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Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Call for original, short plays by playwrights from tri-state area (NJ, NY, PA).

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Deadline: July 4, 2022, 11:59pm

South Street Players is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 12th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place October 21-23, 2022 in Spring Lake, NJ.

The festival, which receives more than 300 scripts annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original, short plays written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for our audiences.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic and dramatic short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only(NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.

Plays should include no more than 4 characters and be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should their play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Swipes: Tales of Online Dating seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: July 20, 2022

The company will take submissions that will then be judged by our creative jury. The ten plays chosen will be performed in early November in Saline Michigan.

Here are the parameters and information for submissions.The play must be performed in approximately ten minutes.
  • Submissions must be in by July 20.
  • The ten plays chosen will be selected by August 15.
  • Auditions/Casting to perform the plays will take place in mid to late August.
  • If the writer also wishes to direct the play, indicate such on your submission. Otherwise, we will assign a director.
  • The play should not involve more than four actors.
  • The story must be about online dating at its core, experiences, vignettes, etc.
  • Tickets to attend the festival will be $15, and will post after the casts are set.
  • The creative jury will score each play, and a grand prize “Best Play In Show” will be awarded in the form of a $100 cash prize, a plaque and recognition as a Wilde Award Winner For Best Short Play.
  • All playwrights will receive a certificate of merit for clearing the jury selection process and having their play performed, and receive recognition on EncoreMichigan.com.
  • It is possible that we will have a sponsor that will underwrite the filming of the festival, which will then be available on Youtube.
  • Playwrights can submit more than one play, and more than one play from the same playwright may be chosen. Selection is based on quality.
  • All net proceeds will benefit the ongoing operations of EncoreMichigan, specifically to offset monthly server fees for the website and gas for reviewers to get to shows.
  • Submissions should be emailed as a proof-read PDF to EncorePress@gmail.com by July 20 with “Swipes” in the Subject Heading. Make sure your name, email, phone number, play title and whether you plan to direct your own play is on the first page along with the Characters/age/gender of characters, etc.
  • Playwrights so inspired are encouraged to submit stories that embrace diversity of all kinds–all races, genders, ages, LGBTQ characters.
  • Any questions can be directed to Encorepress@gmail.com

Friday, July 1, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION. Fall/Winterfest 2022

 PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS


Best actress $500, Best Supporting Actress 500, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor $500, Best Director $500, Singer $500, Best Short $500, Most Creative Play or Musical $500, Best Music Score $300, Best Choreography $200

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

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All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long.
Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETE NEW CAST AND CREW

ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

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You can take advantage of our Audience Feedback System.

We find that it is usually constructive for playwrights and other members of a production team to receive audience feedback concerning the quality of their productions.

If you so choose, the Festival will reach out to all audience members who attended your production, with a questionnaire they can fill out, answering specific questions and providing general feedback.

Audience input can be very helpful if you are shaping your show for another run, or simply a rewrite. We believe this process will help perfect your production, or can simply help you to learn and grow as an artist for your next production.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PLAY SO FAR + 260 MUSICALS.

Plays and Musicals must be unproduced or produced before 2017 in which case the run must include a completely new cast and crew.



Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. 


PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.
Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience. Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 

Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Spring/Summerfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75 beautiful red fabric seats . A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a large dressing room complete with mirrors and sink, and a clean and functional bathroom.
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.

What other festival offers you the use of 100 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run. It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run. Don’t sweat it. We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props: https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer very long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4 hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2.5 hours for your tech, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes for your tech.

What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions. Large posters, detailed information, and a catchy blurb of your show… That’s more like it! You can share the link without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community. All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face! Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.
  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Molecule open for Fall submissions

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Deadline: July 15, 2022

Guidelines

What can I submit to Molecule?

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 will open for submissions for our Fall 2022 Issue from June 1st to July15th. Replies will be sent by August15th.

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 can keep using it). All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Kumu Kahua seeks 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

We’re proud to announce a new monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press!

Every month, Kumu Kahua’s artistic director Harry Wong III will select a writing prompt on or by the first day of that month. We’re looking for 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on that prompt; the due date for submissions will always be the last day of the month. 

All entries must be written in traditional play format; instructions on this format can be found here (https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats), courtesy of the Dramatists Guild.

There will be one winner each month. Scripts will be submitted to the judges anonymously. Winners will receive $100 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of June 2022 is: A monologue of someone delivering a commencement address to their alma mature. It can either be their high school or their college/university.

Best of luck!

