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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 2022 and 2023!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Smith & Kraus 10 mins Plays must be produced between April 2022 and July 2023. November n/a n/a
Lake Shore Center for the Arts One Act
(9-11 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. Plays must be unpublished, with  3 or fewer productions, excluding readings, self-productions, and/or contest productions. Comedy & drama, including mystery, thriller, monologue, etc. December Westfield, New York Fee: $10
Philadelphia Artists’ Collective max 10 mins Theme: The Evolution of Human Rights December Philadelphia, Pennsylvania n/a
The Tusculum Review max 10 mins No limitation on theme, style, content, structure, or any other dramaturgical notion. Plays can be previously produced. December Tusculum, Tennessee Prize: $1,000
Clockhouse (Literary Journal) max 15 pages Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full-length play. Dramatic monologues (3-page max) also accepted. December n/a n/a
Exposition Review max 15 pages Theme: “Lines.” One-act plays and scenes. Previously unpublished works only. December California Fee: $3.50
The New American Theatre One Act
(max 15 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA. December Culver City, California Fee: $10
Theatre Now New York max 10 mins Musicals only. Accepts musicals across all styles and genres, as well as consider foreign language and/or bilingual scripts. Previously produced works ok. January 2023 NYC No Fee
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10 mins Comedy or drama plays of all types accepted. Int’l submissions ok. January 2023 Bonita Springs, Florida Fee: $15
Prize: $100
Heartland Theatre Company 10 mins New plays, unproduced. Theme: THE WAITING ROOM February 2023 Bloomington, Illinois n/a
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