Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Call for Submissions #1

What's Black and White and Red All Over?
[and Other Puppet Plays for Libraries]
(working title)

Opens: September 1, 2009
Deadline: November 9, 2009
Responses by: December 1, 2009
Projected Publication Date: January 5, 2010
Contact address:

What Are We Looking For?
We are looking for previously unpublished puppet plays. Our primary audience is children 2-4 years of age, but submissions should be entertaining to their parents and older siblings as well.

Each play should show in an entertaining way how books and/or libraries can be relevant to a preschooler’s world. Characters should be flexible "types", and plays should be performable by only one person (a max of 2 characters on stage at once). Plays should be 1,000 words or less (we expect most to be in the 500 range) but the word limit is not strict-- if you feel you can keep a toddler's attention for longer, go for it!

12-pt Arial, 1.5-spaced within one character's line of dialogue; an extra space between characters. Name, mailing address, and e-mail address in your header on each page. Center title. Cast list, with a short descriptive blurb about each character in your skit. For dialogue, each character's name in bold and caps; tab one inch for their lines. Actions in parenthesis between lines of dialogue; directions in parenthesis within the dialogue.

Authors in the US and Canada are welcome to submit e-subs. Please save them in .rtf attachment and email them to with the subject header Submission: Anthology 1: [Title]. You will receive notification of receipt within one week, and a rejection or acceptance within four weeks. As we are only likely to choose one piece per author for this anthology, please wait for your first play to be rejected before querying with a second submission.

$10 plus one contributor's copy upon publication.

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