What was your New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to submitting your plays at least once every month in 2018? You could accomplish this in a grand total of 12 afternoons throughout the year! So start now by checking out our list of play submission opportunities with February 2018 deadlines.


LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Playlist Seattle5-8 minsShort scripts based on the music of Brenda Xu, Prom Queen and The Black Tones.1/29/18Seattle, Washington

$40 honorarium

The ONE Festival

See right.Full-length plays (45 mins to 1 hr) and short plays (max 30 mins).1/31/18Brooklyn, New YorkFee: $50, $100
Broadway Bound Theatre Festival60-90 minsNew works, not previously produced. Int’l submissions ok. Playwrights must produce.2/1/18NYC

Fee: $25

Heartland Theatre Company

10 minsTheme: “MAGIC.” New plays, unproduced.2/1/18Bloomington, Illinoisn/a
HRC Showcase TheatreFull LengthNew, aspiring or established playwrights. Previously unpublished plays.2/1/18Hudson, New York

Fee: $10
Prize: $500

Khaos Company Theatre

See right.5-minute excerpt of a full-length play. Pref. Indiana playwrights and emerging artists.2/1/18Indianapolis, Indianan/a
Theatre Now New Yorkmax 10 minsMusicals only.2/1/18NYC

No Fee

Carrollwood Players

max 15 minsOriginal scripts, unpublished, not previously produced (incl. staged readings) in Florida.2/2/18Tampa, FloridaFee: $5
Women Are FunnyFull LengthComedic scripts from US-based female playwrights, written within the last 3 years.2/4/18Spokane, Washington

No Fee
Prize: $100

Durango Arts Center

max 10 pagesOriginal plays, never before produced.2/9/18Durango, ColoradoFee: $12
Prize: $500
Watermelon One-Act FestivalOne Act
(10-45 mins)
Original and unpublished plays. More than $1,000 total cash prize.2/14/18St. Mary’s City, Maryland

Fee: $100 fee if selected

College of Charleston

Full LengthMaterial must be unpublished and unproduced.2/15/18Charleston,
South Carolina
Fee: $10
Prize: $400
OKC Theatre CompanyFull LengthNative American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico playwrights.2/15/18Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


The New American Theatre

One Act
(max 15 mins)
The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.2/15/18Culver City, CaliforniaFee: $10

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Woodside Players of Queensmax 10 pagesPlaywrights from the five boroughs of NYC. Also seeking monologues, max 4 pages. Musicals ok. Must be family-friendly.2/15/18NYC

No Fee

FailSafe Festival

30-60 minsLive performance projects including theater. Submitted projects can be finished, portions of larger/longer works, or works-in-progress.2/16/18NYCNo Fee
Strange Sun Theater70+ minsCOMIC PLAYS – anything that makes us laugh!2/16/18NYC

Prize: $500

Experience Theatre Project

One Act, Full LengthPlays that have not had a fully-produced production in the past 3 years. Any genre.2/17/18Portland, OregonPrize: $500
Creede Repertory TheatreFull LengthNew plays of the West. Must be unproduced.2/18/18Creede, Colorado


Lotus Lee Foundation

Full LengthOriginal work. No previous production and publication. No restriction on plot, content, or themes. Winner will receive a contract for a fully produced tour in China.2/18/18NYCNo Fee
Fresh Fruit FestivalSee right.Any kind of performance art featuring LGBTQ characters or themes, including full-length plays, one-act plays, and musicals.2/26/18NYC

Fee: $35

Beverly Hills Theatre Guild

45-75 minsPlays suitable for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Original plays, adaptations and/or translations. US playwrights only.2/28/18Beverly Hills, CaliforniaPrize: $1,200
Capital StageFull LengthAny genre. Particularly interested in bold, thought-provoking works.2/28/18Sacramento, California


Helen Jean Play Contest

Any lengthPlays previously produced or entered in other contests are acceptable. Any subject.2/28/18NYCNo Fee
Prize: $35
Italian American Theatre of ChicagoFull LengthNever produced plays in English, exploring the Italian American experience.2/28/18Chicago, Illinois

No financial award.


10-15 mins (script extract)Looking for scenes from new, or early draft scripts in need of development. Any genre. Note: No deadline posted but is looking for submissions for their March workshop. See left.Londonn/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/a


Trade A Play Tuesday

10 minsSend in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read another playwright’s work and give feedback.Year Roundn/a


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