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Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Garden of Voices: a Podcast Theatre Troupe is looking for script submissions

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No deadline

We are a new podcast aiming to create theatre in a purely audio format, similar to classic radio shows. We are currently in the rehearsal process for our first two episodes and looking to find more writers interested in getting involved. As this is an ongoing process, there is no deadline.

Plays should be at least 15 minutes, and no more than 1 hour long. They can be on any subject, although scripts that address current issues in society are a plus. You can submit as many plays as you want.

Each play we produce will be performed once in a live event on Zoom prior to being released as an episode across various podcast platforms. Writers whose scripts are chosen will receive 10% of all profits made from their plays.

We can be found primarily through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thegardenofvoices) along with Twitter (@tgovpodcast) and Instagram (@thegardenofvoices)

Submissions should be uploaded here in Word or PDF format. You will hear back within a week or two of your submission regarding any next steps.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Festival de la Bête Noire Call For Projects

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Deadline: October 31, 2020

SUBMISSION FORM

We are so excited about what YOU can bring to our unique horror theatre festival. The Festival will run exclusively online from Feb 15th to March 15th 2021 for a limited edition experience. We are offering you an online platform through which to share your weird, creepy, freaky, spooky, and macabre horror performance work.

Please read the information and guidelines before applying. There is no fee to apply.

ONLINE EXPECTATIONS:

1) All projects accepted to the festival will be pre-recorded performances, with NO post production edits. This is to ensure a most genuine and organic theatre experience albeit online. We are not a movie festival, we are a theatre festival. Keep this in mind when submitting your ideas as you will have to record and submit a finalized copy for viewing to the festival.

2) Projects /performances must remain as close to an organic theatre piece as possible: Whatever environment you choose to perform your project in EX: your living room, rented space, outside, a car etc...is to be interpreted as your stage. Remember if you can perform it on a traditional stage then, it can be done in your chosen environment (with a little creative thinking).

3) When describing your project in the form below please be as descriptive and concise as possible. Please include your idea for the type of “stage” or “stages” you will be performing in to give us a greater understanding of what to expect. You can submit more than one project.

4) During the festival all projects will be stored in our google drive and audiences will buy access to the links via our website. Most activities will come with a ticket purchase, but some other events will be free for all (Panels, workshops, live streams). There will be No live streams of the submitted projects on standard social media platforms( fb/youtube or Instagram) However, to ensure a more interactive relationship between the audience and artist we will have an opportunity to present live streams through “About the Creator” series. Which will be featured on standardized social media platforms.

SUGGESTIONS OF PROJECTS TYPES:

- Radio Plays - Audio Dramas - Living Room Theatre
- Dance - Puppets - Magic
- Spoken word - Interactive games - Murder mysteries
- Panels/Workshops


REQUIREMENTS:

- All projects must be pre-recorded
- Projects /performances must remain as close to an organic theatre piece as possible: Whatever environment you choose is your stage and if it can be done on stage, it can be done in your environment.
- Artists can apply individually or in groups with performance projects.
- We strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices, including BIPOC and queer artists, and artists of varying abilities.
- No post production/Digital Manipulation
- 45 minutes or less
- Ticket profits split 85/15 in favour of the artist
- Tech, rehearsal spaces and other needs are your responsibility, although we can guide you in the right direction if you feel stuck.
- Flexibility, on yours and our part. We live in strange times and things can and may change.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 31st
Calls by November: 7th


Email us at betenoire.festival@gmail.com if you have questions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Shakespeare in Italy seeking short radio dramas

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Deadline: June 26, 2020
£200 prize for the best short play (audio drama)
Email Submissions to: collette@shakespeareinitaly.org.uk

There could not be a more apt time to shine a spotlight on the stories written by Italian author, poet and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio, whose work is thought to be among the classics from Italy which influenced Shakespeare in his writing.

Known as The Decameron the 14th century stories feature 10 young Florentines who flee from the Black Death to live in Naples. In all there are 100 short stories that feature a framing device and range from the erotic to the tragic, the hilarious to the instructional. In the stories individuals tell their stories to - guess what - distract themselves from the Black Death during a period of medieval quarantine.

These stories have also proved inspirational to young writer Rebekah King who has penned her own stories in the Decameron style. Rebekah has teamed up with Shakespeare in Italy on our Sharing Shakespeare platform to devise a competition open to all.