Sunday, June 26, 2022

100 x 1 Minute Play Festival - Los Angeles 2022

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Deadlines: July 30, 2022

The Decameron Project - LA, in partnership with International Arts Media, LLC, is seeking new one minute plays and screenplays for in-person and virtual presentations. 

A 100 x1 min play festival is being planned for fall 2022 in Los Angeles, while some plays will be presented virtually. 

A free workshop will be available on Monday, June 27, 2022 - 7 PM Pacific Time via zoom https://fb.me/e/2M4TNCkVI

Please submit up to 5 plays.  


If you are having any issues with the Google form, please feel free to email your play(s) to 1minplays@gmail.com 

There will be a stipend of $10 per play if the play is selected and performed.  

For more information about the Decameron Project - 


 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Freeze Frame seeks flash drama, the weirder the better

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

So first and foremost, we want a story. A complete, interesting story. 1000 words or less, any genre, no content restrictions. We want your science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, drama, literary works, satire, bizarre fiction, or anything else you can come up with or mix together. The more original, the better. The weirder, the better.

The best way to find out what we’re looking for is to read what we’ve already published! Check out our current volume, free to read at https://freezeframefiction.com/.

We use Submittable to manage electronic submissions. Please be sure to remove your name and any contact information from the uploaded document before submitting.This is very important, as we review submissions blind. Your contact information will be available to the editors.

We do not accept email submissions. Email submissions will be ignored.

Our formatting guidelines are very simple: Text should be double-spaced, in Courier New (preferred) or Times New Roman (okay) size 12. Include word count on the top right of first page. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will be automatically declined, with the exception of experimental forms.

Will we pay you?

Yes, $10 per accepted piece.

Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal submission guidelines

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

Submission Guidelines

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

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

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

Please conform to the following guidelines:

1) We consider poems, short fiction, short screenplays, short plays, creative nonfiction, essays about the art of creative writing, and essays about the teaching of creative writing.
2) We prefer no simultaneous submissions. If your work is under consideration elsewhere, please let us know. If it is accepted for publication elsewhere, please let us know that as well.
3) We do not consider multiple submissions. Please wait until you have heard from us regarding your previous submission before you submit again. Poets may submit up to four poems. All other authors should submit only one work.
4 ) We only consider previously unpublished work.
5) We do not publish profanity, gratuitously violent, or erotic work.
6) All work submitted to any publication or contest at Americana is reviewed blindly. Please do not include your name on the submission. If you do, we will remove it before it is sent out for review.
7) American citizenship is not a requirement for submission; the only requirement is that the work hold some appeal for an American readership and bear some relationship with American culture.
8) We ask for First American Serial Rights for one month after publication. After that, rights revert back to the author.
9) We don't pay for publication, and we don't charge reading fees.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION. Fall/Winterfest 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS

Best actress $500, Best Supporting Actress 500, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor $500, Best Director $500, Singer $500, Best Short $500, Most Creative Play or Musical $500, Best Music Score $300, Best Choreography $200

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

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All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long.
Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETE NEW CAST AND CREW

ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

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You can take advantage of our Audience Feedback System.

We find that it is usually constructive for playwrights and other members of a production team to receive audience feedback concerning the quality of their productions.

If you so choose, the Festival will reach out to all audience members who attended your production, with a questionnaire they can fill out, answering specific questions and providing general feedback.

Audience input can be very helpful if you are shaping your show for another run, or simply a rewrite. We believe this process will help perfect your production, or can simply help you to learn and grow as an artist for your next production.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PLAY SO FAR + 260 MUSICALS.

Plays and Musicals must be unproduced or produced before 2017 in which case the run must include a completely new cast and crew.



Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. 


PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.
Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience. Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing.

Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Spring/Summerfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75 beautiful red fabric seats . A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a large dressing room complete with mirrors and sink, and a clean and functional bathroom.
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.

What other festival offers you the use of 100 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run. It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run. Don’t sweat it. We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props: https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer very long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4 hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2.5 hours for your tech, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes for your tech.

What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions. Large posters, detailed information, and a catchy blurb of your show… That’s more like it! You can share the link without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community. All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face! Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.
  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Gallery Players 26th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

The Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, is seeking plays for its 26th Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held in January 2023. Each play selected will be given a black box production with non-equity actors. Playwrights must be available via Zoom or some other virtual venue for rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: RECEIVED AT GALLERY PLAYERS BY JUNE 30, 2022. NOTE the received by date. Mail your submissions accordingly.

