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
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10 mins Comedy or drama plays of all types accepted. Int’l submissions ok. January Bonita Springs, Florida Fee: $15
Prize: $100
Hashtag Queer max 10 pages Publication opp. Accepts scripts (including plays and screenplays). Theme: By and/or about LGBTQ+ January Becket, Massachusetts n/a
riverSedge max 10 pages Publication opp. Accepts dramatic scripts. Previously unpublished works only. Submissions in, between, and/or beyond English and Spanish are welcome. March Texas Fee: $3
Prize: $200
Crafton Hills New Works Festival 10 mins / 6-10 pages Theme: “Never Tell Me The Odds.” Stories about underdogs, uphill battles, the struggle to find a place in the world or other associated topics. March Yucaipa, California Fee: $10
Prize: TBA
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
Ponder Review 10-15 pages Publication opp. Script excerpt or short play, for use in any future anthologies, both digital and print. Must not have been previously published. March n/a Fee: $2
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 All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished.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
B8 Theatre Company Any length Original plays (to be presented on-line in a readers’ theatre format). Seeking works that inspire action, change, speaking out, growth, empowerment, hope, courage, and love. Year Round Concord, California “stipend”
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
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