Log in

Log in


 NOTE:  You must be logged in as a member to announce a Publication. If you are logged in, a blue button named "Add Post" will appear below.

To list a publication. create a new post. The subject line should be the title of the book and the author's name.

In the body of the post, include some blurb on the subject of the book, or synopsis, if it is a play, and the publisher & date of publication.


>Go to Awards


>Go to Productions

  • 08 Feb 2017 9:06 AM | Lynne S. Brandon

    Lynne S. Brandon’s short play, “Isosceles,” has been published in Off The Rocks Vol.20, NewTown Writers Press, Allison Fradkin editor, Chicago; and is available from Lulu Press (

     “Isosceles” queers "the Erotic Triangle," the sexual dynamics of two men contesting for a woman’s favors.  In 1910, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas lived in Paris.  In “Isosceles,” butch dyke Gert and femme Alice spend an evening with noted womanizer Pablo (Picasso).  The artists’ Cubist works (Tender Buttons, Picasso’s “Absinthe”) inform the trio’s word play.  Alice uses all the power available to her and, by the end, she is the focus of the “masculine” attention.  In an isosceles triangle, there is always one short side, opposite one dominant angle.

     Performed at Smith College (2008) and SLAMBoston! at the renowned Factory Theatre in Boston (2010), it also had a staged-reading in “She Speaks,” part of the “365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project,” in Kitchener, Ontario, 2015.

  • 30 Jan 2017 11:11 AM | Sandra Dempsey

    AIR APPARENT by Sandra Dempsey 
    has been published in Long Story Short: An Anthology of (Mostly) Ten-Minute Plays- a collection of twenty-five very short but powerful plays that pack a punch through a variety of genres and styles, issues and experiences, as well as characters and performance roles.

    AIR APPARENT: One of the forgotten, Aisling is losing her grasp on the periphery of society as she struggles with the after-effects of "that day." Her health is destroyed by the gray dust, she can't even keep up with her meagre dog-walking, and she is left as one of the thousands with terrible, insidious internal injury, struggling for every breath. 

    Ideal for a range of readers from drama students to aspiring theatre practitioners, and for those working in community and professional theatres, Long Story Short gathers from acclaimed and emerging playwrights a breadth of plays that are united in their ability to create complete and moving stories that transcend the page in about ten minutes each. ISBN 9781770915633

  • 19 Dec 2016 5:38 PM | Farzana Moon

    Meet our Authors: Farzana Moon – December 2016

    14 December 2016

    Farzana Moon is a teacher, poet, historian and playwright with a Masters in Education. She has published work on Sufi poetry, historical and biographical accounts of the Moghul emperors, and has written plays based on stories from religion and folklore.

    Her publications on the Moghul emperors include: Babur: First Moghul of IndiaThe Moghul ExileDivine Akbar and Holy IndiaThe Moghul HedonistGlorious Taj and Beloved ImmortalThe Moghul Saint of Insanity; and Poet Emperor of the Last of the Moghuls: Bahadur Shah Zafar.

    Her other non-fiction publications include Holocaust of the East, an account of the partition of India and Pakistan, and works on religion and spirituality, including Irem of the Crimson Desert, Prophet Muhammad: The First Sufi of Islam and No Islam but Islam. Farzana has also published works of fiction, such as Romance Quartet, and her play Osama the Demented had a stage reading in Stockholm. 

    She has a new book about the Quran forthcoming, and is currently writing another book, The American Queen (a work on Ora Ray Baker, the wife of Hazrat Inayat Khan, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico).

    Farzana describes the experience of publishing multiple titles with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

    “Academic publishing is a niche within the wider publishing market, and I was given the opportunity to publish my first scholarly work, Holocaust of the East, by Cambridge Scholars. CaroI Koulikourdi was the friendliest of editors, and it was a rare delight to work with someone so affable and helpful. I was moved by her kindness and expertise, and decided to publish two more titles with Cambridge Scholars: No Islam but Islam and The Moghul Saint of Insanity. Despite the diversity of subjects, the editors’ knowledge extended widely across the various disciplines. I applaud their patience and dedication as they stayed loyal to the high standard of their scholarly vision admired by university presses in America. All of my titles are much sought-after by scholars and universities, and I am very grateful to have published with Cambridge Scholars.”

    As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on The Moghul Saint of Insanity. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOADEC16 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 16th January 2017.

    You can find out more about Farzana and her work at her website by clicking here, or watch a video of her poem Politico 2016 being recited by actor Kaleb Alexander below.


  • 11 Nov 2016 9:54 AM | Mahindokht Mohasseb

      Children (play) 2016

    Afghanistan 2012. Two daughters and their father suffer from a prevailing tradition (Bacheh pooshi). A family without a son makes its little daughter wear and behave like a boy. As this girl is growing up with all the freedoms and authorities of a boy in that society, she believes actually she is a boy and proud of herself. Her father is also happy to have a son. When this boy gets thirteen years old his father tells him: “you are old enough and must marry a man.” The boy is confused, the father tells him the truth. The boy gets distressed and mad. He blames his father for cheating him, the father replies it is a tradition and also you ignored the signs and indicators showing you were not a boy.

    The play goes on.

            The author’s language is Persian.

  • 06 Nov 2016 6:37 PM | Deleted user

    I'm honored to write for The Solo Performer on staying authentic to your own path when devising, performing and producing your own solo performance:

    The Solo PerformerCelebration and Exploration of the Art of Solo Theatre Performance.

