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, click on links below, or Submitting in the task bar.
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 - will receive a reading in the fall of 2016 at the Playroom 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.
PLAYWRIGHT ENDORSEMENTS OF CRITIQUES: Click Here
SAMPLE CRITIQUE: Click Here
SCRIPT ELIGIBILITY: Click Here
SCRIPT CRITERIA: Click Here
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Click Here
APPLICATION FORM: Click Here
PAYMENT INFORMATION: Click Here
FOR COMPLETE CONTEST INFORMATION: Please Refer to
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