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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 2023!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Durango Arts Center max 10 pages Int’l submissions ok. Original plays only, never before produced or published. February Durango, Colorado Fee: $12.50
Prize: $500
riverSedge max 15 pages Publication opp. Accepts dramatic scripts. Previously unpublished works only. March Texas Fee: $3
Prize: $350
The Coachella Review 10-12 pages Publication opp. Plays ok. Monologues ok, max 1,500 words. March Coachella Valley, California n/a
Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest 5-10 mins The play must not have had a prior production. Published plays are not eligible. March Bellefonte, Pennsylvania Fee: $10
Gulfport Community Players 5-15 mins US playwrights only. The play must be new and never produced in the Tampa Bay Florida area. Must be family-friendly, no nudity or foul language. March Gulfport, Florida No Fee
$50 stipend
Ponder Review 10-15 pages Script excerpt or short play. March n/a Fee: $2
Equity Library Theater of New York max 15 mins Playwrights from around the globe. Also seeking monologues (max 4 pages/mins). Musicals ok. Playwrights must produce. March NYC No Fee
Pend Oreille Players One Act One-act plays. Must be family friendly. March Newport, Washington Fee: $10
Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase 7-10 pages or 8-11 mins Entries may not have been a previous contest winner on any stage and may not have been performed for a paying audience. June Flagstaff, Arizona Fee: $15
Actors’ Theatre max 10 pages Int’l submissions ok. They play must be previously unproduced. June Santa Cruz, California Fee: $10
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