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Next Season Runs in Summer 2018
Submissions now be Accepted

Submission Accepted from Everywhere in the US

Shows from outside a 50 miles radius from Manhattan can only run
if the entire cast and crew are from New York City.
Submissions must be between 5 and 20


minutes long.

Submission Rules NYShort Festival

How to Submit your work to NYShort Festival

In order to submit a play please send the following via email:

1. A 60 word synopsis of the play
2. The complete script + character breakdown
3. Your telephone number and home address, plus the phone number of one other person in
your production that we can contact
4. Your bio
5. All genres of shows are welcome to submit to our festivals.
6. Shows that have already been staged in other festivals can also participate as long as they run with AN
7. Production’s history of the play submitted
8. Please tell us where did your hear about the festival
9 . Length of the play or musical submitted

As soon as your play is accepted, you will be sent the festival guidelines. All plays will be given



a three-performance run at the theater.

After all plays have had their three-performance run, the best 6 to 10
plays will be selected by the NYWinterfest
Team as nominees for the $2,500 Best play
In addition the best short will be awarded $300
In Addition to the Best Play there will also be several nominations:
(The Nominated of the categories below will compete with
the nominated of the NYWinterfest which
run at the same time and in the same Venue)
Best actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best singers will all receive each $500.
Best Musical Score $300. Best Original play , Stage manager,
Set Designer and Light Designer will
all receive each $200

Winners will be announced during a special prize ceremony at the end of the festival to which the


cast and crew of all nominated productions will be invited.


If your play/musical is accepted in our festival there is a payment of $75.

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