In our 15th year, New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest was developed to bring works of social significance to the attention of Producers and Artistic Directors.
FOR 2016 CONTEST RESULTS, CLICK HERE.
SUBMISSION: Now accepting Scripts through June 30, 2017
Influence potential Producers, Literary Managers, Theatre Professionals, and Publishers to read your script by getting recognition for your work as the Winner or Finalist, or for receiving Honorable Mention.
As a direct result of the Contest:
12 Scripts were Produced in NYC
49 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.
From Our 14 Contests:
16 Winners (twice there was a tie for 1st place)
107 Honorable Mention Recipients
2016 WINNING SCRIPT - Legacy by Seth Freeman - will receive a reading at 13th Street Repertory in New York City June 24, 2017. Joe Battista, the Rep's Artistic Director, directs.
2017 CONTEST INFORMATION:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 30, 2017
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 a 70% discount. However, paying for a professional detailed critique is not necessary for submitting your play.
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