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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Platform Group Ladder Series

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We are currently accepting submissions for our first installment of The Ladder Series, a series of staged readings of new plays aimed at helping playwrights get their work to the next rung.

We are seeking full length scripts that have never had full productions.

This years theme is "LOVE".

Submission deadline is February 1, 2012.

Please mail all scripts to:
The Platform Group
Attn: Ladder Series Submission
4712 11th St. LIC NY 11101

All other inquiries to: PlatformGroupstuff@gmail.com

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scorpio Theatre call for submissions

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Interested in directing for Scorpio Theatre? Have a pet project you’ve always wanted to get off the ground? Maybe you’ve just got a script that you’ve always wanted to see someone stage?

Scorpio Theatre is now accepting script submissions for its 2012-2013 season. Scorpio Theatre’s mandate is to workshop and stage any new work, specifically those which have not been staged in Calgary. If you’re interested, please direct all submissions to “aconrad@scorpio.ca“ and include the following:

- “2012-2013 Script Submission” in the email subject line.

- Which aspect of the production (if any) that you’d be interested in undertaking.

- A brief explanation of why you feel your script is a great choice for Scorpio.

Our many thanks in advance. We look forward to seeing what exciting new works we can bring to Calgary in the coming season!

Please note that priority for consideration for the 2012-2013 season will be given to those scripts submitted on or before January 30th 2012. Any submissions received after this date, may be considered for future seasons.

The Well actively seeks plays

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The Well is ACTIVELY seeking submissions of new and sparsely produced plays by writers of all backgrounds and stripes.  No requirements, no criteria, no rules.  There are no fees, and there will be modest compensation for work that we end up producing.  Please send plays - even if they're not fully finished - by April 15th via email to wellsubmissions@gmail.com, or via snail mail to:

The Well Theater
c/o Literary Manager
206 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hot City Theatre Festival

Three plays will be selected for the Festival. These plays will receive a week-long (November 13-21) workshop with director, dramaturg and professional actors. The workshop will culminate in a public reading followed by audience response sessions. HotCity artistic staff will then select one script for a fully produced world premiere as part of the company’s 2012 mainstage season.
HotCity Theatre is pleased to welcome back dramaturg Liz Engelman as festival dramaturg for 2011.
Eligible submissions must meet the following criteria:
  • Received after January 1, 2011 and no later than April 1, 2011
  • Require a maximum of six actors
  • Running time of between 75 and 120 minutes
  • Never before published
  • Never before professionally produced, no pending productions.
Submissions must include:
  • One-page cover including plot synopsis, reading/production history
  • Cast requirements
  • Technical requirements (special or unusual set, lighting, costuming, sound, prop requirements)
  • A ten-page sample from the script.
All requested information must be formatted into a SINGLE attached Word Document. Scans or pdfs will not be considered. Do not send entire text.
Submissions should be sent via email to: submissions@hotcitytheatre.org
Approximately 20 plays will be selected as semi-finalists at which time full scripts will be requested. To be selected, playwrights must be able to attend the entire festival and workshop week, which begins on the Sunday prior to the festival weekend. HotCity Theatre offers playwrights travel and lodging for the Festival.


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About Face Theatre is happy to announce that it is now accepting scripts for selection for XYZ.4: Festival of New Works. This year, we have chosen Rube Goldberg and his incredible machines as a starting place for the festival. Let this inspire your choice of submission. Plays selected for the festival will be given seated or staged readings with the support of professional directors and actors.

Full length scripts at any stage of development. New works that have not seen full production (readings and workshops are okay). In addition to plays, we welcome performance pieces that are in late stages of development. Material that challenges expectations and ideas about gender and sexuality in historical or contemporary contexts. Scripts that break traditional ideas about dramatic form, structure and presentation.

Electronic submissions only. Documents in PDF or DOC formats accepted. In addition to a script, performance pieces can include video links to youtube, vimeo or other online platform. Panel will review video excerpts from 2-10 mins in length. In your email, attach completed submission form, full script, resume/bio and link if appropriate. . Please remove your name and contact information from every page of your script; display only the title on the title page.

