Below is a list of 10 theaters/companies that accept short play submissions year-round.

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Fresh WordsOne Act
(max 15 pages)
Publication opp. Plays accepted.Year Roundn/an/a
Hopewell TheatreFull Length, ShortsNon-musicals plays. Scripts that are both unique and universal, scripts that are authentic, funny, disruptive, and/or poignant in unexpected ways. Looking for a variety of voices, particularly those that have been underrepresented in American theatre.Year RoundYoungstown, Ohion/a
PLAYS MagazineOne Act
(8-35 mins)
Plays for lower, middle, and upper grade actors. Accepts material from first-timers as well as well-established professional authors.Year RoundNewton, Massachusettsn/a
Poor Mouth Theatre Companymax 10 minsOpen to all playwrights. Interested in any and all subject matter. The play should not have been performed before in the New York area. Playwrights must produce.Year RoundBronx, New Yorkn/a
Review Americanashort playPublication opp. Accepts short plays. NO profanity, gratuitously violent, or erotic work. American citizenship is not a requirement for submission; the only requirement is that the work hold some appeal for an American readership and bear some relationship with American culture.Year Roundn/aNo Fee
River Styxshort playPublication opp. Accepts short plays. Must be previously unpublished in print or online, includes social media posts.Year RoundSt. Louis, Missouripayment of $25 to $150
Stories Found10 minsOff the wall, absurd, and hilarious stories. Also accepts funny 10 minute plays that can be recorded.Year RoundAustin, Texasn/a
The Furious Gazellemax 20 pagesOnline-only print publication. Short plays.Year RoundNYCn/a
The NoSleep Podcast20-40 minsHorror genre. Script must be written as an audio drama.Year Roundn/an/a
Waxing & Waningmax 25 pagesPublication opp. Accepts play submissions (may be a part of a whole).Year Roundn/aFee: $7
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