Annual Call for Themed Submissions:

Dramatic Monologue in blank verse

2020 Theme: “Poor Excuses.”
75 lines maximum, not including title and by-line.

Interpret the theme in its broadest sense. Submit up to 5 separate pieces in one document file. Start each piece on a new page. Follow other general guidelines that may apply. Submissions in this category must be in the .docx file format. Use a cover letter that contains all contact information and includes a professional biography in third person of up to 50 words. Simultaneous submissions are accepted with the understanding that notice to O:JA&L will be prompt if a piece is accepted elsewhere. To ensure processing by the correct editors, the subject line or cover letter should include the words “Annual Call for Submissions: Dramatic Monologue.”

No reading fees apply. “Expedited” consideration is available for a fee.

Submissions open January 1.                    Submissions close June 30.


Image: Annunciation by Fra Lippo Lippi (1406-1469). Tempera on panel. 68 x 152 cm. 1440s. Public domain.