Sunday, June 15, 2014

Arch and Bruce Brown LGBT Competition

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The 2014 playwriting competition is open to submissions from March 1 through June 30. We prefer manuscripts to be submitted electronically but hard copy submissions will also be accepted. Electronic submissions must be received by midnight on June 30 and mailed manuscripts should be postmarked by the deadline.

All works must concern LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) life and be based on, or directly inspired by, a historical person, culture, work of art or event. See What Is Historical? for more information.

All works submitted (full–length dramas, comedies, musicals, screenplays) must be original and in English. One work per author, please. There is no entry fee. Prizewinners will be chosen before the end of the year. Prizes are as follows: First Prize, $3,000; Second Prize, $1,500; Honorable Mentions, $500.

When emailing:
Manuscripts should be in standard play or screenplay format, using a 12-point or larger font, and saved as a .doc, .docx or PDF.
The first page must include the title, your name, email address, mailing address and phone number.
If the work you are submitting has been produced in any form (workshop, staged reading, full production), please include a brief production history. On a separate page, explain briefly how the work relates to LGBT life, describing its historical inspiration.
Page numbers should appear on every page.
In the case of musicals, audio segments should be sent separately as MP3 files and limited to 10 minutes. We will request more if necessary.

Email to: jwillis@aabbfoundation.org

When mailing:
Manuscripts should be neatly typed on one side of the page only. They should be in standard play or screenplay format, using a 12-point or larger font.
The cover page of the manuscript should include the title, your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
If the work you are submitting has been produced in any form (workshop, staged reading, full production), please include a brief production history. On a separate page, explain briefly how the work relates to LGBT life, describing its historical inspiration.
Page numbers should appear on every page.
For musical works, include a CD with selections totaling no more than 30 minutes.

Mail to:

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation
P.O. Box 26124
Brooklyn, NY 11202