Thursday, January 21, 2010

Deadline tonight!

Just a reminder that the extended deadline for JUNIOR HS and ELEMENTARY scripts is this evening, January 21st at 11:59 p.m. Please note that the online Title Page Information survey will close after that deadline and submissions will no longer be accepted.

If you have already submitted your script, please be sure that you entered your information for the Title Page.

If you have completed the Title Page, be sure that you have sent your script to As of my last count, there are Title Page entries that do not have corresponding scripts.

Happy writing!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Junior HS and Elementary deadline extended!

Due to overwhelming interest in the Junior HS and Elementary school divisions of the Contest, we are extending the submission deadline to THURSDAY, January 21 at 11:59 p.m.

It is our hope that this extra time will ease up the number of submissions being sent at one time and allow our email server to run more efficiently. Therefore, schools and students who have their scripts ready now should submit their work immediately, please.

Again, be sure that the subject line of your email includes your LAST NAME - TITLE - DIVISION entered and that information ONLY.

Playwrights who have already submitted their work to these divisions, but would still like to continue working on them, can submit a revised draft by the new deadline. If you chose this option, please note that in the subject line of your email with the word REVISED in capital letters.

Thanks and happy writing!

Friday, January 8, 2010

High School plays due TODAY!

It has been a busy month for me and from the number of scripts that have been submitted already, it looks like it has been a busy month of writing for you, too.

Submissions to the High School, Rewrites, and Podstages divisions are due today, Friday, January 8, no later than 11:59 pm. Scripts that are received with a time stamp later than that will not be entered into the Contest.

Since we are collecting scripts in a new way for the first time this year, I want to remind you of some important steps to the submission process:

1) Submitting your work requires the entry of information in two different places: the online Title Page Information survey and via email to Please use the NJ Young Playwrights Festival website to access both steps of this process - If you do not complete both steps, your work will not be entered into the Contest.

2) The contact information collected at the Title Page Information Survey is required for each play, so that we may get in touch with a playwright(s) with reader feedback and other Festival-related correspondence. The information provided does not need to be a personal address, but can be contact information for a sponsoring teacher at the playwright's school.

3) The subject line of the email to which your script is attached should only have the following information in this format:

Your Last Name - TITLE OF PLAY - Division entered

Please do not include any other information in the subject line, or body of the email. Thanks!

3) Multiple authors are acceptable for a script submission; however, the number of co-writers is limited to five (5) per script. When completing the Title Page Information Survey, please Use the first two entry questions to enter the names of each co-writer for the script.

4) When in doubt, send all emails (scripts, questions, etc.) to The other email accounts listed on the website do not have the memory space to accept scripts. Sending a script to any address other than may not reach us in time for the deadline.

I think that covers most of the questions that are currently out there. Again, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you have.

Happy writing... and submitting!