Submission guidelines:

Plays must be un-produced (readings are ok); must be the play’s world premier Length of play: 10 minutes to 30 minutes. No monologues. No period costume pieces.

You may only submit two (2) plays.

Pages must be numbered

A cover page with Title of the play and playwrights contact information is required, along with a plot synopsis of the play and a character breakdown

Submit a copy of your resume

Playwrights cannot direct their own work

Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to:

The Gallery Players

Black Box New Play Festival 199 14th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215.

We will only contact you if your play has been accepted into the Festival. If you want confirmation that your mailing was received by us, please include a self-addressed stamped return postcard.

We do not accept email submissions.

We do not return scripts. Any scripts not chosen for the Festival will be destroyed to protect the copyright.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

21st Annual PICK OF THE VINE

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Deadline: May 31, 2022

Little Fish Theatre is now accepting scripts for our 21st Annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in January-February 2023.

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

Submission Procedure:

1. Only ONE play may be submitted per playwright. There is no submission fee.

2. Submissions accepted May 1- May 31, 2022. Submission deadline is midnight May 31, 2022.

3. PDF Submissions accepted via Google Form: https://bit.ly/37ptW5p-POV2023.

4. Plays must include contact info (name, phone number, email address, home city and state, country) on the cover sheet.

5. Plays will require no more than 6 actors.

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

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

Timeline

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

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: @lilfishtheatre
Website: littlefishtheatre.org

Thursday, May 26, 2022

TYPE! seeks micro-plays

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Deadline: none listed

TYPE! isn’t TYPE! without the words to fill it. We are looking for compelling content to include in future editions. Here’s a guide to submitting…

  • #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
  • Illustrations ~ Please send black and white work only

If you have work you would like to submit that is not listed here, please get in touch and we may accept it! To submit illustrations, drop us a note and we’ll be in touch.

Please send in your writing via the submission form online.

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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) 2022

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Deadline: May 31, 2022

APPLICATION

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) is a three-week developmental program that provides theater artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one performance of a polished “work-in-progress” with audience feedback. Most pieces selected for NWS will have never before been performed in front of an audience. Some selections will have been performed once or twice but will feature new material. We are not interested in seeing established pieces of theatre. We want to see something brand spanking new hit the stage for the first, or nearly the first time. We like to think of this series as an opportunity for artists to share an early draft of a new piece. There is no submission charge, and no obligation to participate if chosen. Plus participants receive 50% of the box office. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been born out of this series, and Emerging Artists is excited to present a new round of opportunities to local artists for yet another year.

We are now accepting submissions for the following new works:
  • Solo Shows
  • Dance
  • Cabaret
  • Musicals (Short and Long)
  • Plays (Short and Long)
  • Subway Musicians
  • Storytelling Show
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Interactive
  • Other … Out of the Box
HOW TO APPLY

PART ONE: Read this page, our FAQ and Our TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PART TWO: Fill out the application form . You will be asked to provide information on the following:
  • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
  • Why you think your show would be a good fit
  • Show title, running time, and production history (if applicable)
  • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
  • Contact information, website, social media handles, and professional bio(s)
Hit SUBMIT to submit your application
GETTING ACCEPTED

If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Fresh Words call for submissions for Special Anthology titled 'Contemporary One Act Plays' (Volume 2)

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Deadline: May 25, 2022

Fresh Words is a new International Literary Magazine which aims at being a storehouse of best contemporary literature.  It  will publish 12 times a year. It will be available in both print (paperback) as well as eBook format.  

We are also publishing special anthologies on one act plays.  

Submission guidelines:

Maximum 3 submissions.

You can send one-act play (Maximum 15 pages for each work).

Also send a summary of the work.

All submissions to be sent to freshwordsmagazine@gmail.com

Please mention 'Submission for 'Contemporary One Act Plays' (Volume 2)' in the subject line of email.

Act One, One Act Festival 2022

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Deadline: May 30, 2022

July 6th - Aug 13, 2022

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A ROLLING SUBMISSION POLICY WHICH MEANS WE PICK PLAYS AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED SO WAITING UNTIL THE DEADLINE IS NOT ADVISED.

Act One: One Act Festival is now accepting plays for its 2022 festival. The Secret Theatre seeks to promote new work and emerging playwrights through our annual One Act Festival. We are delighted to be back after a 2 year hiatus due to Covid.

No fee to submit or produce. Please note we have increased the prize values!

