Posts made in September, 2013

Mookychick.co.uk – FEMFLASH 2013 Flash Fiction Competition

Stories and poems of up to 200 words on the theme of feminism. Judges: Authors Kirsty Logan and Kaite Welsh, and For Books’ Sake Founder Jane Bradley: Prizes: £50, £25, £25 and a one year digital subscription to BUST Magazine 10 finalists will be chosen for online publication with a link to their blog or website. Free entry. Global entries welcome. Closing date: 26 October 2013 URL for entries:...

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Call for Submissions! The Landing Theatre Company: New American Voices 2014 Play Reading Series – Playwriting Festival

Submissions will be accepted September 1st through October 31st, 2013. Play Submissions The Landing Theatre Company and Wordsmyth Theater Company are now accepting ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­full-length plays for ­­­­­­­­­­­­the 2014 New American Play Reading Series in Houston, Texas. Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company’s Spring Festival. Selected playwrights must attend the readings. Playwrights must cover their own travel expenses. Fees 1. There are no fees for submitting. Format 1. Selected playwrights must attend the festival.   2. Each playwright will be paired with a local director prior to the festival to prepare for the event. 3. Director will cast the play prior to the festival. 4. Each production will receive at least two rehearsals prior to the official reading. 5. One rehearsal will be scheduled when the playwright can attend.  6. The play will then be read in front of an audience, with a moderated discussion of the play afterwards. Submission Criteria Submissions must meet the following criteria: 1. Playwright must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America. 2. Play must not have been produced. 3. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area. 4. Submission must be received on or before October 31st, 2013. 5. Submission must be a minimum of 30 pages long and have a minimum run time of 45 minutes. 6. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf or .rtf format. 7. Plays are given blind reads, so there should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script.  Your name and/or contact information should only be in the email. 8. Only one play per playwright per submission period. 9. No musicals, children’s plays, or one-person plays.  10. Playwrights will only be notified if your play is selected. The 2014 New American Voices Play Reading Series will be presented March 7-9, 2014. Visit the website for submission details:...

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Theatre InspiraTO’s Playwriting Contest

Canada’s Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival: www.inspiratofestival.ca The InspiraTO Theatre Festival, now entering its 9 th season, has produced 134 ten-minute plays to date. Each season over 100 theatre artists participate in Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival. InspiraTO’s Ten-Minute Playwriting Contest is open to everyone without age or geographic restriction. You can only submit one play.  There is no submission fee.    Deadline to submit a play:  Dec. 18, 2013 (midnight E.S.T.) The creative challenge: The staging of the play must involve two or more dimensions i.e. fantasy & reality; fiction & history; past & present; living & dead; different psychological states (character & alter ego); spiritual & physical world;  reality & dream world; deaf & hearing; human & abstract; stage & breaking the fourth wall, etc. For full details visit:...

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Announcing NASA’s 2013 Edition of the Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

The Cassini spacecraft launched in October 1997 and has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. The 2013 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5-12.  Essays must be under 500 words.   There are three essay topics to choose from:  1.  Saturn’s moon, Iapetus 2.  Saturn’s moon, Dione 3.  Saturn Students choose one of these topics and write an essay about why they think this image should be taken by the Cassini spacecraft.  What questions do they hope will be answered by taking this picture? The essay contest meets U.S. National Science and Language Arts Standards. For contest rules, videos about each essay topic, a downloadable contest flyer, frequently asked questions, and more information, visit: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/scientistforaday/ The contest deadline is Friday, October 25, 2013.  All essays must be submitted by the student’s teacher (or parent, if homeschooled).  If the essay contest is used as a class assignment, please send the top 3 essays from each class, along with a list of other students who wrote essays for the contest. All students who write essays will receive a certificate of participation.  U.S. winners and their classes will be invited to participate in a teleconference with Cassini scientists.  U.S. and international winning essays will be posted on the Cassini website. For questions about the contest, e-mail:...

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Dark Tales Quarterly Short Story Contest

Original, unpublished horror and science fiction of up to 5000 words is welcome for our recently re-launched competition. You can enter online if you are outside the UK and email your work.   Prizes in US dollars are $387, $155 and $77, plus publication in our high-quality anthology.   The entry fee is $8, $16 if you would like a tick-sheet critique, $32 if you would like a critique and edit.   Find us at www.darktales.co.uk along with complete details and...

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