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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.



Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
On the Edge Theater Company of Chillicothe Any length Looking 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 12/31/18 Chillicothe, Ohio n/a
Wildacres n/s 1 or 2-week residency. 1/1/19 Little Switzerland, North Carolina App Fee: $20
Garry Marshall Theatre Full Length Plays that have never had a professional AEA production and have never been published. 1/5/19 Burbank, California Fee: $20 $100 honorarium
James Merrill House max 10 pages (sample) 4-1/2 month residency or shorter residencies of 2 to 6 weeks. Includes a stipend of $1,000/month. 1/8/19 Stonington, Connecticut App Fee: $30
King’s Theatre 10 mins Open to all writers and playwrights worldwide. Any genre. The play should not have been previously produced in any form. 1/14/19 Nova Scotia, Canada Fee: $15 Prize: $300
Village Playwrights max 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. 1/14/19 NYC No Fee
B3 Theater 5-15 pages Subject matter is open, pref. experimental and progressive works. Any genre, including monologues and musicals. Previous prods ok. Int’l submissions ok. 1/15/19 Phoenix, Arizona No Fee Prize: $50
Elephant Room Productions 10-20 mins Plays concerning the opioid crisis. 1/15/19 Philadelphia and NYC n/a
MacDowell Colony Full Length Residencies of up to 8 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees. 1/15/19 Peterborough, New Hampshire App Fee: $30
Qu Literary Magazine max 8000 words For literary magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only. 1/15/19 Charlotte, North Carolina Fee: $2 Payment Upon Publication: $100
Elsewhere Studios n/s 1-6 months residency. 1/17/19 Paonia, Colorado App Fee: $30
Jewel Box Theatre Full Length Unproduced plays only. 1/18/19 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Fee: $5 Prize: $750
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Farmington Players 10-30 mins Original, non-musical one-act plays from Michigan playwrights. Plays that have had prior readings or productions will be accepted. 1/20/19 Farmington Hills, Michigan n/a
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10 mins Plays that have received performances, productions and/or readings, but NOT a previous publication. 1/21/19 Bonita Springs, Florida Fee: $15
Theatre of Western Springs One 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. 1/21/19 Western Springs, Illinois No Fee
Ain’t I a Woman Playfest 10-15 mins Play 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. 1/31/19 Louisville, Kentucky n/a
Atlanta Fringe Audio Any length All genres accepted: fiction podcasts, old time radio, radio drama, musical radio drama, non-fiction podcasts, etc. 1/31/19 Atlanta, Georgia Fee: $25 Prize: $100
Collaboraction Theatre Company 5-7 mins Young playwrights, under the age of 21, from the Chicagoland area. 1/31/19 Chicago n/a
Drip Action Theatre Company 30-40 mins Int’l submissions ok. 1/31/19 Arundel, UK No Fee Prize: £250
Dubuque Fine Arts Players max 40 mins Original, unproduced, one-act plays. 1/31/19 Dubuque, Iowa Fee: $20/$15 Prize: $600
The New American Theatre max 15 mins Int’l submissions ok. One-act plays. Must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA. 1/31/19 Culver City, California Fee: $10
The ONE Festival See right. Accepts full-length plays (45 mins to 1 hr) and short plays (max 30 mins). 1/31/19 Brooklyn, New York Fee: $50, $100
Theatre Suburbia 90-120 mins Family-friendly mellerdrammer. 1/31/19 Houston, Texas n/a
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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