DEL SHORES FOUNDATION WRITERS SEARCH
NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!
A BRAND NEW
WRITER. DIRECTOR. PRODUCER.
TEACHER. STANDUP COMEDIAN.
THE DEL SHORES FOUNDATION
FINDING AND FACILITATING SUCCESS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF SOUTHERN LGBTQ WRITERS
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WRITERS SEARCH CLICK HERE.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PRODUCTION GRANTS SEE THE COMPLETE TERMS & CONDITIONS CLICK HERE.
Meet Del and our staff and board full of individuals with varied experiences coming together to build this foundation.
Meet the film festivals and theatre companies that have come on board in our mission to create outlets for new work.
Submission fee waivers available!
Del Shores has had an incredible career across theatre, film and television as a writer, director, producer, lecturer, teacher, coach and standup comedian. His most explosive hit, Sordid Lives, was inspired by his own coming out journey to his southern family. Since then, he has occupied a unique space as a gay southern writer, exploring and sharing the stories of people who often have not seen themselves reflected in the entertainment they consume.
In his success, Del realized that the hardest part is getting the opportunity, exposure and guidance it takes to open the first doors in the entertainment industry. The Del Shores Foundation realizes that the next generation of southern LGBTQ+ writers are out there, and we are creating programs that lead to real opportunities for those living in the South, just starting out.