this page, complete the form at the bottom of the page, and upload your script as a .doc, .docx or .pdf file.

UPDATE:  PLEASE BE SURE TO TITLE YOUR PLAY FILE “PLAY NAME by WRITER’S NAME” (EG. OUTSIDE by KEITH CRAWFORD) OTHERWISE YOU RISK BEING LOST IN THE DELUGE!

1. Engage with Little Wonder

We recommend you to have engage with our work a little before you enter – it will give you a better idea of the sort of thing we do and, hopefully, some ideas how to do it better.

Visit “Little Wonder Radio Plays” on iTunes.  Subscribe.  Listen to a couple of episodes.  Then leave a star rating and a review by clicking on “Ratings and Reviews.”

In your review, try to take a moment to explain what you enjoyed, which episode you listened to and to whom you would recommend the podcast.  It doesn’t need to be more than one to three sentences.

The quality of your review – or whether you have listened to us or not – will have no impact on the evaluation of your work.  We just want you to have engaged a little with what we do before you enter, to help give you an idea of what we’re looking for.  Writing a review is a good way to focus on and think about the work you’ve listened to.

While you’re at it, click on the little down arrow by the word “Subscribe”, click “share on twitter/Facebook”, and tell your friend about us/that you are entering our competition 😉  After all, you do want to be famous when you win, right?

2.  Be sure you have read the Terms and Conditions.  By entering you are stating that you have complied with the terms and conditions.

3.  Check you have done the following:

  • Included a title page with the title, your address, email and contact details.
  • Put the title of your script underlined on the first page.
  • Put a cast list of that could be played by 4 actors, none of whom are children or real people.
  • Set everything in double space 12-point courier
  • Put page numbers in the bottom centre page.
  • Checked your word count is between 1600-2000
  • Saved your file with title “Name of my Play by My Name”, for example “Outside by Keith Crawford“
  • We reserve the right to disqualify entrants who do not meet the competition rules


4.  Don’t be scared.  Everyone must write their first play sooner or later.  We’re nice people who do all of this for love of drama (the good sort of drama).  You don’t have to write perfection.  Just give us heart.

5.  Entry is now live! To enter our 2018 competition, first complete the form below, then upload your file using the upload button at the bottom of the page. Please make sure that the name of your file is “your play by your name” and that you use the same names on the form and on the file.

Once again, before entering, please make sure you have read all our rules and submission guidelines, and how we are handling the additional categories for BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) and LGBTQ+ writers.  Don’t waste all your hard work!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Distilled Theatre Company Presents dtc radio Season Six

Web site: http://www.distilledtheatre.com/

Deadline: June 1st

How to Submit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYyQFiCqE0v23KlRqzr2Ce0kZPyAxeb1wajkj_L95Ax-0JPQ/viewform

Distilled Theatre Company is excited to get started on our sixth season of dtc radio!  dtc radio curates and produces new story-based radio plays that air for free on iTunes and are available through any podcast app.  The dtc radio team will work with you on script development and when a final draft is complete, the team will find a director, actors, a sound designer, and produce the script. We are looking for several new plays for Season six, all around 20min in length.

SEASON 6 PROMPT:
“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.” - Edgar Allen Poe

Imagine a world where gas is $6.00 a gallon, Shrek 6 is playing in the theaters, and the color of the year is "millennial ochre." That world is not too far away, in fact, it could happen as soon as 2023. This season we are looking for plays inspired by and set five years in the future. Look to any aspect of life in the future, global or hyper-local, mundane or epic.

HOW IT WORKS:
Our selection process works in two rounds. This form is our first round, where you pitch your best idea for a new, original radio play that fits our prompt. Then, our readers pick their favorite pitches and those playwrights will be notified that they have been selected for round 2 of our process. At that time a writing sample from the proposed play will be collected. Our readers go through each submitted sample and then select our season based on the strength of those sample pages.

Feel free to email distilledtheatre@gmail.com with any questions!

*dtc radio is currently located in New York City and Fort Lauderdale. We only request applicants from near these areas so the playwright can be involved in the process.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is open for submissions

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The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates good old-fashioned storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. All genres considered and authors retain all script rights.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • The script should be your original work/story.
  • (No adaptations of other’s works or use of proprietary characters such as Dr. Who, Frankenstein, Othello, etc.)
  • Please keep the script “family friendly”
  • 1) Avoid swearing, which for this context includes “damn,” “hell,” “God,” etc.
  • (This led to the disqualification of some great scripts last year, so please don’t do it.)
  • 2) Avoid implicit or implied sexual context.
  • 3) Avoid graphic depictions of killing or torture.
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven and free of visual stage directions.
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes.


