|Submissions open July 17 thru August 17, 2018.
There is no entry fee. Please follow these submission guidelines:
* This contest is restricted to unproduced plays written in the English language.
* Playwrights must be NYC-based.
* Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays. Translations, musicals, adaptations, screenplays, one-act plays, and children's plays are not accepted.
* Playwrights may submit only one script per year.
* Plays that have been professionally produced in NYC are not eligible.
* Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered.
* Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission. NLTP will have right of first refusal once script has won.
* Plays must be typed/word-processed and page-numbered.
* Plays must be submitted electronically. No hard copies, please.
New Light Theater Project reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.
Electronic submissions for the New Light New Voices Award must be submitted no later than August 17, 2018. The submission window closes at midnight EST.
The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title and a 2-3 sentence description of the play. Your play title with your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography must be submitted in a separate attachment.
Please send the script in PDF format with the title format: PLAY TITLE.pdf
Submit the electronic copy of your manuscript to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “NEW LIGHT NEW VOICES SUBMISSION: (title of your play)”
Please note: the award is contingent on the playwright's agreeing to the terms of the production agreement.