TDR writing opportunities+student essay deadline June 15


Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

I have been involved with the academic journal TDR: The Drama Review since 2007 when I was Managing Editor. I am currently the co-editor of the Critical Acts Section, which features shorter pieces on live performance examined through a performance studies lens. Articles accepted by TDR go through a rigorous editing process. Authors receive invaluable feedback and attention, as well as a final publication.

I wanted to let you/your students know of some upcoming and ongoing publication opportunities, if you might spread the word. Guidelines are attached.

Thanks and happy summer!

1. TDR STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST: DEADLINE: 15 June 2016Enter the 27th Annual Student Essay Contest (2016). $1,000 to the Winner! The winning essay(s) will be announced in winter 2016 and published in TDR (along with a profile of the winner’s department).

For submission guidelines:

TDR covers dance, theatre, music, performance art, visual art, media, sound, architecture, performative behavior, rituals, and sports—emphasizing the experimental, the critical, the provocative, and the interdisciplinary. Entries should be in English, 6,000 to 9,000 words in TDR style (view the TDR writer’s guidelines for details) with author’s name on title page only. We prefer to receive submissions via email at tdr. Or mail 3 hard copies to:
Tisch School of the Arts/NYU
665 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10012

2. CRITICAL ACTS SECTION: Ongoing Submissions accepted

The TDR Critical Acts section features short articles (approx. 2500 words) focused on a single recent performance or festival of performances, including theatre, dance, music, performance art, installations, etc. We encourage reports on performance events from across the US and around the world. Please see recent issues of TDR for the range of performances and events discussed in the section. We ask that articles are submitted within six months of the performance, and especially encourage emerging scholars and graduate students to submit.

Inquiries: tdr or you can contact Megan Nicely, Co-editor, directly: mvn212