One-Act Play Competition

Wexford Literary Festival One-Act Play Competition


Wexford Literary Festival is delighted to welcome entries to its inaugural One-Act Play Competition. Playwrights are invited to submit plays of up to 15 minutes in length and four finalists will have their pieces performed by Enniscorthy Drama Group at this year’s festival, with a prize of €300 euro going to the overall winner.


Click below to pay €10 submission fee and then submit your entry to


Competition Entry
Wex Lit Fest Competition:

Playwrights are asked to read the guidelines below before submitting their plays for consideration.

  1. Each play should have a running time of up to and including 15 minutes. As a guide, using the format below, 1 page equals 1 minute of performance time
  2. Scripts should be clearly formatted: 12pt, double-spaced, Times New Roman
  3. Each script should be numbered, with the title of the play at the top of each page
  4. The playwright’s name should not appear on the script
  5. The script should not have been performed previously, or be scheduled for performance
  6. The play should not be an excerpt from a longer work
  7. The play should require no more than four actors
  8. Plays should be sent as doc (Word) or PDF
  9. The play should have minimal sound, tech, set requirements
  10. We do not accept adaptations
  11. Closing date for entries is April 8, 2017
  12. Each submission must be accompanied by a 10euro entry fee paid via our online booking system