Over the next four weeks we would like you to submit a short play (audio drama) of no longer than 15 minutes - those shortlisted by our panel will be performed over two nights early in July with a director and two actors (max) assigned to each play. Then we will select an overall winner from those performed.

The plays must be written in the style of the Decameron, but must tell an original story set in our own time. 


Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Merry Beggars seek 10-minute radio plays

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Deadline: May 4, 2020

Moved by the unprecedented event of a ‘global quarantine’ due to Coronavirus, The Merry Beggars seeks submissions of 10-minute radio plays responding to the theme "Quarantine."

As we enter into a strange monkish isolation, our humanity emerges in a new and vivid light. We encounter our families, perhaps for the first time. Old wounds - and old loves - resurface. We enter into an unplanned retreat - a deepened Lenten sacrifice. What new stories will this create? What farces? What heroes? Where has this been felt before in history? Does this prefigure our future? Where is God in all of this? Where are our families? Where are we?

Three finalists will be fully produced as radio plays and broadcast on partnering radio stations. The top finalist will receive a $300 prize. All genres, periods, and sensibilities are encouraged! All submissions are judged blind by top industry professionals. Submission deadline is May 4th, 2020.

See the full prompt and contest at themerrybeggars.com/radio

Scripts do not have to be ‘about’ quarantine but simply ‘in response to’ the theme of ‘quarantine’ (i.e. wherever your imagination goes when you hear the word/idea of ‘quarantine’). Scripts do not have to be present-day or be about Coronavirus.

We are seeking scripts from all genres: comedy, farce, tragedy, satire, etc. Setting, time, and environment are left to your imagination. Scripts will be evaluated by the criteria of story (plot, structure, characters, dialogue, and concept) as well as by how they make use of the unique storytelling opportunities of an audio medium.

Scripts should be no longer than 10 to 15 pages.Your script should feature no more than 6 central characters (though additional minor characters with only a few lines are allowed).

For help in writing a radio play, see the BBC’s guide (Ten Tips for Writing a Radio Play) as well as RTE’s guide (Guidelines for Submitting a Radio Play). If helpful, here is the BBC’s Radio Play formatting guidelines: UK version or US version.

Friday, April 24, 2020

BLINDSPOT COLLECTIVE SEEKS NEW SHORT PLAYS & MUSICALS FOR COLLABORATION WITH LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

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Deadline: April 26, 2020 6pm PST
San Diego CA

Blindspot Collective, a theatre company in San Diego dedicated to radically inclusive new work and diverse emerging artists, seeks new short plays and musicals to be featured in (W​alks of Life),​ an original work of auditory theatre commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse. Each recording will consist of three 10-minute “radio plays” or musicals unified by a narrator, and is intended to be enjoyed as individuals take a roughly 30-minute walk in their own neighborhood. 

Conceived as a means of participating in theatre even in the midst of the current, global pandemic, the plays will be written as if the listener could hear inside the homes they are passing, and capture a snapshot of the lives and stories unfolding just out of sight.

As the project is being developed in response to the unfolding crisis created by COVID-19, Blindspot Collective​ extends our sincere condolences to those already impacted, deep gratitude to those working around the clock to address the pandemic, and best wishes to everyone navigating this evolving situation. In this period of uncertainty and isolation, the co-founders of Blindspot Collective remain steadfast in our belief that theatre as an act of storytelling and community is a vital means of resilience and hope. To that end, (​ ​Walks of Life) ​will encourage audiences to imaginatively connect with the physical community around them as they engage with new works created by dynamic playwrights and composers from across the country.

As part of this upcoming project, Blindspot Collective seeks proposals for new 10-minute plays and musicals that meet the following criteria:
  • Must feature no more than 3 characters
  • Must be a single, continuous moment set in a contemporary home or apartment
  • Must maintain a sense of realism or naturalism (including the use of diegetic music)
  • Must rely on dialogue and sound to convey every aspect of the story
In addition to the criteria above we recommend the following:
  • We encourage works that prioritize entertainment and levity as a source of comfort during this time. We believe a mix of humor and gravitas is often the most compelling.
  • We encourage an imagined rating of PG or PG-13 to avoid alienating audiences due to persisent strong language or graphic depictions of sex or violence.
  • We will prioritize narratives and characters that challenge expectations or exist outside dominant culture because we wish to depict the contemporary human experience in a way that might not be commonly seen represented in other works or mediums.
Approximately 6 works submitted as part of this open call process will be selected, revised, and produced as part of W​ alks of Life​. Any writer whose work is featured will receive an honorarium of at least $200.

