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High school play submissions

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED - we may open them again in future

We're very excited to be developing a program that will bring Short+Sweet to high schools and provide an income to writers! We are looking to build a script bank of work to potentially include in the program.

We're after 10 minute plays which are suitable for teenagers, with a social consciousness message that young people will click with. If we end up using your script, you'll be paid a royalty.


Please read these carefully before submitting. Any submission which is non-compliant will be deleted immediately.

  • Works may have been presented as part of S+S or other play festivals
  • There is no submission fee but there is a strict limit of 2 plays per writer. If you submit more than 2 plays, we will delete all of them
  • You may only submit one play per submission form
  • We are very specifically looking for work which is 10 mins or shorter in duration, suitable for high school students and has a social message.
  • Do not send us a script which doesn't meet all of these criteria. We will definitely not be interested and you won't make any new friends by wasting our time!
  • Your submission will not be considered for Short+Sweet's theatre festivals. If you want to be considered for our theatre festivals, you must submit via: http://shortandsweet.org/submit-script
  • Submissions must be received by 15th Dec at 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. Any submission received after that time will be deleted
  • By submitting a script, you agree to have it included in the Short+Sweet Script Bank for potential use. If we wish to use your script for any reason, we will contact you prior to its use
  • Unsuccessful writers will not be notified. We will only contact you if we'd like to use your script
  • It may be a while before we launch this project and you might not hear from us for some months
  • Do not put your name on your script
  • Doc or docx format is greatly preferred. Please only send a PDF if you have converted your document from a format other than doc or docx

For enquiries regarding script entries, contact the Literary Manager of Short+Sweet, Pete Malicki, on pete@shortandsweet.org.


including country/area codes
Please list the size and gender breakdown of your play as per follows: 2M, 3F, 1M/F
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.