New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest was developed in 2003 to bring works of social significance to the attention of Producers and Artistic Directors.
FOR 2016 CONTEST INFO:
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As a direct result of the Contest:
12 Scripts were Produced in NYC
27 Winning Scripts received a NYC Reading with Q & A
21 Additional Scripts received a NYC Reading with Q & A
3 Scripts were given a Development Workshop in NYC
3 Scripts were Published in Best American Short Plays by Applause Books
2015 WINNING SCRIPT - Sweet Texas Reckoning by Traci Godfrey - received a reading in December 2016 at the Physics Theater, in the heart of NYC's theater district.
2016 CONTEST INFORMATION:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 31, 2016
AWARD: Reading with Q & A in a professional venue valued at $1,000 + $300 cash prize.
SUBMISSION FEE: $25
OPTIONAL DETAILED CRITIQUES: Contest Entrants have an option to have their work critiqued by a literary agent at an 80% discount. However, paying for a professional detailed critique is not necessary for submitting your play.
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SAMPLE CRITIQUE: Click Here
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SCRIPT CRITERIA: Click Here
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