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Theater Arts: Drama

Plays for Page or Stage

OPEN CALL for Submissions


Open: Journal of Arts & Letters will consider fee-free submissions of drama whose impact can be experienced either on the page or in production.

Submit a file with up to 5000 lines, including title, byline, dramatis personae, and stage direction.

O:JA&L will consider several formatting options for drama: 1) conventions of formatting published by Gordon State College, suggestions for formatting published by The Dramatists Guild, or play formats in specialized software programs for writers like Final Draft or Movie Magic. Submissions which deviate extravagantly from these conventions of form will be declined.

Submitters should include a cover letter. This cover letter should contain, in the manner of a screenplay, a HEADER for the work, a LOGLINE of up to 30 words, and a SYNOPSIS of the work (without spoilers) of up to 150 words. This cover letter should also include a third-person professional biography of the submitter/playwright in 100 words, more or less.

Open: Journal of Arts & Letters will only consider plays that have never before been produced or published. Submissions must be made in PDF file format only.

NOTE: Expedited evaluation of your submission is now available in this category.


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