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Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts

Friday, July 23, 2021

Seeking plays inspired by Edward Hopper

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Deadline: August 31, 2021 11:59 PM

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Only one play per playwright will be accepted.

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

Click here to view all 182 Hopper paintings.

To submit your work, click here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

SOOP to NUTS Short Play FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: September 20, 2021

Welcome to the 2nd Annual SOOP to NUTS Short Play Festival original short-play competition at our 530 Studios in Pelham, NY (28 minutes from Grand Central Station!)

FESTIVAL DATES: November 5th – 20th, 2021 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

PRIZES: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100

NUMBER OF PLAYS: There will be 20 – 25 plays chosen as semi-finalists each receiving two performances (one evening / one matinee); 5 plays will be chosen for the final evening of competition.

LENGTH: one-act plays between ten and thirty minutes (no more or less!).

PARTICIPANTS: submissions may be made by any playwright, age 18 or older

FEES: there is no fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee to participate

LANGUAGE: plays must be submitted in English

FORMAT: plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted to info@sooptheatre.org

SUBMISSION LIMITS: Playwrights may submit only ONE play (please send us your best work!)
Original works ONLY! Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes and props. No children’s/young adult plays. No musicals.

CASTING / REHEARSAL PROCESS: If chosen, you will be responsible for all staffing (casting, director, etc) and rehearsing of your piece. SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be, but make no guarantees that we can staff your piece! You are responsible for all rehearsal – SOOP will provide each play selected one free rehearsal slot in our studio space (schedule TBD), in addition to the required tech in the final week.

SOOP can provide small set pieces (chairs, tables, small loveseat, etc) as well as some more detailed props. A list will be made available to all participants. That said, we do ask that you keep ALL these requirements to a MINIMUM. Lighting will be a simple wash (lights up-lights down), sound cues can be used if provided.

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:
1. All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 - 25 semi-finalists will be chosen

2. Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Nov 5 – 7) OR the second weekend (Nov 12 – 14).

3. Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *5 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipient from ALL the evenings will be the fifth finalist)

4. The five finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Nov 20th) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA)

DEADLINE: All scripts for consideration MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 9/20/21

(STN SPF, Feb/2020 Winners: 1st place, A Family Affair by Albi Gorn / 2nd place, Broken Birds by Sean O’Connor / 3rd place, Richard Nixon’s Neighbors by John Barrow)

Monday, July 19, 2021

SPIDER® magazine for ages 6–9 seeks plays for Outside of the Box

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Deadline: August 15, 2021

SPIDER®, a literary magazine for children, features fresh and engaging literature, poems, articles, and activities for newly independent readers. Editors seek energetic, beautifully crafted submissions with strong “kid appeal” (an elusive yet recognizable quality, often tied to high-interest elements such as humor, adventure, and suspense). 

We have particular interests in stories that explore themes of identity (gender expression, ability, race and ethnicity, family structure including LGBTQAI+ and single parent homes, neighborhoods, beliefs, and traditions); global cultures and languages (current needs include South American, African, and Middle Eastern countries, island nations, and Native American nations); scientific and technological exploration and innovation; magical or interplanetary landscapes; cities and metropolitan areas; real kids doing real things; weird and sometimes gross stuff; and the creative spirit.


Outside of the Box

Deadline: August 15, 2021

At Spider (for ages 6-9), we love contemporary stories and poems, but we are excited to read more material that falls outside these popular categories. This might be plays, science fiction, or historical fiction and nonfiction. It might be simple, but inventive, activities like recipes, games, crafts, magic tricks, science experiments, or silly quizzes. It can be anything that defies categorization. We also enjoy stories or poems with accompanying hands-on activities or nonfiction components. Manuscripts must be 1000 words or fewer. Activities should be one to two pages and include reference photos.

Guidelines

Before submitting, be sure to familiarize yourself with our magazines. (Sample copies are available for viewing at the Cricket Media Store, or you can order a current issue by calling 800-821-0115.) Issues are also available at many local libraries.

Fiction Stories and Plays

We seek fiction of all kinds: fantasy, folk or fairytale, sci-fi, historical, humorous, or realistic. Whether the setting is long-ago or contemporary, or the protagonist is a shy newcomer, clever trickster, class clown, fantasy creature, or superhero, characters and the worlds they inhabit should be complex and believable. Plays should have 2–6 characters so that a child could feasibly perform the play at home with family or friends.

