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.

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Arkansas Theatre Festival 60 mins For Black Box Production. Any genre. Playwrights must produce. 8/1/19 Little Rock, Arkansas Participation Fee: $400
Arkansas Theatre Festival max 60 mins For Main Stage Production. Any genre. Playwrights must produce. 8/1/19 Little Rock, Arkansas Participation Fee: $1,500
Black Girlz Productions max 350 words Seeking monologues or open letters to a black male. Previous prods ok. Int’l submissions ok. 8/1/19 Houston, Texas No Fee
Tennessee Women’s Theater Project See right. Full-length plays, musicals, one-acts, short plays, one-woman shows. Women playwrights only. 8/1/19 Nashville, Tennessee Fee: $25
Village Theatre Full Length Musicals only (still in development). Seeking professional-level writers. Emerging, mid-career, and master writers are encouraged to submit. 8/1/19 Everett/Issaquah, Washington n/a
Native Voices at the Autry Full Length Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Retreat culminating in public presentations. 8/5/19 Los Angeles, California n/a
Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals Full Length Original musicals that are in development. Authors and lead creatives must be based in the NYC or Philadelphia regions during the rehearsal and festival period. 8/12/19 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania n/a
A.D. Players at The George Theater Full Length US playwrights / librettists / bookwriters only. Open to all styles and genres. 8/15/19 Houston, Texas $1,000 honorarium
Book Pipeline Fiction Competition Full Length Open to unpublished and published plays for film/TV adaptation. No genre restrictions. Open to writers worldwide. 8/15/19 Santa Monica, California Fee: $55
Prize: $5,000
Brave New World Repertory Theatre Full Length Playwrights must be local to the Tri-state area. Pref. plays that address Women’s Rights and/or Environmental Challenges. 8/15/19 Brooklyn, New York “small stipend”
PLAYA 10-15 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. 8/15/19 Lake County, Oregon App Fee: $35

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The Crossroads Project Full Length Playwrights of color. One-week new play development workshop culminating in a public staged reading. No restrictions in subject matter or style. 8/15/19 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois No Fee
Prize: $500
Theatre Odyssey 25-35 mins US playwrights. Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue. 8/15/19 Bradenton, Florida Fee: $10
Prize: $500
Theatre Viscera Full Length Plays written by queer playwrights for queer actors about queer characters. 8/15/19 Portland, Oregon n/a
Urban Stages Full Length Plays must be written by women-identified playwrights. Encourages casts with a majority of women and plays exploring social issues facing women today. 8/19/19 NYC n/a
The Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival max 15 mins Theme: “Boo!” Horror plays and musicals including a great spoof. Playwrights must produce. 8/22/19 NYC $100 REFUNDABLE deposit + $50 NON-refundable tech fee
American Blues Theater Full Length Original, unpublished plays. Int’l submissions ok. Adaptations ok. 8/31/19 Chicago Fee: $5
Prize: $1,250
Qu (Queens University of Charlotte) max 8000 words For lit magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only. 8/31/19 Charlotte, North Carolina Payment Upon Publication: $100
Ten-Minute Musicals Project 7-25 mins Original musicals. Previous prods ok. Excerpts from full-length shows ok. Maximum of 10 performers — 5 women and 5 men. Int’l submissions ok. 8/31/19 West Hollywood, California $250 royalty advance
Yellow Rose Productions Full Length, One Act Original works, not have been previously produced or fully staged. Women playwrights only. 8/31/19 Knoxville, Tennessee Fee: $28
Prize: 1,000
Playwrights Offering Free Feedback Full Length Full-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 Round n/a n/a
Trade A Play Tuesday 10 mins Send 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 Round n/a n/a
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