January 8th, 2012. Selections announced May 2012.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Denver's Dangerous Theatre play submission guidelines

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Here are the guidelines for submitting to Denver's Dangerous Theatre.

I am looking for plays that are:

* Unpublished with limited production history

* no more than 4 actors required

* little or no set requirements

* maximum run time of 75 minutes with no intermission
(or an intermission that can be skipped)

* Compensation is 7% of house

Email submissions to dangeroustheatre@comcast.net. Please send only one play submission per email and...

Put the title of the play in the subject line!

I usually acknowledge when I have received your email. If you do not receive an acknowledgment then please resend.

If you have any questions just hit reply and ask them.

Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may have an interest.

Winnie Wenglewick

Denver's Dangerous Theatre

2620 W. 2nd Ave. Denver, CO 80219

Premiere Stages at Kean University seeks full-length plays

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Premiere Stages, the professional theater company in residence at Kean University seeks submissions to the 8th Annual Premiere Stages Play Festival. The yearly competition for unproduced scripts offers developmental opportunities to four playwrights born or currently residing in the greater metropolitan area (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut). The winner of the festival will be awarded $2,000 and a full Equity production in Premiere's 2012 season. The runner-up will receive $750 and an Equity workshop in June; two other writers will receive Staged Readings in March and a cash prize of $500.

Through the uniquely accelerated Play Festival process, Premiere Stages provides an encouraging and focused environment in which playwrights can see their work move quickly from page to stage. Premiere Stages also actively advocates for Festival writers, helps playwrights reach out to other theaters to secure subsequent productions, and partners with other organizations and theaters to extend the profile and life of the works developed. "What makes Premiere unique is that we fast track plays from a sit-down reading to a fully staged production within a few short months, keeping highly topical plays relevant while affording playwrights the benefit of retaining the world premiere rights," stated John Wooten, Producing Artistic Director of Premiere Stages. "Second productions of new plays are extremely rare, and demanding the 'world premiere' brand often stops a play dead in its tracks."

In its seven seasons, Play Festival has developed over twenty-five plays. Most recent works include the 2011 hit Follow Me to Nellie's by Dominique Morisseau, James Christy's Egyptian Song (2011 Runner-Up and a current National New Play Network nominee), and 2010 winner The Good Counselor by Kathryn Grant, which was named as the runner up for the prestigious 2011 American Theatre Critics Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award.

All entries are evaluated by a panel of theater professionals in consultation with the Artistic Director and Resident Dramaturg. Agents may submit full scripts; playwrights may submit a synopsis and script sample directly. Postmark deadline is January 15, 2012. No entry fee. Complete submission guidelines available at www.kean.edu/premierestages.

Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Northfield Bank Foundation, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, and through the generous support of individual patrons.

Premiere Stages offers affordable prices, air-conditioned facilities, free parking close to the theatre and discounted tickets to patrons with disabilities. All Premiere Stages facilities are fully accessible spaces. Please call for a list of sign-interpreted, audio-described or open-captioned performances. Assistive listening devices and large print programs are available at all times. Publications are available with advanced notice in alternate formats.

For more information on Premiere Stages please visit out website at: www.kean.edu/premierestages

Monday, December 19, 2011

By the Light of a Match short play festival

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What if...

Snorks and Piñs Productions is seeking submissions for their second annual By the Light of a Match short play festival. Plays will be performed in New York City at The Spark Art Center on March 17th and 18th 2012.

This year’s festival theme is What if… What if Shakespeare never wrote a single word? What if Buddy Holly missed his flight? What if we evolved from toads rather than monkeys? What if your alarm didn't go off this morning? What if Joan of Arc found a boyfriend before she found God? Our lives and our histories are made up of an infinite amount of moments that lead to an infinite amount of different lifetimes. From the tragic to the comic. From the fast-paced to the slow and ponderous. From the epic to the subtle. Everything is possible and all of it dramatic. Snorks and Piñs is looking for five 8-12 minute plays that illuminate these scenarios. We want you to think about the past and ask...what if...?

