Submissions Now Open: 2018 National Playwrights Conference


The deadline to be considered for Summer 2018 is October 13, 2017.

The National Playwrights Conference is led by Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg. The Conference supports playwrights during the creation and development of new play projects. Authors of the selected works will be awarded a residency for the month of July 2018, including an intensive rehearsal process and two staged, script-in-hand public readings. A stipend, housing, meals, and transportation are provided for each writer selected for this month-long residency.

2018 National Playwrights Conference Submission Details

  • Applicants may submit scripts through the O’Neill’s Open Submissions Process Wednesday, September 13, 2017 through Friday, October 13, 2017
  • Early submissions are strongly encouraged
  • Plays of any length or genre are eligible; however, to be included in the Conference, the work must remain unproduced through July 31, 2018
  • No agent is required
  • Both electronic and hard copy applications are accepted
  • The submission fee is $35 USD and covers the costs of the process

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Call for Papers – SF & F

Life, the Universe, and Everything 34: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy, is looking for 45-minute papers for the 2016 conference.

They are especially interested in papers in the following areas:

  • literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature (medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, graphic novels, etc.)
  • Science and technology (especially new or unusual)
  • Serious  analysis of sf&f relating to poetry or theatre
  • Critical analysis of the narrative, aesthetic, and thematic elements of sf&f video games
  • Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f

Submit full papers for consideration o LTUE — Academics, c/o Marny Parkin, 1063 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602 or email electronic submissions as RTF files to Include name, phone number, street address, and email address on a cover sheet. Papers submitted without contact information will not be considered. Student papers welcome. See for more information about the symposium.

Papers must be submitted no later than October 15, 2015.