Pride Films and Plays' Women’s Work Contest has Stage, Screenplay, and Shorts categories. We aspire to honor excellence in work written by women for film or stage with lesbian characters or themes.
|Deadline||Date||Entry Fee||Days till Deadline|
|Early||March 31, 2015||$10||193|
|Regular||April 15, 2015||$20||208|
|Final||May 1, 2015||$30||224|
Dramatists Guild members can enter free from April 15 to May 1.
See website for rules.
The judges will name five finalists in both the Stage and Screenplay categories for full-length submissions, based on a scoring sheet found in the contest rules.
The top two scoring scripts in each category may be performed as staged readings during the Women’s Words Weekend at the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center On Halsted in Chicago. Authors will be invited to participate in up to ten hours of rehearsal with cast and director prior to the performance. Writers whose work is performed will receive $400 cash prize for Full Length Work, and $100 for shorts.
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