Hidden River Review Short Play Award

NOTE: Please see our “News” tab for the naming of the semi-finalists and finalists of our first cycle of the Short Play Award. Be sure to follow our blog, because we’ll be naming the winner shortly.

Hidden River Arts offers $1,000 and publication in The Hidden River Review of Arts & Letters for an unpublished and unproduced short play of no more than 15 minutes.

Eligible: Any previously unpublished and unproduced short play of no more than 15 minutes.

The full script should be submitted, along with a brief bio, synopsis and character breakdown. Any scripts submitted without the synopsis and breakdown will be disqualified.

Please note: As long as the play is unpublished, and has not received a full production (readings, workshops, showcases are all FINE) at the time of submission, you are not required to withdrawal the manuscript if you receive a production offer during our deliberation process. We do request, however, that you withdraw your manuscript should you receive an offer of publication, since publication is part of this prize. All submissions should be made to Submittable.

We also accept multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions.

Reading fee: $17
Deadline: Extended to February 28, 2019

Announcements of the winning script will be made on this site, so please BOOKMARK our blog to stay up-to-date on all activities.

The winning script is chosen by our Hidden River staff, and all decisions are final.