Opens: September 1, 2009
Deadline: November 16, 2009
Responses by: December 1, 2009
Projected Publication Date: January 19, 2010
Contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We are looking for previously unpublished puppet plays.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.
The theme revolves around holidays and other celebrations! Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day, Independence Day or Mother’s Day, birthdays or even Library Week--- if it’s something that’s relevant to a toddler’s interests, have at! (OK, librarians are the only ones who get excited about Library Week, but who’s performing these shows? ^_^) For holidays such as Christmas or Easter, both secular and religious interpretations are acceptable. You get extra bonus points if books, reading, or libraries figure into your plot in a natural way. 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 email@example.com with the subject header Submission: Anthology 2: [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 after publication.