The 2016 Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers

The 2016 Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers is now open to submissions.

All women who consider themselves emerging playwrights (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply for the 2016 FEWW Prize.

Eligibility:  Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply, but the play must be written in English. Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure. One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations, and any other wild (or deceptively tame) format will be considered with equal seriousness. The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater.

The winner will be chosen by a committee selected by the board members of Leah Ryan’s FEWW, and will be presented her award as part of the 2016 Lily Awards, which honors the work of women in American theater.

Prize:  The winner will also receive a cash award of $2,500 as well as a staged reading of her play hosted by FEWW at a theater in New York City. In addition, a stipend of up to $700 for travel and accommodation may be provided by FEWW if necessary.

Finalists will be contacted in early March and will have one week within which to submit their full play.

How to apply:  Applications can be submitted via the competition’s page on Submittable.

Deadline:  11 January 2016 at 11:59pm EST

Source: Official Playwrights of Facebook

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