Length: 300–1000 words

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Womxn Center Stage Festival

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Deadline: July 21, 2021

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Womxn Center Stage October 2021
Call for Submissions
Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from womxn artists at any stage in their careers

As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, full-length pieces from CP’s Off-Broadway season, workshops, panels, and classes.

The festival will take place during the last two weeks of October in New York City.
The deadline for submissions is July 21st, 2021. We will notify all applicants by August 21, 2021.

Women Center Stage, an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, supports and promotes the work of artists who identify as womxn. It also celebrates the unique contribution of womxn to social justice and human rights. The festival has grown into a means of initiating work on all levels, a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and launch provocative and relevant new work.

The Women Center Stage Festival provides a much needed home for exploring new ideas and inspiration, testing out early stages of new work, and putting womxn artists in conversation with new audiences, potential collaborators, mentors and a vibrant community of peers. The aim of WCS is to inspire collaboration, friendship, solidarity, and to create public awareness and engagement.

Since its founding in 1996, the Women Center Stage Festival has grown into a preeminent presenter of powerful art created by womxn. This coming year will mark the festival’s 25th anniversary.

Requirements

Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as womxn.

No more than 20 minutes in length.

Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.

We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).

Work can be in the format of a scripted play, dance-theater, dance, poetry, original monologues, physical theater and can include music, video, and experimental elements.

We will also accept re-workings, retellings, deconstructions, and adaptations.

You may submit a script idea, outline, fragment or draft; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards etc).

What we provide:
  • 2 performances for each artist/Performance Space
  • 1 Tech and 1 Dress rehearsal
  • Recommendations for artistic team (including actors) as needed
  • Publicity
  • Rep lighting plot, projector, sound system, WCS Stage Manager, Production supervisor/designer
  • Some rehearsal space may be provided

What you provide
  • Your original work
  • Costumes
  • Music/Sound/Projections
  • Artistic team
  • Performers

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Strange Trace Stencils 2022: Thresholds

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Deadline: August 1, 2021 11:59 EDT

Strange Trace is pleased to announce our second annual Stencils Festival! We’re seeking proposals for short (up to 20 minute) works of chamber opera to be workshopped and produced by Strange Trace throughout our 21/22 season for inclusion in the Stencils Festival, to be held in the first weekend of June, 2022. If you’re a composer, librettist, playwright, or theater-maker and you’ve got an idea for us, we’d love to hear from you!
Theme

This year, the theme for Stencils is Thresholds! We’re looking for works that creatively engage with the theme in a variety of ways—literally, figuratively, metaphorically, surreally, metaphysically, etc.—so have fun with it. A threshold can be a door, a limit, a point of no return, a place of change, a veil, a plane of transformation—we’re looking forward to seeing the imaginative ways we can represent this theme through music and theater. 

Who Can Apply

Stencils is open to anyone. Artists of all ages and nationalities are eligible to apply. Proposals can come from composers, librettists or composer/librettist teams—we use those terms as a convenience, simply meaning “music maker” and “word writer”—so even if you haven’t previously considered yourself an “opera person,” or even a traditional composer, we’d love to hear your proposal!

Artists of underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants need not be in the Boston area, as there will be the possibility for fully virtual participation from composers and librettists.

We are a small, self-started company gearing up for our second season. All artists selected for Stencils will be given an honorarium. The exact amount is not yet determined, but will be communicated in writing prior to accepting the commission.

What We’re Looking For

We love theatrical works of any style. Proposals should be for works under twenty minutes. A few things to bear in mind:

The exact format of the festival is not yet set—there may be a combination of digital and live presentations (TBD pending practical and safety concerns), so proposals should have a degree of flexibility in that regard

Stencils shows will be cast from Strange Trace’s five singer/actor members

Proposals with casts of 1-3 are especially encouraged

We will work with composers/librettists on casting, but all final casting decisions will be made by Strange Trace

The instrumentation available for the festival is not yet determined, but will be set by Strange Trace before the composition process begins

Works for open instrumentation and unaccompanied works are great, too!

Piano may not be available, but our keyboard player, Greg, has an awesome variety of electronic keyboard instruments!

