Here are 23 play submissions opportunities that have August deadlines, with prizes up to $10,000!  There is something for everyone: from 10-minute play submissions right up to full-length play submissions.

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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church10 minsTheme: “Steadfast and Immovable.” Pieces should be PG to PG-13 (but no cursing, sex or sexual innuendos, and/or gambling of any kind). Playwrights must produce.7/31/18Merriam, Kansasn/a
American Shakespeare Center2(ish) hrsLooking for submissions that are inspired by or in conversation with Othello; Henry IV, Part 2; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; or Cymbeline.8/1/18Staunton, Virginian/a
Ensemble Studio Theatremax 30 minsScript which has not been reviewed in New York.8/1/18NYCn/a
Pride Films & Plays60+ minsNew musical theatre with LGBTQ+ characters or themes. All musical and dramatic styles welcome.8/1/18ChicagoFee: $20
Prize: $250
The Tank / LIT Counciln/sDevelopment intensive for male playwrights of color. LGBTQ and cis-gendered males equally encouraged to apply.8/3/18NYCn/a
Nylon Fusion Theatre Co10 minsTheme: Can You TOUCH Me?8/8/18NYCn/a
Native Voices at the AutryFull LengthPlays by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights addressing all themes and topics.8/10/18Los Angeles, Californian/a
Urbanite Theatre60-95 minsEmerging & established female & female-identifying playwrights. US residents only. Plays must have an equal or greater representation of women, both in quantity & quality of roles.8/12/18Sarasota, FloridaFee: $20
Prize: $5,000
Little Black Dress InkLess than 10 minsFemale playwrights. Plays and monologues. Theme: Swimming With Giants8/15/18Prescott, Arizonan/a
Sundog Theatre60-90 minsRadio plays.8/15/18n/aNo Fee
Yale Drama SeriesFull LengthEmerging playwrights. Int’l submissions ok. Original, unpublished plays.8/15/18New Haven, ConnecticutNo Fee
Prize: $10,000


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New Light Theater ProjectFull LengthOriginal, unpublished and unproduced plays. Playwrights must be NYC-based.8/17/18NYCNo Fee
Caltech Theater80-120 minsScience-driven plays, never before published or professionally produced. The playwright must live in the greater Los Angeles area.8/21/18Pasadena, Californian/a
Cary Playwrights Forum10 minsNew, original plays from writers who reside in NC. Plays must be set within the patron area of a bar or restaurant. Adult content of scripts should be no more than PG-13.8/25/18Cary, North Carolinan/a
Little Wonder Short Radio Plays Competition 10-15 mins1600-2000-word full cast audio dramas (10-15 mins) written in English. Open to anyone aged 16 or over from anywhere in the world.8/30/18ParisNo Fee
Little Wonder Short Radio Plays Competition 10-15 minsSame as the above opportunity (instructions specific for BAME and LGBTQ+ writers:  Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, 2-spirited, or asexual.)8/30/18ParisNo Fee
American Blues TheaterFull LengthOriginal, unpublished plays. Int’l submissions ok. Adaptations ok.8/31/18ChicagoFee: $5
Prize: $1,000
Pipedream Productions10-15 mins“The audience will be blindfolded; therefore, the play will be read to an audience in total darkness.”8/31/18Denver, Coloradon/a
Queens Theatre3-10 minsPlays on all subjects by writers with disabilities OR plays by any writer which feature a character or characters with a phsyical or mental disability.8/31/18Queens, New Yorkn/a
The Gallery Players10-60 minsPlays must be un-produced. Readings are ok. Must be the play’s world premiere.8/31/18Brooklyn, New Yorkn/a
Yellow Rose ProductionsFull Length, One ActFemale playwrights only. Original works, not have been previously produced or fully staged.8/31/18Knoxville, TennesseeFee: $20, $28
Prize: TBD
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 another playwright’s work and give feedback.Year Roundn/an/a

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