Saturday, May 29, 2010

Interested in Writing a Childen's Play?

Do you have a children's play full of magic, fairies, vampires or pumpkins? There's a competition out there for you! Prick of the Spindle, an online literary journal, has announced it is partnering with the Pensacola Little Theatre for a Youth Drama Competition on Halloween themes.

The competition is looking for plays written by adults, but intended for an audience of children. "Grown-ups write it; kids see it," say the guidelines, available here.

There are three categories, divided by the age of the target audience (4-8 years, 8-12 year and 12 years and up) with slightly different length and theme requirements for those categories. One winning play from each category will be selected for production by the Pensacola Little Theatre in their Beyond Boundaries program in the fall of 2010, and those plays, as well as some of those cited as Honorable Mention, will be published in a Kindle edition available on

For all three categories, you'll need minimal sets, no more than four actors, and a Halloween theme. Submission deadline is August 15, 2010.


  1. Thanks, Kathleen, for the tip!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this! It's a really fantastic opportunity.

  3. Thanks, Cynthia. Playwrights are always looking for venues, and this one sounds really good, especially for people who write for children. Most contests are only looking for adult works, it seems.