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2021 Memoir Showcase Submission Guidelines

13 Jun 2021 4:36 PM | Anonymous

Submissions open for the Memoir Showcase on June 20. Please follow the submission guidelines.  Pieces that are too long will not be considered.

IMPORTANT: Give your piece a unique title. DO NOT title it the theme. The judging process is blind and we use the unique title to identify your piece.

Submissions are open: June 20

Submissions are closed:  August 15

Theme for 2020:  But I’m Still Here 

Note:  Feel free to interpret this theme in any way that sparks your interest.

Length:  Pieces should be 5 pages or less.  Double spaced, 12-point font.

Submission Fee:

$30 for 1

$50 for 2

$65 for 3

$85 for 4

To Submit: Go to , click on the Memoir Showcase page and you will be prompted to upload your information and your piece. 

How the Memoir Showcase works:

Submissions will be read and judged by a panel of judges.  The winning pieces will be selected (top 10 submissions) and notified by the middle of September.

Winning Writers will be assigned a writing coach.  Writers will work with their writing coach to refine their theme, and then cut or polish their piece for approximately one month. Note:  If you do not want to refine, cut or polish your piece with a writing coach, then this is not a good contest for you to enter.  

The director will hold auditions and select actors and actresses. Writers will then meet for a roundtable read of their pieces with their selected professional actor/actress and their director.  Writers will have the opportunity to hear their piece read and offer input during a collaborative discussion.

The director will take the notes from the collaborative roundtable and work with the actor/actress.  

The pieces will be performed in October at North Coast Repertory.

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