Invitation
to Submit:
Playwriting Competition

We like Short-Shorts: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays

IMPORTANT: GUIDELINES HAVE CHANGED SINCE PREVIOUS COMPETITIONS. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

We are accepting submissions for our 6th annual 10-minute play festival to be presented on March 3 and 4, 2018. A blind panel of judges with broad theatre experience will select 8-10 plays to be presented as concert readings and will choose a first place winner who will receive a cash award of $100.00 and a second place winner who will receive a cash award of $50.00. Other selected playwrights will receive 2 complimentary tickets. Recently read or produced plays are acceptable; published plays are not. No musicals, no plays requiring children or teens in the cast. We cast 6 actors – 3 female, 3 male. Ages range from early 20s to early 60s. Plays should be intended for a general audience. Please use a standard format and font size no smaller than 12 and no color other than black. One submission per playwright in Word or PDF.

Please submit by email as follows:

The subject line should contain ONLY the title of the play – no other words, letters, numbers, or symbols. (Example subject line: Pedro’s Revenge.)

The body of the email must include the title of the play and the playwright’s contact information:
• playwright’s name
• mailing address
• phone(s)
• email

Do not send contact information as an attachment to the email.

Attach the play to the email. The title of the play must match the title in the subject line. (Example subject line: Pedro’s Revenge. Example attached play title: Pedro’s Revenge).

The attached file should include cast and script.

Do not include your name and/or contact information on the attached play. These are blind submissions. If your name appears on the title page or any other page of the script, it will be disqualified.
Submissions that fail to meet these guidelines will not be accepted.


SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE:
Midnight July 31, 2017

SUBMIT TO:
mail@thestorefronttheatre.org

Award-winning playwrights and all playwrights to be included in the festival reading will be notified by December 31, 2017.