  • 06 Nov 2016 12:50 PM | Mahindokht Mohasseb

    The Empty Seats (play)

    In a city in the Middle East two prostitutes are on trial.  While prosecutor tries to prove that they are guilty, they defend themselves. One of the prostitutes has been taken out from her city when she has been a child and her city has been destroyed by an earthquake. The other one has been a poor child working for a family and has been raped over and over. They tell about their lives and persuade the court that they had no choice but to be prostitute and if prostitution is a crime why the seats of the men who have participated are empty in the court?

    By the way the language of the author (Mahin) is Persian.

  • 05 Nov 2016 11:20 AM | Deleted user

    Read article:


    We are instinctively creative beings.  Through the transformative power of dramatherapy, we gain adaptability and create a positive, empowered attitude toward obstacles, physical or mental struggles, hardships, and trauma.  Our vision is a world where “detours” in life are everyday blessings.

    As we enter the new millennium, the world is faced with massive challenges as well as opportunities to solve them.  Communication is a very powerful tool. Words have the power to engage, to move ideas from the fuzzy margins to the focused center of our attention, and to inspire us to think in new ways. Theatre, arts, expressive communication, language, and learning can move us to the center of life’s stage.  Gutless & Grateful empowered me to move forward and spark a sense of rejuvenation, renewal, and hope from within."

  • 05 Nov 2016 11:16 AM | Deleted user

    Read article:

    Or on Huffington Post: "Forever Gutless, Forever Grateful"

    "Eight years after my coma, I was finally headed towards a life of medical stability. I learned through experience that things can heal with time, and that’s not always the prettiest or easiest way. It was an extremely difficult journey, yet when I started to put together a musical of my life, things felt like they had happened for a reason. Now I had a story to tell, a message to share."
  • 24 Oct 2016 1:07 PM | Farzana Moon






    The Moghul Hedonist, published by Editions Dedicaces, is fourth in the series of the War of Moghul Succession in India. Emperor Jahangir reigned in name alone, while his empress Nur Jahan possessed the power to rule the emperor and the empire.  Jahangir, a mystic and a naturalist laid kingdoms at the feet of his empress, abandoning himself completely to his love for wine, both from the nature's cups and from gold flagons.  His hunger and passion for beauty in nature lured him to the paradise in Kashmir five times during his twenty-two years of reign splintered with intrigues and rebellions.  The beautiful gardens of Kashmir, some built by Nur Jahan and some restored by her, became the sanctuary of this Moghul couple, away from the royal burdens of the court intrigues.  With the exception of Jahangir's sons rebelling against him, peace and prosperity flourished during his artistic and sensuous reign.  Industry and commerce yielded great revenues. The art of painting in detail and accuracy reached its culmination under his patronage and indulgence. The poets basked under the sunshine of the emperor's generosity, and literature attained the heights of nobility and veneration.  Though cultural development rose to its peak, the emperor's health failed due to excessive drinking, his bane and challenge.  Two major challenges finished his life.  The rebellion of his favorite son styled as Shah Jahan, and one hundred days of captivity by his faithful vizier, Mahabat Khan. The last blow to his frail health came from the hands of a tragedy, when his son Prince Perwiz died of his own indulgence in drinking.  At the age of fifty-eight, when Jahangir died, Shah Jahan ascended the much-coveted throne with great pomp.  Not in the least suspecting that he would know grief shortly, wedding only Taj Mahal as his lost love and bride. 


    The main contribution of this sequel toward scholarly pursuits lies in the fact that the emperor Jahangir steps out of the pages of history as a scholar himself.  A man of varied talents and interests, his observations about plant and animal life are worth exploring, if not his passion for art and literature.



  • 03 Oct 2016 12:08 PM | DONNA KAZ

    “UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour,” will be published by Skyhorse on November 1. Pre-order your copy here: 

    A vivid memoir of an eager, energetic woman of the theatre confronting sexism in love and art. It’s also a rare first-hand account of life inside the famed Guerrilla Girls, those gorilla-masked artists and performers who made feminist protest daring, original and fun.” - Katha Pollitt, The Nation Columnist, poet, essayist and author

    BOOK LAUNCH November 1. 7PM at WORD in Brooklyn,

    Other readings/signings:


    Nov. 14 - 7PM BOOK SOUP, LA

    Nov. 16 - 6PM BOOK PASSAGE, SF

    Nov. 18 HUGO HOUSE, Seattle (with Michelle Tea)

    Nov. 30 - NYU BOOKSTORE, NY

    “Fierce, funny and shrewd, much like the Guerrilla Girls themselves, Aphra Behn has written a memoir filled with so much hope and frustration it’s impossible to put down. A page-turning how-to about changing the world, and the challenges therein.” - Theresa Rebeck, playwright (Seminar), television writer (Smash) and novelist (I’m Glad About You). 

The International Centre for Women Playwrights is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women playwrights around the world.    

 Contact ICWP:  Contact ICWP  Visit Our Facebook Page  Follow us on Twitter @ICWP

ICWP Is a 501- c - 3 Non Profit  Organization, incorporated in the State of Ohio, USA

For general questions,  contact Margaret McSeveney, Communications Manager:

For the Board of Directors,  contact Pat Morin, President

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software