S​elected playwrights, composers, or writing teams will collaborate with Blindspot Collective on final drafts. The process will be produced and directed by Catherine Hanna Schrock and Blake McCarty, co-founders of Blindspot Collective, in direct collaboration with La Jolla Playhouse. Writers are not expected to participate in rehearsals (unless they choose to do so) and performers will be selected by the producers. Each work will be audio recorded remotely, mixed and engineered in collaboration with a sound designer, and made available digitally to audiences via specific platforms still to be determined in conjunction with La Jolla Playhouse.

The aforementioned honorarium will be considered an initial payment for the works to be available for free or low cost to the public for a minimum of 30 days. Precise details are still being arranged, but any further use of the original work would be pending based on a contractual agreement, and writers would receive payments for any profits that were rendered from their work. ​While a license to use the work for the exclusive purposes of Walks of Life must be granted to Blindspot Collective, artists retain sole ownership and copyright of their original work.

To be considered, you must submit a one page proposal that includes a synopsis and character descriptions by 6:00pm PST on Sunday, April 26. If your proposal includes music, you must also submit a demo recording of at least one song. W​ hen submitting a musical, the synopsis should also outline where music would occur. Sheet music is not required and studio recordings of music are not expected. In most instances, a scratch recording sung by the composer will suffice.

Blindspot Collective's artistic staff are happy to provide feedback on initial ideas, concepts, synopses, or character descriptions to assist writers in developing work that is more likely to meet the demands of the project. I​t is not required that you contact us in advance of submitting materials but we encourage you to use our team as a resource during your creative process.

Please include your name, phone number, and email address in your submission. Decisions will be announced by May 15, 2020. 

All questions and submissions should be sent to submissions@blindspotcollective.org

As an organization, Blindspot Collective is committed to radical inclusivity. ​As our name suggests, we prioritize the experience and perspective of underrepresented communities and individuals that are often left out of the conversation -- including people of color, immigrants, women, and individuals with disabilities. Therefore we strongly encourage submissions written by or featuring characters who are members of these or other marginalized communities.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Playing on Air’s 2020 James Stevenson Prize for Comedic Short Plays

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Deadline: April 26, 2020
In his cartoons for The New Yorker, James Stevenson told stories about the human comedy with energy and economy. Returning for its third consecutive year, Playing on Air’s Stevenson Prize will honor three original comedies that perpetuate Mr. Stevenson's spirit and wit, bringing the finest new American short plays to a national audience.

The Prize is made possible through the generosity and vision of Josie Merck, James Stevenson's wife. For submission details, read on below.

FIRST PRIZE
$6,000 award, plus a Playing on Air recording of the winning play for radio and podcast distribution

SECOND PRIZE
$3,000 award

THIRD PRIZE
$1,000 award

Playing on Air invites writers to submit a short comedic play of 10-25 pages (not counting title page).
One submission will be accepted per entrant. Additional entries will disqualify the writer.

All entries must be original, unpublished, and unproduced plays. For more information about our working definition of “unproduced,” scroll down to our STEVENSON FAQs section.

Even in revised form, plays that have been previously submitted to the Stevenson Prize competition or to Playing on Air are ineligible.

FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

Please submit your script as a PDF with title page (with no author information), 12pt font, 1 inch margins on every side, and numbered pages.

All submissions will be judged "blind." Uploaded scripts should not include the author's name, representation, or any identifying information. All author information should be provided via submission form, linked below. 
 
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Submissions will be judged for literary merit, originality, and humor. 2020 Guest Judges will be announced after submissions have closed.

We’re particularly excited about plays that embrace the creative possibilities of storytelling through sound and language. Your play may include brief moments of music, but it shouldn’t be a musical. We’re unable to accept any supplementary tracks or audio files.

Special consideration will be given to the script’s suitability for audio recording and public radio broadcast.

Single-character monologues and plays that rely on the extensive use of a chorus, stage directions, or visual elements are discouraged.

