Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 22 play submission opportunities with August 2019 deadlines.

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Note: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of what the theaters are looking for. For complete submission guidelines, please go to their websites by clicking the theater’s name.

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Arkansas Theatre Festival60 minsFor Black Box Production. Any genre. Playwrights must produce.8/1/19Little Rock, ArkansasParticipation Fee: $400
Arkansas Theatre Festivalmax 60 minsFor Main Stage Production. Any genre. Playwrights must produce.8/1/19Little Rock, ArkansasParticipation Fee: $1,500
Black Girlz Productionsmax 350 wordsSeeking monologues or open letters to a black male. Previous prods ok. Int’l submissions ok.8/1/19Houston, TexasNo Fee
Tennessee Women’s Theater ProjectSee right.Full-length plays, musicals, one-acts, short plays, one-woman shows. Women playwrights only.8/1/19Nashville, TennesseeFee: $25
Village TheatreFull LengthMusicals only (still in development). Seeking professional-level writers. Emerging, mid-career, and master writers are encouraged to submit.8/1/19Everett/Issaquah, Washingtonn/a
Native Voices at the AutryFull LengthNative American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Retreat culminating in public presentations.8/5/19Los Angeles, Californian/a
Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging MusicalsFull LengthOriginal musicals that are in development. Authors and lead creatives must be based in the NYC or Philadelphia regions during the rehearsal and festival period.8/12/19Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian/a
A.D. Players at The George TheaterFull LengthUS playwrights / librettists / bookwriters only. Open to all styles and genres.8/15/19Houston, Texas$1,000 honorarium
Book Pipeline Fiction CompetitionFull LengthOpen to unpublished and published plays for film/TV adaptation. No genre restrictions. Open to writers worldwide.8/15/19Santa Monica, CaliforniaFee: $55
Prize: $5,000
Brave New World Repertory TheatreFull LengthPlaywrights must be local to the Tri-state area. Pref. plays that address Women’s Rights and/or Environmental Challenges.8/15/19Brooklyn, New York“small stipend”
PLAYA10-15 pages (sample)Residency: 2-week, 3-week, or 4-week session. If accepted, each resident is asked to submit a $150 security deposit. Int’l submissions ok.8/15/19Lake County, OregonApp Fee: $35

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The Crossroads ProjectFull LengthPlaywrights of color. One-week new play development workshop culminating in a public staged reading. No restrictions in subject matter or style.8/15/19Bloomington-Normal, IllinoisNo Fee
Prize: $500
Theatre Odyssey25-35 minsUS playwrights. Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue.8/15/19Bradenton, FloridaFee: $10
Prize: $500
Theatre VisceraFull LengthPlays written by queer playwrights for queer actors about queer characters.8/15/19Portland, Oregonn/a
Urban StagesFull LengthPlays must be written by women-identified playwrights. Encourages casts with a majority of women and plays exploring social issues facing women today.8/19/19NYCn/a
The Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festivalmax 15 minsTheme: “Boo!” Horror plays and musicals including a great spoof. Playwrights must produce.8/22/19NYC$100 REFUNDABLE deposit + $50 NON-refundable tech fee
American Blues TheaterFull LengthOriginal, unpublished plays. Int’l submissions ok. Adaptations ok.8/31/19ChicagoFee: $5
Prize: $1,250
Qu (Queens University of Charlotte)max 8000 wordsFor lit magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only.8/31/19Charlotte, North CarolinaPayment Upon Publication: $100
Ten-Minute Musicals Project7-25 minsOriginal musicals. Previous prods ok. Excerpts from full-length shows ok. Maximum of 10 performers — 5 women and 5 men. Int’l submissions ok.8/31/19West Hollywood, California$250 royalty advance
Yellow Rose ProductionsFull Length, One ActOriginal works, not have been previously produced or fully staged. Women playwrights only.8/31/19Knoxville, TennesseeFee: $28
Prize: 1,000
Playwrights Offering Free FeedbackFull LengthFull-length trade program. You must read a play and give feedback, and in return will have an opp to send a play and get feedback from other playwright.Year Roundn/an/a
Trade A Play Tuesday10 minsSend in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read 10 pages of another playwright’s work, and give thoughtful feedback. Runs every Tuesday.Year Roundn/an/a
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