Radio Play categories by running time:
6-10 Minute Radio Play (maximum 10 minutes)
Short Story and Poetry running times:
Short Story - no more than 5 minutes in length.
Poetry - no more than 5 minutes in length.
Five Actors or Less – This does not mean five characters or less, it simply means
your play must be able to be performed by a maximum of five actors.
Avoid Traditional Stage Directions – While this may seem obvious given our “radio”
format, it is important to remember that your play is conveyed through the dialogue,
music, and sound effects.
Theme/Genre – Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium encourages imaginative plays that
transport the listener. Whimsy, fantasy (other than Sci-Fi), fable, fairy tale,
melodrama, mystery are among the types of radio plays we look for.
Short Stories and Poetry – We accept short stories and poetry in written form
(PDF preferred) or an audio file may be sent (MP3 please). If an audio file is too large
to email, please send an email to email@example.com to request an
invitation to submit a recorded short story or poem via DropBox. Please do not
submit recorded radio plays. We are not accepting produced radio plays.
MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS ARE FINE!
Small Fish Radio Theatre presents curated programs of original theatre, storytelling,
poetry, and music. Hosts Herzovi and Green serve up our latest catch from emerging
playwrights, poets, and other artists with a different theme each episode. To listen to our
latest program, you may download the FREE podcast from iTunes and listen at your
leisure, or go to our home page to listen there.