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The Collective NY (New York City | NY)

The Collective NY Submissions

The Collective NY seeks submissions of plays and screenplays of all lengths for review, development and production consideration. Please read the requirements and guidelines below, and then go to the Submission Form to submit your play/screenplay. Scripts should engage truthful and behavior-driven storytelling. We are seeking new works that have not been produced or published, nor planned for production or publication, prior to submission.
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No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online

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Arkana Literary Magazine Submissions

We publish work by established and emerging writers unaffiliated with the University of Central Arkansas. We accept previously unpublished fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, scripts for the stage or screen, translation, artwork, and illustrated narrative. As a journal of mysteries and marginalized voices, we’re looking for quality writing that is thought-provoking and literary. We are especially interested in work that explores the identities and experiences of writers from the Delta region, BIPOC, immigrant, LGBTQ+, women, disabled, and neurodivergent writers, the resource-poor, writers over 50, those who have experienced or been impacted by incarceration, or anyone whose voices have traditionally been silenced.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all writers
Submission Method: 
Online

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TheatreWorks (New Milford | CT)

2024 "Tales from the Brookside" 10-minute Play Festival

A total of twenty 10-minute plays will be accepted by our panel of judges from among those submitted. TW Playwrights Workshop, held two Wednesday evenings each month, is available to help further development of your play. Two plays from each night will move into the semi-finals on Friday, August 23 at 8:00 PM. Four plays will be chosen from the semi-final performances for the finals on Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 PM. CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the winners in each category.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 30 / 2024

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Empowering Playwrights one Pixel at a Time: How Online Resources Can Fuel Your Playwriting Interests

What if you want to write a play? Where to start? And what if you have a few plays? What to do with them? And what if you want to learn more skills as a writer? Where to go next? If you’re here, you probably already have some ideas. But member to member, I’ll offer some tips and tricks, in what has become a daily habit: Read, Write, Send and Find. Let’s go!

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Exploring Character Through Environment

Environment dictates more than we give it credit for in our writing. Give environment its due and follow your impulses to explore all facets of your character. Hopefully, the result will be characters that feel molded from the earth they grew up in. In this article, readers are taken through a three-part exercise to explore how environment dictates character and character dictates environment. 

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The Playwright & Biography

Arguably, some of the most successful American plays are gripped by biography. So, how do we shape elements of biography into dramatic works?

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