By the Light of a Match is a festival designed to support emerging artists and to encourage new audiences to New York’s independent theater scene. This is not your typical short play festival. Five plays will be selected, brought together and intertwined in unique ways by the festival director. The Festival Director designs how the festival is presented to its audience and creates an ensemble atmosphere, connecting the pieces as he/she chooses. The plays are then presented to audiences who will vote on their favorite playwright, director, actor and actress. The audience’s favorites will then go on to host next years festival! The writer will not only have his/her play presented in the following festival, directed by the winning director and performed by the winning actor and actress but will also choose the theme for that festival. The winning director will also take on the role of festival director.

We are seeking submissions from playwrights and directors at this time.

The deadline for all submissions is 5pm on January 8th, 2012.

Directors: please submit a resume, one letter of recommendation, and a brief paragraph about yourself and your directing style. Playwrights: please submit a 8-12 minute play with a separate title page (plays will be reviewed by a committee and selected for the festival anonymously). All submissions should be sent to submissionssnorksandpins@gmail.com.

A little fine print: Playwrights will maintain rights to their work. Snorks and Piñs provides auditions and casting assistance to directors, rehearsal space for the group rehearsals and the performance venue. All actors participating in the festival must audition and priority casting is given to Snorks and Piñs company members. The director and playwright are responsible for finding suitable rehearsal space (must be in Manhattan) and gathering props and costumes for the performance. If a playwright has a director they would like to work with they should have the director submit with the name of the playwright and the title of the play in the subject line of their submission.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

10 By 10 Play Festival Submissions

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Submission Dates for the 2012 10 By 10 in the Triangle: January 9 - February 3, 2012.

For our annual 10 By 10 Play Festival, a call for recent, ten-minute plays goes out in January prior to July productions. Watch our website for announcements and email us and ask to be added to our 10 By 10 Play Submission Notification Email list.

10 By 10 Play Festival ANNOUNCING:
~The 2012 10 By 10 in the Triangle Festival play~

Over 900 plays were submitted for the 2011 10 By 10 in the Triangle.

A panel of judges will select plays to showcase in The ArtsCenter mainstage theatre July 5-22, 2012.

10 By 10 Submission Guidelines:
To submit a play for the 10 By 10 Play Festival, please email us recent, 10-minute plays with minimal set requirements. Monologues are not accepted for submission. Musical submissions are accepted, provided that they require little or no accompaniment.

Playwrights may submit up to two (2) plays.
Plays MUST be submitted in standard format (Courier or 12 pt font) in Word or PDF.

Please send two separate emails for each play in the following format: (submissions not following these guidelines will not be accepted)

Submission Emails:

Email 1: The subject line of the email is the title of the submitted play followed by the words Contact Info. (For example: For the play "Poker Face," the email subject line would read Poker Face Contact Info.) The body of the email contains only the title page of the play with playwright contact information (including title of play, name of playwright, mailing address, email address, phone and website, if applicable). Please use the full title of the play as we often receive plays with similar titles.

Email 2: The subject line of the email and name of the attached file are the title of the play. (For example: For the play "Poker Face," the email subject line would read Poker Face and the attached file title would read Poker Face.) This file contains cast, set requirements, and script. NO CONTACT INFORMATION PLEASE.

If you are submitting two (2) scripts, please send four (4) separate emails. Please do not zip the files.

We will notify finalists by email and post those titles on our website.
We are sorry we cannot respond to each individual playwright.

The Award:
Playwrights receive an award of $100. Playwrights who attend our playwright gala on July 14 will also receive a $100 travel stipend.

The Space:
Our main stage is a 300-seat theatre with basic lighting and sound capabilities.

The Producer:
ArtsCenter Stage will provide directors, actors, designers, and technical staff for the festival. The directors will contact the playwrights at the beginning of the rehearsal process. For more about The ArtsCenter, visit our website.

The Dates:
Festival dates are July 5-22, 2012.