Please do not include sound design cues or instructions beyond standard stage directions.

We strongly encourage you to listen to recent Playing on Air episodes by subscribing to the Playing on Air podcast on your favorite app. Two of 2019’s winning plays, HUMAN RESOURCES by Jason Gray Platt and THE CLAM by Amanda Quaid, will premiere as part of the Spring 2020 podcast season. 

Submissions will only be accepted through the digital form below, which opens on February 27, 2020.

The Preliminary Submission Period will run from February 27, 2020 - April 26, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. During this period, there is no submission fee. We strongly encourage playwrights to submit their work well ahead of April 26 to avoid the extended deadline fee.

The Extended Submission Period will run from April 27, 2020 - May 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. During this period, a $5 fee will be applied to every submission. No exceptions will be made to this deadline.

*Why this new system? As the Stevenson Prize competition grows, we’re committed to keeping this opportunity accessible to all playwrights. We’re also committed to paying every reader, judge, staff member, and intern involved, as we have in previous years. $5 submission fees in the Extended Period will cover a small part of that fair compensation for the artists who make the Stevenson Prize possible.

Entrants must be at least 21 years of age by May 15, 2020. By entering, playwrights consent to Playing on Air’s recording and distribution of any winning plays.

Past winners may not submit.

Due to number of entries, Playing on Air cannot provide feedback on any individual script.

2020 SUBMISSIONS Are now open: SUBMIT YOUR SHORT PLAY HERE

Sunday, February 23, 2020

THE PARSNIP SHIP IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW PLAYS AND NEW VOICES

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For Season Six, we are looking for plays exclusively written by Queer (LGBTQIA+) playwrights*.

As we believe there are as many distinctive styles and voices as there are playwrights, we remain open to a wide range of plays that will engage audiences in an intimate setting and on a podcast format. We see our recordings as a fun collaborative effort among us, the playwright, the directors, the musicians and the actors!

Before you send in your play for consideration, please either attend a live episode recording or take a listen to one of our episodes AND read our FAQs on submissions. If you have any other questions or concerns, please email submissions@theparsnipship.com.

*Queer People of Color and Trans + Non-Binary folx are highly encouraged to apply!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Whiskey Radio Hour seeks radio plays

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Deadline: February 16, 2020

We are currently taking writer and director submissions for Episode 22 of the Whiskey Radio Hour, which will be on Tuesday, March 31 at Chief O'Neill’s Pub and Restaurant, Chicago.

All submissions are due by Sunday, February 16 to whiskeyradiohour@gmail.com.

Submission Guidelines for Writers

NOTE: At present, we are only accepting new radio play submissions from persons of color, female-identifying and/or nonbinary playwrights.

Kindly email whiskeyradiohour@gmail.com with your complete script (in either .doc or .pdf format).

  • Only complete scripts will be considered.
  • Your play should be around ten minutes long (so read your play out loud before you submit!)
  • Your play can be in any genre you like, but try to engage the radio play format in some way.
  • Due to space constraints, up to four actors can perform in each radio play. Therefore, actors will play multiple roles if there are more than four characters in your piece.
  • Each writer can submit up to two radio plays per Radio Hour.
  • Each episode of the Whiskey Radio Hour is recorded, and then put on the internet for anyone to download free of charge. To check out past episodes, visit our bandcamp page.

If you’re interested in the correct format of a radio play, the BBC has a handy guide here

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

BBC 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition

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The 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, is open for submission of scripts from around the world. According to the hosts, the competition “offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of radio drama to reach an international audience.” The competition opened for entries on the 1st of October, 2019, and closes by midnight (GMT) on the 31st of January, 2020. Two winners will be selected: those with English as a first language category and the English as a second language category.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
  • Writers from anywhere in the world, who live outside the UK, are eligible to apply.
  • Both established and emerging writers are welcome to apply.
  • Writers must be 18 years or older.
How to Apply
  • Send a script of 53 minutes. Note that the script must have up to six central characters.
  • Send a synopsis which outlines your play. The synopsis must be no longer than 400 words.
  • The play must be written substantially or entirely in English.
  • Entries must be submitted in one of the following ways:
  • By post to the following address: International Playwriting Competition 2020, BBC Radio Drama, Room 6015 BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  • Or, by email to the following email address: radioplay@bbc.co.uk
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed copy of the entry form which can be downloaded here. All required boxes must be completed.