Use of electronics is possible, with the understanding that the composer should be able to provide us with all the tools we need

We’re looking for shows that engage with our mission and values

You may submit a work that you have already begun working on, with the understanding that it will be tailored to fit Strange Trace through the development and production process of Stencils

Our first Stencils Festival wraps up on-demand viewing July 4-6th; if you didn’t catch it, we will be posting excerpt videos on our website soon. Our website and YouTube channel include other video productions, and applicants are encouraged to take a peek and see what we’re about!
The Application and Review Process

The application process has two rounds. For the first round, please fill out the corresponding Google Form, linked below, which will collect some basic information about you and your idea. The round one form is due by August 1st (at 11:59PM EDT). Artists can apply in one of four ways:

An individual composer/librettist (one artist who will write the words and the music)

A composer and librettist team (two artists who are proposing a work together)

A composer looking to be paired with a librettist (one artist who will write the music, and would like to meet an artist to write the words)

A librettist looking to be paired with a composer (one artist who will write the words, and would like to meet an artist to write the music)

Last year, we produced works from each of those categories, so please don’t hesitate to apply if you’re looking to be paired with a collaborator!

Each application will be read by Strange Trace members, scored, and discussed in group meetings to determine which proposals move to the second round. In the second round, in addition to requesting samples of your work, we will have specific questions for your proposal which came up in our discussion from round one.

From round two, a small group of finalists will be selected for interviews, which will help us determine the shows we will produce. These interviews will be held virtually, and will be scheduled during round two of the application process. We’ll make sure you have everything you need beforehand—we just want a chance to meet you and get to know you a bit!
The Production Process

Each selected work will be paired with a Strange Trace member who will serve as the project lead, and will help guide the show through a workshop process tailored specifically to each show, which will include events like table reads and discussions, brainstorming sessions, semi-staged libretto readings, score readings, rehearsals and coachings, and eventually the production itself! While there may be some in-person participation possible, all events will be able to be fully attended virtually. Below, you’ll find a rough timeline which, while subject to change, will give you an idea of the scope of the development process.
Timeline

Please note that this is our current plan, but it is subject to change—particularly pending safety concerns. We will be very communicative about scheduling.

JULY 1st: Stencils Festival 2022 Call for Proposals opens

AUGUST 1st: Round 1 form closes at 11:59PM EDT

SEPTEMBER 1st: Proposals selected for round 2 are notified and materials are requested

SEPTEMBER 8th: Round 2 materials are due

SEPTEMBER 30th: Finalists are notified and interviews are scheduled

OCTOBER 8th: Winners are selected and notified

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER: Libretto writing and workshopping

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER: Score writing

JANUARY: Score draft reading and workshopping

FEBRUARY: Rehearsal score due

FEB/MARCH/APRIL: Music learning, rehearsals and coachings

MAY: Staging rehearsals and/or filming

JUNE: Stencils Festival!
Questions

If you have any questions about Stencils or the call for proposals, please email us at strangetraceopera@gmail.com

2021 Playwrights and Artists Festival

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Deadline: August 15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Hannah Goldberg – “Eat More Chikin”




Mary Rose – “Stairway to Heaven”





Judy Irwin-Salton – “Family Picnic





Sunday, July 11, 2021

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work

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Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline

WE ARE NOW SEEKING SHORT WORKS—10 TO 25 PAGES - OR UP TO 25 PAGES+-FROM A LONGER WORK

(to be read in full, in installments)

Multiple Submissions are fine. Response time is usually swift—within a couple of weeks.

NOTE: Tiger’s Heart Payers does NOT cast your play for a Reading, but we will be more than happy to assist.

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

We are especially interested in work from Women, Outliars of all description, and Playwrights & Actors around the globe!

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

Lab Sessions are posted each weekend on our Facebook Page @ Tiger’s Heart Players

United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing seeks short comedic plays from female-identified playwrights for publication

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Coordinated by
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu of Pace University
Publisher TBA

This international volume is hoped to be multi-lingual, thus giving each playwright a chance to submit a short piece in their mother tongue and its translated into English version.

Submissions from the United States/UK/Australia/Nigeria/etc. shall remain in original unless the author knows and speaks fluently another language or can work with a translator. The volume will have 10-12 comedies.

1. the play must be a comedy (because the doctor is in the house and she has prescribed laughter),

2. the script must be written by a female identified playwright (because the volume is coordinated/commissioned via an organization dedicated to womxn playwrights exclusively),

3. the script must be short, i.e., no longer than 20-30 pages (because I, like you, crave for comedic essence),

4. the script must be composed during “the longest year of our lives,” or how I call 2020-21 (because the intention is to see how womxn have used laughter as a coping mechanism during the pandemic),

5. hence, it can be realistic, symbolic, absurd: you choose, you are free! It could have had a reading, two readings, or 1,000 readings on Zoom.

