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TWFest ONE-ACT PLAY Contest 2021-2022

TWFest ONE-ACT PLAY Contest 2021-2022

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Apply for TWFest ONE-ACT PLAY Contest 2021-2022. Basically, the top finalists will receive a panel pass ($100 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on the website, e-newsletter, and social media pages.

Grand Prize

TWFest ONE-ACT PLAY Contest 2021-2022 has the following prizes

  • $1,500
  • Professional Staged Reading at the next Festival
  • VIP All-Access Festival pass ($600 value) for the next Festival
  • Publication in Bayou Magazine


  • This contest is for emerging or previously unpublished playwrights. Published books include any book with an ISBN, including self-published. Those who have published books in other genres besides playwriting remain eligible.
  • Only plays not previously published, professionally produced, or performed are eligible.
  • Plays submitted to this contest in previous years that did not place are eligible.
  • Also, plays that have won and/or placed in any other playwriting contest are ineligible.
  • Similarly, students and faculty of the University of New Orleans Film & Theatre Arts Graduate Program and Creative Writing Workshop are ineligible.
  • Unlimited entries allowed. One script per submission.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted; please withdraw your submission, and notify the Festival if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Plays may not be under option, commission, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
  • Furthermore, if the play was staged for the purpose of providing the author with feedback, such as in a workshop, student showcase, or staged reading connected with a writing program, this is acceptable.


  • Plays should run no more than one hour in length (one act or approx. 60 pages.)
  • The playwright’s name must not appear anywhere on the script or in the file name.
  • Please use a standard font, either Times New Roman or Arial in 12 point font size.
  • Submissions must be typed in English, and pages must be numbered.
  • Do not use bold or italics unless necessary to the script.
  • Do not include a cover page. Include your title on the first page of the manuscript.
  • Please do not include professional resumes or biographies with your entry. Entries are judged anonymously; the judges only consider manuscript quality.
  • Play content is NOT limited to Tennessee Williams or New Orleans-related themes.
  • Revisions or edits will not be accepted once submitted for judging.
  • It recommends Samuel French formatting guidelines. That guideline can be found at http://www.playwrightslocal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samuel-French-Formatting-Guide.pdf
  • Furthermore, include a cast of characters and character descriptions.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline02 October,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerTennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival



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