Prizes:

£2500 sterling for the two winners.
A broadcast of the winning play on the BBC World Service.
A trip to London for the winner to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Little Wonder 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 is the second of our competitions this year for original unpublished 1600-2000 word full cast audio dramas for up to 4 actors.

Who is this competition for?

Unlike our breaking boundaries competition, this competition is open to anybody who can write a play by the deadline. The competition is free to enter.

What we are looking for? 1600-2000-word full cast audio dramas (that’s 10-15 minutes) written in English with no more than 4 actors.  Actors can, however, play multiple parts. The cover page does not count towards the word count.

Does it need to be a new play? Yes. We’d like to write something entirely original for us, and while it is submitted with us it’s best if it isn’t submitted somewhere else. That can cause problems with copywright, and also if muddy the waters regarding paid and unpaid work.

How should it be formatted? Our formatting guidelines and a word template can be found here. The closer you get to this, the happier we will be.

Who can enter? Anyone aged 16 or over from anywhere in the world who isn’t me, a judge (or judges family member), or a current member of the Little Wonder Writing team. Scripts will be judged blind and not informed of the condition under which you entered..

What are the entry dates? From 0001 4th Nov – 2359 31st Dec Paris Time.

When are the results?

The Longlist will be teased on twitter over the weekend from March 14th, make sure you follow us @littlwonder to join in the fun!

The Longlist will be announced on March 16th. At this point all longlistees will be given feedback and six weeks, should they wish, to revise and resubmit their play (Deadline April 30th)

The shortlist will be announced on the 1st June. These 5 plays will then be performed during the

Summer Season in Paris, where a mixed vote by the public and the judging panel will decide the winner.

What is the entry fee? Entry is free!  We are looking to encourage writers and maybe even find people we’d like to work with in the future. However, to be kept up to date with competition progress you should make sure you subscribe to the website:

Where do you send the entry? You can find the entry form by clicking here.  Complete the form, and make sure to upload your script in the file upload box with the title “my play title by my name”, using the same title and name as you used in the form.

What else do you need to do to enter? Check out the entry procedure page.  Engage with Little Wonder:  subscribe on iTunes, or Soundcloud, rate and review, listen to the plays and get an idea of the work we do.  Figure out how you would do it better.

What is the prize? All 5 shortlisted pieces will be recorded before a public audience who will vote alongside our judges panel for a winner.  The winner will be bragged about on our website and generally showered with praise.  Check the Terms and Conditions for full details.

What sort of things are we looking for?

  • Imagination. Make up for the limitations of the medium (no sight) by doing something unexpected.  Tell us a story we’ve never heard before.
  • A full plot. Even a ten-minute play should have a beginning, middle and an end, and characters who have problems they must confront and change to overcome.  If they just walk into the sound booth and start hitting each other with kippers you’ve written a sketch, not a radio play.  Although, to be fair, I’d be very tempted to pass that just to mess with my actors!
  • Humour. You don’t need to write a comedy (in fact, it can be dark as hell), but we do look for a certain wit and intellect in what you write.  That doesn’t even mean jokes.  But show us some wit.
  • 100% less misogyny. Misogynist characters are just fine in their right place but please don’t make us read another play about a struggling male writer who is surrounded by women who adore him but for some inexplicable reason won’t go out with him probably because they’re bitches.  It doesn’t have to be a feminist masterpiece but let’s stay away from certain well tread boards. 
  • Use of sound. Don’t just write us a stage play without the stage directions cut out (although we do record those from time to time!)  Try to create a soundscape in your head. Plays that were obviously film/stage scripts and contain directions such as “walks silently across the stage” will be instantly disqualified.
  • Make full use of your actors.  Don’t have us bring in a fourth actor just so (s)he can say one line and go home.  It’s disrespectful to the actor and isn’t making full use of the talent available.  Keep thinking to yourself:  is this a role that will be rewarding to the actor?  Chances are, if you manage that, you’ll make it rewarding for the audience as well.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespianarium 10-MINUTE RADIO PLAY HORROR SHOW

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DEADLINE September 15th at the stroke of midnight.

Submission Guidelines:

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.

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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.

Saturday, May 25, 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

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.

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!

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