• $250 Cash Prize for Best Play
• $100 Cash Prize for Best Director
• $75 Cash Prize for Best Actor
• $75 Cash Prize for Best Actress

• Each Play is guaranteed multiple performances [the exact number is decided once our final selection is made. Factors include the length of plays but is not usually less than 4 performance.

Guidelines:

• Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length. Preference given to plays that have not been produced before. Timings must be accurate please overestimate if not sure. We will reject any play longer than 20 mins.

• Playwrights are responsible for selecting the director and cast. (We may be able to help you if you do not have a director but preference will be given to playwrights who can provide their own directors and actors.)

• Easy to produce. (If you have a play which for instance includes a swimming pool, a large amount of sets and props, or anything else too elaborate or is impossible to cast we may reject it.)

• Please submit plays in PDF or Word format only.

• We will divide selected plays into more programs, and selected Playwrights will be informed on a rolling basis.

Apply HERE: https://form.jotform.com/92725721858972

The Secret Theatre
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

2022 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

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Deadline: May 28th 2022

Attention Audio Drama Scriptwriters: The 2022 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting adventure and comedy entries!

Greetings audio drama scriptwriters!

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 focus for this, the tenth and final year of the MTB competition, is adventure and comedy scripts to 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. Adaptation 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 or overly descriptive details.

Given the current world situation, please refrain from submitting dystopian/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 this topic. It’s fine if things start out dire for characters to spur conflict, but try to leave them in a better place by you story’s conclusion. Or at least most/some of them.

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.

Friday, May 20, 2022

The No Sleep Horror Podcast seeks scripts

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Deadline: none given

We’d love to see more script submissions, as these have proven to work very well on the show. Scripts should ideally last between 20 and 40 minutes, and star 2 or more characters, with more being preferable. Please include a word count with your script, and a spoiler-free list of characters with speaking roles. If you’re new to scriptwriting and you’d like an example of how to structure and format an audio-only script, you can download an example.

Please make sure your script is written as an audio drama. We can’t adapt scripts written as a screenplay, or scripts that heavily feature visual cues. Anything not written in an audio drama format will not be accepted.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Please email us at submissions@thenosleeppodcast.com.

If your story is selected, you may be asked to work with the story editor on edits or tweaks to ensure your story is as perfect for the show as it can be.

Feel free to introduce yourself and say hello, but things like cover letters or CV’s aren’t required.

Please be considerate of other authors waiting for a response. Choose one or two of your best works and submit those via an attachment in a single email. Please don’t send link-dumps, or refer us to an entire anthology of your work. Similarly, please don’t send rapid-fire submissions. Ideally wait a few weeks between submissions. This is a polite request and not a rule however, and if you have a burning desire to send another story over in the meantime, go for it.

Stories can appear elsewhere. Previously published or performed stories are fine, as long as you hold the rights to grant usage to The NoSleep Podcast. However, stories which have not already previously appeared in audio form will have priority.
Please do not re-submit stories that have already been passed on. If we think a story could work with certain changes or rewrites, we’ll reach out to you and let you know. This applies to all stories, including holiday specials.

If you’re submitting a story for a holiday special (Christmas, Halloween etc) then say so in the subject line of the email. This is super important! If you don’t do this then there’s a good chance it’ll get overlooked for a specific episode.

Only submit your own work. We can’t adapt stories without the permission of the author.

If for some reason you’ve decided to withdraw your submission, let us know immediately. Due to the extremely fast turnaround time, a story might be put into production on the same day it’s accepted. By submitting a story, you’re granting us permission to adapt it.

We cannot provide a personalized response to every author individually. Similarly, requests for writing advice or critiques will probably go unanswered. However, even if a story is rejected you will hear from us saying so as long as the submission falls within our guidelines.

If your story submission has been posted online at any point, please provide us with a link so we can share the text version with our listeners. Secondly, when including a word count, please include the exact word count rather than an estimate. Thanks!

Due to an ever-increasing volume of submissions and a number of documents which are almost impossible to format, we are now requesting the following formatting requirements for submissions going forward:

No tabbed indents.
If you need to remove tabbed indents from your submission document, an easy way to batch remove them is find/replace ^t with nothing in the replace field.

Documents where you’ve created tabbed indents by pressing space bar a bunch of times will be automatically rejected.

Please spend some time on editing and proofreading your document.
We get dozens of submissions a month with mistakes so obvious that you couldn’t fail to miss them on an editing pass, leading us to believe that these editing passes aren’t being done. Obvious things like sentences ending half way through, nonsense typos that aren’t real words etc. Sometimes we find these in the opening paragraph.

