Archive for February, 2014

Ruminate VanderMey Nonfiction Contest

1 February 2014

Ruminate is excited to announce our fourth annual Ruminate Nonfiction Prize!

The Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition,

with winning pieces later awarded a Pushcart prize and selected for inclusion in an anthology. 

The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500

and publication in the Summer 2014 issue.

The runner up will receive $200 and publication. 

We invite you to enter.

The submission fee is $20, 

The deadline is February 14, 2014.

Please enter at


Weathervane Playhouse Fourth Annual 10 Minute Play Contest & Festival

1 February 2014
Weathervane Playhouse Fourth Annual
10 Minute Play Contest & Festival
July 11 – 13, 2014
NOTE:  This is a partial overview of our contest/festival.   Before submitting, please go to for full and complete entering information.
Weathervane Playhouse (Akron, OH) is accepting entries for its 8×10 TheatreFest to be held July 11-13, 2014   8 Finalist Plays will be presented over TheatreFest Weekend and cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Place: $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
5 Runners Up: $50/each
Maximum running time 10 minutes.  Less is fine.
Cast maximum is 3.   Any combo, gender-wise.   No characters under the age of 16.
Sets & tech are minimalistic – plays are done on a bare stage utilizing things like big wooden blocks to signify a variety of things.   Please, keep it simple!
No one-person plays, musicals, or children’s plays.
Playwrights must be at least 18 years old.
Submitted plays must be unproduced and unperformed, outside of readings and  workshops.
Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday,  May 16, 2014.
All entries must be submitted electronically – attached in pdf or Word format to:
All submissions must include a SPECIAL PROP chosen by the audience at the 2013 TheatreFest.  For pictures and a description of the SPECIAL PROP, please visit

Please address all questions to 8×10 TheatreFest Coordinator Eileen Moushey.