Submissions from writers outside of Minnesota have closed for the 2017 MN Shorts Festival, but are still open for any Minnesota
playwright through March 1st.
To enter, send your 10-minute play in a pdf format to email@example.com. The play MUST have a postal address and name
of the author on the title page, along with a phone contact. Keep identifying information to the title page because plays
are given to judges blind. Only ONE short play per national author, two for Minnesota authors, with a maximum of 10 pages
(if you can't read it out loud in 10 minutes, your play is too long). Previously produced or published shorts are fine, and
the topic is wide open. No monologues. NOTE: These are performed for an all-ages audience, so nudity and an abundance of f-bombs
will get a script tossed.
Thank you to national playwrights for submitting 407 scripts this year.
A total of 14 short plays will be chosen -- 7 from national writers and 7 from Minnesota writers. (Minnesota writers are
allowed to submit TWO short plays)
The performance will be Sept. 7 and 8 at the Lincoln Community Center in Mankato, MN. Semi-finalists will be named in
May, with finalists chosen in June.
Each night, the audience will pick a Best of the Fest winner from the seven plays performed. The writer of the winning
play will receive a check for $100.
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