Playwright Gala:
July 14, 2012. Playwrights are invited to a Post-Show Discussion/Reception as well as an overnight stay at a local hotel or bed and breakfast on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

The Production:
Featuring an ensemble of 5 men and 5 women, all ten plays run every night on a unit set with flexible set pieces.

Thank you for submitting. We look forward to reading your work.

Epiphany Theatre Company wants your script

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We here at Epiphany were overwhelmed with the multitude of talent we received. If your play was not picked for our Season Beta, do not despair! All shows are still up in the running for Season 1, which will be announced in late March of 2012. Thank you again for all of your brilliant work and we'll see you on the stage!


original script
90 minutes or less
may be full-length plays, one-acts, translations, adaptations, and musicals
any subject matter
preference will be shown for scripts that emphasize the fantasical (think Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett - though no adaptations of these authors, please).

Submissions can be sent to Epiphany Theatre at Epiphanytheatreco {at} gmail {dot} com.
Please include:

mailing and email address
a synopsis of the script
cover letter detailing the development and/or production history of the play

Questions? Email: Epiphanytheatreco {at} gmail {dot} com

Note: At this point in time we are hoping to focus on adaptations of royalty-free work. As we get our ducks in a row, we will eventually be looking for adapters to work with some well-known authors' writing.

Thank you for submitting!

Our Wish List:

A post-apocalyptic Tartuffe
A steampunk version of Offenbach's Tales Of Hoffman (this does not need to remain in opera format - but the opportunity to integrate Barcarolle or The Doll Song would be great)
Grimm's Fairy Tales (done in any style!)
Any H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker or Mary Shelley
Shows with a post-apocalyptic, steampunk, fantasy, or comic book feel (or all of the above!)

There is no pay (yet!), but you will have the opportunity to attend rehearsals (if desired), and sell your work at our box office.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

SHE SPEAKS - March 2012.


She Speaks * Asphalt Jungle Shorts * UnHinged

First things.

- submissions@flushink.net
- Please send two copies of your play - one with your name and info on it, and another without - this will make the reading process so much easier.
- In the subject of your email, please state what show you intend the piece for, and the title of your play.

All of these productions will take place in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. About an hour west of Toronto.

SHE SPEAKS - March 2012.
Women's Work. Women's Words.
An evening of staged readings of Women's Work, to coincide with International Woman's Day.

Submission deadline Dec. 31 2011

We are looking for short plays - under fifteen minutes, or a scene from a longer play that can stand alone. The plays must be written by women and preference will be given to members of The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP), and those committed to attending the readings, as we will have a Talk Back session following each act.

No one will be paid for this event, as it is a fund-raiser for ICWP and WOMEN IN CRISIS IN THE WATERLOO REGION.

Ideally, the playwright would be responsible for casting and rehearsing, but we have plenty of directors at the ready, as well as a group of excellent actors. We'll be trying to live-stream the event.

Some props, some staging, some costume, but books must be in hand. It’s important the audience always know these are readings and not staged productions.

Below is a link to a short video of some snips from previous She Speaks.


Any questions? playwright@skyedragon.com

****Please state in your email whether or not you'll be attending, and whether or not you are an ICWP member in your email.****

Thursday, December 15, 2011


The December Play of the Month has been selected: HENRY THE V AND JESUS WERE BLACK (SHAKESPEARE WAS A FREAKIN' PUERTO RICAN) by Christopher Wilson.

Thanks to all who helped in reading and reviewing the submissions.

A reading of the play will be video-recorded and posted to the NYCPlaywrights web site by the end of December 2011.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thespian Production 2012 Ten Minute Showcases

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Thespian Production in NYC is accepting plays for our 2012 Ten Minute Showcases. Plays can be any genre.

Submission guidelines;

Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes.

Plays may have up to 4 characters maximum.

This showcase will be a black box so only one simple set will be allowed.

Please include a title page with the playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number or email address.

Also include the following pages a synopsis page, the setting and the character breakdown.

The deadline of submissions is January 31, 2012.

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.

