The Flashpaper: Theatre’s Thoughts on Right Now  

is accepting proposals for Issue 3!


If you are a US American theatre professional and would like to get paid for responding to urgent current events in a print publication, then we encourage you to submit an idea for Issue 3 of The Flashpaper: Theatre’s Thoughts on Right Now,


In Issue 3, we are asking theatre artists and/or theatre companies to respond to the prompt “What happens on the first day we’re back in a room together?” 


We encourage proposals that approach this prompt from a variety of perspectives: The room can be in a theatre, but it doesn't have to be. The focus can be on how resources and power will be distributed in the room, or it can be on emotions, social conventions, etc. The tone can be serious, funny, sardonic, skeptical, or just about anything else. 


We will eagerly accept ideas for any genre that can be printed in black-and-white: scripts, manifestos, comics, photo essays, scores, etc. Published contributions can be up to 4500 words (or 10 printed pages). 


We’re also seeking a variety of tones, points of view, and collaborative styles. Or to put it another way: We want The Flashpaper to reflect as many perspectives as possible about how the American theatre community is imagining the future society's return.


Crucially, The Flashpaper is a print-only publication. While snippets might appear on the internet, the print copy is the only place to get the full experience. All the profits—yes, all of them—go to theatre artists. For every copy sold of Issue 2, $1 will go to each contributing entity (whether an individual artist or a group), $1 will go to both Flashpaper staffers, and $1.50 will be donated to the HowlRound Theatre Commons. (The remaining money will cover production costs.) 


To submit an idea, email editor-in-chief Mark Blankenship at TheFlashpaperJournal (at) gmail (dot) com.  Include your name, location, and bio, along with a brief paragraph about what you'd contribute to this issue.


To be considered, you must email us no later than Friday, April 2. All commissioned contributors will be notified by Friday, April 9. Contributors must submit a draft for editing by Friday, April 23. The issue will be published on June 10.


We cannot wait to hear from you!