6. Our main goal is to see how we understand and produce comedy worldwide and how we tap into our creative resources to deal with the trauma of a pandemic via mild to strong laughs.

Submit your piece by New Year’s Eve of 2021 to fflorescu@pace.edu

with the subject line “Thalia’s Daughters.” The process of reading, evaluating, and making a decision will commence with a good wine, a great laughter, and a chance to see womxn in their full, vibrant potential. Info about the publisher and how to devise our own apotropaic masks will be announced at a later date.

About the coordinator: Catalina Florina Florescu was born in Romania, earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, and lives on the East Coast of the U.S. She has published and/or edited 8 books on immigration, hospitalization/health, motherhood, and more. She teaches at Pace in New York. She organizes a festival of new plays and is the coordinator for “Voices,” an international festival of plays both organized by JCTC. Her CV and other info can be found here: http://www.catalinaflorescu.com/

May Θαλεια bless and guide our journey!

Saturday, July 10, 2021

The Breath Project 2021

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

Submissions must be a recording of a live performance of original work that has been created in the past year, and must be 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length;

Submissions will be accepted from artists of color who reside in the United States (work submitted by artists under the age of 18 will be considered in a youth category);

The deadline for consideration for the 2021 Virtual Festival is August 31. The archive submission process is currently open-ended (there is no deadline to submit to the archive only).

All submissions received by August 31 will also be eligible for consideration for a 2022 New Play Commission award (up to $17,000 will be awarded to a single project, or smaller amounts to multiple projects).

We strongly recommend that you read the Frequently Asked Questions, and check the list of Partner Theaters to see which theaters are able to offer space and other resources.

Monday, July 5, 2021

TEDxAsburyPark seeks short plays

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

In its 10th season, TEDxAsburyPark is broadening its commitment to ideas by seeking short original plays to be produced and directed for a Zoom audience.

Plays must have a running time of less than 25 minutes, involve a small cast and be suitable for Zoom or a simple production. As a lab, our directed and rehearsed productions will involve the playwright, and all sessions, including the final production, will be recorded.

Submissions should include a tight summary with character descriptions and a working script.

The final production will be offered to a live online audience where we typically host 200-800 attendees, to be followed by a panel discussion with the playwright, director and cast.

The final production will be hosted on our YouTube channel, which has had over 6 million views.

If selected, the playwright will grant a limited use license of the recorded work to be hosted on YouTube, with links to our social media, and at our option, to be produced for a live audience by TEDxAsburyPark and its affiliates.

Casting will be an open call with director, and the playwright is free to invite actors as part of the process.

Important: We can only review small cast plays between 10 and 30 minutes in length.

Submissions will be evaluated on originality, an idea worth spreading, language, and suitability for virtual production. We will only retain about 10% of submitted plays for potential productions and readings. We will get back to you promptly, usually within 30 days of submission.

With appreciation of your work,

Brian Smiga, John Orefice, and the TEDxAsburyPark team

TEDxAsburyPark performers, writers, speakers do not receive any monetary compensation, or airfare/transportation costs.

If you are accepted, we will ask you to sign the TED.com open-commons release form and we will direct, produce, record and edit a video of your work making it available to you, and also under a creative commons license on the web on our website, on YouTube and other video sites, and possibly on TED.com. We reserve the right to keep the online video live just like TED talks.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Seeking short plays for festival

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Deadline: July 11, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Fleas on the Dog seeking short plays for publication

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Deadline: June 30, 2021

Fleas on the Dog writes:

We are looking for plays  up to 5000 words, but are flexible about this. We can be contacted at editors@fleasonthedog.com 

Oh Drat! The Brat Pack is back!!! Yes, the site your teacher warned you about is itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays and nonfiction that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk. Writing that not only shames your imitators but your friends and family too! We want it ALL and we want it NOW. See our Guidelines for details. And remember, if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you. If we don’t, we promise to be gentle. Runs June 1 to 30.

ONLINE PUBLISHING GUIDELINES 

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

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

Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure  is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).