Send submissions to charsunshine64@gmail.com or submissions@thespianproduction.com.

Please be sure to include “2012 Ten Minute Showcases” in the subject line.

All plays will be reviewed. Only one submission per playwright is permitted.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is seeking fully produced plays

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Manhattan Repertory Theatre is seeking fully produced plays (cast, directed & ready to perform) 40 minutes to 120 minutes for MRT's WINTERFEST 2012, FEB. 1 - MARCH 17, 2012 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W.42nd St. NYC. Ken Wolf, Artistic Director

To submit your play production please email: The complete play, a synopsis of the play, the running time of the play, the set and lighting requirements, the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where) and a creative team leader contact email address to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com by Wednesday December 14, 2011.

Please put "WINTERFEST SUBMISSION" in the subject heading. Applicants will be contacted by SUNDAY DECEMBER 18 as to their acceptance.

There is no submission fee. Each play will be given a MINIMUM of THREE performances. A REFUNDABLE security deposit of $300 will be required upon acceptance.
NO PAY. NON-EQUITY ONLY. For more information and complete guidelines, log on to www.manhattanrep.com

Third Eye general call for scripts

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Currently, we are focused on:

~ full-length comedies (90 pages max./2-hr run time)
~ horror/sex-farce in the Grand Guignol style (15 pages or less/10 - 15-min run time)

However, any script that grabs our attention, we would consider working with the playwright.

Please submit your scripts!

Either via email: Alacias Enger (see web site for email address)

Or to our business address:
9040 N St Louis Avenue
Portland OR 97203

Rising Sun Annual One Act Series

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Annual One Act Series:
We hold an open call for One Act Play Scripts annually.

Submission Dates: November 1st 2011 to January 15th 2012

Plays will be vetted by RSP Ensemble, and the top 15-25 plays will receive a staged reading for the public in spring, from the reading series, audience & ensemble favorites will be given a fully produced run in the summer of 2010.

Seeking Contemporary themed, Ensemble driven works; all genres and subjects considered.

For 2012- We are especially seeking One Act Plays that take place in a HOTEL or MOTEL ROOM

Cast Age range should be Mid-Twenties to Late 30s.

Cast size should be no larger than 5 people.

Running time should be 10 to 20 Minutes.

Plays should be no more than 30 pages in length.

Unit/Basic Set with uncomplicated production values.

(Keep in mind plays will run in rep)

Submission Guideline; Please include the following:
Cover Letter, including your contact information
Play Synopsis
Cast breakdown
Script in word or PDF format
List of previous productions/publishing (do not include readings)
Any other pertinent information

Please be aware that no financial payment is available at this time. Writers retain full rights and credit for all work produced. Rising Sun also conducts workshop and table readings as a tool for writers to hear their work out loud and continue their artistic journey. Also accepting applications for resident & guest writers, as well as teaching artists.

Please resubmit even if you have submitted in the past.
Work will not be returned, please do not send original copies
Electronic Submissions ONLY. No Phone Calls Please
To Submit your work : playsubmissions@risingsunnyc.com

EVCT Aspiring Playwrights Contest

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Aspiring Playwrights Contest
Sponsored by East Valley Children’s Theatre

East Valley Children’s Theatre is searching for aspiring playwrights to become a part of the theatre’s future seasons of performances. Contest rules and prizes are listed below.

• All Plays must be submitted to EVCT no later than March 15, 2012. Must include a cover sheet with name, address, phone number, email address.)

• Plays must be suitable for children to perform for children. (Small casts are not as likely to be chosen for performance.)

• Plays must be one hour to one hour and a half in length. (Shorter plays may be submitted but they will not be considered for production by the theatre as one of its season’s productions.)

• Plays and Musicals must not have been previously performed. They must be original and unpublished.

• Musicals must include a copy of the music in some form, either manuscript or recorded.

• Cash prizes will be given for the first, second and third place entries.

• The first place entry will not only receive a cash prize but also will be produced by East Valley Children’s Theatre in its upcoming season, if it meets all the criteria for performance.

