DEATHSCRIBE, live radio horror festival, now taking submissions.
As of May 1st, Wild Cat Theatre have opened submissions for the 11th Annual International Festival of Horror Radio Plays, DEATHSCRIBE.
In case you’re not familiar with the DEATHSCRIBE or the festival, they are seeking 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two radio plays to DEATHSCRIBE in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience by some of Chicago’s top talent, backed by a full band and a team of Foley artists generating all sound effects live. The writer of the winning piece, chosen by a celebrity panel of judges, will receive the coveted Bloody Axe Award, as well as a $100 cash prize. Submitting to the festival is free.
The selection process is “blind”, so cannot guarantee the production of any individual’s submitted scripts, but the festival are passionate about inspiring new audiences and artists in horror storytelling and would truly love to have the horror community’s voices in the pool of stories that we are considering.
All the nitty gritty details about guidelines and submission can be found here on the festival webpage.