If you've ever wondered how successful you might be as a playwright without committing to a full-length script, you might want to consider the Playwrights Union of Canada's second annual International Monologue Competition.
You can enter as many times as you wish, but the monologue must be no longer than 75 lines and cannot have been published before in any format. It must be in English. All writers and playwrights, whether previously published or not, are eligible.
There are no restrictions as to style or content. Entries must be typed or computer generated: double spaced on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. The title of the entry should be on each page and each page should be numbered.
Your name, full address, phone number and list of monologues must be submitted on a separate sheet of paper (entries are judged blind). Faxes and email are eligible only if submitted with a valid VISA number.
There is a $10 fee per monologue. There are other rules and regs, so if you want to enter give PUC a call at: 416-703-0201.
The winning entry will take home C$1,000, as well as being published alongside 24 other selected entries in a PUC collection.
Deadline is January 31, 1997.
--By Mira Friedlander