Tennessee Williams Short Story Competition

Fri 22 August - Sat 20 September

As part of Dundee Rep’s Autumn Season which starts with Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and in October sees our community tour, Talk to Me like the Rain and Let Me Listen which features 4 of Tennessee Williams’ short plays; we are running a Short Story Competition. Applicants may submit their work in the form of a short story or a play.

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 – 26

The brief is broad but is brought into focus using the image above as inspiration and your short story or play should be no more than 500 words. 

Deadline for submissions – Fri 19 September

Winners will be notified by Fri 18 October

The 5 shortlisted stories/plays will be read by our panel of distinguished judges who will select the winner.

Entry is free

Submissions should be emailed to drtmarketing@dundeereptheatre.co.uk by Friday 19 September.

Grand Prize:

  • A place on Dundee Rep’s playwriting Course, run by Artistic Director Philip Howard at Dundee Rep in 2015 (dates and details to be confirmed)
  • 10 short story collections including Tennessee Williams’ 27 Wagons Full of Cotton
  • Tickets to Dundee’s Literary Festival events
  • 2 tickets to all Dundee Rep Ensemble productions during 2015
  • £50 book voucher

Top Ten Finalists:

  • Names will appear on Dundee Rep and Literary Dundee Websites
  • 2 tickets to all Dundee Rep Ensemble productions during 2015


  • This contest is open only to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Published books include self-published books with ISBN numbers.
  • Works must not have been previously produced, published, performed, or patronised in any way, including in a formal staged reading.
  • Works that have won and/or placed in any other writing contest are ineligible.




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