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Writing and submitting 10-minute plays are great ways for new playwrights to get a start in the playwriting world, or for more seasoned playwrights to try out something new.

Check out below to find your 10-minute play submissions opps for 2021!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
The 4208 Group max 15 mins Playwright must be a woman (includes transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming). Plays can be on any subject or theme. March Washington, D.C. Fee: $25
Prize: $300
Fade to Black Play Festival 8-10 mins No restriction of theme or genre. Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora. April Houston, Texas No Fee
Prize: $100
Red Bull Theater max 10 mins Plays that make use of heightened language and/or is in conversation with a classical theme, style or story. Selected plays will be performed online in a Zoom style format. Theme: RESTORATION April NYC  Fee: $10
PEP Productions max 10 mins The play must be unpublished and not have been produced. Previous staged readings ok. April Sugar Loaf, New York “cash prize”
A Light in Dark Places 5-15 pages The plays must explore the themes of suicide prevention and mental health conditions with a focus on community, connection, hope, resources and healing. *Submission fee will be waived for all applications received by April 2. May Los Angeles, California Fee: $20
Prize: $100
A&U Magazine max 10 pages   Publication opp. All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed. Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play. June n/a No Fee
Prize: $75
Almost Adults Productions 10-15 mins Looking for LGBTQ+ themed plays for a weekly reading series to be presented on Zoom. Writers do not have to be LGBTQ+ identified. Int’l submissions ok. Year Round Santa Fe, New Mexico No Fee
Green Buffalo Productions 10-15 pages 48-hour writing challenge. Open to anyone who is looking to stay creative and occupied during COVID-19. Requires the playwright to follow a specific prompt and must be written within 48 hours. The play will be showcased in a LIVE READING via Facebook. Year Round Buffalo, New York n/a
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 Awakenings Project max 10 mins Publication opp. The playwright should have a relationship to mental illness (either self, family member, or friend) but the plot of a play need not be about mental illness. Year Round Wheaton, Illinois n/a
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