You are hereThe Rules
So, you're signed up and that's all fine and dandy, but ... how do you participate and win ? The only way to win is to follow…
1.Start writing at 12:00am on November 1st. *Not* before.
2.Stop writing by November 30th at 11:59pm at the latest.
3. Your play must be a brand new play ( no screenplay) ; ie: you can not work on a previously started draft. ( yes, we changed it this year, sorry)
4.Your draft has to be at least 75 pages. (we’re talking a standard script page such as this one, offered by The Playwriting Seminars site or something close enough to that, with a font no larger than 12pt courier). 75 pages is what we consider good length for a full length play these days. You can write more of course but consider the life of your play after you've written it and consider that 75 page plays get produced a lot more frequently than 90 page plays or 5 act tragedies.
5.You gotta write it all by yourself ( in the future, perhaps we’ll have teams, but for now, just little you - I know, we’re mean, I know).
6.You must report weekly ( by Sunday of each week) on the forums page. We can't force you to do this of course but we firmly believe that these who report to their community have more chances of finishing and of staying in the challenge.
7.You must upload your play to the site by 12:30 am, December 1st if you want to be considered a winner.
Yes these are the rules. Yes, we made them up. No we can’t make you follow them. Yes, your integrity will be intact if you do. Again, no screenplays sorry. Musicals are okay. ( but *are* they really ? ) Oh and the 8th unofficial rule which is that your fingers must feel sore come November 30th and your zygomatic bone must hurt from all the fun you had.
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