Keep the header/footer blank.

Stick to one font and don’t use fancy title fonts or similar.
We format the documents to Calibri 14 so it’s a waste of your time. If your document is already Calibri 14 then we’ll love you more.

Keep the prose left aligned.
Nobody wants to read a 4000 word center aligned story.

Only use one space between words.
We get submissions with two, three or even four spaces between words at random and it’s an absolute pain to fix if the amount of spaces fluctuates. If we have to spend hours deleting spaces from your document, it won’t be considered.

Give the document a sensible file name.
Title – Author is ideal. Make it as easy as possible for us to search for, find and assess your story. HotSexySubmission.doc might seem funny at the time, but it’s less funny when your story gets overlooked because we can’t recall the filename to locate it!

Give your story an extra editing pass for superfluous commas and run-on sentences.
These are the bane of our lives as editors of an audio production because excessive commas can be extremely disruptive to the voice actors. If your 150 word paragraph is one sentence long with twelve commas, it shouldn’t be. This is the single biggest issue that takes up our editorial time and we’d like to see more authors making a concerted effort to fix this stuff up before submitting. You don’t need to guide the reader by the hand to quite the degree some people do with commas, they’re capable of parsing sentences with only the most mandatory of commas in place. Go through your story and remove any commas that don’t absolutely need to be there when you’re writing for audio.

If you post your stories to Reddit, please remove the Reddit formatting before sending it in.
Your submissions shouldn’t be rife with asterisks and underscores framing a bunch of words. Likewise, please edit things like ‘I’m posting this on Reddit because’ or even ‘I’m typing this’ or similar unless it’s mandatory to the plot (for eg it’s framed as something that’s been written up and is then being read by another person). If you want your story to be adapted on the podcast then it should be from the perspective of being spoken aloud. We do audio drama adaptations, not narrations. There are many great horror narrators out there but it’s a different medium and requires different presentation.

Remember that somebody has to do all these things.
You might have a reason why you use three spaces between words, or center align, or have a complex and unintuitive filename, but someone has to fix it. If it’s left to us to fix thousands of typos, superfluous spaces, tabbed indents etc then that’s (much, much) less time we have to focus on selecting stories and giving people opportunities to be on the show. If it’s something generic that the editors can fix, it’s something you can fix before you send it in. The great thing about digital is that you can save as many copies of a file as you want. If you want your prose version to have tabbed indents, that’s great! Save another copy without them to submit to places who don’t want them. If it’s in your muscle memory to double space between words and you just can’t break the habit, cool! But you’re also able to find/replace double space with single space. If you don’t have time to proofread and edit your story in general, then… actually there’s no excuse for that, it just means you’re only doing part of your job as a writer.

If you forget to do any of this, don’t worry!
Unless it’s incredibly obvious that you’ve made zero effort, we’ll still consider your story. You don’t need to send in six revisions fixing things.

This only applies to submissions going forward.
If you’ve already submitted something filled with tabbed indents or something then we might frown at it but we won’t hold it against you. Please don’t send in revisions of existing submissions.

When you’re submitting somewhere, you want to do everything you can to make it as easy as possible for the editors to accept it. Everything we get submitted has to be edited and adapted into a uniform script type for our voice actors. If we have two equally great stories and one has been submitted with care in the presentation and the other hasn’t, and will take hours longer to edit, then we’re going to go with the former every time. If we have to spend 10-15 minutes just preparing your document for you so it’s readable for assessment then we don’t have that 10-15 minutes to spend making an awesome podcast.

Unless it’s obvious that you’ve flagrantly ignored our submissions guidelines, you will hear back whether it’s an acceptance or a rejection. We’re in a place where we’re very on top of things and nothing is slipping through the cracks. If you haven’t heard back then it’s because we have nothing to tell you right now. As soon as your story’s been selected or rejected, you’ll know. Especially with flash fiction; if you listen to the show, you’ll know that our flash fiction episodes only happen generally once a season, so we’re simply unable to be constantly assessing the hundreds of flash fic submissions we get a week. Now that flashfic submissions are temporarily closed this is less of an issue, but if you have a pending flash fiction submission then please be patient.

Please include the phrase ‘I’m bracing myself for The NoSleep Podcast‘ in your submission email.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Talking It Out Virtual Arts Festival seeks short plays, one-acts & full-lengths

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Deadline: May 31, 2022 11:59 EST

Submissions for plays for the upcoming 2022-2023 season of the Talking It Out Virtual Arts Festival in support of mental health awareness will be accepted this May for Mental Health Awareness Month beginning May 1st at 12am EST. Please read below for more details.

