Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Here we go...

(updated 3:30 pm)

Thank you to all of the young playwrights, parents, and teachers who submitted work to the 2012 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival. I have begun the process of sorting scripts, which will be sent out to readers (hopefully) by the end of this week.

Please note that we DO NOT confirm receipt of scripts. However, if there is a problem with your submission (for example, a script, but no survey, or vice versa) you will get an email message by the end of the day today. (As of 3:30 pm, these messages were sent to you and to a teacher, if that info was provided.) You will then have 24 hours to remedy the error in order to keep the play in the contest. So... no news is good news.

If anyone else had difficulty submitting a script, please notify me immediately at njypf@ptnj.org.

Also, we will not be notifying anyone of the contest results until late March. Our procedure is to first notify the playwrights and their families, then the playwrights' schools. Only then will we announce the winning scripts to the public.

So, in the meantime, congratulations and break a leg! Now take a much deserved break and start thinking about your next creative project. AND we encourage you to consider submitting your script to similar programs in New Jersey and across the country. We have some information about those programs elsewhere on the blog, or simply type "young playwrights" into a search engine and go from there. Or send me a note at njypf@ptnj.org and I'd be happy to provide a few resources.

Happy writing!