December 3, 2015

Submissions – Plays and Short Stories

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PlayME from CBC Podcasts supports emerging and established Canadian writers, by providing a unique opportunity to produce their work in podcast format, making it accessible to audiences nationally and internationally.


If you are a playwright that would like to be considered for our next podcast series, send us your script. We are looking for diverse and unique works from across Canada.


Plays ideally have 5 characters or less

All genres  accepted


A fifty-word description of your work

Completed script (including a character breakdown at the top of)

A brief bio


Past Deadlines for 2016: (CLOSED)


Short Stories: Deadline for 2016 – June 6th  (CLOSED)

We are also accepting unpublished short stories by Canadian writers. If you are a writer and would like to be considered for a podcast, please send us your story (or poems).


Short story has not been published (outside of self-publishing)

Or, if your short story has been published, you have written permission to have the piece turned into a podcast

Writers must reside (or have resided) in Ontario

Your short story should be under 5,000 words


Include a fifty-word description of the work

PDF of the short story

Brief bio of writer

Please sent your submission in PDF format to Submissions are ongoing and will be reviewed quarterly by the Artistic Producers of PlayME from CBC Podcasts. Due to the number of submissions received, only those selected will be contacted, normally within 2-3 months after submission. Check back for information on our upcoming Canada-wide Playwright Contest, details will be released soon.