Hello playwrights! We have some great submission opps this August. Read on to find out the details!

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LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Can Serratmax 3 pages (sample)2-month residency for writers, full grant. Also offers 70%, 50% or 30% grants.8/1/17Barcelona, Spainn/a
Elsewhere Studios10-20 pages (sample)1 to 6 months residency.8/1/17Paonia, ColoradoApp Fee: $30
Phoenix TheatreSee right.Original and unproduced full-length plays and musicals, and 10-20 min short plays.8/1/17Phoenix, ArizonaFee: $10 (no fee for short plays)

The World Crime League

max 30 minsTheme: Christmas. Monologues ok.8/1/17Minneapolis, MinnesotaNo Fee
Box Wine Theatremax 10 minsPolitical plays. Previously produced plays ok.8/4/17NYC

Prize: $250

KNOW Theatre

15-20 minsThe play must be inspired by one of the works of art… (see website for the images)8/6/17Binghamton, New Yorkn/a
Lakeshore Players TheatreFull LengthAny genre. Musicals ok – the score should be able to be played by one pianist.8/7/17White Bear Lake, Minnesota

No Fee

Nylon Fusion Theatre Co

10 minsTheme: The C Word8/8/17NYCn/a
The Players Theatremax 15 minsTheme: “Boo!” Horror plays & musicals incl. a great spoof. Playwrights must produce.8/13/17New York City, New York

Fee: $150 if selected, $100 refundable

Bad Theater Fest

max 25 minsCompleted & works-in-progress considered. Prefers fully produced shows.8/15/17NYCFee: $20-$25 if accepted
Book Pipeline CompetitionFull LengthPlays appropriate for film or television adaptation. Any genre, published or unpublished.8/15/17Santa Monica, CaliforniaFee: $55
Prize: $10,000
Hypatia-in-the-Woods10 pages (sample)1 to 4 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted.8/15/17Shelton, WashingtonFee: $20
Ivoryton PlayhouseSee right.One-act plays by and about women. 10-min plays ok. Musicals ok.8/15/17Ivoryton, Connecticutn/a
New York New Works Theatre Festival10-27 minsDrama, comedy, musical short, solo show. Playwrights must produce.  8/15/17NYCFee: $635 if chosen
Yale Drama SeriesFull LengthEmerging playwrights. Original, unpublished plays.8/15/17New Haven, ConnecticutNo Fee
Prize: $10,000

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Baltic Writing Residency – Scotland20 pages1-week residency.8/25/17ScotlandFee: $22
Funhouse II10-15 minsOriginal, unproduced plays. Comedy, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, parody, musical, etc.8/25/17Seattle, WashingtonFee: $5 (w/ no fee options), $25 honorarium
Neo Ensemble TheatreOne Act
(15-40 mins)
Any style and subject. Previously produced plays ok.8/30/17Los Angeles, CaliforniaNo Fee
American Blues TheaterFull LengthOriginal, unpublished plays. Adaptations ok.8/31/17Chicago, Illinois

Fee: $5
Prize: $1,000

Image Theater

max 10 minsShort plays for “Naughty Readings.”8/31/17Lowell, Massachusettsn/a
Players Workshop8-12 minsTheme: “Lost in Translation.” Must be suitable to a general adult audience. Previous prods ok. Int’l submissions ok.8/31/17Mexico

No Fee
Prize: $25 USD

Qu (Queens University of Charlotte)

max 8000 wordsFor lit magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only.8/31/17Charlotte, North CarolinaPayment Upon Publication: $100
Ten-Minute Musicals Project7-20 minsOriginal musicals. Previous prods ok. Excerpts from full-length shows ok. Max 10 performers —  5 women, 5 men.8/31/17West Hollywood, California

$250/US royalty

The Little Theatre of Alexandria

One Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished and un-produced plays.8/31/17Alexandria, VirginiaFee: $20
Prize: $350
Urban StagesFull LengthSmall cast plays.8/31/17NYC


Urban Stages

Full LengthPlays written by female/female-identifying playwrights.8/31/17NYCn/a
Villa Ruffieuxn/s1 to 3 months residency.8/31/17Switzerland

Monthly stipend of CHF 1,500

Yellow Rose Productions

Full Length, One ActOriginal works, not previously produced or fully staged. Female playwrights only.8/31/17Knoxville, TennesseeFee: $20, $28 “cash prize”
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 & get same-day feedback. You must also read another playwright’s work & give feedback.Year Roundn/a


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