The Davenport Ten Minute Play Contest, cash prize $500

by Lindsay 4/30/2012 7:58:00 PM
Davenport Theatrical announces:

Broadway and Off-Broadway producer Ken Davenport (author of the popular blog, The Producer's Perspective) announces The Davenport Ten Minute Play Contest! 10 ten minute plays or musicals will be selected from submissions to be featured in a presentation evening and vie for the title of ‘Best Play’ as chosen by a panel of industry professionals. Finalists will receive a cash prize of $50 and the grand prize winner will receive $500.
Entry rules are as follows:

● $10 entry fee
● Authors may submit multiple plays, but each play submitted must be accompanied by the submission of an entry fee. Only one entry per playwright will be chosen as a finalist.
● Title page must include the playwright’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
● The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, should be around 10 pages in length.
● There may be no more than 5 characters
● Finalists are responsible for all aspects and costs of their presentation, including travel to New York City for the presentation (if not NY residents).
● Only original plays or musicals, never before produced, are eligible.

For complete rules and to register and submit your script please visit our website:

Submission deadline is May 18th and winners announced June 1st!

The Davenport Ten Minute Play Contest presentations will take place on Thursday June 28th at The Davenport Studios (250 West 49th Street, Suite 304) at 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. More details to follow.

Ken Davenport: Broadway: Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America (Tony Nomination), Blithe Spirit, 13. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz (Outer Critics Circle Award), Awesome 80s Prom, My First Time, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage. Seen on a national iPhone commercial and named one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty,” Ken is the writer of the popular Broadway blog, which has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and more. Ken also created and developed the Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star, the smartphone app AT THE BOOTH™ (Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List”), and websites,, and Ken recently released his first film, These Magnificent Miles. He speaks and consults about theater and marketing for organizations around the world. Upcoming: A Few Good Men, Somewhere in Time. For more, visit his blog or



Summer is almost gone...

by Lindsay 8/4/2009 11:49:00 PM

As the month of July comes to an end so does the July poetry and short story contest. 


The opening of August brings the opening of the August poetry and short story contest.  The prizes are the same as the past monthly contests; a $50 check and copy of the anthology will be presented to both the winner in the poetry and short story contest. A runner-up in each contest will also receive a copy of the anthology.


This monthly contest is part of the yearly September 08-September 09 poetry and short story contest, where one grand-prize winner from each contest will receive $250.


Remember to check out the contest anthologies that are now available at the PublishingRoom bookstore.


Best of luck to all!   


July Contest is Now Open

by Lindsay 7/3/2009 5:07:00 PM

The June Poetry and Short Story contest is now closed.  We will be announcing the winners later this month.  Best of luck to all!


The July Poetry and Short Story contest is now open!  The first place winner in each contest will receive a $50 check and a copy of the contest anthology.  The runner-ups from each contest will also receive a copy of the anthology.  The first place winners from each monthly contest will be put into a yearly contest for the chance to win $250.


Even if you don't win you still have the opportunity to become a published writer.  Our favorite poems and short stories from each contest period will be published into the monthly contest anthology.  Writers will also receive a certificate of publication.

Keep Writing!


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May to June

by Lindsay 6/3/2009 12:45:00 PM

Just as the month of May comes to an end so does the May poetry and short story contest.  But you have not missed out because the June poetry and short story contest is now open! 


Enter the June contest now for the chance to win $50 and the opportunity to be published in our monthly anthology.   


Good-bye October, Hello November

by Lindsay 11/1/2008 11:46:00 PM
Our October poetry and short story contest has come to an end.  But don't fret~ our November short story and poetry contest has just begun!


Win Signed Copies Of Books From

by Lindsay 10/23/2008 8:04:00 PM


Now is your chance to win autographed copies of books from the 2008 Cheltenham Literature Festival.  There are six books up for grabs: MY WORD IS MY BOND by Sir Roger Moore, ON THE ROAD by Frank Skinner, WILD FOOD AND VANISHING WORLD by Ray Mears and TRIBE AND AMAZON by Bruce Parry.  The winner will also receive a photo of the author signing the book for authenticity.  
All you need to do to enter is register with before October 31, 2008. Registration is free!  
Thanks to NovelStorm for sharing this opportunity with the WritingRoom community!  NovelStorm is another great place to post your writings, I suggest you check it out; the more exposure you have as a writer, the more readers and possibility you will have for success.

Good Luck!

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Contest Closes

by Lindsay 6/19/2008 6:59:00 AM

WritingRoom's Author Launch Contest is now closed.  We have received tons of fabulous manuscripts that have been great fun to read.  Thank you to everyone who submitted their manuscripts.  


We will be announcing the winner on July 9.  Best of luck to all!   


WritingRoom's Author Launch Contest

by Lindsay 3/23/2008 3:14:00 PM

Hey all you aspiring novelists out there--- here's your chance to become a published author. 


Most writers know that getting published is a pretty tough task; sometimes it seems darn near impossible.  Many great works of prose lay dormant, collecting dust in a drawer, because their scribe knows not what to do next.  WritingRoom wants to help.  We are looking to publish the next great Thriller novel.  So now is your chance, pull out that manuscript you have tucked in a drawer, or sharpen your pencil and write that story you always said you would.   


The grand prize winner will not only have thier manucript published, distributed, promoted and marketed, they will also have an opportunity to have a chat about their manuscript, the writing industry or any other topic of choice with our guest judge, Jon Land.  Jon is the author of twenty six books fifteen national best sellers.  His new book "The Seven Sins" will be released in June 2008  ( I was privy to a sneak peek-- it is fabulous, one of the greatest thriller's I have ever read!)  


We are also pleased to have Joel Pierson, as a judge.  Joel has twenty years editing experiance and will be the editor involved with the winning book before publication. 


The winner will have a filmed interview with  This video will be a remarkable tool for the winning authors press and marketing.  I am excited to say that I will get to conduct the interview with the winning author. 


We want to give a great big thanks to Wordclay for their participation in our contest.


We will be accepting submissions until June 18, 2008.  Best of luck!






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