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Cleveland Humanities Festival, Staged Reading Submissions

Award: Inclusion of work in the festival

Deadline: 02/09/2020

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Literary

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

What is Truth to you? Why is it important? Or is it?

This year, the theme of the 2020 Cleveland Humanities Festival is, appropriately, "Truth." And Literary Cleveland is involved again!

We invite you to submit to Literary Cleveland a play, poem, personal essay, short story or other literary work addressing the theme of “Truth.” Contributors are encouraged to interpret the theme broadly. Submissions can be in any genre and should be less than 1,000 words. *Multiple submissions are allowed.*

Accepted submissions will be adapted, in collaboration with the authors, for two staged readings during the Cleveland Humanities Festival. The readings will be performed by experienced actors under the direction of local theater professional Ananias Dixon. These performances will take place on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22 at 7 PM in the Cleveland State University student center ballroom.

How to submit: Click the GUIDELINES LINK ABOVE to submit your work
Note: Though we are using the Gordon Square Review Submittable page to accept submissions, the work will be read by Literary Cleveland staff and volunteers, not by GSR Editors.
Deadline: February 9, 2020.

Examples of the types of submissions we're seeking may include, but are not limited to:
• Stories of truth and lies in personal relationships
• Meditations on telling the truth under difficult circumstances
• Tales of local fact and/or fiction
• Experiences of fact-finding or exposing lies
• Poems or essays speaking truth to power
• Reflections on truth in American society
• Opinions on the current state of truth
• Commentaries, rants or diatribes about truth, trust, epiphanies, and the way forward

We look forward to seeing your submission(s)!