Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Call for Entries: The 2013 Six Women Festival Competition (US)

Post date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Deadline: 31 October 2012

The seventh annual Six Women Playwriting Festival will be held the weekends of April 11, April 18, and April 25. The theme of this year’s festival is Planes, Trains and Automobiles: The Comings and Goings of Life.


Open to women 16 years or older; limited to one play per playwright.

Your play must be unpublished and not previously professionally produced. Previously submitted plays will not be accepted and will not be returned or receive a response. We are unable to accept electronic submissions. No script will be returned. Entries postmarked after the above deadline will not be accepted.

Your play must follow the above theme and appropriate for our community and theatre. The reading committee and producing theatre are seeking scripts with the potential for “dynamic staging of richly established characters in original dramatic and comedic relationships.” Please no “television sitcom situations” or “talking heads.”

  • Typed on standard paper size
  • Bound with one staple
  • Maximum ten pages, double spaced, numbered pages
  • Submit three (3) copies of the script with title only
  • Include one unbound sheet that includes name, address, phone, email, address, and a sixty-word bio.
Please see How To Write A Ten-Minute Play for further information.

We are unable to accept electronic submissions.

AWARDS: $100 to each winning playwright and $100 stipend to those playwrights attending the April 18-21 Festival.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: The six winning playwrights will be notified by February 28, 2013


For queries: contact Linda Nicholos at

For submissions: Six Women Play Festival, c/o Pikes Peak Arts Council, PO Box 1073, Colorado Springs, CO 80901