48 Hour Writers One Act Play Race Launch

The (first) 48 Hour Writers One Act Play Race is officially underway!

Your one act plays are due by 7PM CST on Sunday, June 21st. When you are ready to submit, double check the formatting instructions in your kick off email and send your correctly formatted story to hello@strangetidesict.com.

Good luck!  

Character, Location, and Object Prompts
Be creative, be inventive, but also be warned that we won't be able to consider story submissions that disregard their assigned prompts. For example: if your assigned location is The Mall, a story that only vaguely references a mall will not qualify.

The assigned character does not have to be a main character, but must appear in the story in a meaningful way (AKA not as a reference or a walk-through background character.)

The assigned location must be a major location used in the story. You may use other locations, but use of the assigned location must be obvious and predominant.

The assigned object must physically appear in the story or play a major role in the plot.

One Act Play Submission

You may resubmit as many times as you like until the final deadline. (For those of you who re-read your stories and find typos after submitting...we see you.) We take the last submission sent before the deadline for judging.


One Act Play Formatting

We strongly encourage you to review the formatting instructions in your registration email before beginning. While we will not disqualify for minor style differences, your one act play should fall the standardized style formatting.

Your play (in the correct format) is required to be 25 pages or less.