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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Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church 10 mins Theme: “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. 7/31/18 Merriam, Kansas n/a
American Shakespeare Center 2(ish) hrs Looking for submissions that are inspired by or in conversation with Othello; Henry IV, Part 2; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; or Cymbeline. 8/1/18 Staunton, Virginia n/a
Ensemble Studio Theatre max 30 mins Script which has not been reviewed in New York. 8/1/18 NYC n/a
Pride Films & Plays 60+ mins New musical theatre with LGBTQ+ characters or themes. All musical and dramatic styles welcome. 8/1/18 Chicago Fee: $20
Prize: $250
The Tank / LIT Council n/s Development intensive for male playwrights of color. LGBTQ and cis-gendered males equally encouraged to apply. 8/3/18 NYC n/a
Nylon Fusion Theatre Co 10 mins Theme: Can You TOUCH Me? 8/8/18 NYC n/a
Native Voices at the Autry Full Length Plays by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights addressing all themes and topics. 8/10/18 Los Angeles, California n/a
Urbanite Theatre 60-95 mins Emerging & established female & female-identifying playwrights. US residents only. Plays must have an equal or greater representation of women, both in quantity & quality of roles. 8/12/18 Sarasota, Florida Fee: $20
Prize: $5,000
Little Black Dress Ink Less than 10 mins Female playwrights. Plays and monologues. Theme: Swimming With Giants 8/15/18 Prescott, Arizona n/a
Sundog Theatre 60-90 mins Radio plays. 8/15/18 n/a No Fee
Yale Drama Series Full Length Emerging playwrights. Int’l submissions ok. Original, unpublished plays. 8/15/18 New Haven, Connecticut No Fee
Prize: $10,000

 

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New Light Theater Project Full Length Original, unpublished and unproduced plays. Playwrights must be NYC-based. 8/17/18 NYC No Fee
Caltech Theater 80-120 mins Science-driven plays, never before published or professionally produced. The playwright must live in the greater Los Angeles area. 8/21/18 Pasadena, California n/a
Cary Playwrights Forum 10 mins New, 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. 8/25/18 Cary, North Carolina n/a
Little Wonder Short Radio Plays Competition 10-15 mins 1600-2000-word full cast audio dramas (10-15 mins) written in English. Open to anyone aged 16 or over from anywhere in the world. 8/30/18 Paris No Fee
Little Wonder Short Radio Plays Competition 10-15 mins Same 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.) 8/30/18 Paris No Fee
American Blues Theater Full Length Original, unpublished plays. Int’l submissions ok. Adaptations ok. 8/31/18 Chicago Fee: $5
Prize: $1,000
Pipedream Productions 10-15 mins “The audience will be blindfolded; therefore, the play will be read to an audience in total darkness.” 8/31/18 Denver, Colorado n/a
Queens Theatre 3-10 mins Plays on all subjects by writers with disabilities OR plays by any writer which feature a character or characters with a phsyical or mental disability. 8/31/18 Queens, New York n/a
The Gallery Players 10-60 mins Plays must be un-produced. Readings are ok. Must be the play’s world premiere. 8/31/18 Brooklyn, New York n/a
Yellow Rose Productions Full Length, One Act Female playwrights only. Original works, not have been previously produced or fully staged. 8/31/18 Knoxville, Tennessee Fee: $20, $28
Prize: TBD
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 another playwright’s work and give feedback. Year Round n/a n/a

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