Deadline: June 9, 2023

Entry Fee: $30

About the competition

From MauHaus Productions, an anthology narrative podcast series featuring international voice talent.

The first season challenged listeners with such topics as abuse, racism, transphobia, PTSD, and poverty; but also family, grit, resilience, compassion, and platypuses. Season Two is focused on damaged relationships and lonely people looking for wholeness. In other words, humans.

For Season Three, we are searching for ten more original stories that exemplify the Richard Wright quotation on which the show was built:
They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why. They are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces.

Ten short audioplays will be selected for production. The authors will be credited on IMDB

One winning writer will take home a $250 cash prize and their audioplay will act as the cornerstone episode.

Competition guidelines

  • We highly suggest listening to season one of the podcast; season two premieres May 4, 2023.
  • We will accept works of short fiction and nonfiction, formatted as either prose or audioplays.
  • Submissions should be no longer than 40 pages and consist of a single work (Exceptions will be made for shorter companion stories).
    All entries will be considered anonymously. Do not include author name on manuscript pages (although a title page is encouraged).
    Work may be adapted from previously published work from the same author(s).
    Writers can submit as many works as they’d like to the competition. Each submission requires an application, payment and original work of fiction or nonfiction.
    We happily accept submissions with more than one author or contributor. Please make note of each author’s name in your submission. Should a selection with two or more writers be named a winner of the competition, the award will be divided equally among them.
  • Pages must be numbered and typed in 12-point Courier font with standard margins. All entries must be submitted in English. Brief dialogue in another language is acceptable so long as an English translation is provided.
  • We do not have a rule regarding title pages. But it is recommended that include the title, author(s), and any relevant registration or copyright information.
  • Entries should be submitted only as a PDF. We WILL NOT accept Word .docs, Final Draft, Celtx, or any other file formats.
    All entries will be reviewed by producers, but due to the high volume of submissions, we will not be able to provide feedback.
    By submitting to A Blind Play of Social Forces Season Three Competition you are affirming the following:
  • That the selection being entered is the sole work of the writer or writers who in totality contributed 100% of the contents of the audioplay.
  • For works written by more than one writer, all writers have agreed to submit the work for consideration.
  • Read the whole guideline and how to enter the competition here.
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