Send entries to:
East Valley Children’s Theatre
P.O. Box 20514
Mesa, AZ 85277-0514
Or email them to: Karen@evct.org
For more information or questions call EVCT at 480-756-3828.

High Tide Script submission guidelines

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The majority of writers and plays that HighTide produce are identified through unsolicited script submissions. We read every play that is sent to us.

Submission Guidelines

- We accept full length plays, written in English.

- We do not accept screenplays, treatments or radio plays.

- We welcome International writers to submit as long as the play is in English.

- You should avoid lengthy description or synopsis, including suggestions on casting or staging. We believe that a play should speak for itself.

- We only consider one script from any writer at a time. Should you have more than one play, please only submit the play you wish most to be professionally produced.

- We ask that all literary submissions are accompanied with a covering email / letter telling us more about you and any past experience of writing.

- We prefer scripts to be submitted by email, sent to scripts@hightide.org.uk. All email submissions will receive a response to confirm that the script has been safely received by HighTide.

Scripts can be submitted at any time in the year. Please note that you will only be contacted by HighTide should we want to develop your script further. Unfortunately we are unable to offer dramaturgical feedback on scripts that we are not considering for production.

Please send all printed submissions to: Rob Drummer, Literary Manager, HighTide Festival Theatre, 24a St John Street, London EC1M 4AY. Please note that scripts will not be returned.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


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*** mention NYCPlaywrights.org and get a 20% discount ***

Join the Riverdale Y for a New Holiday Tradition.

For a perfect holiday evening at the theater you will be brought back in time, to the 1940's, in the days of live radio shows, as a troupe of actors recreate the joyous movie, It's A Wonderful Life. Complete with sound effects, music and 7 actors portraying more than 30 characters, this heartwarming show is perfect for the entire family. Featuring Y favorites Arianne DeCerb, Gregory Kanter, Drew Lewis, Danny Mejia, Emily Walton, Annette Wilson, Chris Wilson with Bob Walton on piano.

Tickets are available at the door.

$10 general admission, $5 for students. 20% off your ticket price if you mention NYCPlaywrights.org

Show dates and times:
Tuesday December 20, 7PM
Wednesday, December 21, 7PM
Thursday, December 22, 7PM

web site: riverdalerisingstars.com

The Riverdale Y
5625 Arlington Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471
(718) 548-8200

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Ticking Clock Productions, LLC. is bracing for its first winter, a season typically marked by festivities, warm drinks, and unremitting horrors laid bare by the sun’s diurnal retreat. Keeping such images in mind, we’ve decided to celebrate in an appropriate fashion.

On December 17th, TCP will broadcast (on the internet on our website) a live performance of your original works at the honorable Sam Brocato Salon. A live “radio” show, if you will, complete with professional actors, a foley table, and concise musical spectaculars!

Sounds good, huh? But there’s something missing. You. It was always you. I invite YOU to write and submit pieces for this evening of wonders.

Interested? Beside yourself with glee? This is what I need from you -->


Submission deadline: Noon (that’s right), Saturday, December 10th.

Submissions must include:
- a winter holiday (any holiday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s).
- at least one element of horror, or must satirize the horror genre.

Submissions may include:
- any number of characters
- any location you can dream up

ACCEPTABLE FORMATS: Poetry, short prose, creative non-fiction, play, radio play, screenplay, songs, anything else that may be spoken or sung.

UNACCEPTABLE FORMATS: Paintings. Mime. Interpretive dance. Cold stares.

In terms of content…

THIS IS OKAY: A bloodcurdling tale of a dreidel NOT made out of clay.

DON’T WRITE THIS: A heartwarming family drama in which a mother and daughter find each other (and a few other baubles) on an Easter Egg Hunt.

Minimum length: 3 minutes
Maximum length: 15 minutes

You may submit more than one piece, however, no one person may submit more than 15 minutes worth of material.

Feel free to contact me with any burning questions!

Please send submissions to: Tickcp@gmail.com marked "A Horrible Holiday"


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