One Act Playwriting

Deadline: July 31, 2024
First Prize:  $600
Second Prize:  $300
Third Prize:  $200
Entry Fee:  $20

  1. $20 entry fee per entry
  2. Participation is open to all ages
  3. By submitting an entry/entries, the playwright is granting the right for a Theatre Group to perform the selected entry four times, royalty-free. The group reserves the right to minor editing privileges.
  4. The entry should be an original, unpublished, one-act play, less than one hour, typed in English in 12 pt. font and double spaced. No plagiarism will be accepted.
  5. To enter:

    By mail: Send two paper copies of each submission AND a digital PDF or Word version on a disc or thumb drive.  Each entry must have a cover page listing the title, author’s name, address, email, phone number, how you paid, and what name you paid under if different from the author.  The other pages should only contain the title of the entry and the page numbers and NOT the author’s name.  The entry fee for each entry MUST be included.  If paying by check, make out to Faulkner Literary Committee. Mail to:
    Faulkner Literary Committee
    Union County Heritage Museum
    P.O. Box 657
    New Albany, MS 38652

    Online:  Submit online using the form to the right.  Pay using Paypal or credit card.

  6. Entry should be received by July 31, 2024.
  7. All entries are final, no revisions accepted.
  8. Entries are judged by trained academia and the judges’ decision is final.
  9. Only the winners will be notified by email or mail.
  10. Winners will be announced at the Faulkner Literary Luncheon on September 27, 2024, at the First Methodist Church in New Albany, MS., the birthplace of William Faulkner.
  11. Entries will not be returned.
  12. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified.