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

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Fresh Words One Act
(max 15 pages)
Publication opp. Plays accepted. Year Round n/a n/a
Hopewell Theatre Full Length, Shorts Non-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 Round Youngstown, Ohio n/a
PLAYS Magazine One 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 Round Newton, Massachusetts n/a
Poor Mouth Theatre Company max 10 mins Open 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 Round Bronx, New York n/a
Review Americana short play Publication 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 Round n/a No Fee
River Styx short play Publication opp. Accepts short plays. Must be previously unpublished in print or online, includes social media posts. Year Round St. Louis, Missouri payment of $25 to $150
Stories Found 10 mins Off the wall, absurd, and hilarious stories. Also accepts funny 10 minute plays that can be recorded. Year Round Austin, Texas n/a
The Furious Gazelle max 20 pages Online-only print publication. Short plays. Year Round NYC n/a
The NoSleep Podcast 20-40 mins Horror genre. Script must be written as an audio drama. Year Round n/a n/a
Waxing & Waning max 25 pages Publication opp. Accepts play submissions (may be a part of a whole). Year Round n/a Fee: $7
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