This year, we will be accepting submissions for short plays, (less than 20 minutes) one-act plays, (20-40 minutes) & full-length plays (60-120 minutes) of all genres, including comedy, drama, sci-fi, horror, experimental, etc. 

The one requirement - in terms of subject matter - is that all plays should deal with the topic of mental illness. (i.e. anxiety, depression, autism, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, etc.)

Depending on the length and quality of the submissions received, our November 2022 performance will feature between 5-6 short plays, our March 2023 performance will feature between 2-4 one-act plays, and our July 2023 performance will feature 1 full-length play.

There is no submission fee, and playwrights are welcome to submit as many plays as they wish.

Plays that have received a previous reading or production are eligible, as long as they are unpublished.

Tickets to the festival will be free, but we will be accepting donations. Half will be donated to a non-profit organization dedicated to direct action & relief for those struggling with mental illness, while the other half will be evenly distributed amongst the participating artists.

Our submission deadline is May 31st at 11:59pm EST. 

Playwrights will be notified by July 31st at the very latest if their play is selected for inclusion in the festival.

Playwrights who are interested in submitting should send each submission via email to Literary Manager Angelo Lorenzo at talkingitoutfest@gmail.com under the subject line "Talking It Out Play Submission - INSERT PLAY NAME HERE". 

Please also provide us with a brief synopsis & approximate run time of your play(s) in the body of your email.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Break A Leg Reading Series / Short Play Competition

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Deadline: May 31, 2022

Submissions accepted electronically at breakaleg.plays@gmail.com.

Break A Leg has opened submissions for our:

One Act Slam Reading Series / Short Play Competition.

Make us Laugh! - Make us Cry! - Win $100!

ONE ACT SLAM DETAILS:

We are looking for short plays (no musicals/no one person shows/no child roles under age 15) that have not yet been produced or published. 

One Acts 5-10 pages (8-10 minutes) accepted from May 3rd to May 31st, 2022. A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner of the One Act Slam by audience vote as part of a live reading taking place in Midtown NYC in September. 

In the Subject of the email please put the title of the play and the reading series to which you are submitting.

Submission Details for the One Act Slam 2022:

Plays must still be in the development / reading stage, with no prior fully staged / off book performances. Plays will be performed on book.

Due to the high volume of scripts received, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ONE ACTS 5- 10 PAGES (8-10 minutes) ONLY – PLAYS FOR OTHER CATEGORIES that don’t fit the one act criteria (Art of Science, Historically Speaking, Etc.) / FULL LENGTH PLAYS WILL NOT BE READ

Scripts 5-10 Pages submitted for the recent Delicious Comedy Call for Submissions are automatically being considered for the One Act Slam. PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT THEM.

Submissions accepted electronically at breakaleg.plays@gmail.com.

In the Subject of the email, please put the title of the play and the reading series to which you are submitting.

Include your full name and phone number.

Attach plays in PDF form

Characters should be human or be able to be played by a human (no real animals). No child characters that cannot be portrayed by an adult. No Musicals. 

Characters Ages 40+ are encouraged

Due to the number of scripts we receive and the limited size of our staff, we are not able to respond personally to every play or to offer feedback.

Resubmissions of plays previously sent for consideration should be for updated drafts only, and please include the date of your original submission.

A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner of the One Act Slam by audience vote as part of a live reading taking place in Midtown NYC in September.

At this time, we do not compensate playwrights outside of NYC for travel / accommodations to see the live reading, but we do take a lot of pictures and post on social media.

For any further questions, please contact the Literary Manager at: Breakaleg.plays@gmail.com.

Friday, May 13, 2022

The Courtship of Winds submission guidelines

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Deadline: none given

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

We are interested in short verse plays and one-act plays.

The Courtship of Winds publishes poetry, fiction, short dramatic pieces, essays, photography, art, and short pieces of music. Please submit no more than six poems at a time. Prose should generally not exceed 10, 000 words. Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided the author immediately withdraws any work accepted elsewhere. Please withdraw work only through Submittable, indicating in the "reason" field if you are withdrawing part or all of your submission.  Courtship does not publish previously published work.  Authors retain all rights to their work.

Please use Submittable for all submissions. Please do not submit work in a particular genre more than once in a six-month period.Work is considered year-round for two issues.  You should expect a response within six months. We regret that we cannot currently pay for accepted work.


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