Please send an e-mail to: submit@mtbscriptcompetition.com
Entry deadline May 28th 2018.
Winners will be announced on June 21st 2018.




Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Petaluma Radio Players seeks plays for radio

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​The Petaluma Radio Players, located 34 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sonoma County wine country, is actively calling for submissions of 25-27 minute multi-character plays written for radio or stage, the latter for adaptation to radio. ​

We broadcast locally on kpca-fm (103.3) and simulcast on the web at kpca.fm and via our podcast hosted at petalumaradioplayers.com.

Our work is of the highest production value possible. Your work should rise to the level of other playwrights whose works we have produced including NY playwright William Ivor Fowkes ('THE NEXT MOVE'), VA playwright Phillip Ventrella ('STORY: A DETECTIVE STORY'), Bay Area playwright Steven Lubliner ('THE NOIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS') and NY playwright Christina Gorman ('JUST KNOTS'). If your submission is accepted, to adhere to our format, we may require you to take our pre-production notes and make slight adjustments to the script, particularly if the play was originally written for stage.

While each writer reserves copyright to his/her play, The Petaluma Radio Players reserve right to broadcast, simulcast, and podcast the writer's work an unlimited number of times. On those occasions where we are able to secure an Underwriter, we provide the writer a stipend, of $100-$500 depending upon total amount of Underwriter's contribution.

In your email cover letter, please disclose if your play is represented by an agent
and include the agent's name, agency name, and contact information. For PRP to consider
an agented play for production, agented plays, like all scripts we vet and approve, must adhere
to our Standard Use terms and conditions. Please see the 'Submissions' page at petalumaradioplayers.com'

Due to the overwhelming response we receive from NYCPlaywrights.com, please limit your submission to one (1) play every six months. The Petaluma Radio Players use a vetting process that guarantees that all submissions are read, thoroughly considered, and that all playwrights who reach out to us, hear back from us. Thank you for also carefully considering the works in your portfolio before making your selection.

​Please direct your submissions and/or inquiries to: info@petalumaradioplayers.com
Subject line: 'PLAY SUBMISSION'​

Monday, January 22, 2018

Shout-out from the Petaluma Radio Players

Thanks to the Petaluma Radio Players folks for allowing NYCPlaywrights to share this excerpt from one of their recent emails:
"Well, we’ve taken the idea of ‘we’ll get right back to you’ to a whole new dimension thanks to the overwhelming volume of plays we received from New York to New Zealand. To be sure, we had no idea that one posting on NYCPlaywrights.org would generate such massive response.”
~  Ralph Scott and Kendra Murray
Producers​ PETALUMA RADIO PLAYERS
You can learn more about the Petaluma Radio Players here.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

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Would you like to win £2,200 sterling, a trip to London and have your play broadcast across the world on BBC World Service?

If so, the 2018 International Radio Playwriting Competition is now open to entries!

There are three prizes to be won.

Two first prizes – for the best radio plays by writers with either English as their first language or English as their second language. Both winners’ plays will be broadcast on BBC World Service.

In addition, there’s the Georgi Markov prize - for the most promising script, this prize gives the winner a chance to come to London for two weeks and work alongside BBC Radio Drama and with BBC World Service journalists.

Who can enter?

Anyone aged 18 or over and living outside the UK – whether you’re an established writer, completely new or anywhere in between.

How to enter

The competition is open from 3 October 2017 to 31 January 2018.

The competition is open to new and established writers, provided they live outside the UK and are 18 or over.

In order to enter you need to send:

• A script for a 53 minute radio play with up to 6 central characters - we are unable to return these, so make sure you keep a copy

• A synopsis which outlines your play is no longer than 400 words

• A completed entry form (here), attached to your play and synopsis.

Or you can complete and submit your entry online (here) by uploading your play and synopsis along with your personal details.

We are very happy to run this year’s competition in partnership with the British Council, and our co-producers, The Open University, which has allowed us to offer these three prizes.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Apparitions seeks radio plays

APPARITIONS, a podcast of new radio horror plays (http://apparitionspodcast.com/) seeks original, previously un-produced scripted radio plays.

