Howdy, Playwrights!  We’re counting down the days before the New Year! 

If your resolution is to step up with your playwriting submissions, now is the time to start off on the right foot! 

So let me share with you these 25 play submissions opportunities with January 2019 deadlines.



LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
On the Edge Theater Company of ChillicotheAny lengthLooking for the following genres: parody, comedy, social pieces, LGBT based, mental illness. Open to anything edgy, with a message. Prefers authors from Ohio but are open to national submissions. Note: No website. Submissions should be sent to drewherman17@gmail.com12/31/18Chillicothe, Ohion/a
Wildacresn/s1 or 2-week residency.1/1/19Little Switzerland, North CarolinaApp Fee: $20
Garry Marshall TheatreFull LengthPlays that have never had a professional AEA production and have never been published.1/5/19Burbank, CaliforniaFee: $20 $100 honorarium
James Merrill Housemax 10 pages (sample)4-1/2 month residency or shorter residencies of 2 to 6 weeks. Includes a stipend of $1,000/month.1/8/19Stonington, ConnecticutApp Fee: $30
King’s Theatre10 minsOpen to all writers and playwrights worldwide. Any genre. The play should not have been previously produced in any form.1/14/19Nova Scotia, CanadaFee: $15 Prize: $300
Village Playwrightsmax 10 mins Playwrights from the Metro New York area. Plays must be about the LGBTQ experience and have a Valentine’s Day theme. Playwrights must produce.1/14/19NYCNo Fee
B3 Theater5-15 pagesSubject matter is open, pref. experimental and progressive works. Any genre, including monologues and musicals. Previous prods ok. Int’l submissions ok.1/15/19Phoenix, ArizonaNo Fee Prize: $50
Elephant Room Productions10-20 minsPlays concerning the opioid crisis.1/15/19Philadelphia and NYCn/a
MacDowell ColonyFull LengthResidencies of up to 8 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees.1/15/19Peterborough, New HampshireApp Fee: $30
Qu Literary Magazinemax 8000 wordsFor literary magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only.1/15/19Charlotte, North CarolinaFee: $2 Payment Upon Publication: $100
Elsewhere Studiosn/s1-6 months residency.1/17/19Paonia, ColoradoApp Fee: $30
Jewel Box TheatreFull LengthUnproduced plays only.1/18/19Oklahoma City, OklahomaFee: $5 Prize: $750
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Farmington Players10-30 minsOriginal, non-musical one-act plays from Michigan playwrights. Plays that have had prior readings or productions will be accepted.1/20/19Farmington Hills, Michigann/a
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs10 minsPlays that have received performances, productions and/or readings, but NOT a previous publication.1/21/19Bonita Springs, FloridaFee: $15
Theatre of Western SpringsOne Act (max 40 mins)Plays must not have been previously produced or published. You may mail your submission to: 2019 New Plays Workshop Submission The Theatre of Western Springs 4384 Hampton Avenue Western Springs, IL 60558 Any Questions should be directed to: For direct submissions, please email: with “2019 NEW PLAYS SUBMISSION” in the subject heading.1/21/19Western Springs, IllinoisNo Fee
Ain’t I a Woman Playfest10-15 minsPlay must be an original, unpublished and unproduced piece written by a Woman-of-color playwright. Female-identified, transsexual, transgender, or gender-queer playwrights are encouraged to apply.1/31/19Louisville, Kentuckyn/a
Atlanta Fringe AudioAny lengthAll genres accepted: fiction podcasts, old time radio, radio drama, musical radio drama, non-fiction podcasts, etc.1/31/19Atlanta, GeorgiaFee: $25 Prize: $100
Collaboraction Theatre Company5-7 minsYoung playwrights, under the age of 21, from the Chicagoland area.1/31/19Chicagon/a
Drip Action Theatre Company30-40 minsInt’l submissions ok.1/31/19Arundel, UKNo Fee Prize: £250
Dubuque Fine Arts Playersmax 40 minsOriginal, unproduced, one-act plays.1/31/19Dubuque, IowaFee: $20/$15 Prize: $600
The New American Theatremax 15 minsInt’l submissions ok. One-act plays. Must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.1/31/19Culver City, CaliforniaFee: $10
The ONE FestivalSee right.Accepts full-length plays (45 mins to 1 hr) and short plays (max 30 mins).1/31/19Brooklyn, New YorkFee: $50, $100
Theatre Suburbia90-120 minsFamily-friendly mellerdrammer.1/31/19Houston, Texasn/a
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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