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Writers are encouraged to submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 40-minutes or less) to the center by April 15, 2014. Entries will be judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality.
The first prize winner will receive $750 and production of his or her play at the Frostburg One-Act Playwriting Festival to be held in September. Second and third prize winners will receive $250 and $100, respectively, and staged readings of their works.
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Plays will be judged on the following criteria:
Winning entries will all receive cash prizes and either production (first prize) or staged readings (second and third prizes) as determined by the judges. This playwriting competition is being held in accordance with The Frostburg Center for Creative Writing's mission to provide a variety of opportunities in the literary arts.
Submissions deadline: April 15th, 2014
Playwrights are limited to two (2) submissions.
How to Submit:
Please read and follow our submission guidelines. Submissions that are incomplete or do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified. To enter your play, you must submit the following:
(1) Three (3) hard copies of your play (we are not accepting electronic submissions at this time).
(2) A cover letter with the following information (paper clipped to the front page of your play):
(3) A check in the amount of $20 (US dollars) for each play submitted, made payable to: Frostburg State University. Please write "One-Act Competition" in the check's memo line.
The submission package must be sent to:
Frostburg One-Act Playwriting Competition
FSU Center for Creating Writing
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
First Prize: $750 and production of your play.
Second Prize: $250 and a staged reading of your play.
Third Prize: $100 and a staged reading of your play.
The production and staged readings will be held at the Frostburg One-Act Play Festival in September of 2014 at the Palace Theatre in Frostburg.