Scripts should require a cast of six or less, and run no more than 30 minutes in production. Submissions may range from suspense, to gore, to mystery, to comedy, but all must fall under the umbrella of the “horror” genre. Please note, this call is for radio plays, written specifically for the audio medium.

NYC-based writers are encouraged to apply, as the show records in NYC, however all scripts will be considered. Scripts will be licensed under a profit-share agreement.

Send scripts, along with contact information, to theprofessor@apparitionspodcast.com.

Ongoing, 2017


Friday, September 8, 2017

Small Fish Radio Theatre Annual Horror Show 2017

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Deadline is midnight, September 15, 2017.

Submissions must be specific to the Horror genre.

Gothic, Supernatural, Non-Supernatural - whatever invokes FEAR and DREAD!

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:

Short Plays - No more than 10 minutes in length.

Five Actors or Less – This does not mean five characters or less, it simply means
your short play, story, or poem must be able to be performed by a maximum of five actors.

NO STAGE DIRECTIONS – While this may seem obvious given our
“radio” format, it is important to remember that your play is
conveyed through the dialogue, music, and sound effects.

Please do not submit recorded radio plays, stories or music.
We are not accepting produced radio plays.

Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as you follow the guidelines listed above.

Additional playwright submissions resources may be found at http://playsubmissionshelper.com/blog.

Please send your submissions (or questions) to:
submissions@smallfishradio.com

Please follow us on Facebook for news of our next call for submissinos.
https://www.facebook.com/SmallFishRTT

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 30 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theatre, and Simon's Tavern in Andersonville.
Small Fish Radio Theatre was a top-featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio for four years running.
Whether recorded before a live audience or in the studio, our podcasts are offered for free here
on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com.

To listen to our latest program, you may download the FREE podcast from iTunes and listen at your leisure, or go to our home page to listen there.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Small Fish Radio Theatre Annual Horror Show 2017

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Deadline is midnight, September 15, 2017.
Submissions must be specific to the Horror genre.

Gothic, Supernatural, Non-Supernatural - whatever invokes FEAR and DREAD!

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:

Short Plays - No more than 10 minutes in length.

Five Actors or Less – This does not mean five characters or less, it simply means
your short play, story, or poem must be able to be performed by a maximum of five actors.

NO STAGE DIRECTIONS – While this may seem obvious given our
“radio” format, it is important to remember that your play is
conveyed through the dialogue, music, and sound effects.

Please do not submit recorded radio plays, stories or music.
We are not accepting produced radio plays.

Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as you follow the guidelines listed above.

Additional playwright submissions resources may be found at http://playsubmissionshelper.com/blog.

Please send your submissions (or questions) to:
submissions@smallfishradio.com

Please follow us on Facebook for news of our next call for submissinos.
https://www.facebook.com/SmallFishRTT

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced over 30 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theatre, and Simon's Tavern in Andersonville.
Small Fish Radio Theatre was a top-featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio for four years running.
Whether recorded before a live audience or in the studio, our podcasts are offered for free here
on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com.

To listen to our latest program, you may download the FREE podcast from iTunes and listen at your leisure, or go to our home page to listen there.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The International Festival of Horror Radio Plays

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The submission window for Deathscribe X, the 10th Annual Festival of Horror Radio Plays, is from May 1 to July 31, 2017. Submissions are accepted VIA EMAIL ONLY at deathscribe2017@gmail.com.

Every year we seek 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two radio plays to Deathscribe in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience. The writer of the winning piece, chosen by a celebrity panel of judges, will receive the coveted Bloody Axe Award, as well as a $100 cash prize.

Guidelines:

PDF format is strongly preferred. If PDF is not possible, then only MS Word please.
All scripts must have a title page with all contact information, but NO identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document.
Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length, and should follow radio drama format. An example of proper radio drama format can be found here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf

The Deathscribe experience includes performing the pieces on stage with Foley artists and a band creating the sound effects and music live. Therefore, scripts must be ready to produce, including direction for sound and music cues. Sorry, but submissions cannot include usage of copyrighted music.
Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration in any year.

NO SCREENPLAYS. SCREENPLAYS WILL BE DISCARDED. WE KNOW THEM WHEN WE SEE THEM. (Nothing against screenplays. But this is a radio play festival.)

DO NOT submit full-length plays for consideration in Deathscribe. They will be discarded. If you wish to submit a full-length horror play to WildClaw, see our general submission guidelines.

All submissions must be made electronically. Please make sure your script is formatted correctly according to the guidelines and submit your script as an attachment to deathscribe2017@gmail.com. Please include the title of your play in the subject line.

