Pitch your comedy sketches for Ten Fifteen Productions’ Simple Salmon 2023

The Ten Fifteen TheaterTen Fifteen Production has put out the call for pitches and full-length submissions of monologues, dialogues, and group scenes for Astoria’s homegrown sketch comedy show, SIMPLE SALMON 2023: SUBTITLE UNDETERMINED, scheduled for January, 2023.

The first incarnations of SIMPLE SALMON were produced annually by Astoria’s now defunct River Theater from 1999-2005. The Ten Fifteen brought it back in 2022 with SIMPLE SALMON: THE RESPAWNING (watch the show, featuring new material mixed with classic from the original show, on YouTube).

The deadline is August 1, 2022.  Download and read the press release (pdf) for all the submission details!

The Writer’s Guild of Astoria’s Writer-in-Residency

The Writer's Guild

The Writer’s Guild of Astoria is accepting submissions for their Writer-in-Residency program through April 30, 2022. The program, a collaboration with Astoria Visual Arts, is a week-long retreat at the home of Lisa Smith and Buzz Bissinger which enables the resident to work on creative writing endeavors undisturbed by the outside world while enjoying the beauty of Willapa Bay.

The residency provides writing time and space in an idyllic setting to make substantial progress on a significant writing project. Writers of novels, short stories, nonfiction, plays, memoir, poetry, screenplays, and hybrid manuscripts will be considered.

Visit the website to learn how to apply and more about The Writer’s Guild.