Last weekend, I traveled to Milledgeville, Georgia to receive the Arts & Letters Prize for Drama. If you're not familiar with the Arts & Letters literary journal, you should check them out here:
Arts & Letters
There are a number of great things about the prize. Where to start? Probably with the $1,000 check they give you. Plus, they fly you down to Milledgeville (or rather to Atlanta, where you can rent a car to get to Milledgeville) for the Arts & Letters festival, where you get to meet the winners for poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction. There, you get to see a production of your winning play, which is also published in Arts & Letters.
The journal chose my play Afterward, which originally premiered at Drew University. Jimmy Holder, who teaches at Georgia College (the publisher of Arts & Letters), directed a wonderful production with student actors, and it was great to see a play of mine that hadn't been performed in years.
So if you have a one-act play, I recommend submitting. You can find the guidelines here:
Normally, I do not approve of submission fees, but this one includes a subscription to Arts & Letters, which is a great journal and well worth a read.
Added bonus: Milledgeville was the home of Flannery O'Connor, Georgia College's most famous alumna. While there, I got to see her farm, her grave, and the church where she worshipped. That alone is worth a trip to Milledgeville.