Deathscribe selections are “blind.” The title page should include the title of the script, names of all authors, and the address, phone and email address of the author(s). The subsequent pages must include only the manuscript title and page number and NO identifying personal information (name, address, email, etc.) or it will be disqualified.

Please be aware that these scripts, if chosen, will be performed by no more than 6 actors, therefore scripts with more characters will require double casting by the director of the piece.

Questions? Email them to literary@wildclawtheatre.com.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Radio Theater Project Submissions

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The Radio Theatre Project accepts submissions of original scripts where the story depends on dialogue instead of visuals.

The beauty of radio theater is that it’s voices, and it’s storytelling.

Radio plays can be startlingly intimate – the thoughts inside somebody’s head. Or as wide-ranging as the universe, a story way too big for a stage. It’s easy and inexpensive to go to Mars on the radio, or converse with a dragon or your dog – this is theatre your audience builds with you, and each person designs the set and casts the characters in their imagination.

That said, we tend toward new work and only rarely do old-timey scripts. We welcome writers who have radio in mind, and writers willing to reshape scripts that have had a life onstage or screen.

If you’re adapting a work from another medium, remember that audio is a different animal. What got you screams and cheers onstage may need to be rethought if it’s delivered without visuals.

Selected plays are performed for a standing-room only crowd in downtown St. Pete, with professional actors on book and a sound effects artist. Recordings are distributed via podcast and writers receive a stipend of $50 when the script is performed.

Short plays are very welcome. Full-length plays will need to be condensed to one hour with an intermission.

Stage plays can be submitted as-is for consideration, though if selected some adaptation may be necessary.

This is an ongoing opportunity.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR RTP SCRIPTS
  • Plays should have a running time of 50 minutes or less. Brevity is the soul of.
  • Plays longer than 30 minutes will need to be able to be split in two parts with an intermission.
  • Plays that originated as stage, film or prose are fine, but we produce radio theater – works originating in other forms will need to be adapted for radio.
  • The Radio Theatre Project reserves the right to make any edits necessary for length, clarity or FCC regulations. We’ll suggest those to you, if your script is being considered for production.
  • Florida writers and plays with Florida settings and subject matter are always welcome.
Send plays for consideration to Jim Wicker, Literary Manager, at jimwicker.actor@gmail.com.

REQUIREMENTS
Please include a cover sheet with title, name of author and contact information.
On the second page, please include a plot summary and brief bio of the author.
Please submit scripts in 12-point type with page numbers in the upper right-hand corner.
Think about sound and sound effects.
The scripts will be broadcast, so FCC language restrictions apply—no seven deadly words, obscenity, overt sex or graphic bodily functions.

Before your script is produced, you will need to put it into radio play format – see guidelines here.

TIPS
Any action must be made clear by dialogue and sound effects.
Characters should be identified frequently by name, and there can’t be too many characters in the same scene. If characters aren’t part of the conversation, they disappear.
Be judicious in your use of narration and monologue, or avoid them altogether. Dialogue is more engaging.

RESOURCES TO EXPLORE

Tips from the BBC, including sample scripts. They do know all about it.

An excellent article on Writing for Audio Drama by author Robyn Paterson. Many thanks to Radio Theatre Project fan Alexander Balanda for sharing this terrific resource.

Wonderfully detailed guidelines from Independent Radio Drama Productions in the UK.

An introduction to writing NPR-style radio. All the rules about writing and the way listeners listen, apply.

If you have questions, please contact Jim Wicker, RTP Literary Manager at jimwicker.actor@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Play for Voices welcomes submissions

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Calling all literary translators, audio dramatists, and international audio drama enthusiasts

Play for Voices welcomes submissions of English-language audio plays and audio plays in English translation.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

– Plays must be written or adapted for audio presentation. We are not currently seeking unadapted stage plays or other literature.

– Plays can be of any length, and either written in English or translated into English from any language.

– Translators should determine that performance rights are available before submitting and, if possible, provide contact information for the rights holders.

– Play for Voices will retain nonexclusive first performance rights to produce selected submissions.

– Submissions should be sent by email to submissions@playforvoices.com and include the following attachments:

* A single MS Word document containing: 1) the original English-language audio play or the English translation of the play; 2) short bios for the author and translator; 3) an author’s or translator’s note that includes background information about the play and its production history; and 4) any details regarding rights.

* A PDF of the original play, in cases where a translation is being submitted.

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