Include the genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.  Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. Submit to only one category per issue. If you have been published by us please do not resubmit for six months unless solicited. We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Friday, June 25, 2021

Molecule seeks short work

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Deadline:  July 15, 2021

Molecule accepts submissions of poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction) plays, reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings, also wanted: no skyscrapers please!

We have a strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have tiny minds. All submissions should be previously unpublished work.

How should I send my work?

Send submissions in the body of the email or as an attachment to moleculetinylitmag@gmail.com along with a 3rd person bio of no more than 24 words (including name). Please send no more than 5 pieces.

24 words or less for a whole bio, seems random, where did you come up with that?

There are 24 atoms in a molecule of caffeine. What more do you want from us?

When are you open for submissions and when will I hear back?

We are open for submissions for our Fall 2021 Issue from June 1st to July 15th. Replies will be sent by August 15th.

If your work is accepted we ask for first rights (to publish in our [forthcoming] print and online issue) and non-exclusive electronic and archival rights (so we keep using it). All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The PTC New Play Festival is seeking short plays

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Deadline: June 30, 2021 11:59 pm

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

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

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

Submission Guidelines:

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

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

- Involve no more than 4 actors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Monday, June 14, 2021

Write Bites seeks plays

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Deadline: June 29, 2021

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

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Little Fish Theatre 20th Annual PICK OF THE VINE

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Deadline: June 30, 2021

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

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

Submission Guidelines:

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

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

4. First Play Submission is FREE.

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

6. Plays will require no more than 6 actors.

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

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

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


Timeline for submissions:

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

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

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

Facebook: Facebook.com/TheLittleFishTheatre

Instagram: @LittleFishTheatre

Twitter: @lilfishtheatreWebsite: littlefishtheatre.org

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Yonder Window Ascending Playwright Program

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Ascending Playwrights Program

The Ascending Playwright Program is a mentorship opportunity for new playwrights age 18-25.

Writers awarded a spot on our Ascending Playwright list will receive...

- a private digital reading of their new play featuring professional actors

- a mentorship session with our Playwright in Residence; Grant MacDermott

- a featured spot on our social media and website

We are offering 5 spots in our program. Readings will take place once a month from March to July 2021.

Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

Application Guidelines:

- You may only submit one play.

- You may submit a short play, one act, or full-length play (no longer than two acts).

- You must be 18-25

- Your play must not have had any professional readings or productions affiliated with another theatre company.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following to admin@yonderwindow.co

1. Cover Letter:

Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in the Ascending Playwright Program. You can use the cover letter as an opportunity to tell us a little about yourself and your writing.

2. Resume (only if you have one)

3. Except: 10 pages of your short or full-length play

4. Synopsis & Character List: Please include a brief synopsis of your play, one to two paragraphs should do. Also, include a character list with identifying descriptions (race, gender, age)

*If you are not chosen during the month in which you apply your application rolls over into the next month for consideration

APPLY TODAY

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2021 Virtual Play Festival

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Deadline: August 30, 2021

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting adventure and comedy entries

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Deadline: May 28th 2021

The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates exciting aural storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. Authors retain all script rights.

The theme for 2021’s competition is adventure and comedy scripts that engage and amuse audiences.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes (approximately 30 pages of script)
  • 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 appropriate for listeners of all ages by meeting the following conventions:
  • 1) Avoid swearing. which includes “damn,” and “hell” and “God.” Failure to do so 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.
  • Given the current world situation, please refrain from submitting dystopic/pandemic fiction. This isn’t to say the subject can’t make for compelling drama, but a goal of this competition is to foster scripts that provide an escape for audiences of all ages from hearing about this topic.
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven. To meet this criteria (and prevent repurposed stage plays) each script should have at least one location change.
  • 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.
Winners will be announced on June 21st 2021.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

TYPE! submission guidelines

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Thank you for considering sharing your work. TYPE! is free to read so although we cannot pay for submissions or chosen work, we will work with authors to promote the piece and their other writing. We also require written confirmation that submissions are original work.

Please note – due to the high number of submissions we receive we will only respond to those we wish to publish, however we do read EVERY submission. Submission also carries no guarantee of inclusion or feedback.

#RuleOfSix - Tell us a story in six words
Fiction - 1,000 words or fewer
Flash Fiction - 400 words or fewer
Poetry - 200 words or fewer
Micro-plays - 1-2 pages long
Micro-films - 1-2 pages long

If you have work you would like to submit that is not listed here, please get in touch and we may accept it!

Please send in your writing via the submission form.

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